Standing Dogs, 2008, pencil and watercolour on paper, 42x30cm.
Mermaids, 2009, pencil and watercolour on paper, 84x59cm.
Private Collection courtesy Pippy Houldsworth, London.
Rachel Goodyear's drawings present captured moments, her characters reside within an existence where social etiquette no longer, or maybe never, applied. Many of her characters are seemingly devoid of emotion or stare blankly in resignation. Groups of her drawings suggest connections and these constructed coincidences are delicate in their nature and unsettling in their content.
Exhibitions include The converging ends were misaligned (solo exhibition), Houldsworth Gallery, London; They never run, only call (solo exhibition), The International 3, Manchester; Unheimlich, The Nunnery, London; The Intertwining Line, The Cornerhouse, Manchester; The Drawing Room, Tate Liverpool.