Brenda Goodman retrospectives @ Knight Art blog
Painter Brenda Goodman was part of Detroit’s Cass Corridor art movement, which arose in the counterculture context of the 1960s and 1970s and found an audience and group of avid contributors on local campuses. One of those campuses was the College for Creative Studies (then known as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts), which received a Knight Arts grant of more than $1 million in 2009 aimed at buoying both the institution and the city’s proposed Creative Corridor.
On the strength of her extraordinary painting, which has always drawn on a wellspring of personal emotion and self-expression, Goodman left Detroit for New York, where she has enjoyed a long and varied career as an artist and educator. But last month marked an important homecoming for this native daughter, as twin retrospectives in the Motor City celebrated five decades of her intense creative output.