Test of Time: Stephen Goodman & Others

02 September - 03 December 2017
The Inevitable Or The Never (i)

The Inevitable Or The Never (i)

Stephen Goodman




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Artist, Stephen Goodman at Champagne View

Artist, Stephen Goodman at Champagne View






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Stephen Goodman Champagne View

Stephen Goodman Champagne View






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Test of Time, install shot

Test of Time, install shot






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Test of Time, install shot.

Test of Time, install shot.






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Originally from Oxfordshire, Stephen Goodman achieved his BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Bath Spa University, School of Art & Design. Having appeared in group shows in Bath and London, he has returned to his home county for ‘Test of Time’, his first solo show.

Goodman’s abstract paintings are the outcome of an unrestricted process, where varied materials, such as bitumen oil paint, acrylic and spray paint, are combined in an alchemical speculation. Under Goodman’s authority as creator, time, gravity, instability and chance bring the formlessness of fluids in to a state of coagulation until an eventual arrangement is realised through the drying process. For Goodman, these patterns hold a significant affiliation with the geological and seismic occurrences of our planet. His canvases hold a beauty that alternately conceal and expose the extreme violence of the processes that they reflect – the eternal duality of destruction and re-creation that continues beneath our feet and that is meanwhile reflected in the world around us.

The results are attractive yet enigmatic – we need to be wary of their fragile beauty. Of course time is the ultimate force and its unstoppable power is evident in Goodman’s artwork, as he continually engages with, and manipulates, it as an aid for creation. We are unable to control time, but these paintings embrace this lack of control and embrace progression, a natural component of time, and the joy of the unknown.

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Also on show, are works from pastel master David Blackburn, and Minhong Pyo

Works exhibited are available for purchase. Champagne View: Thursday 19th October 5-8pm This exhibition will run from 02 September – 03 December 2017

Open: Thurs – Sun 12 – 6 pm  

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