Mike Goodlett: Desire Itself

Institute 193

Saturday, August 28th
10:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday, September 25th
3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Please join us this evening, August 28 from 6 - 8 PM, for an opening reception to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the late Mike Goodlett with the exhibition Desire Itselfcurrently on view at Institute 193 through September 25. 


Desires are fleeting. Once we satisfy them, they escape us. This cycle inspires a long-debated question: what’s more fulfilling—the having, or the yearning? For Mike Goodlett, longing was a source of creation. He luxuriated in this place of tension, the moments when we risk being consumed by our impulses, when the mind hungrily explores what reality has yet to embody. It was a central theme that resonated within much of his work.