Friday, February 27, 2009

Fast Food, Drive-Ins, Cafes.

Ralph Goings, Donuts and Coffee, 2002

"He has drawn our attention to the ordinary everyday experience of American life... showing that there is beauty in the mundane."

McDonald's Pickup 1970

Double Ketchup 1996-1997

Diner, 1982

Safeway Interior, 1974

"My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted.
Form, color and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter."
-Ralph Goings, 1978

Chevrolet Tailgate, 1983

Coffee Machine, 1991

Cream Pie, 1979

Free Chips, 2004

I would say his work is definitely more focused on iconic images of America, rather than a true sample of American life, but I love it nonetheless. Moreover, as a student abroad, looking at these images comforts me and makes me feel a little at home in an odd way.

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