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Chez Lui

Mike Goodlett

December 5 -January 31, 2021

Mike Goodlett’s (b. 1958) oeuvre rests inside a seemingly ordinary farmhouse, which acts both as studio and site in his ongoing installation. This humble venue houses totems of unknown entities and objects of hidden desire.  Swollen bodies, abstracted objects, and winding architectures are composed from plaster, concrete, enamel, and spray paint. Goodlett’s world is playful yet elegant, populated yet lonely, yielding restrained imagery that blurs the line between eroticism and whimsy.

Mike Goodlett was born in 1958 in Lexington, KY. He earned a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1983. Solo exhibitions include The Language of Flowers at Reyes | Finn (Detroit, MI) and Chez Lui at MARCH (Kentucky) in 2021, Mike Goodlett: Almost Folly at Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN) and the Atlanta Biennial (Atlanta, GA) in 2019, Human Behavior at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI) 2016, HOMEBODY atChristian Berst Art Brut (New York, NY) in 2015, and Dress Socks and Other Diversions atInstitute 193 (Lexington, KY) in 2011.

Goodlett has been included in exhibitions at the University of Kentucky Art Museum (Lexington, KY), SHRINE (New York, NY), The Elaine de Kooning House (East Hampton, NY), Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre (Atlanta, GA),  Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta, GA), and KMAC Museum (Louisville, KY). He has been represented by MARCH since 2020.

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BURNAWAY
January 11, 2021
Mike Goodlett: Chez Lui
By Daniel Fuller

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Under Main
2020
Who Goes There? “Body Language: Hunter Stamps and Mike Goodlett”
By Keith Banner

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Ruckus
2020
Body Language: Hunter Stamps and Mike Goodlett
By Kevin Warth

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BURNAWAY
July 30, 2019
Prisoner of Love: Mike Goodlett in Kentucky
By Paul Michael Brown

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Under Main
2019
Ghosts and the Clothes They Wear: Mike Goodlett’s Life with Art
By Keith Banner

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Art Viewer
August 13, 2019
Doldrums at Mrs.

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Hyperallergic
October 12, 2018
Elaine de Kooning’s Old House Is Art’s New Home
By Edward M. Gómez

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Under Main
2018
Kentucky Artists at the Elaine de Kooning House
By Chris Byrne

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Art F City
October 2, 2015
The Benefits of Isolation: Mike Goodlett at Christian Berst Art Brut
By Paul Michael Brown

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BOMB
December 15, 2015
Mike Goodlett
By Ben Durham

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North of Center
November 9, 2011
Mike Goodlett’s Biomorphic World
By Ben Durham

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