Joe Goode (American)
Born 1937, Oklahoma City, OK
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Joe Goode is a prominent California Light/Space and Conceptual artist. Often identified with Southern California pop art, Goode ultimately transcends this classification, creating bodies of work with influences ranging from Midwestern iconography and environmental destruction to pop culture and the sublime.
Through the years, Goode has combined various traditional and non-traditional media in the creation of his artwork. He has explored images which project a way of seeing in and out and up and down as well as things that can be seen through, such as milk bottles, oceans, waterfalls, clouds and torn skies.
Joe Goode first gained international recognition following his inclusion in world-renowned curator Walter Hopps’s seminal exhibition New Painting of Common Objects, organized at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1962. He has shown in galleries internationally from Los Angeles to New York, London to Tokyo. His work has been featured in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and many more. Joe Goode’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Joe Goode, X-Ray Drawing, 1976
Charcoal on paper, 29.875 × 29.5 inches