Laurie Goddard at White Barn Studio
PO Box 442 (mailing address)
337 Main Street
Shelburne Falls, MA
email: lgoddard at lauriegoddard.com, use the @ sign, please
My studio, White Barn Studio, is open by appointment, although I am here working most of the time. I always welcome visitors, world wanderers, fellow artists and art enthusiasts with no pressure except to enjoy the studio.
The studio is located between the galleries and museums in Northampton and Amherst, MA, Brattleboro, Vt and MassMoca, the Clark Museum and Williams College Art Museum in the Berkshires. Please contact me for any additional information, or to see if I happen to be away at a show or conference.
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
Fourton Square, an invitational exhibition, Battersea, London, England
all larger works on paper, a traveling exhibition in London, Edinburgh,
Dubai and Rome
Galatea Fine Arts
460 Harrison St., Boston
a solo show of new work
Nov. 1 - Dec. 1
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 wonderful 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.
Powers Gallery, Acton MA
Architectural Digest Home Show, Pier 94 NYC
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Fair, Philadelphia, PA.
Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA
Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA "New England Collective", group show curated by Joanne Mattera
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME
Saratoga Springs Art Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY
Bethesda Row Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
Western New England University Art Gallery, Springfield, MA;
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.
1977, BFA Printmaking Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
studied with Leonard Nelson, Charles Fallon, Chen Lok Lee, Bill Walton, Thomas Chimes
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
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.
Galatea Fine Art, Boston
solo show, Nov.
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
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
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;
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox MA, solo show
Guilford Art Show, Guilford CT.
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet MA. 2 person show
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
Kebanu, Bend, OR - solo show
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
Wave Gallery, New Haven, CT. - solo show
Milward Farrell Fine Art, Madison, WI
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. solo show
Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM - solo show
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. group show