Art in the Lobby-Family Matters: Drawings by Tucker Goodman at Taproot Theatre

The Faith of a Child that the World was Good and Right and True

Family Matters: Drawings by Tucker Goodman, the art exhibition at Taproot Theatre shares the theme of “family” with the Christmas show, Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley. The trilogy Christmas at Pemberly is all about how the Bennets and the Darcys blend their families into one clan, while Family Matters was inspired by a collection of old and new family photos, which inspired Goodman to transpose these photographic images into less realistic but more expressive black and white drawings.

Using graphite on paper with specialized erasers for the shading, the drawings are dexterously drawn, incredibly beautiful, while evoking all the innocent activities and emotions of childhood.

The author chose to draw these pictures, when, in 2017, he was living in a 400 sq. ft. studio, as a grad student in Texas, in the middle of the storm and stress of the early Trump years and the Tsunami of Covid, having left the green and pleasant Pacific NW for the first time.

Goodman Tucker is a visual artist as well as a scenic and lighting designer, who holds a BA in theatre from Seattle Pacific University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches at SPU. To view his work online, go to https://www.tuckergoodman.com/studio or visit Taproot Theatre.

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