Guy Goodwin @ Brennan & Griffin

Guy Goodwin, Tania's Day, 2012, Acrylic, tempera on laminated cardboard (courtes
Guy Goodwin, Tania's Day, 2012, Acrylic, tempera on laminated cardboard (courtesy Brennan & Griffin)

Caleb De Jong reviews the exhibition Guy Goodwin: Recent Works at Brennan & Griffin, New York, on view through April 8, 2012.

De Jong writes that "Goodwin's paintings manage to have an old fashioned presence in spite of their seemingly fragile surfaces. 2-2-3-3 INTERIOR, from 2011, for instance, is painted in simple and declarative primary blues, yellows, purples and browns. In photographs the surface resembles soft felt while in person the layered cardboard is crude and awkward, but also satisfying and direct."