Clarity and Imprecision, Glenn Goldberg

Other Places, Glenn Goldberg's show at Jason McCoy employs a limited range of tools, dots, patterns used to create symbolic representations of birds, trees and flowers. These are deployed for powerful affect in his small (16 x 12") paintings. Roberta Smith in her review for the NY Times writes
The dog-lion that floats through many of these paintings could be inspired by a childhood pet, or by more ancient creatures guarding a temple or looking for St. Jerome. Not much can be nailed down. In keeping  with the show’s title, eye and mind are constantly rerouted to “Other Places.” Although not always: The silhouette of a rabbit’s rounded head and ears is mainly redolent of chocolate-covered marshmallow and Easter. 
 
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy of Gorky's Granddaughter visited Goldberg in his studio, discussing his work Goldberg said
I'm looking for a quiet, somewhat mysterious action in my work... philosophically I'm interested in the union of clarity and imprecision... things have to be correct in a very strange and particular way.
GLENN GOLDBERG
Other Place 6, 2013
Acrylic and ink on canvas
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)

GLENN GOLDBERG
Other Place 19, 2013
Acrylic and ink on canvas
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)



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