In the same year his work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Phillip Hefferton, Robert Dowd, Edward Ruscha and Wayne Thiebaud in the historically important and ground-breaking New Painting of Common Objects at the Pasadena Art Museum. This historical exhibition is considered one of the first ‘Pop Art’ exhibitions in America.
In 2004 Joe Goode began work on a group of paintings that re-examined his past work. Each oil painting featured a photograph affixed to the face, which represented every major series he had produced to date. Goode then used a gas torch to burn holes in the completed piece, which when hung, cast haunting shadows on the wall beneath. After a year’s work, this body had grown to around 40 pieces. These paintings were destroyed in a fire in Goode’s studio in 2005.
From this fire, Goode created three new bodies of work. These series marks important changes in Goode artistic process – using the photograph as a means for making larger paintings, and the last time Goode would use oil paint, and the first time, at age 68, he would use acrylic.
Over the years, Joe Goode has combined various traditional and non-traditional media in the creation of his artwork. He has explored images which project a way of seeing ‘in and out’ and ‘up and down’ as well as things that can be seen through: milk bottles, oceans, waterfalls, clouds and torn skies. While his subject matter has remained relatively consistent over the years, he has revisited each theme using different media, aiding him in finding unique ways in which he continues to work
2006 While Venice Sleeps III ...2006mm 40
2007 J & E Diptych #2
2008 Glass House
2008 Lichen Language
2008 Milk Bottle Behind the Scenes
2008 Stage Fright
2008 Studies from the Past 12
2008 Studies of the Past 9
2008 Studies of the Past 35
2008 Studies of the Past 33
2008 Two Tomato
2009 Featured Milk Bottle 04
2009 Milk Bottle Sculpture 08
2009 Milk Bottle Sculpture 15