Nolan Oswald Dennis / Furthermore / 2016

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Goodman Gallery Cape Town
14 April – 18 May 2016

In Furthermore, his first solo exhibition with Goodman Gallery, Nolan Oswald Dennis continues to explore the ever-fluctuating conditions of place and time. The ostensible certainty of chronology and territory is negated in meticulous line drawings, inscribed wax sculptures and printed textiles of a re-imagined South African Flag.

The idea of becoming forms a major theme in the works, which attest to the still transitional state of South Africa’s fledgling democracy. In speaking about the works, the artists states ‘this is a re-examination of the political technologies of memory and forgetting that are mobilized in the becoming of (South) Africa.’ Becoming, then, is a future state and Dennis’ exhibition marks the process of attempting to determine his own place in the always collapsing social fiction that marks the community of the late rainbow nation.

Engaging the urgent reemergence of decolonization and resistance discourses, Dennis identifies specific objects, infrastructures and texts through which he imagines new ways of mapping this critical moment. Dennis locates this body of work at the intersection of imperial time , contested memory and spacial neoliberalism so that they become a series of propositions for dissecting a long term transition – for existing in a constant state of becoming.

  • Furthermore

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Furthermore, 2016

    Installation :4 re-worked ceremonial flags (each 250 cm high) : Lightbox : plywood, fluorescent lighting, utility...

  • Aporia II

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Aporia II, 2016

    Light box (plywood, fluorescent, utility blanket)

    170 x 80 x 80 cm

  • Dark Places I

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Dark Places I, 2015

    Ink and collage on paper

    42 x 29 cm

  • Dark Places II

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Dark Places II, 2016

    42 x 29 cm

  • Dark Places III

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Dark Places III, 2016

    Ink and collage on paper

    42 x 21 cm

  • Another Country I

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country I, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country II

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country II, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country III

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country III, 2016

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country IV

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country IV, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country V

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country V, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country VI

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country VI, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country VII

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country VII, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country VIII

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country VIII, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country IX

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country IX, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country X

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country X, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country XI

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country XI, 2015

    Ink on paper

    21 x 29 cm

  • Another Country XII

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country XII, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Another Country XIII

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Another Country XIII, 2015

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Colonial stage / Native State / Settler / Native State

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Colonial stage / Native State / Settler / Native State, 2015

    Chalk on paper

    Suite of 4 drawings : 14 x 21 (each)

  • Furthermore

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Furthermore, 2015

    Chalk on paper

    21 x 29 cm

  • Radical Empathy

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Radical Empathy, 2016

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Class Suicide

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Class Suicide, 2016

    Chalk on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • Imperial Stasis

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Imperial Stasis, 2016

    Chalk on paper

    29 x 21 cm

  • No conciliation is possible I

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    No conciliation is possible I, 2016

    Ink and collage on paper

    150 x 120 cm

  • No conciliation is possible II

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    No conciliation is possible II, 2016

    Ink and collage on paper

    150 x 120 cm

  • No conciliation is possible III

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    No conciliation is possible III, 2016

    120 x 100 cm

    Ink and collage on paper

  • Nothing means nothing

    Nolan Oswald Dennis

    Nothing means nothing, 2016

    Ink on paper

    29 x 21 cm

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