Jodie Mim Goodnough: Stronger and Weaker, More and Less

January 30 – February 26, 2020

Reception: January 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM                                          

 

The Department of Art and Art History’s Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Jodie Mim Goodnough: Stronger and Weaker, More and Less.

 

In her first one-person exhibition at Salve Regina University, Jodie Mim Goodnough presents an autobiographical collection of photographic and sculptural works that reflect on the death of her father and the impact of overwhelming loss.  The artist writes, “The loss of a parent changes you.  No matter how prepared you think you are, a part of you is irrevocably lost once one of the people who made you is gone from your life permanently.  It inspires thoughts of your own mortality, and changes the way you see the surviving parent.  Stripped of her “other half” by the passing of my father, my mother became someone new to me.  Simultaneously stronger and weaker, more and less than she had been before.  I became someone else as well – stronger and weaker, more and less.”

 

Jodie Mim Goodnough is a Providence, Rhode Island-based artist whose work investigates topics in psychology and psychiatry, and includes photography, sculpture, performance, video and sound.  She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and received her MFA from Tufts University in May 2013. Her work has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including at the Midwest Center for Photography, the Newport Art Museum, and at Spring/Break Art Fair in New York City, and has been reviewed in publications such as Art New England and the Boston Globe. She is a recipient of a 2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

 

The exhibition Jodie Mim Goodnough: Stronger and Weaker, More and Less will run from January 30 through February 26, 2020.  On Thursday, January 30 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend a gallery reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

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