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SEE: Goodman & Swinney’s Women Inspired showcase

The Steenberg Tasting Room will be hosting an exhibition of selected works by prominent South African artists Frances Goodman and Ruby Swinney

By House & Garden South Africa | August 11, 2021 | Art

The Steenberg Tasting Room will be hosting an exhibition of selected works by prominent South African artists Frances Goodman and Ruby Swinney.

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Steenberg Tasting Room will be hosting an exhibition of selected works by prominent South African artists Frances Goodman and Ruby Swinney. The Women Inspired exhibition will run for the duration of August 2021 and will be showcasing works representing self-expression and empowerment by conceptual artist Frances Goodman, and ethereal paintings by Ruby Swinney depicting the precariousness of human existence within timeless landscapes.

The Steenberg tasting room, Supplied

Johannesburg based artist Frances Goodman has presented solo exhibitions in major art capitals including New York and Cape Town and will be one of the exhibiting artists for ‘Ubuntu. A Lucid Dream’ at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris later this year.

Goodman’s work draws attention to popular culture definitions that narrow the possibilities of female identity to extremes of consumption, aspiration, obsession, desire and anxiety. Taking a cue from the objects women use to adorn their bodies, Goodman uses the likes of artificial nails and sequins as symbols of aesthetic desire. Her work essentially questions how women view themselves.

Leviathan by Frances Goodman, Supplied

Ruby Swinney is a painter from Cape Town who works primarily with oil on silk and oil on tracing paper. The translucency and incandescent beauty of her paintings transport the viewer to a place somewhere between the spiritual and earthly realm, conjuring a subtle gesture of the artist’s own ecological concerns and the increasing alienation from the natural world. Her work forms part of various private and public collections including Zeitz MOCAA. She participated in ‘Let’s talk about Nature’ in the AKINCI Gallery in Amsterdam in 2018 and held her first international solo exhibition in the Netherlands earlier this year.

Lost Boys by Ruby Swinney, Supplied

The Women Inspired exhibition is taking place at the Steenberg Tasting Room in the Constantia Valley. Visit their website steenbergfarm.com for more information and bookings.