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Michael Goodson

Our Deepest Humanity: LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Works with People


This virtual video tour is presented here in lieu of Senior Curator Michael Goodson’s scheduled gallery talk on March 19, which was canceled due to COVID-19 closures. In the video, Goodson, who helped oversee the presentation of The Last Cruze at the Wex, takes a walk through the show and discusses a practice that is more about building relationships than simply documenting events.

More about the curator

As Director of Exhibitions at Columbus College of Art & Design’s Beeler Gallery and New York’s James Cohan Gallery, and now as Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wex, Michael Goodson has organized single-artist shows by Diana Al-Hadid, Charles Atlas, Leonardo Drew, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Donald Moffett, Carrie Moyer, Roxy Paine, Yinka Shonibare, Robert Smithson, and Fred Tomaselli, among many others. His group shows during this time include Inherent Structure, Gray Matters, My Crippled Friend, Sitter, and WALL. Between 2002 and 2011, Goodson taught sculpture, performance, and installation art at Hunter College, New York. He has also taught studio classes and art history at Wittenberg University, Wright State University, and the University of Dayton. He holds an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Image: LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze, installation view at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, photo: Useful Art Services.

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