The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy, a multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists, successfully pivoted to a virtual format due to Covid-19 and is now set to welcome its second virtual artist-in-residence, Kevin Goodrich, beginning July 2.
An interdisciplinary artist that works primarily in 2D mediums, Goodrich hails from Seattle, Washington where he will stay while participating in his virtual artist-in-residency with Rogers Art Loft in Las Vegas. His residency kicks off with a virtual artist talk on July 3rd at 7 pm and will include other participatory elements including virtual studio tour and final digital exhibition.
“We are delighted to welcome Kevin Goodrich as our second virtual artist-in-residence, and he is excited about the opportunity to share his creativity and artistic passion with the Las Vegas community,” said Residency Director Ryan Reid. “The myriad of challenges that the world is currently facing truly underscores and reaffirms the importance of supporting artist’s work during this unparalleled time.”
Kevin Goodrich is an interdisciplinary artist working in printmaking, sculpture, and painting. During his Rogers Art Loft virtual residency, he will be working on a new body of collage works and will be collaborating with a Las Vegas based print shop on screen prints.
His residency begins with a free, public virtual artist talk over Zoom on Friday, July 3 at 7:00 pm PT. He will have a virtual studio visit on Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. and a culminating digital exhibition on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. For more information or to register for events, please visit Rogers Art Loft website at www.rogersartloft.com.
Goodrich is fascinated by the abundance and repetition in a society saturated with imagery, at the speed of which it is consumed, and the impact mass-production and dissemination still holds on how we understand the value of any given object.
He received his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where he taught until 2017. He is currently the Art Department Chair at Cornish College of the Arts.
He lives and works in Seattle.The first artist-in-residence to pivot to the virtual format was British contemporary artist Gemma Marmalade. Following Goodrich will be artist Daniel Melo from California in September.
The brainchild of local philanthropist and patron of the arts Beverly Rogers, the Rogers Art Loft is made possible by The Rogers Foundation, dedicated to transforming lives through arts and education in Southern Nevada.
Since launching with its inaugural roster of artists in June 2019, The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy, has successfully welcomed a number of artists from a variety of disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, video art, fiber arts, and collage, to share their creative insight and practice with the Las Vegas community.