|“Thumper's Song,” pigment varnish on wood by Richard Godfrey, is currently on display at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center as part of his “Afterfact” exhibit.|
The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is presenting ?Afterfact,? a selection of works by Los Angeles artist Richard Godfrey, through May 1.
?Afterfact? features a selection of paintings Godfrey completed from 1992 to 2002. The pictures explore pictorial space through the primary device of a central rectangle on a larger planar surface. The evolving concerns of the artist will be 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 for Godfrey?s other primary work over these same years.
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 this installation, also explore the same nature of the experience, but from a more concrete approach. His work is an exploration of the real, whether implied or physically present.
Richard Godfrey received his bachelor?s and master?s of fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has held shows at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Laguna Museum of Art, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Otis Art Institute and the Kitakyushu Museum in Kitakyushu, Japan.
The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. For more information on the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center or the Godfrey showing, call Cybele Garcia at (909) 469-0080.