Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 15, 2019—Georgian Court University’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery is delighted to present “Agnes & Eve,” a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Suzanne Goldenberg. This new series of work follows the trajectory of her last solo show of large, wall-mounted and loom-like sculpture with textiles, along with minimal, delicate and precarious wire sculptures, which have been instrumental to her practice. The exhibit is currently on display through March 1 in the gallery on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus.
In previous sculptural works, Ms. Goldenberg positioned the question of making and unmaking at its core, suggesting a breakdown and failure of productive systems. A feeling pervades “Agnes & Eve” of a work strike/shut down, missing connections while the phantoms of utility haunt our waking lives.
“Discarded and found materials in my work underscore lesser-told, often dark, histories,” says Ms. Goldenberg about her work. “Bone references meet with the ghost of function, objects found in a field or kitchen, stirrups, harnesses, half baskets. The absent hand’s pace and process are present. The works feel as if they are on the cusp of, or retired from serving some other task. Serious and austere skeletal ceramic pieces adorned with colored fabric or wrapped with string, rushes of color allude to the body, air, tone, and touch to the ceramic shape.”
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732-987-2388 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.