I wrote a series of poems, "Poems inspired by Janis Goodman's drawing and w/ her drawings in mind" that will be available during her solo show at Flash Point Gallery in Chinatown. Also in the show's brochure are writings by David Gariff, National Gallery of Art, and Lucy Hogg, The Corcoran Gallery of Art.
March 22 - April 21, 2007
The graphite drawings in Janis Goodman's Shifting Waters focus on water in its various guises, exploring the patterns and movements of tides; the movement of water, waterfalls and splashes; and the natural habitats surrounding waterways. Featuring approximately 12 large-scale drawings, this grouping of works highlights the artist's elegant, gestural approach to mark-making. Goodman's drawings elicit contemplation on this vital natural force and its critical place in the ecological balance, the uses and importance of clean water and the devastating impact of water pollution on the ecosystem.