The Fine Arts Council 2011 Spring Exhibit Features Monotypes by Brenton Good
“Repetitions,” the spring 2011 exhibit at Gettysburg Seminary features a new series of monotypes by Camp Hill artist Brenton Good. The March 7 – May 14 exhibit, in the Pioneer Room of the Seminary’s A.R. Wentz Library, is open to the public. An opening reception with wine and refreshments and a talk with the artist will be held on Thursday, March 10 from 3:00-5:30 p.m.
This geometrical work exists in what Good describes as “a grey area between printmaking and painting.” Traditional printmaking techniques are appropriated and then turned towards the creation of a singular art object. The history of this new surface becomes the subject of the work; as layer upon layer begin to reveal formal decisions made throughout the process. Accidents retain the same weight as conscious marks, and the dichotomy of the two placed together reveal their differing roles within the work. The Repetition series is an ongoing investigation of artwork made within a given set of parameters. Using simple found items such as playing cards and string, the artist attempts to investigate this same conversation that occurs between an obsessed over choice and the accidental. The process itself is focused on color theory and intuition, investigating both control and release, with the strict rigidity of the grid drawing attention to the natural freedom of the happenstance and the organic.
The series is abstract, but there is a theological connection. "The work deals with the roles of meditation and devotion; a meditative mindset for the artist as the work is quietly created, as well as a meditative experience for the viewer as they work through the layers and choices made throughout the creative process" says Good.
Brenton Good is a printmaker and painter living in Camp Hill, Pa. He has exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group shows, ranging from Philadelphia to Pasadena and Fort Worth. His work is part of collections such as the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and Bilkent University in Turkey. Good recently received an award at the annual juried exhibition of the Monotype Guild of New England. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Dallas, and is currently a Lecturer in Art at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., where he teaches courses in art history and studio art.
The opening reception on March 10 will directly follow the Seminary's annual Hein Fry Lectures. For information about the speakers and the event visit http://www.ltsg.edu/Lifelong-Learners/Hein-Fry-Lecture .
More information about the Seminary's Fine Arts Council work can be found on its webpage: http://www.ltsg.edu/programs/finearts.aspx
Visit Brenton Good’s website: http://www.brentongood.com/index.php
Visit the Messiah College Department of Visual Arts website: http://www.messiah.edu/departments/visual_arts/gallery/