Francie Bishop Good: COMUS Series

Francie Bishop Good, Comus Series #354, 2015, archival pigment print on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Sun, 04/30/2017 - Sun, 06/11/2017
Trexler Hall

Francie Bishop Good uses photographs from her 1967 and her mother’s 1942 Allentown High School Comus yearbooks as a departure point for imagination. She alters these images through digital manipulation, painting, drawing, and collage, creating interventions that explore the passage of time and the yearbook’s iconic status in American culture.

Almost all of the digital collage elements that the artist adds to the portraits come from her own art, including her photography as well as digital photos of drawings, paintings, and ceramics from throughout her career. She draws on these varied materials and her childhood memories of Allentown, marking each vintage portrait so that it reflects the passage of time. Her artistic interventions illuminate connections between present and past, personal artifact and historical event.

COMUS Series is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Century Fund, the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, the Rider-Pool Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of the Museum.