Frederick Clarke presented Into Gondwana, a group of linoleum prints and monotypes, which represent a playful imaginarium with references to the universal, those shared aspects that exceed the geographic and cultural distances.
Gondwana is the name given to the continental shelf (the southern part of two supercontinents that suffered a fracture during the Cretaceous Period
Gondawa included most of the land masses in today’s Southern Hemisphere including Antarctica, South America, Africa, Madagascar and the Australian continent. Then, as clearly is shown by South America and Africa shapes, they were connected millions of years ago .
In its proposal for this residency South African artist Fred Clarke explores that moment when both landmasses were united and questions similarities, differences, inter-relationships and especially his own experiences of moving to the other part of what once was a unit.
Once back home, Fred sent to us the catalogue of his solo show in South Africa, along with these words:
Attached is a catalogue for a solo exhibition opening tomorrow at Rubix Cube, Arts on Main, Johannesburg – titled “Into Gondwana”. Most of the work on this show was created in Argentina earlier this year, and was greatly inspired by you, and all the other amazing people along the way. Thank you. This show is dedicated to you, and the sister continent of South America. Underneath the Atlantic water, the mountains continue to connect what was, and in many ways still is Gondwana.