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About this Item
signed and dated 2011 on the reverse
A Case for Painting (2011) formed a part of Immaterial Matters, an exhibition showcasing the works of the artist duo, Claire Gavronsky and Rose Shakinovsky, also known as rosenclaire. The body of work evaluates the commercial orientation of the contemporary art world, questioning its impact on contemporary artists and their choice of mediums, as well as how material concerns may potentially limit artistic expression.
'The title of Claire Gavronsky’s irreverent painting is a play on words that evokes the historical baggage that accompanies painting but also the question that every artist is forced to ask before they pick up a paint brush: do I need to say this with paint?'
1. Mary Corrigall (2012) available at https://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/life/in-defence-of-paintings-1259486
ExhibitedGoodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Immaterial Matters, 3 to 24 March 2012.