2 opening receptions at Artworks Trenton this Saturday, May 10th 2014, 6 to 8pm.
A forest of large painted and individually collaged prisms will be literally hanging throughout ARTWORKS in Trenton May 10 to June 7.
This massive interactive installation is the centerpiece of a one man show featuring local artist Alan Goldstein. The show features work relating to 4 natural elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Goldstein has based much of his life’s work on nature’s inventions and processes.
The forest was inspired by the trees the artist has studied for over 30 years walking to his Bucks County studio. “ My trees are a part of my life and I see them age and die like my friends, like myself. Slowly they loose twigs, branches, leaves and bark until they stand like ghosts waiting to fall.”
Goldstein spent most of the 1960s in New Jersey. He taught at St Bernard’s School for Boys, the Summit Art Center and the Morris County Art Association in Morristown. An invited artist to the International Summer Seminar at Fairleigh Dickenson, Goldstein has been shown at the NJ Visual Arts Center and the Newark Museum.
His work was regularly shown at the Lacework Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey and he has many works in the permanent collection of the Michener Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania.
“Alpha Genesis” will be the first official exhibition for Allegory Lab Art Collective.
Allegory Lab Art Collective is comprised of four, self-representing artists: Melody Saccone, John A. Saccone, Bobby Bates, and Addison Vincent. The four artists decided to collaborate and form the collective in March of 2013.
“Alpha Genesis” is the first exhibition in a four year, four part series of works which will culminate into a massive body of works by 2017.
“Alpha Genesis” will showcase 5 works by each artist, and their personal styles for the 2014 season.
“Beta Genesis”, 2015 season, will showcase collaborative works as the artists pair off to create 8 works per pair.
“Omega Genesis”, 2016 season, will showcase 8 collaborative, large scale works of all four artists.
“The Genesis Series”, 2017 season, will be the culmination of the past three years, and will showcase a total of 36 works, ranging from personal works, to full collaborative works.
The purpose of working in yearly segments is to foster growth as artists through both personal and collaborative exploration and experimentation. Since each of the artist’s work in their own style and medium, the outcome of the collaborative works should be nothing short of spectacular.