This is the work of Cape Town artist Caryn Scrimgeour. A mixed marmalade of things old and new, ordinary and beautiful, in table settings that beseech you to pull up a chair and pour yourself ‘n glasie wyn.
Caryn’s exhibition, titled ‘Conundrum’, will be opening at Everard Read in Joburg on 9 Feb 2012.
Everard Read describes her work as “subject matter chosen from commonplace objects that surround her; objects
that are fragile and precious are juxtaposed with ordinary mundane items, which in turn are elevated to the same level of importance. Delicate chinaware, glassware and insects are combined with common trinkets and knick-knacks and portrayed against a backdrop of richly patterned fabric in a way that is reminiscent of 17th century Dutch still life painting.”