3040 Blake St
Studios on Blake, Unit 150
Denver, CO 80205
CATEGORY: RiNo Artists
Laura Goodson’s work is a modern representation of western figures of the past and occasionally their unforgiving landscapes. Her work is dominated by bold hat-wearing cowboys; she brings to life the cowboys, caballeros, bandits and outlaws.
She lets the depth of her characters and their journey come through bold lines and hard shadowing to emphasize physical pain and grit that is only a portal to emotional discourse and hardship.
She herself a gender outlaw only paints masculine figures riddled with humility, sadness, guilt, misdirection and heartbreak; 2 dimensionally delivering layers of loss and the power of resilience.
Laura’s work is monochrome; she allows the lack of color to represent a distinct line between good and evil and how without changing a palette a piece could be either-or, without changing a soul a person can display good or evil or a bit of both but never at the same time.