Check Out These Works by the Art Stars of Good Naked Gallery, Available Through Artnet’s Buy Now Platform
Good Naked hosts programming based on the principles of levity, sincerity, and play.
In August 2019, Jaqueline Cedar found herself with an empty bedroom and a curatorial itch.
When Cedar’s roommate moved out of their home in Ditmas Park, the artist, curator, and educator decided to take a risk, creating a home gallery in the empty bedroom. Before she knew it, Cedar was hosting monthly exhibitions with art in the bedroom, zines and editions in the kitchen, and a steady rotation of murals in the hall.
Thus, Good Naked was born.
The gallery—named for the Seinfeld episode in which Jerry’s girlfriend attempts to open a pickle jar and fix a bike in the nude—is organized on the principles of levity, sincerity, intimacy, tactility, humor, movement, and play. While the pandemic put a halt on the in-house gallery (much to the joy of Cedar’s neighbors, she joked), Good Naked has continued to grow, bringing greater visibility to their roster of artists. “Gumball Impressionism,” a group show of gallery artists, is on view at Shelter Gallery through April 16, and Good Naked will have a booth at NADA New York in May.
Artnet is proud to partner with Good Naked Gallery for our upcoming Buy Now sale, with works by Barry Hazard, Rachel Jackson, Sarah Alice Moran, and Rachel Schmidhofer available for immediate purchase from March 29 through April 5.
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Mountains, forests, deserts, sunsets, and ocean waves jump from the surfaces of Barry Hazard’s sculpted landscapes, creating a tactile and oftentimes humorous viewing experience. Hazard recognizes a common and collective love for wide-open landscapes and archetypes of natural beauty, and his three-dimensional paintings pull viewers directly into these scenes of suspended reality, ripe for reflection, contemplation, and appreciation.
Hazard also sees ecological conflicts in his landscapes, as with the implied tension of a monumental wave in Incoming (2021). “The process of creating my pictures is about the mitigation of these conflicted subjects, real or contrived, while trying to reimagine beauty,” he said.
Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Jackson works in drawing, painting, and sculpture. A pantomime horse plays a prominent role in her work as a means to explore themes of anxiety, power, dysfunction, and absurdity.
The surreal horse navigates preposterous scenes, often stretching, compacting, and shape-shifting in ways that evoke both laughter and concern. Buy Now: Good Naked features two drawings of Jackson’s pantomime horse, and a surreal, papier mache sculpture, Trophy Fish (2021).
Sarah Alice Moran
Sarah Alice Moran’s works are described as “magic paintings.” She uses a soaking technique with her pigments on unprimed canvas to an ethereal effect. Moran’s compositions are full of contradictions: she finds darkness in rainbows, comfort in ghosts, and humor in the macabre.
Drawing inspiration from everything from Balthus to Scooby-Doo to ancient witches, Moran’s works aim to redefine power and strength through moments of contemplation, communication, and intuition. In April 2022, Moran will have a solo exhibition at Smoke the Moon Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Rachel Schmidhofer’s puzzle collages were born from a passion project of collecting and cataloging vintage puzzles by die-cut. Her unexpected compositions are created by stacking two puzzles with identical die-cuts, and slowly peeling back sections of the top puzzle, until the two images morph into an illusionistic collage.
The remaining pieces form a second puzzle, called the B-Side. Forest Fires (2015) displays a fairytale scene, with lit candles littering the landscape. The juxtaposition of the two landscapes creates a sense of tension and belonging, all at once.
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