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
From July 5-September 22, 2018, a solo show of Nancy's mixed-media works from "Burning Tapestries" are on exhibit at Core Contemporary, Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV. These pieces are produced in large-format on fabric.
For the summer months 2018, select pieces of Nancy's "See, Touch & Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries" were commissioned for installation by the Delano Hotel, Las Vegas. Eight works of art are on exhibit throughout the public areas of the hotel, including the concierge desk, Franklin Lounge and the elevator lobby/banks.
Nancy is thrilled to announce that her exhibition proposal featuring her Burning Man Art Tapestries was selected by the Clark County Visual Arts Program (Nevada) selection panel for their 2017-2018 exhibition calendar. This proposal opportunity is highly competitive and prestigious. The exhibit took place at the Winchester Cultural Center during the month of December, 2017.
As is expected with any working artist/photographer, Nancy is continually in creation mode and she is excited to announce that the ongoing work on her series, "The Unmasking" is going to see the light of day in a new exhibit showcasing 8 large prints in Las Vegas (many of them from the images featured above). Two years of study and development have already gone into this series and it will continue - likely for years to come - as she dives deeper into the thematic realm of how we mask and unmask ourselves on multiple levels. Exhibit runs from March-May, 2015 at R.Cline Arts, 8 E. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV. This series also had a 3-month run in Tecopa, California at The Gallery@Tecopa Hot Springs Resort from February-May, 2017, and further, 11 large prints were part of a key installation during 12" of Sin Fine Art Festival in Las Vegas from July 21-30, 2017, at New Orleans Square. =============================================================================================================
Nancy participated in an invitational, curated exhibit for the 2015 Chinese New Year "Year of the Goat" which opened on Feb. 19th at the Historic Fifth Street School in Las Vegas. Curated by the City of Las Vegas, Office of Cultural Affairs, the exhibit featured two dozen local artists working in all mediums. Entitled "Hiding in My Goat Dreams," Nancy's piece (shown at right) is a composite of infrared self-portraiture composited with additional photos of her own composition.
Nancy's work entitled "Unmasking I" (photo shown at left) has juried into and ultimately won "Best of Show" in Think&Wonder/ThinkArt!'s prestigious show at the SpringHill Marriott in Las Vegas. In addition to exhibiting this work, Nancy was invited to created a charity art piece out of a retired mannequin for the event. 20+ mannequins transformed by artists will be auctioned off for an inner city art program. Reception held October 22, 2014.
June, 2014: Nancy has been honored by being included in the invitational only "Why, Masterworks?" exhibit. Focusing strongly on elements and principles of design and balance in artistic composition, her work "Dance in the Key of G" unifies the relationship of color, balance, focal point, movement and rhythm in a brilliant dance of color. This piece is now on exhibit at Las Vegas City Hall. Photo shown to the right.
Tecopa Artists Group presents ... "Self-Portraits" (a group show). Nancy joins 10 talented and diverse artists as they study what self-portraits mean to them. Working in a variety of mediums - fused glass, acrylic, oils, mixed-media and photography - this exhibit is incredibly vibrant and powerful. On display from May 31 to mid-September, 2014 at Tecopa Hot Springs Resort, Tecopa, California.
Nancy's photograph, "Dog & Twang," juried into the City of Las Vegas' Celebrating Life 2014 Annual Fine Art Show, and received a second place award. On exhibit from May 23rd through June 21, 2014 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, with award-winners continuing to be exhibited at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery from July 17 to September 11, 2011.
Tecopa Artists Group presents ... "Above & Below" - A collaborative show by Artist/Photographers, Lara Murray and Nancy Good, this exhibit explores the exquisite beauty and unexpected visions from aerial vantage points as well as new perspectives on the ground below.
Sunday, January 19, 2013 | 2pm to 5pm Tecopa Hot Springs Resort Tecopa, CA 760/852-4420 The show will run from January 17th to March 14, 2014.
"Reveal" - charity piece for Autism support
12.6.2013: Celebrate Las Vegas and Autism Community Trust hosts their charity art opening at City of the World Gallery in Las Vegas as part of First Friday's art crawl. Nancy participated again by donating her time and talents to transform a skateboard deck into an original work of art. Entitled "Reveal," the piece was created with layer upon layer of symbolic archetypes. To those living with autism, even the seemingly simple things can be as difficult (and terrifying) as trying to find one's way through a ferocious storm. Often, there is a feeling of going through "trial by fire" or looking for a way out through thick fog or even the bars of a prison. And often, there is no "language" available to readily express each of the challenges being faced. Using rainbow-hued Braille symbology as a way to give voice to what can't be seen, I painted and thought about the challenges and I kept coming back to those things that help families through each day: Hope, Faith and Love. Hope, Faith and Love reveal the mystery of the autistic individual. They uncover the gifts that live beneath many layers of confusion and frustration. And it will ultimately be these things that guide others to reveal the causes and ultimately a cure.
"Alit & Alive"
Nancy is very excited to have been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for Goldwell Open Air Museum. "Just outside of Rhyolite, Nevada, a spectacular ghost town off the road leading to Death Valley, California, a group of prominent Belgian artists, led by the late Albert Szukalski, created a self-described art situation consisting of seven outdoor sculptures that are colossal not only in their scale, but in their placement within the vast upper Mojave desert." Visit Goldwell's website for more information about this unique, dynamic and historic art destination: www.goldwellmuseum.org/
Jan-Mar, 2014: Nancy participates in a collaborative show with artist Lara Murray as part of the Tecopa Artists Group exhibition series. Pairing Ms. Murray's aerial photographs with Nancy's detailed "on the ground" images, the exhibit seeks to reveal the close visual similarities between distant views and intimate scenes of the desert surface. 12.6-7.2013: Preview Thursday and First Friday at Jana's Red Room in the Arts Factory, Las Vegas. Nancy is a featured artist for December and January at this lively and popular downtown art gallery.
11.1.2013: Las Vegas' monthly art crawl, First Friday, will take place in the Downtown Arts District. A regular exhibitor, Nancy will have pieces on show (and for sale) at Theatre7 and at Jana's Red Room in the Arts Factory. Nancy also continues to exhibit (and sell) pieces at The Gallery in Boulder City, NV.
Oct-Nov, 2013: Jana's Red Room, Las Vegas, will feature select paintings of Nancy's during First Friday and throughout the month. Functioning as both a gallery and a store, Jana's Red Room sold out of Nancy's "Rooted in Love" series within just a few days. More pieces are being created.
September-December, 2013: Arts at the Airport,/Nashville International Airport, will feature 14 black & white images in Concourse C by Nancy for a 2 1/2-month solo exhibit (sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission/Metro Nashville Airport Authority).
8.9.2013: Swanson Gallery in Helena, Montana, hosted Nancy's very successful and well-received art debut of a collection of acrylic paintings, photography, digital art, and mixed-media pieces. Entitled "Montana Innuendos," this show features an eclectic and creative mix of contemporary abstract paintings, fine art photography and mixed-media pieces inspired by the subtleties and spirit of Montana. From fiery aspens to winter wheat, Nancy's original approaches and techniques hint at things beyond the obvious and expected. Photos from the opening reception can be viewed by clicking this linked text.
7.12.2013: Nancy's 2-month exhibit opens at the St. Mary's Retreat & Art Center in Virginia City, NV.
5.24.2013: "Celebrating Life 2013 - Juried Show" at Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas. Nancy was one of the selected artists juried into the main ballroom gallery.
5.2.2013: "Exquisite Corpse" exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas (CAC). Nancy is one of 20 artists invited to create artwork for this collaborative fundraising project. Opening reception from 5-9 p.m. at the CAC, 107 E. Charleston, Suite 120, Las Vegas, NV. More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasCAC
4.26.2013: Artists for Autism Art Show, Cocktail Reception and 100-Art Guitar Auction will take place on this date from 7 - 11 pm at the Lou Ruvo Brain Center in Symphony Park, Downtown Las Vegas. Nancy was one of 100 artists invited to participate in creating a one-of-a-kind "Art Guitar" specifically for this auction. More details about her 200-hour heART project can be found here, including photos of the work-in-progress and her artist's statement.
4.5.2013: Nancy exhibits again at Theatre7 for First Friday, Las Vegas' monthly art crawl.
January, 2013: Nancy has another photo published in Nevada Magazine's Jan/Feb, 2013 Issue, as part of their feature on sunrises/sunsets. See photo below.
January-March, 2013: The Tecopa Artists Group is presently hosting a group show at Tecopa Hot Springs Resort (California). Nancy joins a talented group of artists for this 2-month exhibit.
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