Martha Rieger is aware of the wisdom of not putting all one’s eggs in the same basket, but she doesn’t seem to be overly concerned about breakages in general. That is evident from the works she will display at her “Columbus’ Egg” exhibition, which opens at Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv on February 12 and runs until March 19.
The show occupies both rooms of the gallery and comprises two very different parts. One room will feature an impressive array of glazed and painted ceramic eggs, while the other space will host carefully arranged assemblages of porcelain fragments of varying sizes.
Dimensions are clearly central to the 52-year-old Brazilian-born artist’s line of thought and creativity. The oval-shaped works range from the comfortably handful size to nigh on to gargantuan. Some of the eggs are around 1.2 meters tall.