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Martin Goold

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Martin Goold

WORK
Experience of place is central to Martin Goold's artistic activity. The dramatic coastline of Lyme Bay provides powerful reference points for his work: the movement of air, vapour, current and tide, and the constantly shifting character and atmosphere of the sea. In his seascapes and riverscapes the action of natural elements threatens to dissolve recognisable form and suggests the frailty of foothold. Moments of transition that mark the passage of time have special importance.

A myriad of references emerge: personal, artistic, literary, historical, social. The residue of this encounter with the character of places provides momentum for work. 

Goold favours working in series. Here he is able to re-tune responses and open up deepening familiarity and possibility. His working processes constantly seek balance between control and accident, and propose correspondence to the sensation of place. Often methods such as spontaneous gesture are set against more measured graphic techniques. This animates deliberate tensions, and together with the existing discourse between abstraction and figuration, seemingly impossible partners are brought together.

BIOGRAPHY
Originally from London, Goold trained at Chelsea School of Art, completing the MA Fine Art Painting in 1984. Following a series of group exhibitions at The Warwick Arts Trust in London in the 1980's he went on to participate in solo and group exhibitions in UK galleries, art centres and public and National Trust venues. In recent years he has exhibited extensively across the West Country and at New Grafton Gallery and Clarion Contemporary Art in London.

EXHIBITIONS
2009 Mixed Exhibition; The Architects Gallery, London TW11
Autumn Exhibition; Artwave West Gallery, Morcombelake, Dorset
Two Artists; Artwave West Gallery, Morcombelake, Dorset
Mixed Exhibition; The Architects Gallery, London TW11
Summer Exhibition; Artwave West Gallery, Morcombelake, Dorset
Launch Exhibition; Artwave West Gallery, Morcombelake, Dorset
Summer Exhibition; The Architects Gallery, London TW11
Mixed Exhibition; The Architects Gallery, London TW11
2009 Bowlish Gallery at The Affordable Art Fair, London SW11
2009 Collection; Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Mixed Exhibition; Tulips Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
2008 Mixed Exhibition, Bowlish Gallery, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Mixed Exhibition; Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon
Autumn Exhibition; Mid Cornwall Galleries, St Austell, Cornwall
Summer Exhibition; Mid Cornwall Galleries, St Austell, Cornwall
Summer Exhibition; The Bronze Gallery, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
Mixed Exhibition; Tulips Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
2008 Collection; Artonomy Fine Art, Truro, Cornwall
Mixed Exhibition; Artonomy Fine Art, Truro, Cornwall
2008 Collection; Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire 
2007 Summer Exhibition; Clarion Contemporary Art, London W6
Summer Exhibition; New Grafton Gallery, London SW13
Martin Goold; Blue Lias Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Three Artists; Acanthus Gallery, Wareham, Dorset
Mixed Exhibition; Blue Lias Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
2007 Collection; Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
2006 Works on Paper; Clarion Contemporary Art, London W6
Mixed Exhibition; Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
2002 Two Artists; The Holt Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
2000 Mixed Exhibition; Sui Generis Gallery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Mixed Exhibition; Sui Generis Gallery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
199 :Mixed Exhibition; Modern Artists Gallery, Reading, Berkshire
1998 Martin Goold; Modern Artists Gallery, Reading, Berkshire
Mixed Exhibition; The Gallery, Virginia Water, Surrey
Mixed Exhibition; Modern Artists Gallery, Reading, Berkshire
Mixed Exhibition; The Gallery, Virginia Water, Surrey
1997 Two Artists; Chapel Gallery, Saltram House, Plymouth, Devon
Mixed Exhibition; Blackheath Gallery, London SE3
Martin Goold; Questors Theatre, London W5
1996 Two Artists; Lauderdale House, London N5
Four Artists; Chapel Gallery Saltram House, Plymouth, Devon
Martin Goold; South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire
Mixed Exhibition; Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Contemporary Stance; Orleans House Gallery, London TW1
Mixed Exhibition: Grosvenor Gallery, Bridport, Dorset
Four Artists; Dance Attic Gallery, London SW6
Two Artists; Praxis Gallery, Bristol
Mixed Exhibition; Starlight Gallery, Southampton
1995 Mixed Exhibition; Starlight Gallery, Southampton
Open Exhibition; The Anvil, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Martin Goold; Highgate Gallery, London N6
Open Exhibition; City Art Gallery, Southampton
1991 Martin Goold; Festival Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire
1987 Mixed Exhibition; The Gallery, Brentford, London TW8
1986 Martin Goold; Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire
1985 Permanent Collection; The Warwick Arts Trust, London SW1
1984 Works on Paper; The Warwick Arts Trust, London SW1
Mixed Exhibition; The Warwick Arts Trust, London SW1
MA Exhibition; Chelsea School of Art, London SW3
MA Students; Chelsea School of Art, London, SW3
1983 Mixed Exhibition; The Warwick Arts Trust, London SW1
BA Exhibition; Chelsea School of Art, London SW3
Open Exhibition; Manor Street Gallery, London SW3 


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