Friday, June 4, 2010

Studio Gallery Intern Review

On a hallway wall of thirteen small-scale pieces, Suzanne Goldberg's "Music and Line III" is impossible to ignore. The drawing features a colorful cluster of pastel marks. One's eye cannot help but dance around the energetic yellow lines that dominate the vibrant peaches, purples, greens, and blues. Goldberg's pastel creature takes on a personality of its own amidst the simplicity of a brown background. The depth of Goldberg's marks demand the presence of space in what would be an otherwise flat background. One is intrigued by the drawing's confident spirit in the same way that one is captivated by music's rhythm. So, what is it? Caterpillar, bundle of fur, or abstract landscape? Rather than attempting to recognize, simply respond to Goldberg's playful portrayal of the relationship between movement and space.

Mary Okoth
Studio Gallery Intern
Oberlin College 2014

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