Galia Gluckman will make her solo debut at the Everard Read Gallery Cape Town which will feature a new body of artworks shown in conversation with fellow Everard Read artist Penelope Stutterheime. Gluckman produces large-scale, multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. These pieces reflect varied contemporary concerns. Gluckman highlights ongoing creative and social conversations through her exploration of atmospheric and emotive themes. Wide-ranging in their environmental and social references, they draw upon contemporary notions of the passage of time and also reference the creative subcultures of the global community. The viewer is invited to consider the dialogue surrounding mass production versus the handcrafted; oscillate between her abstraction of natural and man-made habitats; and follow her reflections on the tension between order and chaos. Born in 1973, Gluckman first qualified as a fashion designer, operating in London and New York, before returning to Fine Art. Having relocated to Cape Town in 2010, she has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. Most recently this has included solo presentations at the Jewish Museum in Cape Town in 2013, “Epidermis” at Florentin 45 Gallery, and “Pixels” at the Artist House, also in Tel Aviv in 2014. She also presented at the Cape Town Art Fair in 2013 and 2014. Her artwork is represented in many private and corporate collections in Australia, Dubai, Israel, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and USA.The official opening of the exhibition will be at 18h30 on Thursday 12 March 2015. Gluckman will be doing an artist’s walkabout at the gallery on Saturday 21 March, from 11am till 1pm. Everard Read Gallery Cape Town is open Monday to Friday 09h00-18h00, on Saturdays from 09h00 – 13h00, Visit www.galiagluckman.com
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