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Pat Goldstein

ARTIST STATEMENT

After many years of printmaking and the transforming of natural and manmade forms into abstract shapes, in the last decade I have changed my medium, working either in mixed media or oil stick alone and have been incorporating recognizable items into my work. The oil sticks (also known as pigment sticks), made of wax, linseed oil, and pigment, combine the richness of oil color with a distinctive luminosity; the directness of their application provides a unique intimacy and immediacy.

In spite of this change of process and the evolution of images, my commitment remains the same: to communicate my personal vision of the world in a manner that will impact on the viewer. However, shock and sensationalism are not in my bag of tricks. Rather, I aim to rivet the eye by manipulating available elements such as color, shape, and line in a manner that zeroes in on the subject matter, illuminating the essence of my concern. I am in the business of seducing viewers with the curves of form, the juxtapositions of color, the dazzle of movement that have grabbed me. Most recently my focus has been on vegetables and produce markets, but whether the depiction is an eggplant or a door jamb or a splash of light, translating the lushness of the vision and the inner life of the inanimate continues to intrigue and challenge.


BIOGRAPHY


EDUCATION:

Wellesley College
Art Students League
Rye Art Center
Pratt Graphics
Purchase College
Studied privately with Edward Melcarth

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Harrison Library, Harrison, NY 1999
Panacea Books, LTD, Port Chester, NY 1996
Rye Free Reading Room, Rye, NY 1994
Soho 20, New York, NY 1983
Automation House, New York, NY 1979

SELECTED JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT 2000
Paramount Center of the Arts, Peekskill, NY 1999
Grassroots '97 at the Bridge Street Restaurant (The Gallery at Hastings-On- Hudson) 1997-98
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY 1996
Sound Shore Gallery, Cross River, NY 1996
Summer Pleasures, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY 1996
Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT 1991
Juried Exhibit of Works on Paper, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY 1991
Second Biennial International Juried Print Exhibition, Somerstown, NY 1988
Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT 1982-91
Honey Sharp Gallery, Lenox, MA 1981-83
Paperworks 80, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY 1980

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

American Telephone and Telegraph
Benerofe Properties
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, & Hamilton
General Electric
IBM
MCI
Pepsico
Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
Vladek, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C.

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