Weekend Showcase: Stacia Goodman Exhibit at Robbin Gallery
Stacia Goodman creates custom mosaic art using a variety of mediums including colorful glass, tile and mixed media. She specializes in large scale public art around the country that can be found in places like hospitals, retail buildings and corporate headquarters. You can see two of her large-scale murals at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The Minneapolis-based artist is used to working on a big scale. But at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, you can see some of her smaller scale works.
“Work that I’m showing here at Robbin Gallery is my own personal body of work that’s not connected to any of the large public art that I do,” said Goodman.
Think of it as her art pieces done in her spare time.
“I’m really drawn to old wooden objects. I like toys, old wooden building blocks. Oftentimes you see a splash of color in there. I’m taking some old children’s building blocks. They are just very basic primary colors. I’m cutting them up into different shapes and forms and then sticking them into my work,” said Goodman.
Stacia Goodman’s Source of Inspiration
The materials in these pieces come from many different sources: dumpsters, construction sites, or simply found objects. Goodman repurposes and recycles the materials she finds into art.
“Each of them tells a very unique interesting story which I’ve tried to put on the labels. They tell of where the materials are culled from,” said Goodman.
Entirely a self taught, Goodman has no formal training. She hopes when others see her work it will awaken their creativity.
“I hope people feel inspired to maybe try some of this themselves. I’m always encouraging people do something. Send me a photo. Show me what you’re doing. Lets have a conversation about it,” she said.
Stacia Goodman’s exhibit titled “When We Could Touch” will be up at the Robbin Gallery through Oct. 24.
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