Contemporary Southwest artist Nancy Good presents her work, "See, Touch and Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries," in a solo exhibit at the Winchester Cultural Center through Jan. 1.
An opening reception is set for Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. An artist's talk and workshop is set for Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"See, Touch and Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries" is an exciting new series of large-scale kaleidoscopic images drawing from the artist's photographic record of Burning Man. Created using original photographs and innovative digital techniques, Good's mandala-like images imaginatively capture the social, cultural and artistic experience shared by tens of thousands of temporary residents at Black Rock City, Nev.
Good's work has been described as "transfigurative and enigmatic, suggesting disguise, secrecy, façade, and veiling." The artist is no stranger to the magic of mixing and combining elements; many of her multimedia works are assemblages of photography, digital techniques, paint, and ink. Good is particularly celebrated for her multimedia compositions suggesting metamorphism, hybridity, and transformation. Well-known for her fearlessness in artistic creation, she is also recognized for her expression of our human condition. From compassionate commentary about abuse, mental illness, injustice, and inequality to playful conversations using self-deprecation as a way of connection and healing, Good's work is always visually compelling, and an expression of a contemporary voice.
"See, Touch and Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries" is a hypnotic and spellbinding series of images. Using mesmerizing patterns and repetition, the collection reflects the alluringly intricate principles of the kaleidoscope, creating moments of mystery and meditation. Within new shapes and shadows there are alluring hints of symbols and secrets. Sometimes the imagery is pure whimsy and silliness. Quite often, there are even surreal aspects to the images, drawing the viewer in with a singularly magnetic quality.
The award-winning artist has exhibited in high-profile locations including solo shows at the Nashville International Airport and the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Good has also participated in group shows such as the Life is Beautiful Art Motel, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery (UNLV), and galleries in the Southeast, New York, Montana, Nevada and California. The artist's work may be found in important international public and private collections including the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.ClarkCountyNV.gov or www.newlightfotodesign.com or contact the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340, 3130 McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road.