Clare Goodwin, installation view, Rotwand, 2011
Due to the great successes the exhibition is prolonged from October 15th. 2011 to October 22th. 2011
It is with great pleasure that we announce our second solo exhibition with Zurich-based British artist Clare Goodwin (*1973 Birmingham) at Rotwand.
The work of Goodwin draws from the tumultuous era of the 1970s, particularly in middle-class Britain. It is the material trace of this time, the décor of suburban homes and the patterning of clothing designs that provide the basis for her art.
There are few sports more reminiscent of 1970s Britain than snooker. The familiar pastime activity of smoky gentleman's clubs had fallen into decline in the mid-twentieth century, but was revived in 1969 with Pot Black. It is this game that the artist turns to in her exhibition at Rotwand gallery, Zurich, a new series of paintings and works on paper that make use of its distinctive formal characteristics. Through the careful composition of colour and line, many of her works convey a feeling of limitation and movement, conformity and dissent that cleverly conjures that period's conjunction of tight social codes with immense societal upheaval.
(excerpt from the text by Frances Loeffler)