"See, Touch & Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries" by Artist, Nancy Good Show runs from July 5th through September 22nd
"See, Touch and Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries" is a dynamic series of large scale kaleidoscopic images created from Artist Nancy Good's photographic record of Burning Man. Developed using her original photographs and digital innovations, Good’s mandala-like images imaginatively capture the spontaneous social, cultural and artistic experience shared by tens of thousands of temporary residents at Black Rock City, Nevada.
Good’s work has been described as “transfigurative and enigmatic, suggesting disguise, secrecy, façade, and veiling.” The artist is no stranger to the magic of mixing and combining elements; many of her multimedia works are assemblages of photography, digital techniques, paint, and ink. Good is particularly celebrated for her multimedia compositions suggesting metamorphism, hybridity, and transformation. Well-known for her fearlessness in artistic creation, she is also recognized for her expression of our human condition. From compassionate commentary about abuse, mental illness, injustice, and inequality to playful conversations using self-deprecation as a way of connection and healing, Good's work is always visually compelling, and an expression of a contemporary voice.
See, Touch and Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries is a hypnotic and spellbinding series of images. Using mesmerizing patterns and repetition, the collection reflects the alluringly intricate principles of the kaleidoscope, creating moments of mystery and meditation. Within new shapes and shadows there are alluring hints of symbols and secrets. Sometimes the imagery is pure whimsy and silliness. Quite often, there are even surreal aspects to the images, drawing the viewer in with a singularly magnetic quality.
This award-winning artist has exhibited in high profile locations including solo shows at the Bridgestone Arena and Nashville International Airport and current exhibit at the Delano Hotel, Las Vegas. Good's work has also been seen in shows at Life is Beautiful Art Motel, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery and Barrick Museum of Art (UNLV), HERE Gallery in NYC, and various additional galleries in the Southeast, New York, Montana, Nevada, and California. The artist’s pieces may also be found in important international public and private collections including the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (UNLV) and Wolfgang Puck.
I could best describe myself as a Neo-Expressionist painter. I depict my subjects in a raw, childlike and brutish manner. As you observe the paintings further, sophisticated and complicated undertones, stories and philosophies are revealed. My large-scale works are highly textural with expressive brushwork and intense colors that quickly becomes the centerpiece of any room or conversation.
Philosophically I seek to portray the isolation of mankind and our continual movement into a sterile civilazation. I only hope my paintings will remain a constant reminder that we are imperfect, human, bent and crooked. Which in my opinion is beautiful.
I am firmly aware that my paintings are merely the next step in another's journey. Every generation wastes so much precious time trying to re-invent the wheel. Billions of minds have come and gone through this world, all of us want to think we are an original, with brand new thoughts, one of a kind ideas, but the truth is we are not. We are constantly influenced by the people who cross our paths, how can we not be impacted by one another? Even by the slightest interaction? I am at peace with this idea. In the meantime I will continue to paint, it is my sanity and sanctuary. I will continue to soak in and enjoy the influence of other creative people I have the honor of meeting, just as I hope to do the same for others in search of their calling.
- Biscuit Street Preacher
Biscuit Street Preacher in the studio (image provided by artist)