Monday, April 11, 2011

Susan Goldman @ The Old Print Gallery

Susan Goldman
Prima Materia: Vernal Matrix
Opening April 15, from 5-8pm
Susan goldmanEnchanted Summer, 2009, monotype and woodcut

Goldman’s new collection showcases the shapely amphora, celebrating our connection to ancient civilizations and the natural world. The show opens with a FREE nighttime reception with the artist on April 15, from 5-8pm at The Old Print Gallery, located on 31st Street in Georgetown. The night will give art lovers the chance to see the exhibit, as well as talk with Susan Goldman about her collection, process, and inspiration. Free wine and light refreshments will be served.  The show will then be available for viewing until June 4, during normal gallery hours- Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm.

Used by the ancient civilizations to carry food, wine, and life-sustaining substances, the amphora  can also be a metaphor for the womb of the earth. Goldman’s monoprints and woodcuts are a visual expression of this- her anthropomorphic  vessels mimic the female form as it grows and nurtures new life. Goldman layers her prints with gorgeous sweeps of color and injects them with patterns of flowers, molecules, and spirals. Using symbols and patterns derived from the natural world, Goldman’s prints are apt for springs arrival- dynamic, vibrantly colored, and full of energy.

Susan Goldman is Artistic Director of Lily Press, in Rockville Maryland, and is also Professor and Master Printer at Navigation Press at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her prints can be found in major museums, such as the Kyoto City Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum , and the Cincinnati Museum, to name a few.

The Old Print Gallery 
1220 31st Street NW
Washington DC 20007

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