Attenuated elongated leaves are reaching up, stretching, radiating, curling, twisting, waving, emerging from gnarled, ribbed trunks. Carol Goebel evokes the natural world of plant life in wood fired clay. The kiln produces swaths of fire that striate the trunks and leaves with brownish purples, greens and yellows. Some sculptures have diffuse shooting leaves while in others, single leaflets sprout from decayed mottled stalks. As counterpoint, also displayed are vibrant, subtly colored pastel paintings that echo the sculptures' starker lines.
Carol Goebel has had 22 solo exhibitions including Ceres Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, Queens Museum of Art at Bulova Center, and Broadway Windows. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times and Arts Magazine and has been written about by critics William Zimmer, Corinne Robins, Joan Marter, and Arlene McKanic.
Carlyle Chaudruc Upson continues her exploration of watercolor grass painting in a series inspired by hiking in Asia and the United States. These linear paintings, created in a very gestural manner, explore the varied and kinetic texture of grasses as they move in the wind.
Upcoming: May 23 - June 17, 2017
Beings Chalda Maloff
Limbs Micaela de Vivero
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