September 19, 2009

Joe Goodwin at Ferrin

Megan Moore and Joe Goodwin in front of one of his paintings, Kilauea, at the Ferrin Gallery on Third Thursday.

If you want to see the work of a pro, drop in on today's opening reception for Joe Goodwin's A Recent Epoch at the Ferrin Gallery at 437 North Street, Pittsfield.

He is an epic, full-time painter whose work I've admired since I first saw it a few years ago. He paints in a large studio on the third floor of his Pittsfield home, a studio shaped by the lines of the roof.

I'm not an art critic. So instead of talking about his stunning show of paintings and monotypes at Ferrin, I'll show you a few of the works hanging there.

This painting is Spectral Emission, 21"x29", acrylic, 2009.

And this is Untitled, 36 X 42, acrylic, 2009.

Sold prior to the opening was, Storm Cradle (diptych), 20×16x2, acrylic, 2000-2009

A native of Oklahoma, Joe got his bachelor of fine arts at Oklahoma State University and his masters of fine arts at the University of Illinois. He has had solo shows in New York; Sante Fe; Aspen; four German cities, Wiesbaden, Baden Baden, Frankfurt and Budingen; Tokyo; Lakeville; Chatham; Kent; Salisbury; Lenox, and Williamstown. His work is in the collections of seven museums.

If you don't get a chance to see Joe tonight, he's giving a talk at the gallery on Sept 30 at 7.

I took the pictures in this post. They may not conform exactly to the colors in the works. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

1 comment:

  1. saw some of Joe,s work at the museum in Pittsfield, we loved it... kind of organic or primordial. Sorry we didn't know the studio was in Pittsfield, would of liked to seen more work.