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A Conversation with Dorothy Goode and Art Critic Richard Speer

Join Butters Gallery for a happy hour reception and conversation between Dorothy Goode and art critic and partner Richard Speer. The conversation will focus on Goode’s current exhibition, Phraseology, a series begun after the couple returned from Australia, completed after they returned from Japan.  In the paintings’ reductivist gestures and calligraphic brushstrokes, can we sense echoes of the spartan Australian landscape and the hushed elegance of Japanese scrolls? Goode will share excerpts from her travel journal, augmented by projected images of Speer’s photographs. Other topics will include the parallels between drawing and driving; Goode’s impressions of the travel writing of Martha Gellhorn, Bruce Chatwin, and Ian Frazier; and Speer’s research into the influence Japanese aesthetics exerted on American abstract expressionist Sam Francis. 

Butters Gallery
157 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR  97232