3: Brenda Goodman, Christina Tenaglia and Marie Vickerilla
curated by Eleanor Heartney and Jen Dragon
July 6-29, 2018
Opening Reception for the Artists: Sat. July 7, 5-8pm
The “3” of this show are Brenda Goodman, Christina Tenaglia and Marie Vickerilla, artists who work with bold form and deep color. These paintings, or in the case of Tenaglia, painted sculptures, invoke presences and voids that serve as portals into other sensory experiences. Brenda Goodman's small paintings on paper and larger oil paintings on wood depict interior subconscious landscapes that emerge from the confluence of inchoate thought and borderless memory. Marie Vickerilla uses determined brushwork to create shapes that defy gravity and assert their weight against their space. The witty painted sculptures of Christina Tenaglia contain glancing references to other objects while retaining their own distinct identities. All three artists play with open ended narratives but come to very different conclusions. "3: Brenda Goodman, Christina Tenaglia and Marie Vickerilla" is curated by Eleanor Heartney and Jen Dragon and runs from July 6- July 29, 2018 with an opening reception Sat. July 7, 5-8pm.
About Brenda Goodman: Originally from Detroit, MI, Brenda Goodman has been the recipient of many awards from New York Foundation of the Arts, a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowments for the Arts, an American Academy Arts and Letters Award and in 2017, an honorary doctorate from her Alma Mater, the College of Creative Studies. Ms. Goodman will be having a solo show at Sikkema Jenkins in January, 2019.
About Marie Vickerilla: Marie Vickerilla is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College with a Masters in Fine Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland. Ms. Vickerilla has received a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts and Honorable Mention for the National 93 Small Works Exhibition.
About Christina Tenaglia: Currently on the faculty of Vassar College, Christina Tenaglia is a graduate of both Vassar (BFA 1997) and Yale University, School of Art (MFA 2005). Ms. Tenaglia is an Honoree of the 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award as well as the recipient of their Purchase Award.