CABALLEROS + BANDIDOS
Laura Goodson was raised in South West Texas not far from the Mexico border. Yes she knows some spanish "dos cervesas, dos tacos, dos senoritas, por favor" and now hangs her hat between the mountains of Colorado and Houston, Tejas.
Her Grandpa Pete taught her how to draw a cowboy hat at an early age and these days you won't catch her without one. Her art hasn't strayed much either.
Laura Goodson’s work is a modern representation of western figures of the past and occasionally their unforgiving landscapes. Her work is dominated by bold hat wearing cowboys; she brings to life the cowboys, caballeros, bandits and outlaws.
She lets the depth of her characters and their journey come through bold lines and hard shadowing to emphasize physical pain and grit that is only a portal to emotional discourse and hardship.
She herself a gender outlaw only paints masculine figures riddled with humility sadness, guilt, misdirection and heartbreak; 2 dimensionally delivering layers of loss and the power of resilience.
Laura’s work is monochrome; she allows the lack of color to represent a distinct line between good and evil and how without changing a palette a piece could be good or evil, without changing a soul a person can display good or evil or a bit of both but never at the same time.
Laura has been featured in Jack Rabbit Gallery, Mexico City, Will Leather Goods, Arka Art Gallery, and supports violently through her charitable giving of her work: several community-focused non-profits.
ride with us
we dont even know where we are going #fuckit