Art History and Foundation courses
BA Messiah College,
MA University of Dallas,
MFA University of Dallas
Brenton Good creates work in conversation with the history of Art, drawing inspiration from Modern Art movements such as Minimalism and Bauhaus inspired formalism. This strict adherence to rules and control is coupled in Good’s work with chance occurrences and controlled accidents. The resulting image has a dual nature that combines a meticulous sense of color theory with the organic nature of cracked sidewalks, coffee stains, and landscape. These two poles are meant to exist in a constant state of conversation, friction, and interaction.
Brenton has been working for years in the mediums of printmaking and painting, and most recently in monotypes. Monotypes exist in a grey area halfway between printmaking and painting, since they resist any sort of edition, making each print singular and unique. Each image goes through an etching press multiple times, with each layer of color building upon the previous one, creating a rich, historical surface. Playing cards are inked and used as the printing “matrix”, with common items such as string and thread used as masking agents along with elements of drawing & painting.
Good has exhibited artwork internationally, and has his prints and paintings in collections such as the University of Alaska Anchorage, Bilkent University in Turkey, and most recently, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX. Brenton is also a published author. His writing has appeared in publications such as the journal Image, the UTNE Reader, and numerous exhibition catalogues.