March 27th to April 20th, 2014.
Thursday - Sunday,
12:30 to 5:30pm
Variation is a concept that is meaningful for me on several levels. The fact that I work in glass, printmaking and collage is itself an important variation, and it is compelling for me to explore the reinterpretation of ideas in each of these different materials.
Being comfortable working with the human figure as well as with total abstraction is another kind of variation. I love to merge the ideas together, so I have done several two plate etchings that layer an abstract image with a male figure study. I have also chosen to exhibit some of the figures both with and without the abstract layers, creating a dialogue between the two versions. The total abstraction seen in four fused glass panels informs the use of abstract elements throughout the exhibit.
A third aspect of variation explores the recombination of figure studies. This is expressed in a group of five prints where one character is seen repeatedly, but each time layered with a different companion character.
Another theme I have explored in this show involves the use of collage. Paper collages are displayed alongside photo-etching variants of the same compositions. The photo etchings themselves are presented in more than one manner.
Photography is the foundation for all of the figurative drawings in the show. Beefcake and Muscle magazines from the 1950s and 60s provided an invaluable resource and inspiration.
Mr. Goldberg's work has recently appeared at The New York Society of Etchers annual show, and he has received an award for his fused glass work from the Mamaroneck Artist's Guild.
He exhibits regularly at THE UPSTREAM GALLERY in Dobbs Ferry. Recent exhibits include SACRED GALLERY NYC and at THE WESTCHESTER GALLERY in White Plains.