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SUSAN GOLDSMITH


GALLERY HENOCH 555 WEST 25TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10001 T: 917.305.0003 F: 917.305.0018 info@galleryhenoch.com www.galleryhenoch.com

Cover: Moon Glow (Diptych) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 35.5 x 41 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


SUSAN GOLDSMI T H Objects of Reflection

September 4 - 27, 2014

Opening Reception for the Artist:

Thursday, September 4, 6-8 PM


Olmsted’s Gift Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 40 x 60 inches Edition of 3


Ramble On (Triptych) White Gold Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 66 x 45 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Aphrodite’s Gate (Diptych) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 55 x 41 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Magniflora (Triptych) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 31 x 45 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Nalani Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 60 x 28 inches Edition of 3


From Bitterness to Sweetness (Triptych) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 20.5 x 61.5 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Juno’s Veil Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 45 x 30 inches Edition of 3


Blanco (Triptych) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 32 x 64 inches (Overall) Edition of 3


The Art of Susan Goldsmith By Drew Klausner

For over three decades Susan Goldsmith created lush gestural paintings that referenced photos she’d taken of trees, flowers, and animals. Most were loosely painted using her fingers. Mark making and abstracting nature were her central concerns. Nine years ago Goldsmith embarked on a new path. She began using gold and silver leaf to create grid-like patterns for her backgrounds, which she worked on with oils and metallic/interference paints. After several years she began to incorporate oil pastels, pigment prints, mica powders, and resin layers. The paintings illustrated here are the latest results of her undertakings using these materials and new techniques. Nature remains Goldsmith’s subject matter, and photographs still give structure to her compositions. However, her new mixed-media paintings are more complicated because her attention has shifted to an exploration of various types of relationships, in this case dualities: Manmade/Organic, Foreground/Background, Transparency/Opacity, and Perspective/Time shifts. Goldsmith’s recent pursuits have led to the creation of paintings that offer viewers both a transmuting complexity and an elegant simplicity. Goldsmith has had a lifelong fascination with objects that sparkle, something you might expect from a jeweler’s daughter. Mica particles twinkling on city sidewalks and refracting dewdrops on flowers are as magical to her as are the glimmer of diamonds and pearls. Through her accomplished handling of reflective materials, translucent paint, digital printing, and multiple layers of resin, Goldsmith achieves a similar alchemy in her new paintings.


Eight Egrets (5 Panels) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 30.5 x 65 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Effloresce Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 57 x 38 inches


Eyes Only For You Moon Gold Leaf with Gold Leaf, Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 24 x 36 inches Edition of 6 *Also available 40” x 60”*


Kohaku Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 25 x 54 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Kin Gin Gin I (Triptych) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Iridescent Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 20.5 x 61.5 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Perspicacious (Diptych) White Gold Leaf with Copper Leaf, Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 40 x 80 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Treeview (5 Panels) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 20 x 60 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


Cascade Falls (Quad) Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, Metallic Watercolors, and Resin on Panel 60 x 60 inches (Overall Size) Edition of 3


SUSAN GOLDSMITH BORN: Los Angeles, CA EDUCATION: 1992, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA - MFA in Painting and Drawing, graduated with distinction 1977, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA - BFA, graduated with distinction 1972, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Studied with Charles White SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS: 2015 SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA (three-person show) upcoming 2014 Solo Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Flowers, Chautauqua Institution, NY Western Visions Annual Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY 2013 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY The Nature of Things, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA (three-person show) The Fete Annual Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY Western Visions Annual Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY 2012 Winter Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Dallas Art Fair, TX Lo & Behold: Holiday Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY Natural Abstraction - Susan Goldsmith & Simon Gudgeon, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY Western Visions Annual Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY The Fete Annual Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY Leaves of Gold, Davis & Cline, Ashland, OR Spring Group Show, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA 2011 Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Group Show, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Holiday Miniature Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY Western Visions Annual Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY Spectrum 2011, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN The Fete Annual Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY Nature As Muse, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2010-12 The Garden, Group exhibition at the US Embassy, Riga, Latvia 2010 Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Dallas Art Fair, TX Eric Zener & Susan Goldsmith, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2009 Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY Small Wonders, Group exhibition, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA Summer Group Show, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA Solo Show, Thompson/Dorfman, Mill Valley, CA 2 Person Show, Palette Art Cafe, Healdsburg, CA Painting Large, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA Five Decades of Women’s Art, sponsored by the Marin Arts Council, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Solo Show, Galerie Odile Mauve, Paris, France Solo Show, 255 California Street, San Francisco, CA, curated by William Torphy 2 Person Show, 225 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, curated by William Torphy State of Painting, juried by Phil Linhares, senior Curator, Oakland Museum of Art, AWD, San Rafael, CA Small Works, AWD, San Rafael, CA Art From the Heart, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA Solo Show, Shasta College. Redding, CA Solo Show, Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA Celebration, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA Solo Show, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA SVMA Biennial, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA Group Show, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA Group Show, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA Moving Towards Light, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA Susan Goldsmith and Matt Matsuoka, 255 California Street, San Francisco, CA San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA Solo and Duet, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA See California Now, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA Summer Group Show, Robert Green Fine Art, Mill Valley, CA Falkirk Annual, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA Susan Goldsmith & Patricia Bengtson-Jones, 525 Market St, San Francisco, CA Contemporary Abstracts, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA Group Show, CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA The Painterly Print, CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA Earth, Sea & Air 2, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA Marin Painters, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA Associate Artists Exhibition, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA First Annual Marin Artist Exhibition, CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA Summer Group Show, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA National Juried Exhibition, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA Tie-Dyed, StudioZ.TV, San Francisco, CA Behind The Scenes, Somarts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA Nature: As A Point Of Departure, Napa Valley College Fine Art Gallery, Napa, CA Solo Show, Figment, Petaluma, CA Landscape Room, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA Bay Area Art IV. Napa Valley College Fine Art Gallery, Napa, CA Pacific Northwest Exhibition, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR Disparate Views of Nature, Osceola Gallery, Emeryville, CA


Susan Goldsmith's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, 2014  

Catalog for Susan Goldsmith's 2014 Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Objects of Reflection, Mixed Media Paintings and Resins, September 4 - 27

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