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Cattle and Cups

Corina Lemmer
The Schreiner Gallery
5 October to Sunday 12 November 2006

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Corina Lemmer's Balancing BlessingsCorina was raised on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal and studied Design and History of Art at the University of Pretoria. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions throughout the country and has her work represented in a number of private and public collections in the province.

She has taught art and is currently focusing on creating work with themes of cattle and crockery for this solo exhibition. She describes the cattlescapes as "Densely massed cattle, as a metaphor for humans being herded helplessly along through circumstances."

Her interest in teacups and tablescapes is based on her experiences as a farmer's wife and a mother, where teacups depict a culture of feminine values associated with serving, which is slipping away with constantly changing cultural and social values.

She sees a cup as a symbol of a person, with the potential to nourish through its content. Both subjects address themes of man's various, simultaneous levels of existence.

The artist will be in residence during her exhibition when she will be available to talk to members of the public about her work.

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