Yes Gallery is proud to present “Paint and Pixels”, an exhibition featuring works by Colin Goldberg, curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky. Please join us for a reception on Saturday December 17th 2011 from 5-10pm.
Colin Goldberg’s work deals primarily with the intersection of abstraction, the unconscious gesture, and computer technology. Goldberg’s superimposition of computer-assisted strokes with traditionally painted surfaces produces a unique multidimensional effect. When viewing this work, one is given the feeling of moving through time into a new age where paint and pixels merge to form a new visual language.
Over the past 20 years, Goldberg’s works have been exhibited across the United States, including shows at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, New York, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York, and the Boston CyberArts Festival. While living in Manhattan, the artist was commissioned by the Earth Day Network to create digital artworks which were projected 200 feet tall onto the Empire State Building during the Earth Day festival. Dreaming Brain, an interactive artwork Goldberg created in collaboration with artist Steve Miller, was exhibited at Manhattan’s Equitable Gallery in an exhibition entitled Dreams 1900-2000. It was the sole interactive piece in the exhibition, which included works by Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, Rene Magritte, and Jasper Johns.
One of Goldberg’s canvasses now resides in the permanent collection of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs, New York, the former home and studio of painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House writes, “Like Goldberg’s, Pollock’s path to an individual creative language involved a synthesis of past and present, taking from each what was appropriate for his purposes…The challenge that Goldberg set for himself has led him to create a hybrid of handmade and electronically generated elements — the language in which his statements are written.” Goldberg currently lives and works in Orient, New York.