The Greenfield Sacks Gallery in Santa Monica will present “Golden Dreams,” an exhibition of new works by prominent Los Angeles artist Joe Goode, beginning Friday, January 29th through March 6th.

The exhibit will feature seven of Goode’s acrylic paintings using archival digital prints as a ground.

An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. January 29th at the Bergamot Station gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. B6, Santa Monica.

Photography has been an important element in Goode’s work since the 1960s, as first seen in Milk Bottle Painting (1961-62), a gallery spokesperson noted.

After a studio fire in May 2005, his photography became even more important, the gallery spokesperson said. Goode found that his digital camera had survived the fire and he took pictures of the remnants of his studio as the basis of a new body of work, entitled “Ashes.”

In his current work “Golden Dreams,” Goode displays digital photographs of an earlier, romanticized Hollywood. Theatres, museums, restaurants and movie stars appear tattered as seen through his contemporary lens.

The works are created by painting brushstrokes of a milky white substance across his large-scale digital photographs. As this gel dries it becomes partially transparent, and Goode says that he enjoys not knowing precisely what the end results will be.

Goode’s work appears in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery, London, England, and many other institutional collections.

For information and gallery hours, (310) 264-0640, or www.greenfieldsacks.com/.

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