Rosemary Goodell re-forms the familiar to craft a hopeful moment in her newest exhibition “Quirky Gardens.” Using monotyping as her outlet for hope and personal reflections, Goodell creates a one of a kind layered print that reflects a particular personal moment. The process of monotyping involves applying ink or paint to a copper, zinc or glass printing plate and then pressing the plate onto a final surface. Goodell constructs depth within her monotypes by layering the images, occasionally applying transparent layers to the surface to create ghost images that she can then manipulate by brushing, pouring or spraying ink. She incorporates identifiable objects such as plants, shoes or faces to symbolize life. While creating familiar works that provoke change in the observer’s outlook.
Rosemary Goodell has been a BRG Artist Member since 1982. A California native, Goodell studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, at U.C.L.A., received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in art and M.A. in Painting from University of California, Berkeley. In 2003, she was awarded a visual artist fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. She received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship to study and travel to Japan in 1998, completed a painting fellowship at Skidmore College in 1996 and a residency in painting at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT in 2001 and in 2008. She has been awarded two mini-grants from the Louisiana Division of Arts (1998, 2000). Her paintings have been in multiple national and local shows and has appeared on the covers of Country Roads, Merci and the Boston Museum School magazines as well as being pictured and reviewed in Orleans, Morning Advocate, Times Picayune and School Arts. Her work is included in private and public collections.