Saturday, February 27, 2010
Today I am pleased that South Carolina artist, Bonnie Goldberg has chosen to share some of her art work with us as well as a little biographical information on her life and experiences in art.
Bonnie is a self taught artist who has studied with many notable painters including Alex Powers, Katherine Chang Liu, Glenn Bradshaw, Ernest Velardi, Don Andrews, and Carole Barnes. She is a member of the ‘about face’ figure painting group at the Columbia Museum of Art where she draws and paints from life on a regular basis. When not at the museum, she can be found at her studio in her home working on both figurative and non-objective drawings and paintings. Bonnie’s work is in private collections in the United States, Canada, and France.
Selected exhibitions of the artist’s work include the annual about face members’ exhibits at the Columbia Museum of Art; the 2008 “body show” in the vista, Columbia, South Carolina; “faces and figures” at City Art Gallery, 2006, Columbia, South Carolina; Mais Oui Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina; the 2002 juried exhibit for the International Society of Experimental Artists; the 2003 and the 1998 statewide traveling shows for the South Carolina Watermedia Society; juried exhibits for Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, South Carolina; “art in the home” and “color the arts” sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties; Paul D. Sloan Interiors; McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina; and the 2005 “pictures at an exhibition” juried show sponsored by the South Carolina Philharmonic and vista Gallery 80808. She is represented in Columbia by Paul D. Sloan, Interiors.
Her work can also be seen at Nonnah’s in Columbia and at her studio.
Check out her website: www.bonniegoldberg.com
In her own words:
“My figure work is the embodiment of who I am as an artist. I connect to the lines and shapes of the pose, the gesture of the model, and find the essence of the person who is posing. As I work and find the gesture, I try to keep the details to a minimum. I believe it is important to engage the viewer in a work of art and I see it as collaboration between the model, the artist, and the viewer. We, as artists and as lovers of art, understand that art is what teaches us what is important in life and defines those moments that we all have when beauty becomes reality.”