The exhibition about documenting towns of the Dordogne Area of South West France by Keith Godard showing original paintings, drawings, research notes and prints at the Department of Archives Gallery in Périgueux, France from 3 Feb – 14 Mar.
They are 21st century interpretations along with texts in French and English. The drawings are influenced by Michel-Etienne Turgot, the eighteenth century cartographer.
Local French TV coverage and interview with Keith is available here (Watch the 2/4/14 podcast starting at 5:25:00)
Villefranche, Belvès, Baynac, Castelnaud and Domme are villages of the Perigord Noir region in southwest France. Each town map was thoroughly researched for accuracy and detailed by the artist/designer, Keith Godard who walked every street to document the shape of the windows and the color of the buildings. The drawings are then water-colored and scanned reducing them for lithographic offset printing. The drawings and the original paintings illustrating the process of making the plans have been exhibited in the la Musèe des Bastides in Monpazier and the Musèes des Belvès titled ”Le Perigord et New York en Images”.
Exhibition ‘Unfolding Keith Godard’ was held at the Four Zero Art Space in Hangzhou, China. It covered work from the late sixties through to the twenty first century. The title is in reference to the unprecedented use of paper folding shown in a series of posters and inventiveness displayed in visual information design by using various materials in exhibitions, wayfinding and publications. The exhibition was arranged and curated by the renowned Chinese designer, Jianping He, who has studios in Berlin and Hangzhou.
Make Your Own museum was conceived and designed for the J.Paul Getty Museum in Malibu. This kit comes with an instruction book and display parts representing: paintings, photographs, sculpture and furniture that is in the Getty Museum’s collection. The kit allows the user to “curate” exhibitionsby displaying objects of their choice in three-dimensional cardboard galleries. It teaches children what museums are all about, how artworks are collected and presented in galleries. It also shows behind-the-scenes aspects of a museum and allows children to share and swap art pieces.
Memories of 23rd St. is a mural in the R and N station on 23rd St. and Broadway. Keith Godard won the competition to design the mural with his unique idea of remembering the past denizens of the famous Chelsea district in New York City — through their hats.