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Seraphin Gallery proudly presents its second exhibition of 2014 with Robert Goodman entitled “Pulse”. The exhibition will run from March 7 through April 20 with an opening reception on Friday, March 7 from 6 – 8 PM.
“Pulse” features paintings as well as works on paper. If you are familiar with Goodman’s work, you may recall his previous large scale paintings of dynamic palette and composition. These works had an overwhelming quality about them, completely engulfing the viewer. While the small mark of his previous work is still very much in existence, he has also emphasized a much larger brush stroke in several of these paintings clearly making a shift in his intention.
Instead of being surrounded by his paintings, the viewer will now find him or herself right up against them. Goodman has shifted his scale and sense of space which creates a different graphic sensibility. With this shift he poses several questions. What happens when we are pressed right up against a painting? What about when we go through it entirely? How do we experience our own bodies in relation to the surface of the work? The tactile quality of the work has changed due to the shift in our proximity. How does this change our personal reflection? How do we relate to the material itself?
Robert Goodman received his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Solo exhibitions have been displayed at Moore College of Art, Emory and Henry College, and Fleisher Art Memorial. He has also completed a mural at 1214 Sansom Street. He has been included in group shows at the Woodmere Art Museum and Rutgers University, among others throughout the country. Most recently, Goodman was awarded the Soaring Gardens Artist Residency. His works are included in the permanent collections of Woodmere Art Museum and William Way Center.