FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richard Godfrey, Afterfact
April 7 May 1, 2004
Artists reception: Saturday, April 10, 6-9pm
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center
300 W. Second Street, Pomona. CA 91766
Contact: Cybele Garcia
PH: (909) 469-0080, FAX: (909) 469-0174
Web site: <http://www.class.csupomona.edu/downtowncenter.html>
Hours: Tuesday Saturday, 12-6pm
Richard Godfrey, "Orange Oso," 1998,
pigment. varnish on wood, 54" x 48"
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Los Angeles artist Richard Godfrey. The exhibit, entitled Afterfact, will be on view at the Cal Poly Downtown Center at 300 W. Second Street from April 7 to May 1, 2004. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday. 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. An artists reception will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004, from 6-9:00 pm.
Richard Godfrey will be showing a selection of paintings completed from 1992 to 2002. These pieces explore pictorial space through the primary device of a central rectangle on a larger planar surface. In the exhibition the evolving concerns of the artist are shown by the development of each individual series. These paintings work within the parameters of 20th Century Modernism, while providing a contrast to and affinity with Richards other primary work over these same years.
Mr. Godfrey is also well-known for his installations using light, reflection, water, fire and movement, which are continually exploring the ephemeral qualities of the art experience. These paintings, while seeming the antithesis of his installations, also explore the same nature of experience, but from a more concrete approach. His work is an exploration of the real, whether implied or physically present.
Richard Godfrey received his BFA in 1976 and MFA in 1977 at the San Francisco Art Institute, and has exhibited his work throughout the country and internationally. His exhibitions include shows at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, The Laguna Museum of Art, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Otis Art Institute, and the Kitayusu Museum, Kitayusu, Japan.
Directions: Interstate 10 west to Garvey Blvd., turn right on Garvey Blvd. to Second Street. Turn left on Second Street. Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second Street.