American Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by Julia Goldman. In Magazine Goldman presents a new, extensive, series of oil paintings, all of a similar size, that explore her continued interest in the female figure and the structure of painting.
In these paintings Goldman refers to images from a variety of sources. They are then combined and reconstructed as prototypes for the final works. Each tableau presents images of women obstructed by additional images of women, whilst maintaining multiple traces and disruptions of the original. The compositions are clearly fractured, seeming at points like paintings within paintings, however, the manner in which Goldman layers her compositions creates a resounding wholeness.
Goldman is interested in the results facilitated by a repeated subject. She chooses subjects she knows well – explaining, “I can evaluate them easily, they are legible”. This allows her to break each subject into the clear layers that define her compositions. Every painting struggles with the same set of problems: her goal is to address this challenge differently each time within the poetic dynamics of the given series.
Julia Goldman (b.1982. Philadelphia, PA). After receiving her MFA and BA at Columbia University, Goldman’s work was included in the New York Times-reviewed exhibition The Ankle Bones are Higher on the Inside at Museum 52 (2009) where her work was compared to Milton Avery and Alex Katz. Her work has been exhibited in New York, London, Portugal, Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013, NADA 2011.