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Artist Barb Goldberg’s paintings reflect her love of color and minimalistic abstraction. Her work will be on exhibit at the Downtown Phoenix campus Library’s Vault Gallery through Aug. 9.
After a career in corporate America, Goldberg decided to dive into her love of art full time. She paints in acrylic as well as multi-media elements. Each piece can take months to produce as they have thick textures and multiple layers. Each individual piece can never be reproduced, she explains.
“When I face the canvas, I know exactly where the journey will start. Although my plan is clear from the beginning, I always end up in a different place: just like our lives,” Goldberg writes.
“Although not intentional, you can see the common thread in all of my pieces. There is always turmoil or movement and the colors are mixed in a way that they can never be reproduced. The work is simple yet complicated at the same time. (It’s) like our lives.”
Goldberg’s beautiful paintings have been on display at MonOrchid Gallery, The Walter Gallery, Mayo Hospital, Xanadu Gallery, Herberger Theater, PopHealth Corporation, Roche Tissue Diagnostics Gallery and the Shemer Art Gallery in Phoenix, Tucson and Scottsdale. Her pieces have been purchased by corporations and private collectors.
She has had several one-woman shows both at the JCC Art Gallery as well as the Pita Jungle Restaurant Company. In addition, she was selected by famed artist, Ed Mell, as one of the top artists at the Scottsdale Community College Annual Art Show. Her other awards include 2017 Vortex Award, Scottsdale, Arizona; Best of Artist SCC 2017; Artists of Promise Award 2017; Best Student Work, Shemer Art Gallery; Best of Artist SCC 2015; Artist of Promise 2015.