Originally from Palm Springs, CA. I'm a mixed media artist who graduated with honors from the University of Redlands in California and received my MFA from MICA. I now make the Hudson Valley region of New York my home, which invariably makes its way into the subject matter of many of my works. I am first and forem… Read More
Originally from Palm Springs, CA. I'm a mixed media artist who graduated with honors from the University of Redlands in California and received my MFA from MICA. I now make the Hudson Valley region of New York my home, which invariably makes its way into the subject matter of many of my works. I am first and foremost a fine artist, and very hard working one at that. I am also currently the Gallery Director of Skylight Gallery NYC in the Chelsea art district of Manhattan and editor of Freedom & Art, helping raise funds for Amnesty International through the artwork donations of the many international artists of Mirca Art Group. My art has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries, universities and museums, and can be found in public spaces and private collections.
Liquid Rhythm, the art of Carla Goldberg:
The fluidity of line meandering through deep layers of watery, pooling resin is my visual language.
I paint about bodies of water using a cross section of folklore, culture, and science.
On my relationship between me and my art
I see myself as a weaver of information creating a new mythology.
Over the last several years, my works have focused mainly on river and flowing water imagery. Beginning with the series “Soundings”, which concentrated on the underwater topographical landscape of the Hudson River's floor and then continued in the series “Bodice of the Goddess”, which focused mainly on the lore of female river spirits. “The May Night Maidens”, my current series, goes further afield and explores Russian myth and the darker realm of the tragic and violent female spirits called the “Rusalki”, or Drowned Maidens, who haunt the rivers and lakes throughout the world and across many cultures.
My new series called Aquamarine is a new mixed media series of paint, ink and resin on plexiglass that plays with the idea of light and shadow, frozen water and thawing, raining and dripping and hinting of summer's cool aqua ease. These are real and imagined, desert pool infused and Hudson iced. They are a play of water surface, of deep shadow, of light dancing, of memories of reflection and time spent happily spacing out over water. Read Less