3rd May – 13th June: Wednesdays – Fridays 10am -4pm and show times (see Old Market website for info)
Gary Goodman is a painter and poet who works from a shed at the end of his garden. Gary has exhibited his paintings and prints and has performed his poetry around the world: from the frozen wastes of Norway and Alaska down to the warmth of New Zealand and the Southern States of USA.
Gary teaches at various colleges and universities and runs workshops in drawing, painting and printmaking. He likes animals and thunderstorms and lots of other things, often producing his best work when bored.
Gary’s work has a strength and rawness; his imagery is resoundingly direct, unbothered by artistic self-consciousness and politeness; unrefined, unmannerly yet sensitive. His art is about another world born of this world. A world you might not want to look at because it seems forever winter, cold and sad. But there is an unbearable attraction, a familiarity and a longing.
‘Far from brutal, Goodman’s way of painting is highly poetic…Primitive? Crude? I marvel at his lyricism and beauty.’
Prof Norbert Lynton
Gary will be also be showing his prints and paintings at Art at 21 Open House in the Seven Dials trail.