Joe Goode
Modern Objects: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture 1962-1971
Frieze New York | Spotlight Stand D31
May 5—8, 2016

Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in the Spotlight Section of Frieze New York with a solo exhibition of early works by Los Angeles based artist Joe Goode (b. 1937, Oklahoma City). The material presented, produced between 1962–1971, includes examples from several bodies of work in which the artist consistently depicts quotidian imagery drawn from his own environment, including hand tools, stairs, unmade beds, clouds, and Polaroid snapshots.

In 1962, Pasadena Museum curator Walter Hopps included two works by Goode in his landmark exhibition “New Painting of Common Objects,” and in November of that same year Goode’s work Happy Birthday from the Milk Bottle Series was depicted on the cover of Artforum. John Coplans, Artforum’s editor, wrote, “They represent a totally new and radically different approach to a quest for identity… [Goode] sets a standard in the use of objects not to be surpassed, creating a whole new sense of logic of structure in our time.” Goode’s interpretation of the milk bottle, for example, was a gesture designed in opposition to Abstract Expressionism, which he admired but felt had “hit a dead end in the road.” Goode’s Stair, House, and Photo Cloud series instead explored relationships between the familiarity of these images and the ways in which viewers perceive them in space. Goode tackled the perceptual issue head on, employing this new “logic of structure” as he tapped into the conceptual possibilities situated between composition and timely iconography.

Joe Goode lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions domestically and internationally, including a survey exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum (TX) in 1973, and a retrospective exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA) in 1997. In 2015, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) hosted a career survey exhibition organized by Chief Curator Jeffrey Uslip. Goode’s work resides in the permanent collections of dozens of prominent museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York) the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, The Menil Collection (Houston, TX), and The Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK). His work is also currently included in the exhibition Duchamp to Pop, on view at the Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, CA) through August 29, 2016.

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