FOR GOODNESS SAKE presented by La La Land Gallery
Opening March 25, 2017 7-10pm
La La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
"In a world seemingly gone crazy, we need art to provide us with visual pleasure more than ever — that’s the motivation behind For Goodness Sake, a new group art show opening on March 25 at La-La Land Gallery in Hollywood.
The gallery asked over 30 acclaimed artists to each create a brand-new work “that elicits nothing but Pure Joy.” Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, Shepard Fairey, Peter Blake (designer of the cover for the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band), and pop surrealist Gary Baseman are just a few of the art-world titans participating. Click here for the complete list of artists.
To make things even better, La-Land has partnered with Oxfam America for this show, with proceeds going to Syrian Refugees Relief.
Check out the opening event on March 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For Goodness Sake is on view through April 21."
BIG Digital Paintings to grace Miranda Lambert's Tour Bus
I was commissioned to make two 8' x 12' digital paintings of ponies, purple mountains, and sparkles (oh my!) for the sides of Miranda Lambert's tour bus for her "Highway Vagabond" tour.
She will be coming to the Twin Cities to appear in concert is March 17, 2017 at Xcel Center in Saint Paul.
EUTROPIA Exhibition at Winona State University
New work by Erin Goedtel and Keira Norton
November 10 - December 5, 2015
Winona State University
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
"The WSU Art Department will showcase the work of professional artists Erin Goedtel and Keira Norton for the art exhibit Eutropia. The exhibit includes ceramic sculptures and painting/mixed media photographic works.
Artist talk and reception will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18 starting at 4 p.m."
Oct 8, 2013 | Octopoda: Art Blog and Shop
Thank you Octopoda for a three post spread about "Tiara Non Grata"
Read blog here: http://benjaminbenjamin.tumblr.com/tagged/erin-goedtel
Octopoda writes, "This completes my three post set on “Tiara Non Grata” at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out these other posts http://benjaminbenjamin.tumblr.com/day/2013/10/02/ & http://benjaminbenjamin.tumblr.com/day/2013/09/27/
Congratulations Soo VAC, Emily Bennett Beck, Erin Goedtel and Caitlin Warner on an amazing show that looks to have been a huge hit (based on the fact it is nearly sold out last time I checked, probably completely sold out now). So, to break it down this show features
1. Glamorous women freaking out
2. Shimmering dogs with sparkly poop and glittery pee
3. Less glamorous woman leering at people in the throws of passionate embraces
4. As if all of that isn’t enough, they have a smut machine (I don’t think that is technically part of this show in particular, but it is awesome and I think fit right in)."
TIARA NON GRATA presented by Soo Visual Arts Center
New Work by Emily Bennett-Beck and Erin Goedtel
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2013- 6pm-9pm
Show Runs: September 7 – October 19, 2013
Tiara Non Grata, explores the beautiful failures in judgment of a society controlled by the fantasy depictions of “real life” in media. Emily Bennett-Beck and Erin Goedtel skillfully create a feeling of disgust hovering underneath the surface of their breathtakingly intricate and even glamorous paintings and mixed media work. This exhibition is both a condemnation and acknowledged lust for the mostly unattainable ideals of beauty perpetuated in society; it is our love/hate relationship with all that glitters.
Emily Bennett-Beck’s work explores the iconography of the good girl, or as some reference it the plight of the Mary Jane figure. Her hyper realistic oil paintings depict a distortion of the dewy eyed earnestness of these narrative figures, encapsulating both our connections to the female figure’s vulnerabilities and our desire to revel in her miseries. The works’ narratives concentrate on distinctly American fantasies involving suburban teenage love and lust, as her canvases focus on the moment the camera zooms in to capture a heightened emotional moment, either of joy or anguish. Bennett-Beck pushes the images further than they ought to go to extend the pleasure and intensity of the experience. She approaches her work as a true believer, with a “near demonic naivety and sincere devotion”, leaving us to ponder our own personal judgments.
Erin Goedtel’s work approaches Tiara Non Grata as both an expose and cautionary tale. Her work illustrates the byproducts of striving for cultish celebrity ideals, whether it is through her glorious large-scale oil paintings of “Who Wore it Best” or sculptures of the sparkling excrement only the finest of trophy poodles would leave behind. Goedtel balances her work between acknowledging she is “a moth to the light” when feasting on the spectacle of fashion and celebrity with the understanding that excesses must have a measure of restraint. All of her pieces come together to analyze the desperation and egocentric enabling of a culture ruled by Social media, creating a setting in which the audience is force to question their own complicity is these manipulations.
PROOF Publication; issue II, (re)collection
January 15, 2013
Chandeliers painting featured in PROOF's second issue; (re)collection. PROOF is a literary arts publication by Prove Collective Gallery in Duluth, MN. View issue |http://provegallery.com/proof.html|here.
Color Coded Exhibition
East Georgia State University, GA
January 15, 2013
I will be part of Color Coded, an annual exhibition by East Georgia State College of Instagram images featuring a single, dominant hue from the ROY G BIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet). I submitted an Instagram photo of the color orange I took here in Minnesota. I think I may be the only submission from Minnesota in the exhibition. They are looking to represent as many locales in the US as they can reach, check it out |http://www.facebook.com/events/353685898058717/?notif_t=plan_user_joined|here.
The exhibition opening will be held 6–8PM February 6, 2013, at the East Georgia State College Art Gallery. The exhibition will close on March 1, 2013.