Janis Goodman - Emerald in Action

Doubletree Hotel/Army Navy Dr
Arlington, VA 22202



Janis Goodman’s large-scale oil paintings travel and negotiate the ripples and tides of estuaries and coves. They follow invisible energy paths connecting the dots between the observed, imagined and remembered. In her Exploding Garden series, colors forcefully expand in all directions suggesting chaos, impermanence and random activity. Influenced by time spent hiking national parks and kayaking rivers in New England and mid-Atlantic, Goodman incorporates her fascination with natural disasters fueling the sense of the absurd and the possibility of chance. When viewed together each painting reveals a new boundary and impulse that is part of a continuum of her language.