The gallery Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich opens the art season with a solo exhibition by the artist Clare Goodwin. Titled It’s All About, the show features new paintings and sculptures by the artist. Clare Goodwin was born in 1973, Solihull, Birmingham. She lives and works in Zurich since 2002. Clare Goodwin studied at Winchester School of Art from 1993-1996 (BA Painting) and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1996-1998 (MA Painting). In addition to her own artistic work, she is regularly active as an artist-curator. She is the initiator and co-operator of the art space StudioK3.
Clare Goodwin: It’s All About / Lullin + Ferrari, Zürich (Switzerland). Vernissage, September 1, 2023.
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In “It’s All About” Clare Goodwin presents new works that feature the special characteristics of her abstract, minimal art: Clear precision and great lightness, reduction to lines, shapes and patterns and a selected colour palette. The exhibition includes small and large canvases in portrait, and, for the first time, landscape format and three new assemblage sculptures conceived especially for the exhibition. All the works bear distinctive characteristics that mark them as carriers of social and political narratives and human existence.
“Clare Goodwin is known for her hard-edged painting compositions, large scale wall painting installations, works on paper and collage, object-furniture and more recently her works in ceramic that stand on the edge of abstraction and figuration. All her works are occupied by geometric elements such as lines, circles and curves combined with her whisper shapes which incorporate narrative within the abstract language. Goodwin is known for a very precise technique on canvas, wall and object which once applied on ceramics enters another field of the unknown.
In Clare Goodwin’s painting practice the sense of an unorthodox relationship in play is perhaps always present in the details. For these precise, rigorously devised and carefully executed arrangements of abstract forms have been shaped by a seriously eclectic and ever-expanding inventory of source materials. Clare Goodwin always uses forenames to title her paintings. High art and home decoration appear to meet in a chromatic soap-opera on canvas that implicates a host of potential human characters in its credits. Goodwin’s survey exhibition Constructive Nostalgia at Centre PasquArt Biel in 2016 – featuring domestic dioramas of two- and three-dimensional works and architectural interventions – provided veritable stage sets for her investigation of the past as an aesthetic currency of the present. Other series of works like the Whispering Widows immediately spark the idea of a possibly complicated and rather gossipy female cast of protagonists.
Clare Goodwin studied at Winchester School of Art from 1993-1996 (BA Painting) and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1996-1998 (MA Painting). Solo exhibitions include sottovoce, Haus der Kunst St. Josef Solothurn (2020); Wallpainting, Last Tango, Zurich (2019); Constructive Nostalgia, CentrePasquArt, Biel (2016); Bradford Jolly, Christinger De Mayo Gallery, Zürich (2014); Unforced Errors, Southwark Park Galleries, London (2012); Kiss on the Blue, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (2011).”
Source: Lullin + Ferrari)