Caryn Scrimgeour: 'The Imprecision of Feeling' at Everard Read Gallery

Nov 16 - Dec 22 2023       6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank
Still-life painting has been with us as a distinct genre since the late 16th century. What Édouard Manet called "the touchstone of painting" has been capturing artists' imaginations ever since, surviving thousands of years, and still evolving today. In her own take on this age-old genre, Cape Town artist Caryn Scrimgeour employs a birds-eye view to capture the aftermath of dinner parties. This unique perspective, as well as the strangeness of her particular subject, resists the conventional notion that the genre is empty of life. 
Brilliant detail in Caryn Scrimgeour's delightfully puzzling tablescapes. Photo: Everard Read.

Scrimgeour's tablescapes come to Joburg in a new solo show, The Imprecision of Feeling at Rosebank's Everard Read Gallery. Speaking about what unfolds around the table, the artist says, "They are spaces where everything happens." Just whose tables these are is part of the puzzle of her work. "Everyone's interpretation is different. The viewer must unravel their meaning, not mine," says Scrimgeour.

The Imprecision of feeling opens at Everard Read Gallery on Thu, Nov 16.



Nov 16 2023 - Dec 22 2023

Price/Additional Info

Free entrance

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