The decisive nature of Gooding’s approach dictates exquisite compositions of lines spanning screen prints, graphite drawings, Perspex, copper and aluminium. His screen prints are each unique, made by repeating a series of identical parallel lines in a rotational superimposition. Built up layer upon layer, these images are formed with highly transparent ink. Each movement pivots around a specific point that changes for each work. Similarly, Gooding’s Perspex works combine multiple layers of repeated linear movements, each successive layer twisting and spinning relative to those preceding it. The shift that the lines produce, occur in a recessive depth that further pushes a drawn action into a sculptural domain.
For the metal works, the lines are hand scored with a needle one at a time and this is repeated for as many times as is required in order to fill the surface. This creates compositional structures that react to the movements of a viewer.
This is the first time Gooding will exhibit his Perspex and metallic “scorings” with printed works in one scenario. This solo show is the second in a series of exhibitions curated by Director Ingrid Z to celebrate The Residence Gallery’s 10th year anniversary.