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29/06/2022 - 26/08/2022

New Work - Painting


Catherine Goodman - And Everything Changed

Mon-Fri: 10-5:30pm; Sat: 10-4pm

Marlborough is pleased to present And Everything Changed, an exhibition of new work by Catherine Goodman that examines and positions human physicality into an intense relationship with the natural environment.

Created during London’s Covid-19 lockdown and whilst Catherine took on a new responsibility of caring for her elderly mother with advanced Alzheimer’s, this new series of paintings showcases an emergent female form in dialogue with trees and natural landscapes. Within the works, dark hair becomes tangled to form roots, and limbs extend like branches through swathes of vibrant oil paint vigorously applied to large-scale canvases.

Calling to mind mythological imagery recounted in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which references Daphne’s transformation into a laurel tree to avoid Apollo’s pursuits, the landscapes and trees offer a refuge in a constantly shifting world. Catherine’s energetic painting style and heightened colours are all deeply rooted in observational drawing and her daily practice of drawing from life.


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