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Candace Goodrich

 Candace Goodrich

CURATOR / ARTIST Curator and Art Director of the Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig 2014-2016     New York Academy of Art Class of 2007 · MFA · Painting · New York, New York   School of Visual Arts Class of 2001 · Painting · New York, New York BFA - studied with Steven Assael   Artist Statement My current tableu is inspired by the Process Movement of the 1960’s, when works were created through a combination of improvisation, random occurrence, natural processes, such as evaporation, oxidation, and corrosion, and through the use of non-traditional materials such as wax, felt, latex, rust, and earth.   My sculptures are small in scale, and typically combine scrap metal, found objects, pigment, tar, rust, wood, and epoxy resin in some cases, although each articulation invites a new material.  My paintings vary in size and dimension, however at the moment I am working on pieces no larger than 60 x 80cm, on both linen and wood. The paintings are highly layered, playing with the drying times of each layer to create cracking and distortion, to distress surfaces by the application of subsequent ones. The Quarry paintings, Rapidograph works, and Rust series are all expressions of this aim to achieve something broken, by pushing the mediums past their natural limits until they become something else. The imagery is based in landscape, however a somewhat abstracted interpretation.   Generally speaking my concepts have a base in political and religious topics, such as postcolonialism in respect to the role of Western powers in developing nations, and the hypocrisy, corruption, humanitarian violation, and disguised imperialism that is entwined within these relationships. However these ideas are not depicted literally, but are meant to hint to this rupture in a more sentient fashion. The Tar pieces, for instance, came out of readings about modern-day witch hunts in Papua New Guinea and African nations. The dark surface emulates burnt skin, and the material literally refers to “Tar and Feathering” which was a torture method in colonial New England. The Quarry series themselves are taken from images of open pit mines internationally, touching upon the exploitation of natural resources by multi-national corporations, wide-sweeping and often unfettered industrialization and mass-production. Antoni Tapies wrote, “They tell us it is PROGRESS, but they capitalize it with the P for paternalism, private property, pariahs, pigs, parables, punches, pats on the back, plus-value, poverty, propaganda, punts, pistols, powder kegs, penal colonies.” This, he wrote in the late 60’s, but it is still true today, and perhaps a summation of what I strive to confront in my artwork.   My background is American, born in 1977. I was educated in New York City, at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) for my Bachelor studies in painting, and my Masters in painting was earned at the New York Academy of Art. Having maintained an atelier in Brooklyn for 15 years, working as a Senior painting assistant to Takashi Murakami and an Advertising Director for MODERN PAINTERS magazine, I then permanently relocated to Germany in 2010. I reside in Leipzig, holding dual citizenship as an American and Italian. Besides my personal work, I also curate, write, and art direct. CandaceGoodrichportret
Evropska unija

Projekt je pripravljen s finančno pomočjo Evropske unije v okviru programa Phare CBC Slovenija/Italija 2003