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Running until June 1 at the NSA Galleries is an exhibition titled Between Text and Texture.

The domestic experience of women sparks vitally important issues traversing the art of both Celia de Villiers and Mandy Conidaris. De Villiers explores the links between sexual politics and fetishism while Conidaris is concerned with the existential angst of the suburban woman in Gauteng.

Both deal with concepts surrounding the contemporary South African womanís means of coping with domestic life. Repetitive rituals and daily routines of self-preservation within the home mark the passing of time often only endured by the use of mood-altering drugs.

Visually, they diverge dramatically despite their emphasis on fibre as a medium. De Villiersí fibre sculptures, richly-coloured, shaped, textured and loaded with meaning without being overt, have a sense of the organic. By contrast, Conidarisí wall pieces and folded towels are severe and minimal, yet speak of everyday living, subversively drawing attention to their hard-hitting text, both literal and implied.




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