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Close Proximity: A Retrospective of Sculpture by Neil Goodman

September 15, 2018 – November 17, 2018

MOA featured Chicago and California based sculptor, Neil Goodman. The exhibition was a retrospective of work spanning four decades of bronze sculpture. 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 Indian University Northwest, Goodman retired as Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts in 2017 after nearly 40 years of teaching.

Over the course of his career, Goodman has had more that forty solo exhibitions of his sculpture throughout the country in both museums and galleries. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and his work has been written about and reviewed in numerous catalogs and periodicals including Art Form, Art in America, Art News, and Sculpture Magazine.

“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 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 were on view through August of 2019.

Download the PDF of the catalog from this exhibition.

Close Proximity

Past Exhibition

MOA Indoor Gallery
September 15, 2018 - November 17, 2018
large fiberglass sculpture in Westlands Park by Neil Goodman

Neil Goodman installed three monumental sculpture in Westlands Park in Greenwood Village. Goodman works primarily in bronze, however, these sculptures are fabricated in fiberglass and serve as studies for what will ultimately become finished bronze works.

MOA Presented an artist discussion with Goodman on November 7th, 2018 held in Hampden Hall. He discussed his work and process in detail, followed by a casual reception, where patrons could further discuss his work in his retrospective exhibition.