Art in the Lopez Library presents “Boxing Myself” – the art of Bryan Gooding, October 20th – November 30th, 2017

The Lopez Island Library is pleased to feature the assemblage art of Bryan Gooding. His show, titled “BOXING MYSELF” will be on display at the Lopez Library through November 30th .  You are invited to a reception in the Lopez Library meeting room on Friday October 20th at 3pm.

Texas native, Bryan Gooding, is a self–‐taught assemblage artist who moved to Lopez Island as a permanent resident in 2016.  He began making art in 2003 during a change in his career and has used it primarily as therapy.  His work reflects his curiosity with the ironic oddities and metaphors of life.  A finished piece can be a complex image within a box that has an obsessive twist.  Finished pieces can hint at his love of tramp art, prison art and obsessive art.  Since college he has been a collector of interesting junk and these found objects can be features in many of his pieces.

“I strive for a feeling of discovery, like some long lost artifact from the attic.  I like to invoke a sense of mystery and wonderment.” – Bryan Gooding