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Rolf BEHM
Francisco CASTRO LEŃERO
David GOERK
Barry GOLDBERG
Vincent HAMEL
Ron JANOWICH
Woong KIM
Rick KLAUBER
Ron KLEIN
Perla KRAUZE
Toon KUIJPERS
Atta KWAMI
Donald McLAUGHLIN
Hiroyuki OKUMURA
Charles Thomas O'NEIL
Gabriel PHIPPS
Florence PIERCE
Henri PLAAT
Steve RIEDELL
Robin ROSE
Rebecca SALTER
Werner SCHMIDT
Fred STONEHOUSE
Robert THIELE
Carlos TORRES
Hasmig VARTANIAN
William WILLIS
Yuriko YAMAGUCHI
Sati ZECH
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Barry GOLDBERG   
Recent paintings and works on paper
April 1 - Apr 24, 2004
Howard Scott Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on Thursday, April first, of the Philadelphia-based painter, Barry Goldberg’s  second solo exhibition with the gallery.  

The forthcoming exhibition will include works made during the past year  which are part of  two concurrent and intertwining investigations which have occupied the artist for several years.  The larger works are executed in encaustic and oil paint on stretched linen, and they cover a range in scale including vertical panels which echo the size and proportions of a doorway.  When these works are installed so that they are lifted just above the floor plane,  the viewer has a strong sense of bodily connection and the feeling that he or she is intimately involved  both in the geometric division of the rectilinear surface of the painting and in the dialogue between the component hues.  One of Goldberg’s principal concerns is the classic painting issue of figure and ground.  In his very sophisticated approach to this much discussed issue,  the artist works an unexpected reversal of the two elements, and in the viewer’s coming to terms with how this is accomplished,  he is drawn in closer to the work to understand the sequence in which the component shapes were set down.  

The smaller works are those executed in watercolor on paper, and they have a very specific size  -   11  by  8 ˝ inches  ( 27.9  x  21.5 cm ).    These little works have an engaging freshness. The artist is so direct in his execution within this most immediate of liquid mediums  that the viewer can envision the process of the work’s making  -  which may be one of the most compelling means of engaging the viewer’s attention and interest.

In his perceptive essay which accompanied Goldberg’s  solo exhibition at his alma mater,  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1999-2000),  the curator Jonathan Binstock wrote that “there is nothing extraneous in a Goldberg….each element is essential  to the aesthetic  and contributes to our singular engagement with everything the artist makes”.
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