Laurie Goddard  Contemporary Art
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Laurie Goddard at White Barn Studio

PO Box 442 (mailing address)

337 Main Street

Shelburne Falls, MA

01370

phone: 413-625-8120

email: lgoddard at lauriegoddard.com, use the @ sign, please


 

upcoming and ongoing shows :


March 7- April 27, 2014

Modern Movement, Brooklyn, NY

works from 7 abstract artists working in a water theme in pop up locations

 

Pool Art Fair, Frieze Art Week, NYC

May 9 - 11

 

Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA

May 24 - 26

 

Rittenhouse Square Art Festival, Philadelphia, PA

June 6 - 8

 

Cultural Chaos - Easthampton, MA

June 14

 

Recent Events:

Art in the Embassies selected 4 large paintings for

the US Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Cover art published for Return to a Place Like Seeing,

poems by John Palmer, a brilliant poet.

 

Yale - New Haven Hopspital selected five paintings

for their collection this fall.


 February, 2013 I was invited to return to Saudi Arabia by the

US Embassy there to give advanced painting workshops at 3 universities. Again, it was an amazing experience. I visited Riyadh, Jeddah for the second time and Abha for the first. Cross cultural exchange allows for new and valuable shared information, friends and connections.


Exhibition History:


2013
Fourton Squared, a travelling exhibition of large works on paper,

London, Edinborough, Dubai and Rome


Galatea Fine Art, Boston
solo show, 2013, 2010

"New England Collective", group show curated by Joanne Mattera


Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME, solo show 2010,

group show 2013


Powers Gallery, Acton MA, group abstraction show, 2013


Western New England University, Springfield, MA, solo show, 2012


Vivid Wonders of a Startled Imagination; curated group show,

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MA., 2009

 

Blue Stone Gallery, Milford, PA, solo show, 2009


Hewar Gallery, Kingdom Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, solo show, 2009


2008
Redmondbennett Gallery, Dublin, NH, group show

Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah, 2 person show

Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA, solo show

Kebanu Gallery, Bend, OR, solo show

Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Greenwich,CT

Wunderarts Small Works Invitational show, Amherst, MA

2007
Kebanu Gallery - Bend, OR

The Brigham Galleries - Nantucket, MA

Katie Gingrass Gallery - Milwaukee, WI

Hoadley Gallery - Lenox, MA

Lyons View Gallery - Knoxville, TN

Mimosa - Saratoga Springs, NY

Wunderarts, Amherst, MA;

2006

Hoadley Gallery, Lenox MA, solo show
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet MA. 2 person show

2005

John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Ct
The Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC
Kebanu, Bend OR - solo show
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA - solo show
Shaw-Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
The Brigham Galleries, Nantucket, MA

2004

Kebanu, Bend, OR - solo show
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
Wave Gallery, New Haven, CT. - solo show
Milward Farrell Fine Art, Madison, WI

2003

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. solo show

2002

Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM - solo show
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. group show




Artist Statement:


Lyrical Abstraction
This body of abstract landscapes comprises reflections of Italy, Japan the Middle East and Western Massachusetts as well as distillations of their cultures. My favorite materials are encaustics, water based paints and varnishes, oxidized semi-precious leaf and charcoal on both hardboard panels and watercolor paper. The result can be seen as a cool amalgam of both a moment or a lifetime. This process, the addition and subtraction of color and the manipulation of the leaf through patination, pushes the limits of water based mediums, and forces their compatibility with metals. Through this tension and transformation the work becomes a travelogue of modern and antique imagery. The Asian influence on my work comes from study of Japanese architecture and calligraphy. The Italian influence is from a few wonderful years living in Milan, and subsequent return visits.

I have been fortunate to have been invited by our government to teach abstract art in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to artists in three locations, both in 2009 and 2013. This has been a transformational adventure.

Western Massachusetts, where I now live, provides inspiration in the form of ever changing beauty and urgency. Now that I have traveled a bit in the Middle East - Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia - the desert, the pace and rhythms of the Berber and Bedouin, the colors and particularly the music are influencing my work in new ways. In my attempt to reveal underlying structures and reconnect eras, I have come to realize that these references are wonderfully compatible.

I am influenced by the great Modernists and the Abstract Expressionists, as well as sublime music and poetry. Gesture, serenity, memory, elegance and the thrill of the hunt are my main motives in painting. I am a process oriented artist, using materials at hand in new and unconventional ways.


Degree:
1977, BFA Printmaking Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
studied with Leonard Nelson, Charles Fallon, Chen Lok Lee, Bill Walton, Thomas Chimes

Published :
The Flag Book, by Kit Hinrichs, Delphine Hirasuna, Chronicle Books
Gilding, Lark Books

Studio Visit, Volumes Two, Six, Nine, Ten and Twelve
Open Studios Press, Boston

Collections:
In the private collections of Eli Lily Corp., Claude Picasso, Nadine Gordon Lee, Ven. Piyatassi Bhikkhu, Sargent Shriver, Emerson College, Donna Karan, Raymond S. Hartman, Dwight Emanuelson, Ms. Renee Rushnawitz, Gwenn Carr, Gregory Maguire, Amherst College, Mme. Lavinia Samuel, the Consulate of the Netherlands, Fieldpoint Private Bank.
Art in the Embassies, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Cameroon.
Permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Earlier Exhibition History:


2010
Galatea Fine Art, Boston
solo show, Nov.

2009
curated group show, Vivid Wonders of a Startled Imagination;

Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA,  June


CCNS annual invitational show, Rowayton, CT,  July


solo show, Blue Stone Gallery, Milford, PA, October


solo show, Hewar Gallery, Kingdom Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2008
Redmondbennett Gallery, Dublin, NH, group show

Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah, 2 person show

Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA, solo show

Kebanu Gallery, Bend, OR, solo show

Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Greenwich,CT

Wunderarts Small 2008 invitational show, Amherst, MA

2007
Kebanu Gallery - Bend, OR

The Brigham Galleries - Nantucket, MA

Katie Gingrass Gallery - Milwaukee, WI

Hoadley Gallery - Lenox, MA

Lyons View Gallery - Knoxville, TN

Mimosa - Saratoga Springs, NY

Wunderarts, Amherst, MA;

2006

Hoadley Gallery, Lenox MA, solo show
Guilford Art Show, Guilford CT.
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet MA. 2 person show


2005

John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Ct
The Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC
Kebanu, Bend OR - solo show
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA - solo show
Shaw-Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
The Brigham Galleries, Nantucket, MA

2004

Kebanu, Bend, OR - solo show
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
Wave Gallery, New Haven, CT. - solo show
Milward Farrell Fine Art, Madison, WI

2003

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. solo show

2002

Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM - solo show
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. group show