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Joe Goode

There’s Always Tomorrow

February 2015


Goode relies on the physical canvas beyond the two-dimensionality of the painted medium. Exploring the picture plane and depth of field through the violation of the work’s surface, Goode cuts and slashes through his compositions of expansive blue skies to expose the surface below, creating tension between each layer of canvas. His treatment reveals a dynamic avenue for the viewer to look into the work. With the subtle use of color and repetition of imagery, Goode’s series enhances the viewer’s experience of “seeing through” the canvas. Each work depicting the painterly illusions of the sky unites Goode’s conceptual exploration, the viewer’s perception, and the experience of being drawn beyond the work’s physical plane.


Softcover, 34 pages
Essay: Charles Wylie