Judith Godwin has held to her convictions using a language of abstract form to respond with unbowed directness and passion to life and nature. Her aim throughout her career has been to “emphasize what is important by painting the image of my feelings on canvas—to accept my feelings honestly, and not [to] falsify." [Judith Godwin "Gold Plateau" c. 1960 oil on canvas 60 x 60 inches] #judithgodwin#womenofabstractexpressionism#abstraction#berrycampbell
The Beard Pictures on view at both @lehmannmaupin locations is a momentous occasion for artists Gilbert & George as it celebrates the 50 year anniversary since the dynamic duo met. This series depicts red versions of themselves interlaced with street culture elements such as chain link fences and barbed wire as seen in “Beard Code,” 2010. Novelist, Michael Bracewell describes these self portraits as grotesque, lurid, crazed, and the subjects as empty-headed and sinister. Despite the intense imagery of the two men, I was most attracted to the seemingly organic aspect being the leaf-like texture of their beards, or maybe those are cracks like those in ceramics, illustrating ideas of destruction.