CALGARY

BETTY GOODWIN


7 FEBRUARY to 15 MARCH 2014 ‚Äč


Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Calgary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of prints and drawings by famed Montreal artist, Betty Goodwin (1923-2008). Spanning over 15 years of artistic production between 1972-1999, the works on exhibition have been selected from the personal collection of renowned Canadian art dealer, Jared Sable. As Goodwin’s Toronto dealer, Sable amassed one of the finest private collections of Goodwin’s work, including examples from the artist’s iconic Swimmer and Seated Figure series. Goodwin’s “emotionally charged figurative art”, as critic Robert Storr has described, expresses the vulnerable and transitory nature of the human condition. The evocative power of Goodwin’s images makes tangible the invisible reality of life’s fragility.

Goodwin has had numerous solo and group shows within Canada; the United Stated and Europe. She has represented Canada at many international events, including Tokyo International Print Biennial in 1974; Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, 1975; São Paulo Biennial, 1989 and the Venice Biennial in 1995. Goodwin has been the recipient of several awards including the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award of the Canada Council for the Arts, 1981, the Banff Centre National Award for Visual Arts, 1984, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1988. In 2003 Goodwin was honored with the Governor General’s Award and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Her work can be found in major public and private collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.




1114 11 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P1
T 587 349 2014

Betty Goodwin Study for Berlin Project
Study for Berlin Project, 1982
oil on vellum, 20" x 24"   sold


Untitled, from memoire du corps series, 1993
mixed media on mylar, 25" x 19"


Untitled (la memoire du corps), 1995
oil stick over gelatin silver print on mylar, 63.5" x 45.5"   sold


Figure with Chair no. 1, 1988
oil, oil pastel, graphite and gold paint on paper mounted on canvas, 92" x 52.2"   sold


Limit of Being, 1984
mixed media on paper, 22.5" x 35"

Betty Goodwin Untitled (Animal Series)
Untitled (Animal Series), 1990
mixed media with paint element on mylar, 23" x 16"

Betty Goodwin Untitled
Untitled, 1987
mixed media on paper, each panel 12" x 9"   sold


Untitled, 1992
pigment wash with turpentine on paper, 26" x 20"

Betty Goodwin Ein Stein Ist Aus Meinem Herzen Gefallen
Ein Stein Ist Aus Meinem Herzen Gefallen
(A stone has fallen out of my heart)
, 1985
mixed media on paper, 22" x 17"

Betty Goodwin Swimmer
Swimmer, 1983
oil and graphite on vellum, 16.75" x 21.25"

Betty Goodwin 1963:96
Untitled 1963:96, 1963, 1996, 1998
colour linocut on Washi Japanese paper, ed. 8/50
12" x 38.5"

Betty Goodwin Carbon Series
Untitled, 1989
mixed media on geofilm, 18" x 12"

Betty Goodwin Carbon Series
Untitled, 1989
graphite on geofilm, 11" x 8.5"

Betty Goodwin Untitled
Untitled, 1997
mixed media on Mylar, 8.5" x 10.75"   sold