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Figure 38, 2008 Oil on Panel 30 X 22 Inches © John Goodman
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Untitled, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 22 Inches © Elins Eagles Smith Gallery
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Portrait #8, 2008 54 X 42 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Figure #4, 2007 Oil on Panel 54 X 36 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Figure #3, 2007 Oil on Canvas 48 X 30 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Figure #17, 2005 Oil on Canvas 54 X 32 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Portrait #16, 2008 Oil on Panel 30 X 22 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Figure #2, 2011 Oil on Panel 15 X 11 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Figure #1, 2011 Oil on Panel 15 X 11 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Figure #3, 2011 Oil on Panel 15 X 11 Inches © Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery
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Joe's Kitchen © John Goodman
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Landscape 1, 2004 © John Goodman
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Head 6, 2005 © John Goodman
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2 Figures #1, 2012 Oil on Canvas 54" X 32" © John Goodman
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Fathers Day, Coney Island , 2006 © Courtesy of the artist & UMaine Museum of Art
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2 Figures #2, 2013 Oil on Panel 60 X 40 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Elins Eagles Smith Gallery
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© Courtesy of the artist & Rick Wester Fine Arts
Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Fernando, CA
Birth year
1950
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Statement

John Goodman creates landscapes, interiors and intimate portraits in a gestural style that oscillates between abstraction and representation. He often works with a single motif that is transformed in a succeon of intensely worked canvases. Each painting resonates in the series as it elaborates and complicates the simple notion of figure or landscape. Goodman’s technique is distinguished by lush sculptural surfaces that explore the expressive plasticity of the paint.
 
“ Writing about painting and art in general tends to pin something down that is by nature fluid, provisional and always changing,” according to Goodman, “Writing about it risks not only misunderstanding but denying the very nature of the work itself. That said, for me painting is a coming together of two things – a specific subject (a model or landscape) and another elemental aspect. I would describe this elemental aspect as that thing which allows us to connect, empathize, love or feel compassion for all that is other than us.”
 
Goodman is a native Californian who lives and works in San Francisco. A self-taught painter, his work has been deeply influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Movement which grew out of the work of David Park, Richard Diebenkorn , Nathan Oliviera and others. His work has been shown at the Tritan M
useum in San Jose as well as the Allan Stone Gallery in New York.


 
Biography

John Goodman


Education

University of California, Davis.   Bachelor of Arts, Theatre

Solo Exhibitions

2009
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Arlequin, San Francisco, CA
2003
Café Borrone, Menlo Park, CA
2001
Crossroads Café, San Francisco, CA
1998
Anna Veyna Design, San Francisco, CA
1997
Café Borrone, Menlo Park, CA
1996
California State University, Hayward, CA
1995
Wright and Veyna, San Francisco, CA
1994
Café Borrone, Menlo Park, CA
1990
Inglis Art, Menlo Park, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009
Art Space 712, San Francisco, CA
2008
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005
City Picture Frame, San Francisco, CA
2005
Elins Eagles-Smith, San Francisco, CA
2003
William Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
2002
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2002
City Picture Frame, San Francisco, CA
2001
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1999
erl originals Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
1998
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Bradford Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
1996
STAGE Interiors, San Francisco, CA
1995
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
1995
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
1994
Bingham Gallery, San Jose, CA
1993
Bingham Gallery, San Jose, CA
1990
Uncensored Art Show, Woodstock, NY

Museum Shows

2009
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2009
Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
2008
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2007
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2006
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2003
O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1997
Triton Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1993
Triton Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1992
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

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