/ PAST Exhibitions
MetanoiaCronje Lemmer & Roy Vieira Forte
16 March 2018 to 4 April 2018
For Easter two exhibitions opened at the Association of Arts Pretoria on Friday 16 March 2018: renowned Pretoria artist Michael Heyns will exhibit work with the theme ‘Die Gebreekte Mens’ in the North Gallery; and Cronjè Lemmer & Roy Vieira Forté will show their work with the theme Metanoia (Easter music) in the Main Gallery.
Cronjé Lemmer says “Easter brings with it a transformation into the new” and he therefore uses the butterfly as symbol for transformation passing from the old-life into a resurrected and glorified new life. He also makes use of birds representing peace, freedom and spirituality and thorns to symbolising Jesus’ crown.
“For me, Easter rings the bell of Metanoia; it echoes the sound of spiritual conversion” says Roy Vieira Forté. This collection includes a selection of pieces from the artist’s debut in 2017 as well as some new collagraphic works. “Easter sounds out the numerous miracles of daily life: rebirth; being alive; being able to see and walk again.”