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  • Betty Goodwin

    Galerie René Blouin

    This tightly orchestrated exhibition of Betty Goodwin’s sculptures, working drawings, multimedia constructions, and prints made between 1965 and 1991 is an addendum and update to her 1987 retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Virtually none of the figurative references (dark, partially obscured images of the human form) from Goodwin’s Swimmer, 1982–85, and “Carbon” series, 1986—the large-scale drawings on vellum, Transpagra, and Geofilm, for which she is best known, are present here. Those depictions of implied tragedy, reminiscent of Goya, seemed the products of an unwavering eye

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