SUMMER SHOW – GOOODMAN GALLERY [Press Release]
EXHIBITION OPENING AT GOOODMAN GALLERY
CAPE TOWN THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER 2011 AT 18H00
SIEMON ALLEN | WALTER BATTISS | JODI BIEBER | STUART BIRD | WILLEM BOSHOFF | LISA BRICE | KUDZANAI CHIURAI | KENDELL GEERS | DAVID GOLDBLATT | FRANCES GOODMAN | WILLIAM KENTRIDGE | MOSHEKWA LANGA | GERHARD MARX | SAM NHLENGETHWA | WALTER OLTMANN | MIKHAEL SUBOTZKY & PATRICK WATERHOUSE | CLIVE VAN DEN BERG | MINNETTE VARI | NONTSIKELELO VELEKO
15 DECEMBER 2011 – 14 JANUARY 2012
Goodman Gallery Cape presents Summer Show – opening on 15 December and running until 14 January. The exhibition has been designed as a review, focusing on new and recent work by South Africans artists either represented by or associated with the gallery. Important works from series produced by the artists over the past year are showcased, and the show also features a selection of works recently shown at the gallery’s Johannesburg spaces.
The exhibition includes prints from Siemon Allen’s Records series, in which the artist explores images of South Africa through the collection and archiving of music records from the beginning of the 20th Century to the present day. Photography is strongly represented, with works from Jodi Bieber’s vibrant, urban-denizen take in her Soweto series, in marked contrast with David Goldblatt’s large-scale colour prints of rural South Africa. Mikhael Subotzky (who recently won the 2012 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art) and Patrick Waterhouse show recent work from their ongoing collaboration on the Ponte City project.
A text piece by Stuart Bird is shown in anticipation of his upcoming solo show in January, Gerhard Marx presents exquisitely detailed and artisanally worked surfaces in his new works, continuing his preoccupation with notions of mapping, place and nature, and Walter Oltmann shows a powerful new addition in aluminium wire to his series of insect suit sculptures.
Paintings by Moshekwa Langa, Lisa Brice and Clive van den Berg explore abstraction and gesture in different ways; all three have produced significant bodies of new works which were well received during 2011. Minnette Vari’s uncanny brush and ink drawings of the goddess/crone Baubo sit in awkward dialogue with Kendell Geers’ La Sainte Vierge.
This exhibition affords a fascinating look at the output of some of South Africa’s major artists, and will also showcase from our Johannesburg spaces works not yet shown in Cape Town, including Kudzanai Chiurai’s Revelations, a series of photographic tableaux exploring politics and power in Africa, new wood sculptures by Willem Boshoff, and a selection of drawings, linocut graphics and sculpture by William Kentridge.
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