Allowing Goodness Its Own Speech, an exhibition by beverly Todd
On View: October 17–November 3, 2023
Artist Reception: October 20, 5-7 pm
Strata Gallery presents established artist solo exhibition Allowing Goodness Its Own Speech by New Mexico artist Beverly Todd. The exhibition opens October 17, 2023 with a reception Friday, October 20, 5-7 pm.
“This collection relays a personal conversation about the value of moral beauty – a dimension of awe. The work is poetic and descriptive, reflective of the power of witnessing others’ courage, kindness, strength, and overcoming. Everyday encounters with moral beauty can, in turn, move us to goodness,” says Todd.
“My goal is to start an internal dialogue within one person, or an external dialogue within a greater community. Providing enough visual inspiration to point in a direction, then to let the viewer veer off course for their own discovery of every human’s goodness.”
Beverly’s large-scale abstract expressionist paintings playfully dance with color and movement. Her painting process is physical, using hardware-store brushes, broken sticks, rags, and hands to drip, scrape, wipe and pull paint across surfaces.
Beverly began painting in Santa Fe in 2018. To give others that experience, she opened Santa Fe Artist Getaway in 2019 moving her art practice and arts-based teaching from Omaha, NE, to Santa Fe, NM.
She is currently serving as an Established Artist with Strata Gallery. Her art is in collections including the University of Nebraska, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, and Wilson Performing Arts Center. She has shown with Jen Tough Gallery, Art Santa Fe, Strata Gallery, Gallery 1516, Visionary Arts Collective, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Norfolk Arts Center, and the Nebraska Governor’s Residence.