Lori goldberg

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The common object has often found its way into my art; from personal sacred objects, mundane for the viewer, but for the owner imbued with private meaning. 

My recent paintings serves to open up a dialogue about our relationship to our environment portraying our objects that are discarded and disregarded and end up in garbage sites. Within these sites there are mounds and mounds of history: the detritus of days spent, life and death, business, conveniences used, sentimental things broken and more. An area full of banished objects. Painting is a visceral, tactile and physical experience that draws me into a state of quiet contemplation that imbues the painted piles of our castaways with an innate intrinsic beauty.

Exposing the out of sight and the forgotten reminds us of the ongoing narrative between humans and how we are impacting our environment.

Space Junkies
36 x 48in acrylic on canvas 2021
Fine Balance
40 x 30 in acrylic on canvas 2021
Rhythmic Cacophony
acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in 2021
Octopus's Garden
acrylic and oil on canvas 48 x 72in 2021
Reconstructing Nature
In Reconstructing Nature, I juxtaposed scaffolding that scales upwards against the backdrop of massive evergreen trees. These works point to the precarious relationship between humans and our environment and how we develop; and alter nature.

Lori Goldberg was born in and lives in Vancouver. She attended Langara College Fine Arts program, Ontario College of Art and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  She is the recipient of many awards, including a Canada Council Grant, two Tony Onley Artist’s Project Scholarship and the Vermont Artist Award. Her work is in the collections including, the Canada Art Bank, Contemporary Art Gallery, the City of Vancouver, Michael Audain private collection and the VGH Foundation. 

Major exhibitions include South Main Gallery, Vancouver/ the Justine Barnike Gallery, Ontario/the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver/ the KX Kunst Auf Kampfnagel Gallery, Hamburg.

As an artist, Goldberg has always sought intersections with broader communities, developing collaborative and mutually instructive inquiries about how art can impact positive environmental changes. She has spearheaded socially engaged projects in Akumal, Mexico, Governor’s Island, NYC, Vancouver and Squamish BC.

She served for three years as the Provincial Representative of C.A.R./F.A.C, a Canada-wide advocacy and education NPO. 

Over the last two decades, Goldberg has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and frequently presented at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. She is represented by Art Junction Gallery, Whistler and Philip Josef Glass Gallery, White Plains NY.

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