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"PARALLEL UNIVERSE - THE ART AND DESIGN OF ROY GOOD"

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An exhibition at Te Uru Contemporary Gallery in December 2018 celebrated
the 50 year parallel careers of Roy Good as both designer and painter.
It draws attention to Good’s pioneering work for New Zealand television
from the late 1960s, alongside his early forays into modernist abstract
painting, as well as featuring his art from the last decade.

Te Uru Gallery has published a substantially illustrated biography of the
artist, authored by Professor Edward Hanfling
(Mrkusich - The Art of Transformation) with an essay by Andrew Paul Wood on the design career, and a forward by Andrew Clifford, Director of Te Uru Gallery.

Edward Hanfling

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

01 December 2018

978-0-473-45619-1

320x230mm

Hardcover

164

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NZ$ 95.00

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the artist by e-mail

logotypedesign@xtra.co.nz

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REVIEWS:

Peter Simpson, 2018 Art Books, NZ Herald, December 8, 2018:

“…..both aspects of his work, art and design, clearly inform each other
profoundly. Frankly indebted to the geometric abstract tradition of
Mondrian and Malevich and the Op Art procedures of Bridget Riley,
Good’s stylish and arrestingly clever paintings, many of which are
‘shaped’ to avoid the conventional rectangle, are well reproduced in
this high-quality publication.”
 

Don Abbott, Books Review, Art New Zealand 169, Autumn 2019:

“….Good’s design skills may have made C’Mon feel like the music
business did have a home in New Zealand, or that the sophistication
and urbanity of Hudson & Halls were endemic to us all, but it also
informed (& continues to inform) the other strain of his practice
- his abstract paintings.

There is much to be enjoyed in Good’s art and Hanfling leads the
reader through it’s threads with insight and wit. He explores the
parallel worlds of Good’s works, from the dedication to a genre
rooted in internationalism to the influence of the Waitakere Ranges
on his work; from the rigorous clarity of Good’s geometry to the
complexity of his optical kinetics; from the areas of hard flat colour
to the scumbling on multiple layers of paint; from the vibrant palette
of his early Octagons and Triangles, to the muted shades of the
Notched series.”

 

Kathryn Webster, Book Reviews, artnews New Zealand, Autumn 2019

"……Painter and designer Roy Good celebrated 50yrs of work in 2018
with a retrospective show at Te Uru and the launch of this impressive
publication. The title of the show and book alludes to his pioneering
work in design in the 1960s and to his painting career, which is still
active. Parallel universes, separate but connected, informing each
other, sharing an era, sharing style.”

Links to Artsdiary coverage of Roy Good's exhibitions:

26 July 2016 at ARTIS Gallery

01 December 2019 at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery