Core Contemporary is pleased to present “MEANING: The Search For”, a two-week pop-up exhibition featuring the contemporary abstract murals of Nancy Good.
This short-duration exhibit will include eleven of Good’s newest works, produced within the past nine months in her downtown Las Vegas studio space. These large-scale pieces feature original techniques that engage interactive relationship and even compel physical movement, i.e. a shift in position, in order to see “invisible” elements within the mural-sized (usually 6′ x 10′) paintings. Influenced by: visits to Australia, Africa, Vietnam; childhood residency in Japan; adult life in roles as diverse as artist, musician, fly-fishing guide, backpacker, writer, and teacher in Montana, Nevada, California, Tennessee and Illinois; along with her diverse DNA revealing connections with people the world over, Good’s approach to her art is also informed by ancient mark-making merged with modern culture, materials and societal fluxuations. Good has long-considered the language of visual art as important as any other and notes that it has been expressing our humanity for as long as we were able to pick up a rock and scratch a story into stone or dirt. So evident is this approach that the late Ed Fuentes (Paint This Desert, Arts & Culture Blog) described Good’s art as Hockney-esque in color and aboriginal in expression.
“MEANING: The Search For” is a vibrant, playful and thoughtful collection of works interpreting humanity’s pilgrimage in search of meaning and often pokes fun at how seriously we may view this search, rather than enjoying the spontaneity, surprises and shifts of perception along the way.
Good’s works have been exhibited at the Las Vegas City Hall, Delano Hotel (LV), Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery (UNLV), Marjorie Barrick Musum of Art (UNLV), HERE Arts in NYC, Nashville International Airport, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival and galleries in the Southeast, New York, Montana, Nevada and California. Her work is also found in important private collections throughout the U.S. and overseas through sales, gifts and charitable donations, including the acquisition of her work by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Fine Art.
The exhibition runs June 7th through June 22nd, with an opening reception and visit with the artist on Friday, June 7th, from 6:30-8:30pm.
Located the historic Sahara Commercial Center/New Orleans Square, Core Contemporary provides an engaging and accessible setting in which to experience remarkable original art, meet working artists, watch live painting, enjoy immersive educational forums, listen to live music, and host private events. For more information, visit: 900 Karen Avenue, Suite D222, Las Vegas, NV 89109 or www.corecontemporary.com