Carla Goldberg’s big news

Hudson Valley mixed media artist Carla Goldberg, whose creations continue to explore water themes, is exhibiting her biggest pieces to date in Brooklyn.

It’s always great to hear from Hudson Valley mixed media artist Carla Goldberg.

We still remember visiting her Nelsonville studio for a feature that ran in June 2015 – and she’s kept in touch since, from updates on her curatorial work to her own art and exhibitions.

It’s been a busy time for Goldberg, who has an ongoing association with bau gallery in Beacon.

First, she was among those artists selected to participate in “Fire In The Belly,” a show celebrating the female spirit that wrapped up this past weekend at Burnette Gallery in Woodstock.

She’s now also participating in “Obsessive Sea,” at Acumen in Brooklyn in a show that, she tells us, includes “the biggest pieces I’ve ever made.”

The exhibition, curated by Vida Sabbaghi of, also includes work by Aurora Robeson, Jacques Jarrige, Sui Park and Michael Kukla.

Here’s how the advance materials described the exhibition:

“COPE NYC is pleased to announce ‘Obsessive Sea,’ an exhibition of artists’ untethered vision of the oceanic world with a strong environmental message. The artists’ obsession with the sea shines through their artistic vision and unique choice of materials. ‘Obsessive Sea’ is about the sublime otherworldliness of the maritime world. Each artist approaches the oceanic world in different ways – sea creatures, imaginary coral reefs, ripples of waves, fluidity of shapes and grace of motion. The morphing of the manmade to the natural wows us by freezing the very essence of the ocean’s shapes, movements and fluidity that are embedded in our minds.”

And of Goldberg, it continued:

“Carla Goldberg creates oceanic ripples where the reality of bubbles, foam,and color takes you on a wave of oceanic splendor. Carla’s series of sculptural mixed media, lacy, sea foam drawings are based on dreamy memories suspended in the ethereal light and shadow of sea foam on the open ocean, beaches and water surfaces.”

Make a plan to catch “Obsessive Sea,” which continues through Dec. 14.

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– Mary Shustack

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