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Pastel Drawings & Paintings by Wendy Goldberg

December 12, 2008—January 18, 2009

Portraits of a place in time where shadows are deep and light intense result in compositions that speak as much about form and abstract shape as they do about atmosphere and essence in the work of northern California artist Wendy Goldberg. Beginning December 12th , Goldberg’s solo exhibition Drawing Out the Shadows opens with a Reception for the Artist on Saturday, December 13th from 4—6pm. The Show will continue in the Gallery through January 18th.


"Night at the Mill: Housatonic," by Wendy Goldberg
"Night at the Mill: Housatonic,"
Pastel, 6" X 9", 2008

Using the landscape as a springboard, the pastel drawings and paintings included in this exhibition at Quicksilver reflect rural and urban night scenes where objects and images become simplified and extraordinary under limited or artificial light. Although she has lived in California for over 25 years, Goldberg is also inspired by the moody, dynamic skies and landscapes of the east coast, where she grew up. Frequent trips to New York and New England continue to inform her drawing, as she incorporates the sensibilities of these very different and dramatic parts of the country into her work.

Wendy Goldberg has been the recipient of fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and an Individual Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council. Selected recent exhibitions include the George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco; the ACCI Gallery, Berkeley; and the Gallatin River Gallery, Montana; her work is also represented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, the Oakland Museum Collector’s Gallery, and the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael. She continues to lecture and to teach drawing and painting to children and adults in northern California.


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An Artist Reception for Goldberg will be held on Saturday, December 13th from 4—6pm.

"Brief Appearance," by Wendy Goldberg
"Brief Appearance: The Mountain,"
Pastel, 31" X38", (framed), 2007


"Day II:  Road Off the Levee," by Wendy Goldberg
"Day II: Road Off the Levee,"
Pastel, 20" X 21", 2007


"Migration," by Wendy Goldberg
Pastel, 20" X 21", (framed), 2007

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