John Goodman, Black White + Blue
January 3 - February 22, 2014
Known for his treatment of the human body, Goodman presents several photographs of boxers from his Times Square Gym book, images from his backstage Boston Ballet series, as well as work from the streets of Havana, Cuba. John’s photographs show the extremes of what the human body is capable of enduring, often before public audiences. He states, “I am drawn to the human body and its contradictions. I explore the contest between light and dark, power and grace, grit and tenderness.” Also included in the exhibition is the not recent color portfolio. These images were shot on kodachrome and ektachrome transparencies in the 1970’s and 1980’s, recently discovered in a studio move and printed for the first time in 2010.
John Goodman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine arts, Boston and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Goodman has shot advertising campaigns for Gucci, the Gap, Converse, and Reebok. He is adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and has been an instructor at the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, ME since 1998. He currently resides in Friendship, ME.