Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 5:00—7:00 PM
Artist Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 30, 2:00-3:30 PM
David Richard Gallery is pleased to present Color In Space, the gallery’s first solo exhibition for Washington D.C.-based artist, Carol Brown Goldberg.
These recent paintings are astral-like, conflating lyrical abstraction with Op Art and hard-edged painting to create portals with a view of some great abyss or boundless space beyond. There is neither a predetermined horizontal nor vertical configuration to her paintings as they are “pure abstractions” according to Donald Kuspit in a recent essay he wrote discussing her artwork. Thus, they can be viewed in any orientation. Influenced by her teachers, mentors and peers of the Washington Color School, her paintings are necessarily about color and the manipulation of paint to create translucent veils and opaque structures that provide definition to the portals and allow a view on to something speeding away or towards us — perhaps a mass being pulled by a vacuum in space or a cosmic explosion with debris hurling toward us. Goldberg maintains a tension in these paintings between their vibrant, energetic and colorful presence and the void and emptiness from floating objects and no recognizable forms that makes them seem mystical and transcendent. The titles are personal to Goldberg and somewhat evocative, but ultimately, the viewer must craft a narrative from their own experience to complete the work for themselves.
Also on view will be a small selection of Goldberg's multi-disc sculptures that interact with the paintings and her award winning short film, The Color of Time.
Goldberg has shown in the U.S. and internationally in over 100 solo and group exhibitions, including traveling exhibits throughout Spain and Mexico and her work has been included in various publications. Her work is included in many museums and private collections, including New Orleans Museum of Art and National Museum for Women in the Arts, as well as permanent outdoor sculpture installations at The Kreeger Museum, The Katzen Arts Center at American University, and George Washington University. In 2012 she produced the award winning film, The Color of Time, which debuted at The Katzen Arts Center at American University. She has recently been awarded third prize for a sculpture installation scheduled for the Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain.
David Richard Gallery is located in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District and specializes in post-war abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric and hard-edge painting, Op, Pop, Minimalism, Feminism and conceptualism in a variety of media. Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts.