MATtam 19

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Palazzo Costa Vivaldini Carra | Via Grioli 46 | Mantova

John Goodyear

Saturday September 21 2013
only between 5:00 and 7:00 PM


I have a lot of Xeroxes of paintings which I had used to make my own overlapping paintings. I chose this one image because it seems to have so many integrated systems working. I put the Xerox on a light table and put acid-free letter paper over the Xerox. The drawing was done with a 2B pencil. What may be Goodyearish about them is seeing identity between "realism" and "abstraction".

John Goodyear was born in 1930 in Los Angeles, CA. He studied at the University of Michigan. After graduation he was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent a year with his wife in Sendai, Japan. On returning he taught for the U. of M. in Grand Rapids, MI and worked his way eastward to Amherst, Massachusetts. From there he held his first one-person show in New York City. Hired to teach at Rutgers University, he retired in 1997. He has concentrated on painting, sculpture and areas between. He completed eight public sculptures, one for the NJ State House, 5 marble bas-reliefs fabricated in Pietrasanta.

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