We celebrate our silver anniversary with the outstanding exhibition ‘not just a bowl of cherries’. No less than 40 artists were inspired by this allusion to the phrase ‘life is just a bowl of cherries’.
The bowl as both an object and as a symbol lies at the core of this exhibition.
Some pieces are an expression of respect for the bowl as a universal, ancient archetype in everyday life, used to prepare, serve, conserve and store food, while others reflect a philosophical approach; a gesture of beauty and interaction, presenting something precious…
Sometimes the bowl is full to abundance, its load of rich, ripe cherries and fleshy peaches a metaphor for a lustful life. However, when the bowl remains empty, the content is questioned and only a suggestive gesture remains; the imaginary bowl held respectfully in both hands.