FRANCES GOODMAN | The Drama

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Richard Taittinger Gallery
FRANCES GOODMAN
The Drama, 2018
Hand-stitched sequins on canvas
Signed on the back
38.63 x 52 in.

$24,000

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Consigned to the gallery

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Born in 1975 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Frances Goodman is today considered one of the country’s leading artists. Her work is featured in numerous collections art museums and institutions, including the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institute, USA; the Chase Manhattan Collection, USA; PérezArt Museum, Miami, USA. In 2018, Frances was part of the 50 Contemporary Women Artists publication by curator Heather Zises.

Her working practice, which includes installation, photography, sculpture, and sound installations, focuses primarily on women and contemporary notions of beauty and desire. Her interests lie in female identity and the anxieties that manifest and are cultivated from the bombardment of the media as well as societal expectations and pressures (both self-imposed and external). Desire and morality are underlying themes and talk to the push-pull of our contemporary society.

Frances Goodman obtained her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Goldsmiths College at the University of London in 2000 and holds a Laureateship from the Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten in Belgium. She was a recipient of the Cecily Brown Fellowship for Outstanding Woman Artists in 2014 and took part in The Fountainhead Residency Programme in Miami, USA, in 2015. Her work is featured in collections of PérezArt Museum, Miami, USA; the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), South Africa; the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institute, USA; the Sindika Dokolo African Collection of Contemporary Art; and the Chase Manhattan Collection, USA; and the Matthais & Gervanne Leridon Collection, Paris, France. Goodman was a recipient of the Cecily Brown Fellowship for Outstanding Woman Artists in 2014 and took part in The Fountainhead Residency Programme in the USA, in 2015.

Selected solo exhibitions include: offstage at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018; Spit/Swallow, at Galleri SPECTA, in Copenhagen, Denmark, both in 2018; Beneath Her at Richard Taittinger in New York City, USA in 2017; Degreened at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa; Rapaciously Yours, Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, USA, both in 2016; Let Your Hair Down, curated by Jennie Lamensdorf as part of the (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Programme in New York, USA; Lick It, Walgreens Art Windows, Art Center South Florida, in Miami, USA, all in 2015, and The Sweetest Ride at TM Projects, in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014.

Notable group exhibitions include: Le jour qui vient (The Day That Comes), at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France in 2017 and The Seven Deadly Sins from Durer to Nauman, Zentrum Paul Klee and Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland in 2010. The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited By Contemporary African Artists, a traveling exhibition curated by Simon Njami, initially at Museum für Mordern Kunst, Germany in 2014 concluded at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

“The obsession with appearance, surface, and notions of success and beauty push women to compromising extremes…”
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