We’ve heard again from Nelsonville artist Carla Goldberg, whose work we featured in a June 2015 WAG profile.
She will be showcasing her new series, “Water Under the Bridge,” beginning this weekend in Gallery 1 of BAU Gallery in Beacon.
Here’s how Goldberg, who also handles publicity for the gallery, has announced the show:
“‘Water Under The Bridge’ came about as a serious attempt to take control by letting go of things that cannot be changed. It’s water under the bridge. The series sets out as a two-part exercise. First is creating works that capture in black and silver something reminiscent of rippling, swirling and flowing patterns in water under the shadow of a bridge. What seems dark is alive with patterns and glints of light penetrating the shadows. The second part of the exercise is to create a show using only reclaimed Plexiglas scraps that were otherwise destined for the dump due to scratches, left-over end cuts and old rejected pieces that had dog hair from ‘Flea’ her big fur baby, trapped in resin which made the art pieces unusable for their original purpose.”
And, she adds, “I never seem to throw anything away, even pieces with dog hair in it. I know down the road I will most likely find a way to create something out of seemingly useless materials but only if I put my mind to it. The anger once induced by a ruined work is released by taking what’s old and ruined and making it new again… And ‘No!’ I say laughingly, you won’t see any dog hair in the pieces!”
In addition, Cecilie Beck, a Scandinavian audio-visual artist, will be showing her series “Factory” in The Beacon Room; Suzy Sureck will present her new colorful and experimental installations in The Windows; and selections from BAU artists will fill Gallery 2.
All the work will be unveiled during an opening, set from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8, and then continue through Oct. 7. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. BAU is at 506 Main St.
For more, visit baugallery.com.
– Mary Shustack