Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of renowned Canadian artist, Betty Goodwin. Born in Montreal, Goodwin (1923 - 2008) is regarded as one of Canada's premier contemporary artists. Concerned with the fragility and ephemeral quality of life, Goodwin created haunting and mysterious images of solitude and mourning. This solo exhibition brings together a rare Tarpaulin and important works on paper and Mylar.

Goodwin was the recipient of several awards, including the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas in 1986, the Gershon Iskowitz Prize of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1995; the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award of the Canada Council for the Arts in 1981; the Harold Town Prize in 1998; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1988. In 2003, she was honored with the Governor General's Award and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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. Her work can be found in major public and private collections across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Curated by Neda Omidvar

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Goodwin Tarpaulin

Tarpaulin #10 (Passage for a Tall Thin Man), 1974-1991
mixed media
289.9 X 94.9 cm

Figure Ladder XXII

Figure Ladder XXII, 1996
oilstick and graphite on geofilm
17 x 11"

Figure Ladder XVIII

Figure Ladder XVIII, 1997
oilstick and graphite on geofilm
17 x 11"

Animal Series

Figure/Animal Series #2, 1990-91
tar, graphite and oilstick on geofilm
91 ½ x 54 ¼”

Goodwin Black Parcel

Black Parcel,1970
A/P signed etching, edition of 6
20" x 17”

Goodwin But in What Terms

But in What Terms, 2000
mixed media on Mylar
25" x 25"

Goodwin Escape

Escape, 2003
lithograph ed. 3/100
18” x 15 1/4"

Goodwin Figure/Animal Series

Untitled (Figure/Animal Series), 1989
oil stick and graphite on Mylar
13” x 9”

Goodwin Swimmer Series

Untitled (Swimmer Series), 1982-83
oil pastel and graphite on paper
18” x 28”

Goodwin untitled gouache

Untitled, 1986
gouache on paper
19” x 15”