Lost / Found

Francie Bishop Good

February 12, 2011 - March 5, 2011

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David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Lost/Found, Francie Bishop Good’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

 

In a new series of photographs taken during trips to various women’s recovery centers and domestic settings throughout the US, Francie Bishop Good examines the infinite conditions of human identity and emotion in her subjects and the worlds they inhabit. Sometimes these worlds are of a psychological limbo and other times, Bishop Good captures a direct visual truth. Against the assorted backdrops of faded wallpaper, weatherworn city walls and stark living rooms, the artist’s subjects are caught in moments of quiet contemplation, sometimes transitional desperation.

 

Bishop Good unfurls women’s experience in her photographs, revealing her subjects’ anger from life’s tempest, forgiveness, desire, and aggression.  Her work presents people that are both aware of and indifferent to their relationship with the camera’s lens. The artist captures the intimate moments that reflect the intersection of a public and private persona, revealing the binary nature of identity. Known for her psychological portraits of women and children, Bishop Good’s photographs reveal the subtle nuances of the human drama by examining the hidden feelings that belong to the realm of self-awareness.

 

Francie Bishop Good lives and works in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Her work has been the subject of solo and group museum exhibitions in the US and Europe. Bishop Good’s work has been reviewed in Art in America, ARTnews, and The Miami Herald among others. She was awarded a 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists and this summer will be included in the Consortium’s exhibition at Florida International University’s Frost Museum of Art.