Like many Californian artists, such as James Turrell, Robert Irwin and Doug Wheeler, who choose to use other means to affect a pure visual experience for the viewer, Goode wants to create a similar visible reality but by sticking to the medium of paint. He also recognizes that the perception of light is tied up with nature. From an essay about Goode’s work by Michael Duncan, titled Must See to Appreciate: “Turning the picture making experience in a pervasively more cerebral key, Goode espouses the environmental, visual effects of nature painting without any traces of precise narratives…..(recreating) natural ambiences. These artificially induced states of mind result from the masterful manipulation of an inherently illusionistic process of painting. Goode’s work analytically employs the color and textural properties of paint to emulate the most elemental levels of visual reality. In their insistence and repetitions, various series can be seen to equate basic color tones with natural elements.” More recently Goode has been informed by Asian influences such as the modern Gutai group of painters who similarly desired to depict in their work the ineffable qualities of nature.
There will be a public opening for the show from 5 until 7pm on Saturday, April 24. The artist will be present. For further information, please contact Nancy Douthey at the Texas Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 – 5:00 Tues. – Sat. and by appointment.