Lakewood, N.J., February 15, 2019—Georgian Court University’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery is delighted to present “Agnes & Eve,” a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Suzanne Goldenberg. This new series of work follows the trajectory of her last solo show of large, wall-mounted and loom-like sculpture with textiles, along with minimal, delicate and precarious wire sculptures, which have been instrumental to her practice. The exhibit is currently on display through March 1 in the gallery on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus.
In previous sculptural works, Ms. Goldenberg positioned the question of making and unmaking at its core, suggesting a breakdown and failure of productive systems. A feeling pervades “Agnes & Eve” of a work strike/shut down, missing connections while the phantoms of utility haunt our waking lives.
“Discarded and found materials in my work underscore lesser-told, often dark, histories,” says Ms. Goldenberg about her work. “Bone references meet with the ghost of function, objects found in a field or kitchen, stirrups, harnesses, half baskets. The absent hand’s pace and process are present. The works feel as if they are on the cusp of, or retired from serving some other task. Serious and austere skeletal ceramic pieces adorned with colored fabric or wrapped with string, rushes of color allude to the body, air, tone, and touch to the ceramic shape.”
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call Kathleen Settles at 732-987-2388 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Suzanne Goldenberg
Suzanne Goldenberg is an artist, poet, and activist. She currently hosts the CRUSH Poetry Series at Woodbine in Ridgewood, NY. She works with a vast variety of media including drawing, sculpture, collage, textiles and video. She received a B.A. in Film Studies from McGill University and an M.F.A from the Maryland Institute College of Art. A recipient of The Gottlieb Foundation Grant, her work has been shown extensively in New York at STOREFRONT Gallery, Art in General, CANADA Gallery, Leslie Heller Projects, and Gallery Molly Krom. Her exhibits have been reviewed in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, and by Peter Plagens in the Wall Street Journal. Ms. Goldenberg teaches art in New York City public schools and is an adjunct in media studies at Hunter College. Her poems have appeared in Anguish Language, F Magazine, and Leaf Litter, and her chapbook HELP WANTED. Follow her work at https://www.instagram.com/golden_suz/.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,400 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35 undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. In 2018, GCU was named a Best College for Your Money by Money Magazine. GCU has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Colleges of Distinction and was one of about 100 colleges nationwide that made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, GCU at Cumberland, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.