rosenclaire / re•collections / 2010

About

Goodman Gallery Cape proudly presents the first solo exhibition by rosenclaire in South Africa for over twenty years. Working under the name rosenclaire, Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky present a conversation between their respective and collective practices and identities in re.collections.

The show’s title refers to a collection of arbitrary objects and thoughts waiting to be re-ordered, renamed and remembered: a heterogeneous gathering. Across-pollination between the flea-market, the studio, art history and personal experience, the show is a juxtaposition of painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. rosenclaire refer to their work as context-specific, governed by implicit signification where the subject matter defines the choice of media and stylistic convention.

re.collections, implies a reference to collections, collecting, correcting, naming, renaming and reframing cultural constructs of art and artifice. Here Gavronsky’s remake of Goya’s caprices, complimented by her large paintings and bronze sculptures tease and taunt our notions of art and marketing the mark. Shakinovsky’s museum sleuthing and Brechtian interruptions dissolve the boundaries and transgress the borders between art and non-art. A video by Shakinovsky from an ongoing series of illicitly filmed museum walks, and a sound piece by rosenclaire complete this intervention.
re.collections and its implications with regard to history and memory, both personal and political, are explored by Gavronsky, in a collapsing and enfolding of history, in which she presents Dante’s hell, side by side with the Beslan massacre of the innocents, in a series of large oil paintings.

Shakinovsky intervenes with discarded and decontextualized found objects, now re.collected and reconnected into a new syntax. Magnifying glasses scrutinize, focus, enlarge and force the viewer to recollect and reflect. Many works ask the viewer to engage in joining the dots, to become creative participants in the visual and conceptual games presented by the artists.
rosenclaire’s neon sign on the outside of the gallery asking the public to “invest in the immaterial” echoes other contemplative works situated in a quiet space in the gallery. Shakinovsky pays homage to both Rancière and Derrida. Among other works we find discarded protective cardboard corners from Gavronsky’s paintings, bronzed and repainted, and erasers carefully arranged and placed directly on the wall. The play between art and non-art, sense and non-sense is ultimately subverted again by the beauty and stillness of the works that is echoed in the pathos and empathy of Gavronsky’s elegy to her father.

Public Walkabout Saturday 20 February 2010 at 11am

  • Demise is never a pretty sight

    Claire Gavronsky

    Demise is never a pretty sight, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    26 x 21 cm

  • Open to learning new theory

    Open to learning new theory, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    17 x 11 cm

  • Extending the discourse

    Claire Gavronsky

    Extending the discourse, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    25.5 x 20.5 cm

  • Putting pressure on the art bubble

    Claire Gavronsky

    Putting pressure on the art bubble, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    24 x 19.5 cm

  • Putting pressure on the art bubble

    Claire Gavronsky

    Putting pressure on the art bubble, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    24 x 19.5 cm

  • She understands it

    Claire Gavronsky

    She understands it, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    39.5 x 29.5 cm

  • Struck by the magic of abstraction while undressing

    Claire Gavronsky

    Struck by the magic of abstraction while undressing, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    17 x 11 cm

  • No frame can keep us apart

    Claire Gavronsky

    No frame can keep us apart, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    16.5 x 19 cm

  • A perfect fit

    Claire Gavronsky

    A perfect fit, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    32 x 26 cm

  • Age is no hindrance

    Claire Gavronsky

    Age is no hindrance, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    19.5 x 14 cm

  • The muse's response

    Claire Gavronsky

    The muse's response, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    19 x 13.5 cm

  • I believe it's flat

    Claire Gavronsky

    I believe it's flat, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    17 x 11 cm

  • Who do you see?

    Claire Gavronsky

    Who do you see?, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    21 x 15.5 cm

  • The frustration with inanimate objects

    Claire Gavronsky

    The frustration with inanimate objects, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    42 x 35.5 cm

  • No Monkey for imitation, Monkey for madness

    Claire Gavronsky

    No Monkey for imitation, Monkey for madness, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    28.5 x 23.5 cm

  • A Disobedient Aspiration

    Claire Gavronsky

    A Disobedient Aspiration, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    32 x 27.5 cm

  • Impressing the neighbours

    Claire Gavronsky

    Impressing the neighbours, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    38.5 x 32.5 cm

  • The death of Painting

    Claire Gavronsky

    The death of Painting, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    40.5 x 39.5 cm

  • Inhibition in exhibition

    Claire Gavronsky

    Inhibition in exhibition, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    34.5 x 27.5 cm

  • Triumph of the sign

    Claire Gavronsky

    Triumph of the sign, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    17 x 11 cm

  • Fancy strokes lose their impetus

    Claire Gavronsky

    Fancy strokes lose their impetus, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    40.5 x 32 cm

  • Thoughts in formation

    Claire Gavronsky

    Thoughts in formation, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    47.5 x 37 cm

  • I made you

    Claire Gavronsky

    I made you, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    13.5 x 9.4 cm

  • Deadlock

    Claire Gavronsky

    Deadlock, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    34 x 28 cm

  • Happy Fidelity

    Claire Gavronsky

    Happy Fidelity, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    39 x 29 cm

  • Do I frame or am I framed?

    Claire Gavronsky

    Do I frame or am I framed?, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    15.5 x 12.5 cm

  • The truth of course

    Claire Gavronsky

    The truth of course, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    18 x 13.5 cm

  • Weighing up apples and pears

    Claire Gavronsky

    Weighing up apples and pears, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    37.5 x 30 cm

  • Poor fellow - it is only paint

    Claire Gavronsky

    Poor fellow - it is only paint, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    17 x 10.8 cm

  • Waiting for the masterpiece

    Claire Gavronsky

    Waiting for the masterpiece, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    20.5 x 15.5 cm

  • Waiting for the masterpiece

    Claire Gavronsky

    Waiting for the masterpiece, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    20.5 x 15.5 cm

  • Good comes with bad

    Claire Gavronsky

    Good comes with bad, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    22 x 17.5 cm

  • State of the Art

    Claire Gavronsky

    State of the Art, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    17 x 11 cm

  • Lazy Avant-Garde

    Claire Gavronsky

    Lazy Avant-Garde, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    37 x 30 cm

  • It could also be exciting

    Claire Gavronsky

    It could also be exciting, 2010

    Ink on vintage paper

    33.5 x 26 cm

  • Subtle Phenomena

    Claire Gavronsky

    Subtle Phenomena, 2009

    Oil on cotton

    120 x 100 cm

  • Catching the sign by the tail

    Claire Gavronsky

    Catching the sign by the tail, 2009

    Oil on cotton

    160 x 115 cm

  • Accepting Illusion

    Claire Gavronsky

    Accepting Illusion, 2009

    Oil on cotton

    160 x 115 cm

  • Being with Malevich

    Claire Gavronsky

    Being with Malevich, 2009

    Oil on linen

    180 x 140 cm

  • But Neither Spoke

    Claire Gavronsky

    But Neither Spoke, 2009

    Oil on cotton

    176 x 150 cm

  • Of Bathwater and Spilt Milk

    Claire Gavronsky

    Of Bathwater and Spilt Milk, 2009

    Oil on cotton

    170 x 200 cm

  • Those violent against nature and art - Dante

    Claire Gavronsky

    Those violent against nature and art - Dante, 2008

    Oil on linen

    190 x 200 cm

  • Beslan

    Claire Gavronsky

    Beslan, 2005

    Oil on linen (diptych)

    190 x 200 cm

  • Cold Feat

    Claire Gavronsky

    Cold Feat, 2006

    Oil on linen

    190 x 200

  • Lasciare suonare / Let ring

    Claire Gavronsky

    Lasciare suonare / Let ring, 2009

    Oil on cotton

    200 x 148 cm

  • The Dissolution of the Frame I

    Claire Gavronsky

    The Dissolution of the Frame I, 2010

    Bronze

    24.5 x 10 x 7.5 cm

    Edition of 7

  • The Dissolution of the Frame II

    Claire Gavronsky

    The Dissolution of the Frame II, 2010

    Bronze

    37.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm

    Edition of 7

  • The Dissolution of the Frame III

    Claire Gavronsky

    The Dissolution of the Frame III, 2010

    Bronze

    28.5 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm

    Edition of 7

  • The Dissolution of the Frame IV

    Claire Gavronsky

    The Dissolution of the Frame IV, 2010

    Bronze

    28 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm

    Edition of 7

  • Heads with Tales to Tell I

    Claire Gavronsky

    Heads with Tales to Tell I, 2010

    Bronze

    7.5 x 9.6 x 7.5 cm

    Edition of 7

  • Heads with Tales to Tell II

    Claire Gavronsky

    Heads with Tales to Tell II, 2010

    Bronze

    5.3 x 9.6 x 7.5 cm

    Edition of 7

  • Every Three Minutes

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Every Three Minutes, 2009

    40 dolls shoes and cutout

    100 x 85 cm

  • for derrida xxx ## 3 (ZA)

    Rose Shakinovsky

    for derrida xxx ## 3 (ZA), 2009

    33 erasers

    76 x 57 cm

  • Falling on deaf ears

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Falling on deaf ears, 2010

    Antique coffee plunger, satin box and ceramic bird on pedestal

    Pedestal: 135 x 15 x 15 cm / Cylinder: ...

  • Reader Orientation

    Reader Orientation, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze on pedestal

    Pedestal: 135 x 15 x 15 cm / Dice: 1.5 x 1.5 cm / Cow: 3.5 x 2 cm

    Edition of 10

  • I Spy

    Rose Shakinovsky

    I Spy, 2010

    Magnifying glasses with photographs and CCTV

    Dimensions variable

  • Recycling the Frame 1

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 1, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    13.8 x 21 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 10

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 10, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    2.8 x 17.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 11

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 11, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    17 x 22.5

  • Recycling the Frame 12

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 12, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    9 x 28 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 13

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 13, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    8.7 x 17.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 14

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 14, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    8.5 x 16.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 15

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 15, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    14 x 21.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 16

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 16, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    10.5 x 17.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 18

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 18, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    10.5 x 18 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 2

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 2, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    12 x 24.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 3

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 3, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    8.5 x 17.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 4

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 4, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    11.5 x 17.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 5

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 5, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    17.5 x 11 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 6

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 6, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    12.5 x 12.5 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 7

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 7, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    12 x 2.8 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 8

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 8, 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    12.5 x 20.2 cm

  • Recycling the Frame 9

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Recycling the Frame 9 , 2010

    Oil paint on bronze, each corner original

    16.7 x 17.5 cm

  • Found Installation with Incidental paintings I, Iziko SANG 2005

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Found Installation with Incidental paintings I, Iziko SANG 2005, 2010

    Digital print on paper

    31 x 41 cm

    Edition of 5

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  • Found Installation with Incidental paintings II, Iziko SANG 2005

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Found Installation with Incidental paintings II, Iziko SANG 2005, 2010

    Digital print on paper

    31 x 41 cm

    Edition of 5

    ...
  • Found Installation with Incidental paintings III, Iziko SANG 2005

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Found Installation with Incidental paintings III, Iziko SANG 2005, 2010

    Digital print on paper

    31 x 41 cm

    Edition of 5

    ...
  • Found Installation with Incidental paintings IV, Iziko SANG 2005

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Found Installation with Incidental paintings IV, Iziko SANG 2005, 2010

    Digital print on paper

    41 x 31 cm

    Edition of 5

    ...
  • Post Linguistic I

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Post Linguistic I, 2009

    Oil paint and mixed media

    100 x 70 cm

  • Post Linguistic II

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Post Linguistic II, 2009

    Oil paint and correction tape on paper

    100 x 70 cm

  • Post Linguistic III

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Post Linguistic III, 2009

    Oil paint and correction tape on paper

    100 x 70 cm

  • Under Correction I, II, III

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Under Correction I, II, III, 2009

    Watercolor and correction tape

    100 x 700 (each)

  • Cardboard Sculpture Game 1-11

    Rose Shakinovsky

    Cardboard Sculpture Game 1-11, 2010

    Bronze corners, each corner original

    8.5 x 17 cm

  • Seismograph

    Rosenclaire

    Seismograph, 2010

    Oil on board and antique stethoscope

    18 x 12.5 cm (painting)

  • Punctuation

    Rosenclaire

    Punctuation, 2010

    Oil on linen, French curve and ludo dot

    30 x 39 cm (painting)

  • Dangerous Liaison

    Rosenclaire

    Dangerous Liaison, 2010

    Oil on canvas, horn ashtray and plastic tube

    39.5 x 29.5 cm (painting)

  • Dante's dilemma: measuring morality

    Rosenclaire

    Dante's dilemma: measuring morality, 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    106.5 x 76.5 cm

  • MOMA

    Rose Shakinovsky

    MOMA, 2010

    Blackberry photographs

    57 x 41 cm

    Edition of 5

  • 4D Orbit

    Rose Shakinovsky

    4D Orbit, 2010

    Blackberry photographs

    57 x 41 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Invest in the immaterial

    Rosenclaire

    Invest in the immaterial, 2010

    Neon sign

    300cm wide / 80 x 550 x 9cm

    Edition of 3

  • The way the numbers fall

    Claire Gavronsky

    The way the numbers fall, 2007

    Oil on wooden bingo boards

    16.5 x 14.5 cm (each panel)

  • CHAOS(K/0S)

    Claire Gavronsky

    CHAOS(K/0S), 2010

    Oil paint on school slates

    28 x 20 cm

  • EMPTY(MT)

    Claire Gavronsky

    EMPTY(MT), 2010

    Oil paint on school slates

    22 x 16 cm

  • FORCED(4ST)

    Claire Gavronsky

    FORCED(4ST), 2010

    Oil paint on school slates

    28 x 20 cm

  • FATE(F8)

    Claire Gavronsky

    FATE(F8), 2010

    Oil paint on school slates

    28 x 20 cm

  • FATE(F8)

    Claire Gavronsky

    FATE(F8), 2010

    Oil paint on school slates

    28 x 20 cm

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