From her early sculptural installations and print works to her definitive later work in drawing and mixed media, Goodwin made innovative use of leading-edge conceptual strategies and formal structures—often drawing comparisons to the work of Louise Bourgeois—but always with distinctive visual sophistication and elemental narrative underpinnings that defy categorization.
A tribute exhibition of Goodwin’s work runs January 3 to 17, 2009, at Galerie René Blouin in Montreal.
EXCLUSIVE FROM THE CANADIAN ART ARCHIVES:
“Swimmer”: In this winter 1984 article, critic Adele Freedman catches up with Betty Goodwin on the heels of a critically acclaimed New York exhibition and in preparation for a 15-year survey exhibition organized by the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
“The Studio” A decade later, writer George Bogardi assesses the work of Betty Goodwin alongside a suite of studio photographs by Geoffrey James. Originally published in the Fall 1994 issue of Canadian Art.