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JEFF BAILEY GALLERY presents BRENDA GOODMAN | AMY PLEASANT

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29 Oct 2016 to 18 Dec 2016
Friday - Sunday 12 - 6, and by appointment
JEFF BAILEY GALLERY / HUDSON
127 Warren Street
Hudson
Hudson, NY
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Brenda Goodman, Ishy, 2016
oil on panel, 52 x 60 inches
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Artists in this exhibition: Brenda Goodman, Amy Pleasant


BRENDA GOODMAN

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present new paintings and works on paper by Brenda Goodman.

For over five decades, Goodman’s paintings have swung like a pendulum between figuration and abstraction to a unique blending of the two. In her most recent work, neither vies for supremacy, but are blended together to evoke a range of psychic states: from isolation and fear to intimacy and contentment.

Ear-like appendages attach themselves to bulbous face-like forms. Organic shapes sprout what could be tentacles or legs. Stretching and reaching, twisting and turning, there is an implied longing and desire to connect.

The works vary in size from 6 x 8 inches to 52 x 60 inches. There is a power in the small works on paper and an intimacy in the large paintings. Surfaces are thick and thin, smooth and rough. Strength, delicacy and intensity of feeling – these are what set Goodman’s paintings apart.

This is Brenda Goodman’s (born 1943, Detroit) first solo exhibition with the gallery. She studied at the College of Creative Studies (then called the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts). In 1976 she moved to New York City and her work was included in the 1979 Whitney Biennial. She has had 38 solo exhibitions. In 2015 she had a 50-year retrospective at the Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Also in 2015 her work was included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational where she received the Award in Art. She received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work is included in the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; the Santa Barbara Museum, CA; and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, MI. Since 2009, Goodman has lived and worked in the Catskill Mountains, New York.

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AMY PLEASANT
 
Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present new drawings and sculpture by Amy Pleasant.

Leaning. Lying. Sitting. Slouching. The everyday body arranges itself automatically to be comfortable, to sleep, to interact, to arouse, to pose.

In ink and gouache on paper, Pleasant fluidly captures these fleeting moments, distilling them into clean black silhouettes. As a group they are complemented by two sculptures, each made of curved planes in black, white, or grey. Viewed from changing angles, they suggest heads turning or at rest.

This is Pleasant’s (born 1972, Birmingham, AL) sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Other solo exhibitions include the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Atlanta Contemporary, GA; Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. Group exhibitions include The Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC; The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Columbus Museum of Art, GA; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC; the Art in Embassies Program; the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA. Pleasant received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and MFA from the Tyler School of Art, PA (1999). She lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.

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For further information or images, please contact the gallery at info@baileygallery.com or 518.828.6680. 


JEFF BAILEY GALLERY / HUDSON
127 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Friday-Saturday, 12-6, and by appointment
518.828.6680

www.baileygallery.com


JEFF BAILEY GALLERY






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