Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Brenda Goodman

                Brenda Goodman  Complicated Happiness  2016  oil on wood  50" x 36" 

Brenda Goodman is exhibiting work at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson N.Y.  The above example of one of her paintings should be reason enough for any one in the NYC area to visit the exhibition.
I have admired her work for the past few years since it came to my attention on social media. There are many reasons for my admiration. One, she is tenacious. Her career has lasted over 50 years. Two, she paints from the gut with an authenticity that comes from having lived and learned what is important in making paintings. Three, the work is just plain beautiful, reflecting a life of struggle and accomplishment.

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