Wasps presents ‘Concatenation’, an installation of paintings and prints by Christine Goodman.
Exhibition Open: 8 - 29 Aug
Mon & Fri 9.30 - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm, Wed & Sat 2pm - 4.30pm
or by appointment
Concatenation - “the action of linking together in a series”
Christine Goodman has created this installation as a series of interconnected artworks developed for this space, each work in turn delineating a subtle interplay of marks that underlie the translucent surfaces of the paintings and prints. Concatenation has its stirrings in the genesis of Goodman’s process as an art student arranging works in series, which still resonates with the sonorous layers of her current work.
Concatenation embodies paintings Goodman has produced for this installation at Wasps Perth Creative Exchange, and the etchings shown are from a series of prints made at the DCA print studio in Dundee, where Goodman has been a member since 2001.
A “Concatenation” soundtrack that features an intersonic composition by percussionist/composer Ronnie Goodman is available on Soundcloud using the following QR code. Visitors can choose to accompany their time in the space listening on their phone.
Please use headphones but be aware of setting volume levels low to protect your hearing, as the piece starts quietly but is dynamic in range.
Christine is a painter and printmaker who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and graduated with BA Hons and Masters in Fine art. She has exhibited in Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London and internationally in Brazil, Sweden and Lithuania. She currently works part time as an artist in the Centre for Brain Injury, Dundee facilitating creative process for patients’ rehabilitation.
Her paintings are neither representational, nor abstraction, not even about the nature of the material itself. These works are the result of a process of layering paint onto supported canvas and then literally, mechanically grinding it away again like glacial striations on a rock. The works show the evidence of this process, yet they address the human need to ‘equate’ this with our experience of the natural world. They reveal muted surfaces in layers that may appear empty, but underlying are subtle hues and forms.
Similarly, her prints are built up in a gradual way, with as many as five or seven layers of gradation worked on in sequence to create a translucence that often belies their density.
Christine’s aim is to create works that will have presence but at the same time transform spaces through their qualities of contemplation, stillness, shadow and light.