Purple, 1961-62, Oil on canvas, with painted milk bottle, 67 3/4 x 66 1/8 x 11 3/4 [Collection of MoCA]

Purple, 1961-62, Oil on canvas, with painted milk bottle, 67 3/4 x 66 1/8 x 11 3/4 [Collection of MoCA]

The Underground Museum, Artists of Color

Through February 4, 2018

Artists of Color is The Underground Museum’s third exhibition curated by our co-founder Noah Davis. It presents color-driven work in the form of monochrome, hard-edge and color field painting, sculpture and immersive installations.  The show includes works by artists Joe Goode, Josef Albers, Michael Asher, Dan Flavin, Carmen Herrera, Jennie C. Jones, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Diana Thater, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lita Albuquerque and more. 

Color is a building block of artistic practice and our own aesthetic experiences. Artists of all mediums use color to express shapes, light, mood and emotion. Think about the specific shades that represent serenity, nobility, energy, or purity. Color is also used by people and political movements to define culture and countries. It can make visible the often unseen connection between our bodies and the cosmos.

Our hope is that through this show you develop your own relationship to color. That together we expand the dialogue around color theory. That you take new notice of how colors interact with each other, both on the canvas and in life.   [press]

Essays by Kristine McKenna with Joe Goode

Essays by Kristine McKenna with Joe Goode

JOE GOODE: PAINTINGS 1960 - 2016 [Catalog]

Essays by Kristine McKenna and Joe Goode


A fully illustrated catalogue covering 25 different series of works, including texts from Joe Goode, Kristine McKenna, a foreword by Ed Ruscha and an afterword by Michael Kohn will be released on the occasion of this exhibition. The catalogue focuses on Goode’s journey to Los Angeles, the rise of his career, his influences, the evolution of the art world around him and important series of works from over the last six decades. This extensive survey of Joe Goode’s career will be available at Kohn Gallery.

“I don’t feel like my work changes, and in a way I’ve been making the same painting for 50 years,” Goode admits in the catalogue essay. “Every new series presents a new set of problems, and that’s part of what keeps me working."

Joe Goode: Paintings 1961 - 2016