C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Entanglement, a solo exhibition of paintings by Carol Brown Goldberg. Drawing the line between meditation and madness, Goldberg’s dense organic landscapes allow us to peer into an idyllic world of intricate patterns and mesmerizing foliage. In search of a new understanding of the force of nature, these animate worlds showcase fantasy and reality perpetually intertwined.
Through the act of painting, Carol Brown Goldberg investigates the worlds of biology, botany, and geology. Her work in this series focuses on the microcosm and a creative interpretation of advanced science as it bleeds into a visual language. At a small scale, Goldberg’s works on paper offer an introduction to the artist’s complex consciousness, while her massive paintings immerse the viewer in an entire spectacle of color and motif.
Entanglement draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including the flat space of Islamic Art, the ornamentation of Aegean artifacts, the rich density of the Chinese Landscape painting within the Northern Song Dynasty, the organic forms of Egyptian linens, and the scientific mysticism of the Hudson River School artists. The exhibition also features Goldberg’s most recent series, “On the Other Hand.” Made with the artist’s non-dominant hand, these works are a testament to the fundamentals of art marking, freeing up the artist’s will and turning to creativity for growth and perspective.
Carol Brown Goldberg has an extensive exhibition record both nationally and abroad including the Katzen Arts Center at American University (Washington, DC), Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), Conarte Museum (Monterrey, Mexico), Chautauqua Institute (Chautauqua, NY), and others. Her work is represented in many important museum collections, including South Dakota Art Museum (Brookings, SD), Vero Beach Museum of Art (Vero Beach, FL), Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), the Kreeger Museum (Washington, DC), New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA), Gabarrón Foundation Museum (Valladolid, Spain), National Museum for Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), Deland Museum of Art (Deland, FL), and the New England Contemporary Art Museum (Brooklyn, CT), among others. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2020 Distinguished Terrapin Award from the University of Maryland (College Park, PA), 2019 Daryl Reich Rubenstein Award from the Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC), 2018 Year of the Woman Gala Honoree from Moment Magazine (Washington, DC) and 2010 Individual Artist Award from Maryland State Arts Council (Baltimore, MD).
Carol Brown Goldberg: Entanglement will be on view from November 19, 2020 through January 23, 2021. An ALL DAY opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 21st, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, in order to keep capacity low in the gallery throughout the day.
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