Hiram College

“Rhapsody in Blue and Gray,” an exhibition of Dale Goode’s (Class of ’72) improvisations in printmaking, runs February 2-March 2 at the Hiram College Gelbke Fine Arts Center, 12000 Winrock Road in Hiram. The exhibition opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception on February 2.  Goode will talk about his work at 6 p.m.

While Goode works primarily in photography, mixed media collage, and sculpture, “all share his reflexive, improvisational approach, which ultimately directed him to printmaking,” says Liz Maugans, director of Zygote Press in Cleveland, where Goode did some of his printmaking work.

Goode works with a cool palette of indigos and purples. The strong, defining graphic blacks he rolls and lays over an array of textural elements deliver complex and curious surfaces, Maugans describes.

“He works with ghost prints, which is the second pass through the press that gives a lighter impression and all of this creates a visual melody for him and his outcomes,” Maugans says.

Goode was selected as one of six local artists participating in the FRONT International Cleveland Triennnial art exhibition scheduled for this summer.

Exhibition viewers can expect surprises in Goode’s every print, adds Maugans.

“His ever-lifting spirit comes out in these prints. They are noisy, gregarious, and enjoyable to look at. Dale is very much like his work,” she says.