CoolCleveland.com, Posted January 27th 2023
The art world — like the world in many fields — always seems to be looking for the next hot young thing, the “30 under 30” or “25 under 25.” Fresh faces just out of art school are touted on websites, in magazine pages and even in galleries, often ones unready for such attention.
Luckily, we still see recognition given to previously under-recognized artists with a lifetime of accomplishment, which gives their work the depth and resonance of experience. For instance, this past year’s Turner Prize, usual awarded to a hot young up-and-comer, was given to 67-year-old sculptor Veronica Ryan. And here in Cleveland we’ve recently seen a lot more attention given to the work of 74-year-old painter/sculptor/mixed-media artist Dale Goode, who has been making art for decades, with a low simmer of recognition, bringing his lived experience in Cleveland’s Glenville and Hough neighborhoods (where he finds many of his materials) to bear on his work. In 2018 he was part of the initial FRONT Triennial. In 2021, an extensive show of his work occupied the large Gallery 215 at 78th Street Studios. And last summer, he was part of the CAN Triennial.
Now his work will get still more exposure when Raw Vision opens at 78th Street Studios’ HEDGE Gallery, here he’s one of the represented artists. It will include paintings, prints and sculpture, with a focus on his monoprinting techniques. As the gallery describes these works, “He uses found objects, utilitarian and decorative materials, inks up their surfaces and repetitively prints them in thick layers of primary colors. Stacked patterns and textures create embossed prints that seem to breathe new life into the discarded objects.”
The show will also include his found-object sculptures, reconfigured for this show, and an oversized painting in varnish, shellac and latex. The show will be on view through Friday March 3.