“Old Ideas with New Solutions,” features significant new paintings by prominent California Light/Space and Conceptual artist, Joe Goode, opening on his 80th Birthday, Thursday, March 23rd at Kohn Gallery. The works on view from four major series titled Milk Bottle, Ocean Blue,California Summer and TV Blues, will occupy the main and adjacent galleries. Goode’s paintings of the sea’s blue depths are profoundly alluring, while human impact on the ocean threatens catastrophe. The heat of California Summer is vivid and ravishing until the notion of global warming surfaces. Pulchritude and decay; semblance and structure; beauty and the beast. Employing this strategy throughout his career Goode molded his work into a poignantly inextricable mix of stunning attraction and jarring realism.
Coinciding with the artist’s 80th birthday, Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery will present a survey exhibition of the Los Angeles artist Joe Goode, a veteran of the Californian light and space and conceptual art movements.
Joe Goode is 79 and still painting vigorously in his studio near the Santa Monica Airport, but back in the early 1960s, he was sitting in a car in Oklahoma City with an old high school buddy. Artist Jerry McMillan was trying to convince him to join him in California.