“Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop, Selections 1994–2020” opens Feb. 6 at The Dorsky Museum

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces “Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop, Selections 1994–2020,” a survey exhibition of the artist Kathy Goodell.

“Infra-Loop” explores Goodell’s work over the last 30 years, examining an artist who is constantly challenging and reinventing her practice.

The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 6 – July 11 in The Dorsky’s Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery. It is guest curated by Andrew Woolbright.

Kathy Goodell, “Voyager,” 2020

About the Exhibition
“Infra-Loop” examines throughlines in Kathy Goodell’s practice across painting, drawing and sculpture, examining a mystic language that loops between disciplines, coasts and generations.

Associated with many movements and contemporaries, Goodell’s career charts a path and fills in the gaps of what we think about art in the ‘90s, ‘00s and the present day. Her practice has determined itself through a kind of non-specificity, one that resists easy classification and interpretation. The meaning of her work, and context through which we are to understand it, is simultaneous and withheld—west coast spiritualism meets east coast abstraction; procedural non-objectivity blends with painterly biomorphism; protean theosophy informs post-modernist contemporary.

But within Goodell’s art there is an internal ellipse: an infra-loop. Languages and ideas are continually returned to in different mediums, renegotiated and re-examined, and the themes of her work seem like dreamy recognitions of reincarnation, a removed familiarity felt between objects, drawings and paintings sometimes decades apart.

Featuring more than 40 artworks including paintings, sculptures and multimedia installations, this exhibition is the first time Goodell’s work has been presented on a large scale. In addition to exhibiting major pieces from her career, “Infra-Loop” focuses on introducing her newest work, including some that have never been exhibited before, allowing us to draw connections and see the rhythmic poetry between the past and present.

About Guest Curator Andrew Woolbright
Andrew Paul Woolbright
(American, b. 1986) is an artist, curator and critic based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting. Woolbright founded and directs the gallery Super Dutchess, located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he writes for Momus, Two Coats of Paint, and Whitehot Magazine. In 2020, Woolbright will be curating a show based on his concept of Phantom Bodies with Yossi Milo Gallery and Vacancy Gallery in Shanghai. He has previously taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz.

Exhibition Programs
The Dorsky will offer a number of online exhibition-related programs and events to the public throughout the spring. For the latest information about public programs  please visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum or call (845) 257-3844.

Safety during COVID-19
At the Dorsky Museum, safety comes first. Visitors are required to wear masks and maintain a distance of six feet between households or groups at all times. Galleries have a maximum visitor capacity to allow for safe social distancing. Hand-sanitizing stations are available for visitors upon entering the Museum, and we are conducting frequent cleaning. Please sanitize your hands upon entry and stay home if you are feeling unwell. Please also limit the number of personal belongings and bags you bring to the Museum as we will not be offering coat or bag storage. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!

About The Dorsky Museum
Through its collections, exhibitions and public programs, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art supports and enriches the academic programs at the College and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, The Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums in the SUNY system. Since its official dedication in 2001, The Dorsky has presented more than 100 exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of contemporary artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Carolee Schneemann and Ushio Shinohara.

Funding for The Dorsky’s exhibitions and programs is provided by the Friends of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and SUNY New Paltz.

Museum Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, holidays and intersessions. For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum or call (845) 257-3844.