Aboubakar Fofana and Katherine Glenday have had several creative engagements over the past years, sharing their respective mastery and cultural fascination with cloth and clay and their relationship to the earth and the continent they originate from.Aboubakar has worked with indigo and textile design and has studied calligraphy from many cultures. He is a master dyer and his work is shown from Japan to America. He is currently working on collections for a New York based fashion house while the the Museum of Art and Design have his work in their permanent collection. He teaches master classes in calligraphy in Paris.
Katherine’s work has been exhibited since 1983. It can be found in many public collections in South Africa and she has won many major awards for her work. It is also included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
Like Aboubakar she has explored her material for thirty years and has an expertise with porcelain that is unparalled. Her engagement with collaborations between artists and musians and dancers, and her interest in drawing connections between people and their practice is what has inspired this exhibition.