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Howard Scott Gallery

Expedition to Earth
Barry GOLDBERG   
October 3 - Oct 28, 2006
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Howard Scott Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on 3 October of its third


one-person exhibition of the work of Barry Goldberg.



In her review for Art in America (Jan 2005) of two solo shows by Mr Goldberg, the critic, Miriam Seidel notes the artist's "having moved past the romance phase" with the ages-old medium of encaustic and reduced the expressive effects of this alluring material "to the subtlest possible level". The keeping in balance of the seductiveness of his chosen working materials and the level of clarity achieved in revealing his painting process has long been an important concern of Mr Goldberg.



In studio notes (which constitute a sort of work-in-progress creed of both beliefs and intentions as an artist), he stated the absolute necessity for him of eliminating any extraneous element from his work as a manifestation of "learning to see as though I had come here on an expedition to Earth". He also stresses in these notes his desire to create a sensuous entity - a "painting in which the image luxuriates on the field".



The oft-discussed painter's concern with the relationship of image and field (more commonly expressed as 'figure and ground') could be considered the principal 'subject matter' of his paintings. As the hovering geometric shapes on a field which once characterized many of his works have gradually given way to carefully articulated framing shapes, the ambiguity - and pictorial tension - created by slowing down the reading of which element is the image and which the ground has become the distinguishing aspect of his work of the past three years - that and his highly individual approach to color.



The forthcoming exhibition will be composed of both paintings executed in encaustic and oil on linen and works of intimate scale in watercolor on paper. Mr Goldberg is a native of Wisconsin and a resident since 1972 of Philadelphia. His previous one-person exhibitions include one in 1999-2000 at Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.



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