Lazuli Art Gallery – a Fair Trade Gallery of Primitive Art which also curates contemporary exhibitions of both local and international artists in winter – is launching the first collaborative exhibition of father and son Paul & Thomas Scerri, of sculptures in different mediums entitles Vo_eracity this November in Victoria, Gozo.
Paul and Thomas Scerri work on the theme of the environment, both ecological and social/political. Paul, by pursuing his work to represent today’s society in his ceramic sculptures: “a society built on apathy, ignorance, greed and the love of power. Traits that are destructing our ambience, our characteristics and robbing us of our identity. The sitting position of the sculptures indicates an attempt to dialogue, a discussion to cure this socio-economic malady”.
Thomas Scerri ‘s project was instigated by the situation of a great number of trees being sacrificed due to the construction of roads, apartments and bad pruning. Trunks from the actual trees that suffered this slaughter were used in this body of work, letting them dictate the final form of the sculptures. Again, there is the contrast between the organic and the manmade – a dichotomy which is addressed frequently in his work.
The exhibition will be open from Saturday 17th November until Sunday 9th December 2018.
Opening days are as follows: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at Lazuli ART Gallery, 83 Palm Street, Victoria, Gozo. More information may be obtained from tel. no: 99436443, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or the Facebook page.