‘There is another place… a new place, quiet, active, an invention, compelling, specific, loving, a dream, welcoming, structured. This is what I am searching for: a place that renders words unfulfilling and largely unnecessary.” ~ Glenn Goldberg
Wouldn’t it be a fabulous psychedelic dream come true if we opened our eyes after the Eclipse and the world looked like it does through Glenn Goldberg’s eyes? Just for a few minutes, a kaleidoscopic wonder of brilliant atoms magnetically drawn together for our viewing pleasure.
The Tayloe Piggott Gallery presents their first solo exhibition featuring the work of Glenn Goldberg. “Here and There” opens with a reception on Wednesay, August 9th, 6-8:00 pm at the gallery. The artist will be in attendance. Exhibition dates are August 9 – September 30, 2017. Nine paintings make up the show.
It’s not pointillism. It’s not indigenous. An adjunct professor at NYC’s Cooper Union, Goldberg’s profile notes that the artist’s “intricate designs seem to float off the surfaces and recall outsider art, Tantric drawings and stained glass.” The school goes on to say that Goldberg’s paintings “refer to anti-authoritarian attitudes of the 1970s that brought political and aesthetic movements such as feminist art and pattern painting to the forefront.” Goldberg’s paintings attempt to make what cannot happen, happen.
‘There is another place… a new place, quiet, active, an invention, compelling, specific, loving, a dream, welcoming, structured. This is what I am searching for: a place that renders words unfulfilling and largely unnecessary,” says Goldberg.
Goldberg’s art references the world. Chinese ceramics, Shaker furniture, Japanese kimono fabrics, American Folk Art, Native American totem poles, African rugs, and Italian mosaics are all complicit in Goldberg’s shimmering, vibrating designs. Though the images of his work are remarkable, even sublime, the sense is that in person they are positively hypnotic. These are dreamscapes. Goldberg’s work also includes images of animals and human forms.
“While the world that Goldberg creates is seemingly unfamiliar, the intimacy and sincerity of the works is evident,” notes the gallery. www.tayloepiggottgallery.com
In conjunction with Goldberg’s exhibition, Tayloe Piggott welcomes back Susan Vescey and her show of Stain Paintings. August 9th’s reception includes Vescey, who will be on hand.
The advent of 2017’s total solar eclipse, scheduled to arc directly over Jackson Hole is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. So it’s fitting that Vescey’s exploration of the Color Field movement—particularly artists Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler—is full of bold color and shapes, “broadening itself to be about the way we take in the world, creating images that feel faintly recognizable and suprisingly familiar.”
Vescey’s work is reminiscent of horizon lines, the patterns that departed waves leave in the sand, or a full moon rising. Highly organic, they can bring the female womb to mind; or at least the shared memory of that safe, warm and dark place we’ve all been. She works with turpentine thinned paints, applying them in a way that augments “ambiguous horizon lines that feel so close and yet so far away.” www.tayloepiggottgallery.com
Jenny Dowd and Matt Daly’s mailboxes are still open for contributions! Until August 14th, 2017, the day AFTER the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Annual Picnic, anyone can walk the path to this “Found Space” art installation and pop some mail in the box. Be a part of the art! New meaning is being added to the theme of “Lost and Found,” say the artists. Grass is growing tall around the installations by Ben Roth, Jenny Dowd, Matt Daly, Bronwyn Minton, and Bland Hoke. All the “Found Space” installations are reacting to time and weather, and to your own interaction with the art. www.jhlandtrust.org
Borbay is force to be reckoned with! At once an artist, an arts journalist (Forbes) and a marketing phenom, he recently painted a night scene of Jackson’s Center for the Arts the evening of their annual major fundraiser concert featuring Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. It’s a keeper! Is it possible to be fast AND good? It is if you are Borbay.
“The painting is being held as a special gift,” says Borbay. “I have been in constant contact with Carrie Richer, Ponteir Sackrey and Anne Bradley, and I have a three-work show going at The Center right now – so that, coupled with my residency at Four Seasons – the team thought I would be a fun addition to their ten year celebration.”
To view Borbay’s available works, square up and click here.
As I walked the fair, I saw a tent that looked as if it was displaying works by a now-famous Jackson Hole artist. She has her own gallery, her style is about as distinctive as it can be; nobody mistakes her work for anyone else’s. She specializes in linear, loose, brightly colored and animated portraits of animals. All kinds of animals. Her work can be found in restaurants, public spaces and all around town.
Her work is enthusiastically collected. She has her own gallery and line of products. She was a Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Featured Poster artist. Her initials are A.R.
Taking a closer look at the tent’s contents, I was baffled. The work looked like experimental sketches by A.R. Even the signature style was the same. The name on the booth however, was not A.R.’s; it was that of another artist. I asked if there was more than one artist represented in the tent, and the artist whose tent it was replied, “No, it’s just me.”
“OK,” I said. And I kept walking. Something was amiss. I’d seen this artist’s work, but not this many of her paintings together in one space.
Tent artist, you are obviously talented, you’re in the news, but your work is too similar to AR.’s. The urge to paint like her is understandable. We know A.R.’s work intimately; tourists do not. They can buy your work, your work is publicly displayed around town, it’s bright and cheery! Congratulations, but you are riding a fish tail.