The play of light seen behind a transparent surface is a theme that runs through all of my work. My imagery centers around the Hudson Riverscape many different types of repurposed materials not usually associated with art to acheived interesting textures. These materials and layers of paint are embedded in multiple layers of resin, crackle varnish and colored wax. Each layer brings you closer to the past, a sort of archeology of brush strokes. Textures and patinas give a dimension of age and variation to the surface which evoke the past and speak to the present. While these paintings are distinctly Hudson River imagery, the story is a universal one. Life, communities, industry instinctively begin along a waters edge. These images speak to the human interaction with our surroundings and the climatic changes that occur as a result of those actions.
SOUNDINGS: is the newest series of Riverscapes playing with the idea of sonic underwater imaging of topography, trade winds, seasonal flows and benthic mapping of the Hudson River bottom. Think of visualizing the unseen river bottom as a landscape. Most of the titles for these paintings come from the weather and depth measurements journal written by Robert Juet who sailed on the ship The Half Moon in 1609 with Henry Hudson during its historic explorations of Americas First River. This work is in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River in 2009. My hope is that these works will help get the public thinking about the Hudson as something more than just a body of water but as living history and an ecological microcosm proving anti pollution laws do work. The beauty of the river is not just on the surface. There is a whole world to explore beneath the surface too.
influences & favorites
I am equally influenced by the work of Hudson River School of art painter's Thomas Cole and Frederick Church on the one hand and on the other, modern painter's like Mark Rothko and his zen like color fields and Jackson Pollack 's action paintings. Even though my paintings don't look like anything any of these artists paint, they do inspire, infuse and fuel a spirit. I take the love and history for the Hudson region from Cole and Church. The vibration of color on color from Rothko and the planned yet seemingly random action dripping of paint and resin and wax from Pollack.
At the moment, some of my favorite art to study are the new Luminists. Check out Eline and Colin Barkley, a mother and son who paint mostly but not exclusively, the Hudson River Landscape. They equally inspire awe for their work and the natural beauty they depict.
ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY: CARLA GOLDBERG
Originally from Southern California, I moved to the East Coast to pursue my graduate degree in Painting at MICA in Baltimore, Maryland. In my travels with my husband Stephen, we stumbled onto the Hudson Valley region of New York and it was love at first sight. We have lived in this region since 1990. Having always been a non-objective abstract painter, in recent years the Hudson landscape has grabbed my attention. For the better part of four years I have been working with paint embedded in layers of resin, yet still applying that abstract sensibility to these Hudson Riverscapes. While this may be a new subject matter for me, the use of heavily textured surfaces and transparent and solid layering are a continuation of and connection to a past style of work.
2010-Lana Santorelli Gallery, Small Works Show- New York, NY
2009-Karpelles Museum- Newburgh, NY
2009-Istanbul Art Action- Dolmabahce Palace (State Gallery) Istanbul, Turkey
2009-New Century Artists-Climate and Environment, invitational-New York, NY
2009-Woodstock Artists Assoc. & Museum-THE RIVER, Woodstock, NY-(juror Niko Vicario, Curatorial Fellow, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.)
2009-GAGA Arts Center-75th Anniversary Celebration Invitational-Garnerville, NY
2009-Mystic Arts Center-53rd Regional-Mystic, CT (juror Carolina Pedraza, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum)
2009-Park Art Fair- Geneva, Switzerland
2009-BAU60- 5th Anniversary of bau gallery, beacon artists unionBeacon, NY
2009-Windows On Main- Installation-The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
2009-Floor One-“Price Check”-Beacon, NY
2009-Delavan Gallery "Price Check" Syracuse, NY
2009-Ostra Gymnasiet- Mirca Tour For Human Rights- Trangsund, Sweden
2009-Holbæk Art School- Global Village Stories-Holbæk, Denmark.
2009-The Sketchbook Project exhibition tour ArtHouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL, Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) GA
2009-Landfill Art project-reclaiming America- landfillart.org
2009-Mount Beacon Fine Art-“Freedom & Art” Beacon, NY (creative director- Carla Goldberg)
2009-bau/beacon artists union- The Golden Section- Group Show, Beacon, NY
2009-Gallery Tunedal-VIOart-Trangsund, Sweden
2008-The Tabernacle, MOMA, Wales
2008-Galleri Lyktan, Skogas, Stockholm, Sweden
2008-The Banner Project (34 artists who put Beacon, NY on the cultural map)
2008-Morpho Gallery “Emerging Artists” Chicago, IL
2008-University Of Redlands-Centennial Celebration “Welcome Home Alumni Show
2007-Rhonda Schaller Studio “Small Rays of Hope” New York, NY
2007-Artists Space “Night of 1000 Drawings” New York, NY
2007-Grootbos Nature Reserve- Gaansbaai, South Africa.
2007-Art Gotham “Square Foot Show” New York, NY
2007-BAS "Interpreting Beacon" Chthonic Clash” Beacon, NY
2007-Foundry Arts Centre "New Landscapes" St Charles, MO
2007-Northern Natl. Juried Art Competition-Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
2007-MICA “15x15” Baltimore, MD
2007-Howland Cultural Center for the Arts-Women Of The Hudson Valley, Beacon,
2007-Gallery181: “Facets of Transformation” Lawrence, MA
2006-Garrison Art Center “Surf and Turf” Garrison, NY
2006-Meyerhoff Gallery-Baltimore, MD
2009-Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (gallery two) University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus
2009-ZuZu's-“Little Goddesses” series Beacon, NY
2009-bau ”Bodice Of The Goddess-The Secret Life Of The Hudson” Beacon,
2008-Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts-“Soundings” series Valdosta, GA
2008-The Gallery Lounge-“Hudson River Poems” series South Bronx, NY
2008-ZuZu's-“Soundings” series Beacon, NY
2007-Bannerman Island Gallery- “Canacadea” series Beacon, NY
1991-Beagle Gallery- "Kitchen Floor Works" series Peekskill, NY
2010-bau - SOLO Beacon, NY
2010-Gallery G- SOLO Beacon, NY
2010-Stollwerk Building, Cologne, Germany
2010-Bürgerhaus Wetter, Wetter, Germany
2008 Showdown Three- Top 50 artists-Rounds 1,2,4,5&8 Showdown Four –round 3
2008- Saatchi Showdown Two- Top 50 artist-Rounds 11 & 12
2009- www.projekt30.com top 30 artists -January
2008-www.projekt30.com top 30 artists -January, March, May, July, Oct. Nov.
2007-www.projekt30.com top 30 artists -May, June, Sept. Oct. Nov.
2007-Art World Project. Artists support children www.artworldproject.com
2006-Up Stream People Gallery, 4th Annual Color Bold/Subtle “Honorable Mentions”
2008-Large Floor Mural, The Marsh at Many Light Hands- Cold Spring, NY
2007-Painted playground-Haldane Elementary School- Cold Spring, NY
"a community project"
2006-Large scale Seascape Mural, Ocean City, NJ
2005-Two murals, Hudson Landscape & Atlantic Seascape, Chantilly, VA
2005-Hudson Riverscape- Nelsonville, NY
2004-Chinese Landscape- Nelsonville, NY
2003-Landscape In White-Nelsonville, NY
2000-Afrikaanse-Cold Spring, NY
1996-1997-Two Children’s Murals- Cold Spring, NY
1992-Two door Murals, The Storm & The Moon, Garrison, NY
1986-Bekins Hall, University of Redlands
1985-“Sphere’s”University of Redlands, Anderson Hall
1984-Surrealist Mural, University of Redlands, Anderson Hall
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. David J Kraus, Medical offices, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
University of Redlands Administration Lobby
Art Department Chair offices-U of R
Ron Jennings C.P.A. offices, Los Angeles, CA
State Farm Insurance Offices, Palm Springs, CA
Owen Resnick- Raven and Paul, C.P.A. offices, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Herman Kleinbaum, medical offices, Peekskill, NY
Swiss Re (Administrator’s Office) Armonk, NY
PUBLICATIONS and PRESS:
Maple Tree Literary Supplement-Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada- “The Art of Myth-Making” Patrick Iberi in conversation with Carla Goldberg
The Art Guide (monthly review of exhibitions at galleries and Museums)- My work represented the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery for July 2009
Roll Magazine From Beacon To Burma Jan. 2009
In These Times national magazine-Freedom & Art book projects-Nov.2008
Senior Gazette- Sept. 25, 2008
Ode Magazine: Exchange: The voice of art in a battle for freedom - Oct. 2008 Panorama (City) Magazine-Rostov-on-Don, Russia Sept. 2008
SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles Sept.2008
NORDLITERA (an online cultural magazine) Romania-Oct. 2008
Country Living Magazine- Sept.2004 Issue, "Dream It Up"
Country Living Magazine- Nov.2003 Issue "A Character Restoration"
The Post-Standard/Stars- Delavan Gallery, Syracuse, NY “Art Work Gets a 'Price Check” “Beacon-Based Artist Carla Goldberg shows “Going Organic July 05, 2009
BEACON FREE PRESS volume 58#7 Exhibit focuses on horrors in Burma
ROMANIA LIBERA (a major national Romanian newspaper)
MONITORUL DE SUCEAVA Romania-Oct. 2008
CRAI NOU (2 articles) Romania-Sept. and Oct. 2008
Amos News- Romania- OCT. 2008
News Bucovina (2 articles)-Romania- Oct. 2008
Biblioteca Bucovinei "I. G. Sbiera" Romania – Oct. 2008
Poland Media News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News – Oct. 2008
Indianexpress.com “Brush with freedom” Navdeep Sandhu Oct. o2, 2008
DERWESTEN “Kunstaktion hilft Amnesty” Herdeke, Germany Oct.9 2008
HUNGARY-A szabadsagert harcolva- A muveszet hangja Educafe.hu Oct. 2, 2008
PCN&R “The Voice Of Art In A Battle For Freedom” Sept.24
The Chicago Reader- Jan. 10, 2008 spotlight.
The Och Tamale- Winter-2008
The San Bernardino Sun- Alumni show art at U of R, Nov. 29.2007
The Press Enterprise- Art show brings together University of Redlands' past, present. Nov.17, 2007
Redlands Daily Facts- Alumni artists return for big show on campus Nov.6, 2007
Putnam County News & Recorder- Aug.29, 07 Carla Goldberg To Show in NYC
Putnam County News & Recorder- Dec.13, 2006 Artist Carla Goldberg Receives Special Recognition
Poughkeepsie Journal News, Enjoy section - Dec.1, 2006
Redlands Daily Facts- Newspaper article & photo of honors thesis, 1987
RADIO AND TELEVISION:
BBC RADIO FREE ASIA http://www.rfa.org/burmese/audio 2-16-09 7(am)
PLUS Television (10 minutes, news program) Romania
Felixstowe TV - Felixstowe Artist Supports International Freedom-UK
RADIO ROMANIA (Iasi department, a 20 minutes interview)
“Planet Earth Planet Art” presented by Mirca Art Group-Editor- Bruce Rimell
“Artists An International Network” Editor-Claudette McDermott
“FREEDOM & ART" Editor/Designer-"book project by the Mirca Art Group for Amnesty International available for sale on Amnesty USA’s bookstore on line
“BEACON SOUL” Cover Art by Carla Goldberg- BAS coffee table art book sold in the bookstore of Dia: Beacon, Art Museum, Beacon, NY
PHOTOGRAPHERS FORUM- 1994 Annual Best of Photography.
REDLANDS REVIEW: Art and Literary Annual-1984-1985-1986-1987 editions
VISITING ARTIST SERIES:
2008-Haldane Elementary, Hudson River Art and Ecology
2007-Russell Wright Design Center: Manitoga Summer Nature and Design Camp.
CURATED SHOWS -PROJECTS BY CARLA GOLDBERG:
1984-Johnston Student Gallery, U of R "Diptychs" Cardboard Constructions
1985-Johnston Student Gallery, U of R, “Kinetic”
1986-Johnston Student Gallery, U of R, CA "Black and White Show"
1986-Tom and Ann Pepper's Gallery, Non-Traditional Sculpture Show
1987-University of Redlands African Art Collection
2007-Centennial Celebration exhibition: 50 Alumni Artists span 80 years-U of R
2009-FREEDOM & ART EXHIBITION- A large International art exhibition and fundraiser for Amnesty International in support of Aung Sann Suu Kyi. 54 Mirca Group Artists show at Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery, Beacon, NY
PANEL DISCUSSION-FEB. 14, 2009-Beacon To Burma- FREEDOM & ART By Mirca Art Group with 5 International Burmese experts- Nay Tin Myint-former Burmese political prisoner and member of Burma's National League for Democracy. Maura Stephens-Journalist and US Spokesperson for the International Campaign for Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma. Stacie Freudenberg, Photojournalist, contributor to the AP, New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. Jeffrey Karl Hellman, Artist and filmmaker. Hellman is currently producing a feature length documentary about Burma with Changee Chun. Kyi May Kaung-Burmese artist, poet and fulbright fellowship recipient. Kyi May Kaung has worked with Radio Free Asia and the Burma Fund. This event was reported on BCC and Radio Free Asia 2-16-09
Nov.7, 2007 U of R, Curators talk, "The Importance of Being Findable"
Nov. 8, 2007 Kathryn Green Series, U of R, "From Pedestrian To Pedestal"
Studio phone: 845 222-0177