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Eileen Goldenberg

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Tea House #241, 2008 Encaustic On Wood Panel 24"X48" X3" © Eileen P Goldenberg¬©2008
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Array 192 Encaustic On Wood 7.5" X 7.5" © Veronique Wantz Gallery 2013
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Brooklyn NY
Birth year
1952
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
san Francisco
Representing galleries
Himmelberger, SF
Tags
encaustics, beeswax, molten, tea, house, series, lush, surface, goldenberg, designs, matrix, of, dots, Colored, wax, tempered, mixed-media
Statement

Thousands of dots create a matrix upon which I build up the layers of my paintings. I use a system of perception that is uniquely mine, basing the pieces on personal daily exploration.

Forms stack up on one another, morphing and growing in complexity and shapes are defined by expressive lines. The work is about stability and safe places. The large shapes seem to protect their smaller counterparts, and add whimsy with their soft, leaning shapes.

 

My medium is tempered beeswax with pigments for color. Look closely and you can see the thin lines of color surrounding the thousands of individually painted dots. The surface is waxy and lush, similar to human skin. Because I use tempered beeswax, (tree resin is added), this makes the work very durable. Beeswax is a totally renewable resource, and is a wonderful, natural, medium.

In 2007, I was awarded a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission for the "Tea House Project." My work is shown in galleries all over the US, including Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, and Himmelberger Gallery, San Francisco, and Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson AZ.

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