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Exhibition runs from 5 – 27 May, 2016

Everard Read London  |  T: +44 (0)20 7590 9991  |  anna@everardlondon.com

 80 Fulham Road,  London SW3 6HR  |  www.everardlondon.com 

 Modern and contemporary art from Southern Africa

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THE WOLF IS ALWAYS NEAR
This collection of 22 new vases takes its title from a Russian lullaby. Like the vases themselves, the title offers a dual interpretation. It references predation – the very real fear in South Africa of violent crime, physical attack. It also, somewhat humorously, examines my own career as a contemporary artist – the pressure to create artworks that are “worthy” pieces, and the fear of failure in this regard.
Themes of beauty and violence are woven throughout my work. I am aware that the objects I create are very beautiful – the vases are alluring, they glisten.  But there is also a rawness that stems from the harsh ceramic process that is visible in the final piece. The themes of beauty and violence will be recognisable to anyone who has been to South Africa. It’s a country with staggering natural beauty but also one of the biggest gaps between rich and poor anywhere in the world, although here the divide is largely determined by race. We have a heavy history of repression. Our society is violent. I am constantly reminded of the violence around me and every story brings with it with it huge insecurities. This environment profoundly influences my practice.
Ceramics is my addiction and my use of humour in my work is partly a response to my intense relationship with an unforgiving medium. I use humour, irony and mockery as a way of asking authentic questions, some of which can make the viewer feel uneasy; unclear whether my questions are serious or not. This ambivalence is intentional. And, of course, part of the humour is mocking myself.
Lucinda Mudge
2017
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Lucinda Mudge
Installation View:
“Take What You Want’
Opens 19 March 2015, Knysna Fine Art

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Lucinda Mudge
Untitled
Ceramic wall piece, ceramic, gold lustre, metal backing
1.6m x 1m high
2014

Untitled_4a
Lucinda Mudge
Untitled (detail)
Ceramic wall piece, ceramic, gold lustre, metal backing
1.6m x 1m high
2014

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Lucinda Mudge
Untitled (detail)
Ceramic wall piece, ceramic, gold lustre, metal backing
1.6m x 1m high
2014

Untitled_6 copy
Lucinda Mudge
Untitled (detail)
Ceramic wall piece, ceramic, gold lustre, metal backing
1.6m x 1m high
2014

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Lucinda Mudge
‘Quiet’
2014
Ceramic, gold luster, metal backing
1m high x 50cm wide

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Lucinda Mudge
Nine Cats (Nine Lives)
Nine individually mounted tiles, each measuring 40cm high x 20cm wide

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Lucinda Mudge
Nine Cats (Nine Lives) (detail)
Nine individually mounted tiles, each measuring 40cm high x 20cm wide

Lucinda Mudge I danced on  copy
Lucinda Mudge
I Danced On A Friday When The Sky Turned Black
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
60cm high

Lucinda Mudge I danced on  copy
Lucinda Mudge
I Danced On A Friday When The Sky Turned Black (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
60cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
YOU HAD IT COMING YOU KNOW YOU DID (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
49cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
YOU HAD IT COMING YOU KNOW YOU DID
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
49cm high

Lucinda Mudge Untitled Vase 6_LR

Lucinda Mudge
After Catteau (I)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
54cm high

Lucinda Mudge Untitled Vase 6_detail_LR

Lucinda Mudge
After Catteau (I) (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
54cm high

Lucinda Mudge Untitled Vase 7_LR

Lucinda Mudge
After Cazeaux (I)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
36cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
After Cazeaux (I) (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
36cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Take What You Want 
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
38cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Take What You Want (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
38cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Take What You Want (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
38cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
After Mulhouse 
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
38cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
After Mulhouse (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2015
38cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Police
Ceramic
2014
53cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Thank You, You’re Welcome (detail) 
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
55cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
I’M FINE
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
140cm wide  X 100 cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Now i Greet You From the Other Side
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
53cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
After Catteau (II) 
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
57cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
After Catteau (II) (detail)
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
57cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Bigger Better Faster Cooler (detail) 
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
54cm high

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Lucinda Mudge
Bigger Better Faster Cooler 
Ceramic, gold luster
2014
54cm high

Lucinda Mudge Leave all love and hope

Lucinda Mudge
Leave All Love and Hope Behind, Out of Sight is Out of Mind (detail)
Ceramic
2015
48cm high

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Leave All Love and Hope Behind, Out of Sight is Out of Mind
Ceramic
2015
48cm high