The Decay of Lying at The Butcher’s Daughter

The Decay of Lying at The Butcher’s Daughter

featuring the work of Dick Goody
Opening reception May 1, 2010 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Through May 29, 2010
Artist in Conversation: May 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM

alt textThe Decay of Lying, “Analogue”, 2010 Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48″

Born in Windsor, England, Goody has been a part of the Detroit art scene since 1985. Predominantly producing large-scale work, Goody’s oeuvre is often associated with themes of domesticity, sex and a commitment to lush, bold color.

In his first solo show in nearly five years, this exhibition features fifteen new paintings focused on biography, memory and post-colonial anxiety; and are the first to incorporate collage and newsprint into his work.

The exhibition title, The Decay of Lying, comes from the essay of the same name by Oscar Wilde published in 1891. This highly regarded work of fiction debates the inventiveness of art verses the realism of life; that is to say, art influences life far more than life influences art.

The Butcher’s Daughter is open Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM and welcomes private appointments.
22747 Woodward Avenue, Suite 201
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
PH (248) 808-6536