Artist Statement -

Carla Goldberg-Artists Statement:
Bodice Of The Goddess-The Secret Life Of The Hudson
I have been working on this series of mixed media paintings since January of 2009. In “Bodice Of The Goddess- the Secret Life of the Hudson River”, I give liberal license to the stories behind the histories, myths and legends of the Hudson River exploring the playful and vengeful sides of the River Goddesses of the Hudson. It is the interaction of Goddess affections and jealousies, in play with Earth, water and the human world that puts the viewer as witness to the wave action and radical weather phenomena unveiling before their eyes.

The way I interpret it, River Goddess lore has us believe that it is Diva like temperamental female whims of self indulgence that create an emotional response that is reflected back into the river creating the constantly changing waves and sudden and glorious storms that brew over the Hudson. What we as humans perceive is not the true intentions of the Goddesses, for Goddesses do as they please and play with all the elements as mere toys. Even Kipsy, the Hudson River’s own mythical version of the Loch Ness monster is a mere playmate for the River Goddesses. It is the Goddesses female torsos under the watery depth of the river that form the peeks and valleys of the underwater terrain. If you’ve ever wondered why a ship sinks or a sailor falls overboard, blame it on a temperamental Goddess. Many of my images appear to look like aerial photographs or topographical maps. They are in fact dimensional mixed media paintings utilizing many traditional and non-traditional materials like acrylic, latex and oil paints, drywall compound, ink, powdered micas and resin. Some materials are simply found either around the house or from walks in nature, like dead bugs, candy boxes, shells and beads. My paintings evolve in multiple layers of paint and materials all embedded in layer upon layer of resin. Anything I find interesting or unusual is fair game. For me, resin is a metaphor for water. The layering of materials in resin is meant to make you feel as if you were seeing through water.

Artist Exhibitions

2011-Planet Earth Planet Art, Witten, Germany
2010-Germany -Kahlshof-Planet Earth Planet Art-Cologne
2010-South Africa -The Rainbow Experience Gallery-Cape Town
2010-Switzerland -Park Art Fair- Geneva
2009-Istanbul Art Action- Dolmabahce Palace (State Gallery) Istanbul, Turkey
2009-Ostra Gymnasiet- Mirca Tour For Human Rights- Trangsund, Sweden
2009-Holbæk Art School- Global Village Stories-Holbæk, Denmark.
2009-Gallery Tunedal-VIOart-Trangsund, Sweden
2009-Switzerland -Park Art Fair- Geneva
2008-The Tabernacle, MOMA, Wales
2008-Galleri Lyktan, Skogas, Stockholm, Sweden
2007-Grootbos Nature Reserve- Gaansbaai, South Africa.

2011- Amos Eno- Brooklyn, NY
2011- Gallery 705 "The Body", Stroudsberg, PA
2010-Skylight Gallery - What Lies Beneath
2010-Exit Art - ecoartspace - What Matters Most
2010-Chashama Project Space - Habitat For Artists
2010-Work Space Harlem - HFA
2010-Estonian Foundation of Arts and Letters, at Estonia House LATATARA
2010-Brooklyn Launch Pad
2010-Vermont Helen Day Art Center –Habitat For Artists Collective-Stowe
2010-Lana Santorelli Gallery, Small Works Show- New York, NY
2009-Karpelles Museum- Newburgh, NY
2009-Woodstock Artists Assoc. & Museum-THE RIVER, Woodstock, NY
2009-GAGA Arts Center-75th Anniversary Invitational-Garnerville, NY
2009-Mystic Arts Center-53rd Regional-Mystic, CT
2009- The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
2009-Delavan Gallery "Price Check" Syracuse, NY
2009-The Sketchbook Project: ArtHouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL, Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) GA
2008-The Banner Project (34 artists who put Beacon, NY on the cultural map)
2008-Morpho Gallery - Chicago, IL
2008-University Of Redlands-Centennial Celebration
2007-Rhonda Schaller Studio “Small Rays of Hope” New York, NY
2007-Artists Space “Night of 1000 Drawings” New York, NY
2007-Art Gotham “Square Foot Show” New York, NY
2007-Foundry Arts Centre "New Landscapes" St Charles, MO
2007-Northern Natl. Juried Art Competition-Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
2007-Howland Cultural Ctr. for the Arts-Women Of The Hudson Valley, Beacon, NY
2007-Gallery181: “Facets of Transformation” Lawrence, MA
2007-Meyerhoff Gallery, 15x15, Baltimore, MD
2010-Gallery G-“Threads” Beacon, NY
2010-BAU Gallery- “The May Night Maidens” Beacon, NY
2009-Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (gallery two) University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus
2009-ZuZu's-“Little Goddesses” series Beacon, NY
2009-bau ”Bodice Of The Goddess-The Secret Life Of The Hudson” Beacon,
2008-Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts-“Soundings” series Valdosta, GA
2008-The Gallery Lounge-“Hudson River Poems” series South Bronx, NY
2008-ZuZu's-“Soundings” series Beacon, NY
2007-Bannerman Island Gallery- “Canacadea” series Beacon, NY

2011- Terre-Marrakesh, Morocco- TBA
2011-J&j Studio and Gallery- Toledo, OH SOLO April
2011- Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY-Opening April 10
2011- BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY SOLO Opening May 14
2011- The Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY July
2011- Skylight Gallery, New York, NY, Oct.


Artist Publications

Roll Magazine From Beacon To Burma Jan. 2009
In These Times national magazine-Freedom & Art book projects-Nov.2008
Senior Gazette- Sept. 25, 2008
Ode Magazine: Exchange: The voice of art in a battle for freedom - Oct. 2008 Panorama (City) Magazine-Rostov-on-Don, Russia Sept. 2008
SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles Sept.2008
NORDLITERA (an online cultural magazine) Romania-Oct. 2008
NYArts Magazine- Nov. Dec. 2007
Country Living Magazine- Sept.2004 Issue, "Dream It Up"
Country Living Magazine- Nov.2003 Issue "A Character Restoration"
BBC RADIO FREE ASIA 2-16-09 7(am)
PLUS Television (10 minutes, news program) Romania
Felixstowe TV - Felixstowe Artist Supports International Freedom-UK
RADIO ROMANIA (Iasi department, a 20 minutes interview)
“FREEDOM & ART" Editor/Designer-"book project by the Mirca Art Group for Amnesty International on sale Oct. 2nd 2008
“BEACON SOUL” Cover Artist BAS coffee table art book sold at the bookstore in Dia: Beacon, Art Museum, Beacon, NY
PHOTOGRAPHERS FORUM- 1994 Annual Best of Photography.
REDLANDS REVIEW: Art and Literary Annual-1984-1985-1986-1987 editions
BEACON FREE PRESS volume 58<7 Exhibit opening focuses on horrors in Burma
ROMANIA LIBERA (a major national Romanian newspaper)
CRAI NOU (2 articles) Romania-Sept. and Oct. 2008
Amos News- Romania
News Bucovina (2 articles)-Romania- Oct. 2008
AllPress-Romania-Oct. 2008
StiripeScurt-Romania-Oct. 2008
StirileLocale-Romani-Oct. 2008
StiriPort-Romania-Oct. 2008
Biblioteca Bucovinei "I. G. Sbiera" Romania – Oct. 2008
Poland Media News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News – Oct. 2008 “Brush with freedom” Navdeep Sandhu Oct. o2, 2008
DERWESTEN “Kunstaktion hilft Amnesty” Herdeke, Germany Oct.9 2008
HUNGARY-A szabadsagert harcolva- A muveszet hangja Oct. 2, 2008
PCN&R “The Voice Of Art In A Battle For Freedom” Sept.24
The Chicago Reader- Jan. 10, 2008 spotlight.
The Och Tamale- Winter-2008
The San Bernardino Sun- Alumni show art at U of R, Nov. 29.2007
The Press Enterprise- Art show brings together University of Redlands' past, present. Nov.17, 2007
Redlands Daily Facts- Alumni artists return for big show on campus Nov.6, 2007
Putnam County News & Recorder- Aug.29, 07 Carla Goldberg To Show in NYC
Putnam County News & Recorder- Dec.13, 2006 Artist Carla Goldberg Receives Special Recognition
Poughkeepsie Journal News, Enjoy section - Dec.1, 2006
Redlands Daily Facts- Newspaper article & photo of honors thesis, 1987

Artist Collections

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. David J Kraus, Medical offices, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
University of Redlands Administration Lobby
Art Department Chair offices-U of R
Ron Jennings C.P.A. offices, Los Angeles, CA
State Farm Insurance Offices, Palm Springs, CA
Owen Resnick, Raven and Paul, C.P.A. offices, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Herman Kleinbaum, medical offices, Peekskill, NY
Swiss Re (Administrators Office) Armonk, NY


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