Lisa and Tom Goodrich: #ibelieveinMOCA because it challenges the status quo

Lisa and Tom Goodrich are active members of the community and enthusiastic Avant Garde members of MOCA Jacksonville. They live in Atlantic Beach, but they don't let a trek over the Intracoastal Waterway keep them from coming downtown for exhibitions, events, Downtown Art Walk, or a bite at NOLA MOCA. Learn more on the MOCA Blog.

© JENNY MORGAN, Brand New, 2014. Oil on canvas. 32 x 28 inches. MOCA Jacksonville, courtesy of the artist and Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York City, New York. Portrait image courtesy of Jensen Hande Studios. Photo Illustration by Nolan Downs.

Artists

Artist Profile Jenny Morgan

Jenny Morgan

Although classically trained as a figure painter, Jenny Morgan is breaking with the labor-intensive preciousness associated with the realist approach. Technically intricate with a haunting quality, Morgan's paintings experiment with psychological visual realism, obscuring the physical to expose the spiritual. She obfuscates the portraits' meticulous details by annihilating their likeness, stripping away layers like physical and spiritual wounds, while retaining a striking intimacy. Like an archeologist, she digs to discover the subject's identity.

Image courtesy of Thomas Hager.