Ceramics from Germany were almost unknown internationally until the late 1960s. This situation changed in 1968 thanks to an exhibition at Henry Rothschild’s Primavera Gallery in London. The show featured works by Margarete Schott, Ursula and Karl Scheid, Beate Kuhn, and Gotlind and Gerald Weigel. The event was a tremendous success and the participants afterwards presented their ceramics under the name London Group in a series of subsequent exhibitions, for example, at Galerie Rosemarie Jäger.
Now a small retrospective of their works from the estate of Eva and Hansgeorg Gareis will be shown. Over many decades, Mr and Mrs Gareis collected ceramics and maintained friendly relations with the ceramists of the London Group, assembling artworks mainly from the 1970s to the 1990s. Their great commitment to ceramics made possible a series of international exhibitions Form und Glasur at the Jahrhunderthalle of Hoechst AG.
In the Kabinett, photos by Karl Scheid show his view of nature and ceramics. The circle closes with ceramic works by Sebastian Scheid, who is also custodian of the ceramic estate of Eva and Hansgeorg Gareis.
Text Reinhold Ludwig
Erschienen in ART AUREA 3-2015
- Galerie Rosemarie Jäger
65239 Hochheim am Main
- 05.–06.09.2015 and 19.-20.09.2015
11 am–6 pm