Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brenda Goodman review

Image above: Loss (2009) by Brenda Goodman is one of the paintings included the 20-year survey of her work on view until Aug. 15 at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York. (Image courtesy of John Davis Gallery.)

A very thoughtful review of Brenda Goodman's show in New York has been posted at Art Critical. The show surveys 20 years of Goodman's work and makes the case that a retrospective is in order. Year in and year out, Goodman has delivered the goods at a high level of seriousness. That she has maintained that intensity for 40-some years is a testament to her commitment to making art, which extends from her early days in Detroit's Cass Corridor to her longtime studio above the madding crowds on the Bowery and now to the more peaceful precincts of the Catskills where her most recent work was created.


  1. Thank you for posting about Brenda Goodman's show currently at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. Brenda Goodman is an incredible painter. I am completely in awe of her paintings. I have been following her work for several years now and am thrilled about this exhibition and I strongly believe a retrospective is in order. She is a true "painter's painter" and I believe, the best we have. BRAVO!!!

  2. I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks for weighing in.

  3. Great to see this, about Brenda's work. Always inspiring, she's a great painter!