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Remnants And Residents Of A Lost Sanctuary Of Aphrodite

Laurie Goodhart paints imaginary relics from ancient cultures. The beauty, materials, and purposes of ancient artifacts from all over the world fascinates Goodhart. Humans have not changed much since we first appeared, and Laurie looks for threads of continuity in our needs and concerns.

Though the visual vocabulary often springs from the documented remains, the motives underlying each painting are both current and timeless: our need for sustenance, beauty, and grace; and visions of women on their own terms.

Laurie Goodhart received a BFA from UAlbany in 1985, after interrupting studies to spend several years making props and set dressing for children’s theatre and opera. That deep immersion in over-life-size fantasy productions continues to inform her artwork and life as she pursues the mythic and ethereal as an artist, and the fundamental earth processes as an organic farmer.

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September 2019

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