In collaboration with Carpenter's Workshop
Design Miami Basel 2014
MuBe Museu Brasileiro da Escultura
Avenida Europa 218, Jardins
Sao Paolo, Brasil
10.06.2014 - 13.07.2014
In March 2014, the Goodman Gallery will
show a group exhibition that allows for
an exploration of the transient space
between destruction and (re)construction.
The exhibition aims to bring to light
fragments and residues that remain after
destruction and linger beneath a new form.
In the preface to the 1961 edition of Franz
Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, Jean Paul
Sartre writes, “violence is man re-creating
himself”. It is the quiet violence and trauma
involved in the process of becoming
and creating that forms the basis of this
22 March - 19 April 2014
'Study from the Human Body' takes its title from a major painting by Francis Bacon which conveys a naked man in motion rendered in characteristic brush strokes of pink, purple and white.
Complementing the paintings is a group of figurative sculptures by Stephan Balkenhol, Huma Bhabha, Tom Friedman, Kendell Geers, Henry Moore and Yinka Shonibare, MBE. Bhabha's ‘Chain of Missing Links' is a towering human totem created with multifarious media including weeds, a skull, clay and Styrofoam. Its neo-primitive form draws a link to Geers' sculptures from the series ‘Flesh of the Spirit', a commentary on the fetishisation of African objects. Hand-modelled and cast in bronze they resonate with Henry Moore's delicate ‘Working Model for Reclining Figure' which elegantly recalls the British master's key principle of 'truth to materials'.
Stephen Friedman Gallery
14 March - 19 April 2014