On September 15, 2018 MOA will debut Close Proximity: A Retrospective of Sculpture by Neil Goodman. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, September 15 at MOA's indoor gallery on the Second Floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, libations and live music. The opening reception is FREE and OPEN to the public and the artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on display through November 17, 2018.
This exhibition will feature bronze sculpture spanning four decades of artist Neil Goodman's work. Goodman is widely known in the Chicago, IL and Gary, IN regions of the US and his work is featured in numerous museums, private, and public collections. As a founding member of the fine arts department at Indiana University Northwest, Goodman recently retired as Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts in 2017 after nearly 40 years of teaching. Presently, Goodman divides his time between studios in Chicago and the Central Coast of California.
"This exhibition takes us back to our roots as a sculpture museum," said MOA President and Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. "The breadth of work that we will be presenting in this intimate exhibition will allow our patrons to have a deeper connection with both the artist and bronze as a material."
In addition to the indoor exhibition, MOA has partnered with the City of Greenwood Village to install three of Goodman's monumental scale fiberglass sculptures at Westlands Park in Greenwood Village. The outdoor works will be on view through August of 2019.