Brenton Good

Brenton Good creates work in conversation with the history of art, drawing inspiration from modern art movements such as Minimalism and Bauhaus inspired formalism. This strict adherence to rules and control is coupled in Good’s work with chance occurrences and controlled accidents. The resulting image has a dual nature that combines a meticulous sense of color theory with the organic nature of cracked sidewalks, coffee stains, and landscape. These two poles are meant to exist in a constant state of conversation, friction, and interaction. Brenton has been working for years in both printmaking and painting. Having spent his childhood in Lancaster, Pa., recently he has begun to investigate the areas of overlap between modernist abstract painting and Mennonite quilt patterns. Good received his MFA in printmaking from the University of Dallas in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he is also the chair of the Department of Visual Arts. He has exhibited artwork internationally, and has his prints and paintings are part of a number of collections, including the University of Alaska, Anchorage; Bilkent University in Turkey, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Good is also a published author; his writing has appeared in publications such as the journal Image, the UTNE Reader, and numerous exhibition catalogues.