[Image credits: Bird Vessel, 2015; Andile Dyalvane – Friedman Benda]
Andlie Dyalvane sees the unveiling of his first solo exhibition at Friedman Benda Gallery in New York this week. Opening on Thursday, 23rd June, the exhibition runs for two months and will showcase over 20 unique pieces by the South African ceramicist.
Entitled ‘ Camagu’ which loosely translates from Xhosa to express gratitude along the lines of ‘I am grateful’ the exhibition will include a new body of work ranging from ceramic screens, lighting, shelving and the oversized vessels that Andile is known for, all decorated with his signature surface designs and patterns that reference traditional African scarification customs.
[Image credits: Andile Dyalvane, Camagu preparation – Southern Guild]
I’ve always wanted to do a solo show, creating works I’d only ever dreamed of producing, and this show is it… It’s been my chance to realise designs that would otherwise have remained in my sketchbooks. So camagu references my gratitude. – Andile Dyalvane
Andile, a co-founder of the dynamic Cape Town ceramic studio, Imiso Ceramics, was introduced to Friedman Benda through Southern Guild, a collectible design gallery also in Cape Town that has been representing his work since 2008. Friedman Benda is one of the world’s leading design galleries and for Andile, exhibiting here is a great achievement, a recognition of growth in becoming an important contributor to global design and ceramics, and in the process positively impacting the South African design industry, and indeed African design as a whole.
Camagu runs from 23 June to 19 August 2016
For further information about the exhibition visit: www.friedmanbenda.com
For further information about Andile Dyalvane visit: www.imisoceramics.co.za
For further information about Southern guild visit: www.southernguild.co.za