Untitled (Seascape 1), 2021, Oil on silk over linen, 30 x 36 in.

Brett Goodroad
June 19–August 14, 2021

My art is to make the meaningful parts of my painting symbolize oppositions in the world. In some way, I believe I’m healing them.

Brett Goodroad (b. 1979, Kearney, Nebraska) received a BFA from Montana State University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has presented his work at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Drawing Center, Gregory Lind Gallery, and is the recipient of the Tournesol Award from Headlands Center for the Arts. This is his second exhibition with Cushion Works. His first, The Sick Painter, was in 2017. He lives in San Francisco.

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“The Visual Maelstrom of Brett Goodroad,” by Hilton Als, The New Yorker
“Top Ten of 2021,” by Jack Bankowsky, Artforum
“Brett Goodroad traverses line between figurative and abstract art,” by Danica Sachs, San Francisco Chronicle

Greasy Side Down

Special thanks to Tiffani Jarnigan, Chris McKee, Gay Outlaw, Vincent Fecteau, Gregory Lind, Drusie Davis, Laurie Lazer, Steuart Pittman, and Tamara Freedman / Spot Design. Photography by Eric Ruby.