Union Center for the Arts


  • LA ARTCORE UNION CENTER FOR THE ARTS 120 Judge John Aiso Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States

ANN GOODING
retrospective

LA Artcore is pleased to announce a retrospective by Ann Gooding whose sculptural paintings in acrylic paint, consist of paint spread in a series of layers over wooden substrates that are then incised with carving tools and form larger gestures and/or movements. Like a of flock of birds, school of fish, or stars of a galaxy, the painting's patterned quality evokes phenomena found in the natural world; of smaller pieces working together in unison and forming larger abstract structures from mysterious forces. Different pressures of carving into the paintings reveal a numerous and multi-hued stratum of color and wood. Leaving certain sections of painted surfaces raw and others worked into, and even the exposure of the different varieties of wood laid bare, Gooding produces a dialogue between natural and plastic materials as well as a meditation upon values of exposure and removal.