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"Two Exhibitions to Open Today: Terence King and Juliet Armstrong"
2001-10-17 until 2001-10-31
US Art Gallery
ZA South Africa
These two separte exhibitions both explore three dimensional works. Terence King represents a continuation of his 'Container' series of images, in which domestic and industrial containers are explored for their physical and metaphoric properties, sometimes in combination with fragments of the built environment. Juliet Armstrong's work made for this exhibition is based on the Zulu pregnancy apron, which is worn by the pregnant mother to protect the child from offending forces including the evil eye. This isibobya has been translated into bone china and stoneware concentrating on luminosity, delicacy and texture imbuing the work with new meaning.
Terence King is currently a Professor in Fine Art and Art History at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, where he has been since the mid-1980s, having previously taught at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and South Africa, and Technikon Natal.
He has participated in some 48 group, joint and solo exhibitions, and has work in several public and corporate collections in South Africa, and in private collections there and internationally.
Juliet Armstrong is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for Visual Art at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Juliet has been lecturing in ceramics for the last 25 years and is particularly interested in the use of high-fired porcelain and bone china. Her work is represented in most South African public collections.