Nancy Good @ Art Motel
Renown for her mosaic like compositions that suggest metamorphism, hybridity, and transformation, Las Vegas artist Nancy Good’s striking work addresses thematics such as landscape, identity, as well as ideas of purification, gender, beauty, and concealment.
Her self-portraits are enigmatic, suggesting disguise, secrecy, façade and veiling.
The unseen (shadow) is as crucial as the visible, and quite often far more powerful. ~ Nancy Good
The idea of masks and identity in her series eARThen is a group of images showing her visage shot in contrast light. Good has adorned her face in clay, reflecting on her relationship to the natural landscape and the idea of purification, and models of womanly beauty, particularly the often-exhausting extent of beauty rituals and models of perfection.
These images evoke the type of sensibility found in Richard Avedon’s American West photographs. You have taken the image to that type of level, and using the self-portrait, making the viewer think about contemporary topics: women, decay, decline, yet somehow beautiful radiating through the mud. ~ Robin Temaiana Repp
Good is the recipient of various awards including Best in Show and the Inspire Award, Juried Exhibition, Think & Wonder, Inc. Las Vegas (2014); Nevada Arts Commission, Las Vegas, The Office of Cultural Affairs (2014); and from the Professional Women Photographers Spring 2013 Competition, New York.
eARThen Series (2014-15), Photography
What The Heart Hears, 16″ x 20″, Photography, $950
Head Stock, 12″ x 12″, Photography, $400
Prelude To A Kiss, 12 x 12″, Photography, $400
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