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Saravá by Catarina Silva and Luis Royal

Exhibition  /  01 Oct 2022  -  12 Nov 2022
Published: 29.09.2022
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Intro
For the word (…) is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit (…); it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

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Luís Royal, Catarina Silva
In this exhibition, a mutually secular and religious celebration, Saravá, a word of Bantu origin (languages of the southern African region) whose meaning derives from salvé or salvar (save), is the warmest way to welcome the work of these two artists.

 
I love Lucy, an installation by Luís Royal


Luís Royal presents us with two pieces made with reference to sacred images, those that we find in statuary and painting throughout history, in the vision and eyes of Saint Luzia, and the statues of saints such as Saint George who are presented with swords or other sharp elements.
In the dialogue between the fragile material of stoneware with a soft white finish of terra sigillata, in opposition to cutting blades and the strangeness of platters with eyes, we question the dichotomy of these representations and the struggle of good against evil.
 

Catarina Silva proposes a work on memory, presenting a series of medal necklaces, which refer to gifts made to children, small amulets, and souvenirs of the Virgin Mary and the Sacred Heart, as a collection in small storytelling reliquaries. The titles, together with the materials chosen for each piece, form narratives that tell intimate stories that could be found in an old cookie box, memories of melancholy days...
 
Catarina Silva. Necklace: A Grand Love Story, 2022. Copper, vitreous enamel, hand-made braid.. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Variable dimentions (each medal 2.5 cm diameter).. Catarina Silva
Necklace: A Grand Love Story, 2022
Copper, vitreous enamel, hand-made braid.
Photo by: Catarina Silva
Variable dimentions (each medal 2.5 cm diameter).
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Sweet hearts, 2022. Cholocate wrapping paper, glass beads, silk thread, silver.. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Variable dimentions (each medal 1.6 cm diameter).. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Sweet hearts, 2022
Cholocate wrapping paper, glass beads, silk thread, silver.
Photo by: Catarina Silva
Variable dimentions (each medal 1.6 cm diameter).
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Grandiloquente, 2022. Copper, handmade braid, horn.. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Variable dimentions (biggest leaf 11 x 3.5 cm). Catarina Silva
Necklace: Grandiloquente, 2022
Copper, handmade braid, horn.
Photo by: Catarina Silva
Variable dimentions (biggest leaf 11 x 3.5 cm)
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Luís Royal. Installation: Missing parts, 2022. Stoneware and terra sigillata.. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Luís Royal
Installation: Missing parts, 2022
Stoneware and terra sigillata.
Photo by: Catarina Silva
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Luís Royal. Installation: I Love Lucy, 2022. Stoneware and terra sigillata.. Luís Royal
Installation: I Love Lucy, 2022
Stoneware and terra sigillata.
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