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January 30, 2007 to May 6, 2007

Of memory [and listening]: New work by Brenton Good

Satellite Gallery
The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 3rd Floor

Borrowing techiniques and formal concerns expressed both in printmaking and painting, Brenton Good creates architectonic two-dimensional works that recall several modern periods in the history of art.

Geometric systems recall the compositional concerns of Minimalist painting, while more accidental marks that include scratches and drips evoke the immediacy of Abstract Expresssionism. The transparency of each layer of final work reflects the contemplative responses of the artist. As Good states “the finished piece is a documentation of all the steps in the creative process, both organic and controlled. Each layer of color becomes a record of a decision made concerning composition, weight, or rhythm. As a viewer works through passages within the piece, the subtle meditative and devotional nature of each choice made by the artist becomes more apparent. The quiet beauty of a water stain becomes magnified when coupled with a straight line of a flat area of color.”

Good received an M.F.A .and M.A. from the University of Dallas, Irving, TX and has had recent solo exhibitions at the Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, TX (2005), 33up, Dallas, TX (2004), and the Zephyr Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA (2004). Other group exhibitions have been held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2005); Zephyr Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA (2005); University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (2005); Messiah College, Grantham, PA (2004); Bilkent University, Ankora, Turkey (2004); Grayson County College, Denison, TX (2004); Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX (2004); and Instituto San Ludovico, Orvieto, Italy (2000). Good has been an adjunct professor of art history at Messiah College, Grantham, PA and an adjunct instructor in figure drawing at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

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