This is a very structured piece featuring rectangles - plus ovals pressed into a rectangular shape. The details are drawn in ink. The green shape is an unexpected element that breaks into the formal composition. I do a lot of looking and letting the work tell me what it needs. I feel that the piece is simultaneously very quiet and still, yet playful.  

This piece is on a composite board with cradled edges. It comes ready to hang.  

- Nancy Goodman Lawrence

Composition with Green #2

Acrylic painting on composite board

Signed on back

20" h x 16" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Goodman Lawrence
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Nancy Goodman

Nancy Goodman Lawrence’s modern compositions appear bold and prominent on the surface, but delicate and sophisticated in their perfect sense of balance. The flatness of the work, and the off center compositions seem indicative of a Japanese influence. The work projects a lively sense of order, or an organized randomness, like a Japanese Zen garden. The work also has a strong graphic mid-century feel, with a playful personality. The anthropomorphic shapes interact with one another like the interplay of people on the street, or the pieces of a board game. As is evident from the balanced compositions, and controlled color palette, Nancy spends a lot of time looking and contemplating her next step. As she puts it, “the looking is as important as the doing.”