“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
“Francie Bishop Good makes gardens-subterranean, magical, tropical, extraterrestrial forms. She occasionally pairs them with paintings. Energetically swirling colors to complement and clash with the three-dimensional component. Her seemingly endless array of works blossom and grow from a long history of training and hard creative work.
Francie uses photography as a point of departure in her works, beginning with a digital image that is then covered with paint, ultimately hiding the initial subject. Hands on manipulation of clay and the ‘conversation’ between two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms painted with the same vibrant polymer palate result in something resoundingly fresh and different – a hard won victory in an art world full of derivation.
For her exhibition Curious Garden, Good activates individual sculptures and organically inspired pedestals as well as large-scale wall works to create a sense of the ‘vegetative’ in the gallery space.” ― Mindy Solomon Gallery
The Dragons In Our Plants, 2020. Synthetic polymer paint on board, 40″ × 90″
Images courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery.
*PLEASE NOTE: Mindy Solomon Gallery is temporarily closed to the public.