The Night Show: a group exhibition in three parts / 2011

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EXHIBITION (PART ONE): 31 MARCH – 13 APRIL
EXHIBITION (PART TWO) & THE NIGHT SHOW EVENT: WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL AT 18H00
EXHIBITION (PART THREE): 14 APRIL – 30 APRIL

STUART BIRD | NASTASHA BURATOVICH | IAN GROSE | GUGULECTIVE | MATTHEW KING | ROSE KOTZE | GERALD MACHONA | KYLE MORLAND | MUSA NXUMALO | JODY PAULSEN | MONIQUE PELSER | JEANNIE ROUX | SIYA | SAFIA STODAL | LINDA STUPART | ZACH TALJAARD | HUGH UPSHER

The night is traditionally considered a temporal condition, or a time of obscurity. A shedding space where defined personas, highly regulated by the brilliant contrast of daylight and its custodians, give way to concealed and ambiguous forms. This shedding is also manifested in the buildings and structures of the city as the sun goes down. This April, Goodman Gallery Cape is proud to present a group exhibition staged in three parts that aims to explore some of the themes introduced by the night, as well as to re-imagine gallery space, stripped of its daytime persona.

The first stage of the show is an exhibition opening on the evening of the 31st March and running to the 13th April. This exhibition will present the night as anticipatory. Sweat and teenage desire mix with quiet anxiety, the threat of violence suggested by shadows, and the possibility of escaping into the world of cinema beckons – a welcome anaesthetic to lurking crises.

In its second incarnation taking place on the evening of the 13th April, The Night Show will exist as a happening; an event that forms the fulcrum around which the exhibition’s more concrete manifestations revolve. This section of the show aims to be a frenetic event-night that showcases site-specific, installation-oriented, time-based and performative works. A particular focus is given to the re-presentation of underutilised spaces such as storage and balcony areas, parking spaces and rooftops, as potential spaces for artworks.

In response to this event, from the 14th April the original exhibition will be reconfigured as a retrospective interrogation of work shown thus far. This stage of the exhibition focuses on traces of what was, what wasn’t and what could still be. The grey, early hours of the morning after the night before will focus more on documentation, quieter imagery and contemplative themes. The haze of the event will linger like the whine of last night’s music in tired ears.

  • Every Shadow is a Colour: Tungsten I

    Ian Grose

    Every Shadow is a Colour: Tungsten I, 2011

    Oil on cotton rag

    334 x 269 mm

  • Every Shadow is a Colour: Red Dress

    Ian Grose

    Every Shadow is a Colour: Red Dress, 2011

    Oil on cotton rag

    286 x 261 mm

  • Every Shadow is a Colour: Untitled

    Ian Grose

    Every Shadow is a Colour: Untitled, 2011

    Oil on cotton rag

    370 x 313 mm

  • Every Shadow is a Colour: Night Christ

    Ian Grose

    Every Shadow is a Colour: Night Christ, 2011

    Oil on cotton rag

    325 x 306 mm

  • Every Shadow is Colour: La Nuit Americaine

    Ian Grose

    Every Shadow is Colour: La Nuit Americaine, 2011

    Oil on cotton rag

    342 x 296 mm

  • Every Shadow is a Colour: Bulb

    Ian Grose

    Every Shadow is a Colour: Bulb, 2011

    Oil on cotton rag

    347 x 270 mm6

  • Debt Trap II

    Gugulective

    Debt Trap II, 2010

    Wood and wire

    167x 66.5 cm

  • I feel like going home to bed, but it's only noon

    Matthew King

    I feel like going home to bed, but it's only noon, 2011

    Ink and paper

    variable

    Edition of 4

  • Staying at a Friend (Club Bliss, Claremont)

    Rose Kotze

    Staying at a Friend (Club Bliss, Claremont), 2010

    Lightfast pigment Inks on Cotton Rag Baryta Paper

    79 x 213.8 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Lying in Wait

    Kyle Morland

    Lying in Wait, 2011

    pine

  • Sandton Sun Hotel

    Kyle Morland

    Sandton Sun Hotel, 2010

    Lightjet diasec print

  • Unknown, Voortrekker Road

    Kyle Morland

    Unknown, Voortrekker Road, 2009

    Lightjet Diasec print

  • Trash, Johannesburg

    Kyle Morland

    Trash, Johannesburg, 2008

    Lightjet print

  • Lucky Strike

    Jeannie Roux

    Lucky Strike, 2011

    Oil on paper

    26.4 x 25.5 cm

  • Two Dirty Pills and a House Key

    Jeannie Roux

    Two Dirty Pills and a House Key, 2011

    Oil on paper

    22.4 x 20.4 cm

  • 15c and a Piece of Gum

    Jeannie Roux

    15c and a Piece of Gum, 2011

    Oil on paper

    22.4 x 20.4 cm

  • Wetdream

    Hugh Upsher

    Wetdream, 2011

    Gouache on Fabriano

    70 x 50 cm

  • Bedtime Story

    Zach Taljaard

    Bedtime Story, 2011

    Crysta-cal, found objects and enamel paint

    280 x 60 x 60 cm

  • Tshepo Luna Rapabi, Jabulani, Soweto

    Musa Nxumalo

    Tshepo Luna Rapabi, Jabulani, Soweto, 2010

    Pigment inks on cotton rag

    54 x 72 cm

    Edition of 10

  • Self portrait in my bedroom

    Musa Nxumalo

    Self portrait in my bedroom, 2010

    Pigment inks on cotton rag

    54 x 72 cm

    Edition of 10

  • Sihle Khambule and Tshepo Luna Rapabi, Jabulani, Soweto

    Musa Nxumalo

    Sihle Khambule and Tshepo Luna Rapabi, Jabulani, Soweto, 2010

    Pigment inks on cotton rag

    54 x 72 cm

    Edition of 10

  • Revolution/Counter (Performance)

    Revolution/Counter (Performance), 2011

    Soot

    variable

  • stretched INtensions

    Nastasha Buratovich

    stretched INtensions, 2011

    Wood, netting, elastic and staples

    250 x 280 cm

  • Premier Mine

    Monique Pelser

    Premier Mine, 2009

    Digital photo frames

    3 x 8 x 10 inch each

    Edition of 5

  • Lion's Head

    Monique Pelser

    Lion's Head, 2009

    Digital photo frames

    3 x 8 x 10 inches each

  • Cumulus

    Monique Pelser

    Cumulus, 2010

    photocopied paper, picture frames

    variable

    Edition of 1

  • Cumulonimbus

    Monique Pelser

    Cumulonimbus, 2010

    photocopied paper and picture frames

    variable

    Edition of 1

  • It Changes Phase

    Monique Pelser

    It Changes Phase, 2009

  • An Uncertain Romance I

    Jody Paulsen

    An Uncertain Romance I, 2011

    Graphite on cotton rag

    60 x 100 cm

  • An Uncertain Romance II

    Jody Paulsen

    An Uncertain Romance II, 2011

    Graphite on cotton rag

    60 x 100 cm

  • One Night Stand

    Linda Stupart

    One Night Stand, 2011

    Glowsticks

    variable

  • Ndiri Bouncer

    Gerald Machona

    Ndiri Bouncer, 2011

    Remnants of performance

  • Installation picture [The Night Show: a group exhibition in three parts / 2011]
  • Installation picture [The Night Show: a group exhibition in three parts / 2011]
  • Installation picture [The Night Show: a group exhibition in three parts / 2011]