Gallery AA/B Exhibition - Roger Goldenberg and Helena Kocis- Recent Paintings & Wall Relief
Roger Goldenberg's paintings are vivacious oils on dynamically shaped canvas assemblages. They are very musical, inspired by jazz and improvisation. The works have a tempo, tone and color that correlate well to this music. The paintings are improvisations consisting of layered imagery, bold cutouts, and compelling shapes. I call this, ExpressaVizzazzaVeeBopanism.(RG)
Parallel to our complexly improvised lives, the jigsaw puzzle like shapes of the paintings stand as a challenge to linear thinking. The puzzle shapes point to the interconnectedness of all things in the world, and to the unexpected forms those connections inhabit. The works’ gestural qualities suggest life, action, and personify human drama. The symbols Goldenberg creates evince transformation and personal growth. Brilliant colors trumpet transcendence and creative energy and endeavor overall to be uplifting and energizing compositions. The colors, shapes, and patterns in his paintings express Goldenberg's connection to the Universal Unconscious.
Goldenberg’s assemblage paintings can be found in Art and Children's Museums across the country, as well as many noted private and corporate collections. Since 1991 he has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in New England, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee. This is his third exhibition at Gallery AA/B.
Helena Kocis’ recent works, Personal Structures, are abstract visual explorations of human mood and personality. She uses assemblage and paint as tools to engage the viewer. Kocis experiments with geometric forms, pushing painting toward sculpture in a reductive manner. She is concerned with the inventive examination of new visual experiences.
“The idea for a piece comes from an accumulation of my own world and life experiences at that certain moment”. Inspired by color and basic varied building materials, she strives to process life’s events, to reflect abstraction in tangible compositions. Personal Structures contain organized elements, relative to order and syncopation, that also accept randomness as a close cousin.
The artist Wassily Kandinsky, a great inspiration for Kocis, believed that abstraction was the pictorial language of the future and that it communicated truth about the human spirit. Ms. Kocis contemplates why the artist creates a piece in a certain way, believing that a combination of a concentrated experience and energy of that moment defines the piece. “There is a right moment for every piece to be created and to be finished, [each] moment is different and cannot be repeated”.
Ms. Kocis lived abroad in Prague for over ten years and has traveled extensively. Sophisticated international style lends panache and influences her artistic sensibility. Previous exhibitions include group shows at Gallery AA/B, Boston; The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA and galleries in Philadelphia, PA among others. She has studied art, design and chemistry at colleges in Prague, Czech Republic; Providence, RI; Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA.
This exhibition will be held April 8 through May 26, 2006 with the opening reception Saturday April 8, 5-8PM. Gallery AA/B is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays 12-5:30 PM & Saturday May 6, 12– 5 PM and also by appointment. We are located at 535 Albany Street, Suite 3B, Boston. For more information please call Gallery AA/B at (617) 574- 0022 or visit www.artadvisoryboston.com.
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