Carol Brown Goldberg, Biocentrism Will Fuel Us to Mars, Acrylic on canvas with pulverized glass, 84 x 96 x2 in, Courtesy of the artist, Photograph by Greg Staley.

Carol Brown Goldberg: Recent Works

September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Since the late 19th century, artists have often compared the use of design and color with the work of modern musical composers, with each form or hue corresponding to musical phrases and tones. Carol Brown Goldberg carries on this “chromesthetic” tradition in her recent paintings, creating, in the words of one critic, “glorious color-saturated paintings that make us feel heavenly.” Her paintings are in some ways geometric and structured, but also cosmic and radiant. Goldberg infuses the surfaces of her canvases with pulverized glass to intensify her colors and give them an almost Venetian look. Unlike the work of earlier artists whose hard-edged geometric compositions seem flat and contained, Goldberg’s paintings gather energy and pull viewers into a limitless “abstract universe.”

Carol Brown Goldberg: Recent Works was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.