ROSEMARY GOODELL : SUNNY DAYS
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 08/01, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 08/05 AT 4 P.M.
Rosemary Goodell's newest body of work, Sunny Days, is a personal reflection on our culture - via color, shape, and texture - that aims to, as she puts it, "create a moment that is at the same time familiar and unexpected."
Goodell finds herself taken with the psychological impact of colors, both emotionally and symbolically. For example, the color most associated with mourning in Western society is black, yet in Asian cultures, white is.
While she takes inspiration from the natural color of the Louisiana landscape, she also counts Japanese art as a strong influence. The use of flat color, asymmetrical balance, and line found in the work of artists like Sharaku and Utamaro have influenced her for years.
Goodell's monoprints use unique shapes of her own making. Each one is made from reusable materials, allowing her to repeat the shape across prints within a series and recontextualize them based on placement and surroundings within a composition. This body of work uses found objects ranging from string to corrugated cardboard, allowing for texture and what the artist calls "a surprising presence."
A native of California, Goodell studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, UCLA, and received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in art and MA in Painting from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been an artist member at Baton Rouge Gallery since 1982.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Mary Ann Caffery and Alex Podesta. All works from these three artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through August 30, 2018.