A solo exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures by renowned contemporary artist Carol Brown Goldberg opens at Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery on Tuesday, September 20 and continues through Saturday, December 10, 2011.
Many of the 25 paintings by the Bethesda, Maryland-based artist on display delve into the relationship between art and science. Rows of small circles and the use of pulverized glass suspended in pigment to create a shimmering effect are recurring motifs in Goldberg’s paintings. Dark central portions draw viewers into a seemingly endless abyss.
“In her career, Goldberg has gone from figurative to very abstract paintings. These paintings have a very spiritual quality,” says Teresa Rodriguez, director of the Montclair State University Art Galleries and the George Segal Gallery.
Although Goldberg is best known for her paintings, the exhibition also features 23 of her sculptures. The figurative-style bronze sculptures were assembled from ordinary household objects, such as strainers, brushes and weighing scales.
The exhibition curator is Donald Kuspit, distinguished professor emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and senior critic at the New York Academy of Art.
Kuspit will moderate a panel discussion at the Carol Brown Goldberg symposium to be held in University Hall at the Phyllis and Gerald Leboff Lecture Hall on Saturday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration fee of $25 includes catalog and refreshments; free for students with valid ID.
Speakers include Don Kimes of American University, Lenore Miller of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University, and Glenn Harper of Sculpture Magazine and International Sculpture Center.
Register by Tuesday, September 20 with the Education Coordinator (973) 655-6941 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the same University Hall location following the symposium from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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