Lethbridge artist Barb Goodman’s “ the Disassembled & Catalogued Identity focuses on portraits of incredibly detailed body parts including eyes, ears and hands.
The opening reception for the exhibit is Sept. 19 at CASA from 7-9 p.m.
“She’s a long time contributor to the Lethbridge Art community,” said CASA curator Darcy Logan.
“It is portraits in the broadest sense,” he said adding the 34 pieces are designed to make the audience think about how they look at themselves. In addition to several oil on canvass pieces, one wall of the gallery is dominated by mirrors marked with logos from Facebook and Twitter.
“It conveys that defining personal identity is quite often a paradoxical task,” Logan said, adding Goodman has been working on the exhibit since CASA first open and they decided to feature her works.
“The works aren’t labelled. Instead they are more indexical. She put museological tags on each work cataloguing the subject, how she met the person, when she met the person and her relationship to the person,” he continued.
The opening reception for the show is 7-9 p.m. at CASA. There is no charge to attend.
The exhibit runs until Oct. 30.