Riga Porcelain Museum
12 July - 21 August 2019
Both artists have always been drawn to poetic narrative compositions, inspired by nature and folklore with its innumerable forms of expression. This exhibition presents folk-themed works, styled after Romāns Suta and other modernists' aesthetic language - decorativeness and rich tonal palette. The compositions do not depict a definite place, time or people. These images come from the past, linger in the present and go into the future.
For most of their creative life, Māra Genere (1943) and Eduards Geners (1940) have worked in clay, chamotte and stone mass, making dinnerware, bowls, cups, pots, candlesticks and figurines, as well as monumental garden ceramics and interior wall decors. Their experience in porcelain painting differs. Māra Genere paints decorative plates and tiles. While working in Riga Porcelain Factory, she created decoration designs for existing models and designed new service and vase models. Eduards Geners creative work in ceramics includes both form and decoration design. He has been painting porcelain plates since his youth.
The couple has been working in tandem creating garden ceramics, and holding common solo exhibitions. The decorative plates for exhibition “Songlike” in Riga Porcelain Museum is no exception - the artists developed the narrative compositions and worked on their technical execution together.