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The Goods 2019

December 6, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2019, 6-8 PM

Planthouse is pleased to present works from Beka Goedde, E for Effort, Julia Elsas, and Victory Garden.

About the Artists: 
Beka Goedde (b. 1982, Seattle, WA) is a sculptor and printmaker whose work explores duration, the perception of change, and movement in physical space. Goedde has exhibited work at Inside Out Art Museum (Beijing); Deborah Berke Partners, IPCNY, 80WSE, Recess, Cheim and Read (NYC); SHOW ROOM, Bushwick Cooperative, Sunview Luncheonette, The Gowanus Studio Space, GRIDSPACE, and Saffron (Brooklyn); Habersham Mills (Atlanta, GA); Helen Day Art Center (Stowe, VT); Incident Report (Hudson, NY); in the online journal Triple Canopy; among other venues. She is a graduate of the Bard MFA program in Sculpture, and holds a BA from Columbia University (Barnard College) in Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy. Goedde has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, JTHAR, Millay Colony, and PS122. Goedde is the recipient of a 2015 Community Arts Fund grant from Brooklyn Arts Council. Goedde lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
E for Effort is a collaborative design project between New York-based artists Beka Goedde and Rachel Ostrow. 
Julia Elsas was born in Birmingham, Alabama and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her visual art encompasses printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, installation, and performance. Julia’s line of functional and playful ceramic goods was established in 2016. Each ceramic piece is one-of-a-kind and hand-built in Julia’s Brooklyn, NY studio. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Domino, Into the Gloss, Museum at Eldridge Street, New York Magazine, Remodelista, Sight Unseen and Who What Wear. Julia has been an artist-in-residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice, Italy; Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. She was in the 2018-2019 inaugural cohort of the New Jewish Culture Fellowship and was a 2019 - 2020 Keyholder Resident at the Lower East Side Print Shop. In 2022, Julia was an artist-in-residence at Obracadobra in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Victory Garden Collective (Louise Eastman, Jess Frost, Tara Geer, Katie Michel, Wendy Small, and Janis Stemmermann), formed in 2016 in response to the presidential primaries. Their projects take cues from suffragette movements, with a mission to galvanize women to keep pushing for change.
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