Connie Goldman: Genea

Exhibitions Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Connie Goldman: Genea

Oct 5 — Nov 16, 2017

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October 5 – November 16,  2017

Artist Talk at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Moderated by Rory Padeken, Associate Curator at San Jose Museum of Art
Thursday, October 5, 6-7:30pm

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6-8pm

First Friday Reception: Friday, November 3, 6-8pm

Oakland, CA – Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibitions of work by Bay Area artist Connie Goldman from October 6 to November 16, 2017. 

Connie Goldman’s new body of work entitled Genea, further explores the “tenuous equilibrium” in which human beings and everything in the universe exist.  “Genea,” from the Greek, means “to become, to emerge, to transition from one point to another.”  It suggests change and growth, which are inextricably linked.

Through a restrained formal language of color planes, angular shapes, and straight lines, Goldman’s oil paintings on dimensional panels express subtle shifts and implied movement, however glacial its pace.  Shapes fold on themselves, lines dart through to connect discrete planes or segment monochromatic ones, surfaces are faceted, jutting forward and back.  Colors are both in tension and in harmony with one another at the same time. 

These are slow paintings–slow in the making as well as in the viewing.  A quick glance may register two planes when there is actually a single one in two tones.  Something seen first as a shadow may reveal itself to be a recessed portion of the painted object.  Surprising colors on the edges offer delightful moments of discovery.  What may first seem simple and quiet becomes complex and energized, or vice versa.  Even the experience of these works does not stay the same.

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Connie Goldman, "Genea XII," 2017, Oil on panel, 40 x 35.5 x 3 inches