JOSEPH GOLDBERG | Encaustic Paintings and sculpture

Sky and Stone
February 19 - March 28, 2015
Opening reception: February 19, 6-8pm






SLACK WATER, 2010
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
36 x 36 inches
$11,000






FIRST SNOW, 2010
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
40 x 36 inches
$12,000







NIGHT HAS EYES, 2011
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
40 x 36 inches
$12,000







SKETCH, 2011
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
30 x 33 inches
$10,000
HOLD






THAW, 2010
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
40 x 36 inches
$12,000







DARK OF NIGHT, 2009
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
36 x 36 inches
$11,000







SNOW FIELD, 2009
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
48 x 30 inches
$12,000







COVE, 2008
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
33 x 30 inches
$10,000







DAWN, 2008
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
36 x 36 inches
$11,000.






HAWK, 2008
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
48 x 36 inches
$14,000.




BONES, 2007
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
30 x 24 inches
$8,500




BURNT EARTH RED, 2006
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
36 x 48 inches
$14,000






LUMINOUS STONE, 2004
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
30 x 48 inches
$12,000





DANCING ON SAGE, 1997
Encaustic on linen over panel
36 X 48 inches
$14,000







TOWN, 1983
Encaustic on linen over wood panel
20 x 24 inches
$7,000




Goldberg had traveled in England in 1978, staying for a month in an Elizabethan country home near Sussex, visiting ancient Roman ruins and Greek revival manors. He would later travel extensively in the western regions of the U.S., particularly the Southwest where the artist visited Zuni and Navajo reservations, Anasazi ruins and Hopi pueblos.

In 1980, Matthew Kangas said of Goldberg, "His true significance lies in the fact that he turned his back on 'mysticism' in art and squarely faced the more rewarding challenges of 20th century painting (cubism, neo-plasticism, abstract expressionism, color field painting), as routes to personal expression."

Much of Goldberg's work seems relative to architecture. Suggestions of archeological relics, mosaic panels, floor plans, doors, tunnels, arches, windows and columns, have figured in nearly every body of work.

His earlier work follow a few parallel paths. He continues to mine his fascination with abstractions of the rural landscape. Concurrently, he investigates a severely reduced composition, field of richly nuanced whitish grey edged with small bands and rectangles of high key color intruding ever so slightly into it.

Without being in any way derivative, these are mindful of the late Mondrian works but also of Motherwell's ongoing Open Series in which he would create a painted space suggestive of the openness of doors or windows without being at all representational.




WALL GHOSTS, 1999
Encaustic on linen over wood, 24 x 28 inches
$8,000




DREAM TOWN, 1996
Encaustic on linen over wood
24 x 30 inches
$8,000





DENSE PACK, 1983
Acrylic on wood
49.5 X 24 x 14 inches
$12,000






UNTITLED, circa 1980s
Encaustic on paper
12.25 x 7.25 inches
$1,500






ELLIPSE, 1971
Encaustic on linen over panel
14.5 X 25.5 inches
$6,000







PORTRAIT OF A LINE, 1980
Encaustic on linen over wood 24 x 22 inches
$7,000