Brenda Goodman with her painting Stone Memories, 2014. The work is currently on view at the American Academy of Arts and Letters as part of the institution's annual Invitational.
Brenda Goodman has been making absolutely rock solid, furiously alive paintings since the 1960s. She has poured out her soul and spilled her guts into every single work. And though she has been known by many for years to be shimmering skilled and tough as nails, she only recently for the first time sold out an exhibition. Now, on the occasion of her solo show at Life on Mars and simultaneous inclusion in the American Academy Invitational, let this be the occasion for some serious Brenda Goodman momentum. No one around paints like her, with such unapologetically personal stakes . . . Goodman’s body of work stands apart, invaluable, unique, pushing above the canopy, its roots digging deep into the soil, its twisting branches drooping with amazing new fruit.
- David Brody, from his catalogue essay on Goodman's current work
Opening Reception: March 20, 6 - 9 PM
*A full color catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an essay by critic David Brody
March 20 - April 19, 2015
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
And currently on view:
Brenda Goodman's work can be seen in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in their annual Invitational exhibition on view through April 12th.
Brenda Goodman, Untitled D4, 2012, oil on wood, 72 x 68 inches.
Currently on view at the American Academy of Arts and Letters
*all images courtesy of the artist and Life on Mars Gallery.