01 Feb RICHARD GOLTRY, “Immaculate fluidity and precision” 4th- 8th, 2019.
“Immaculate fluidity and precision”
Co-Curated by Devora Avikzer and Debbie Dickinson
ONE ART SPACE is honored to present Richard Goltry with his Solo Exhibition, “Bullseye.” Just like a fine wine ages, decades passed yet Richard Goltry’s hand-painted art visions on paper are mixed media precision cut collages and timeless journeys of striking images that have emerged from the artist’s translations. Goltry’s rebellion started in the early 70’s with his political opinions, natural for the development and expression of his nonchalant viewpoint to fit with the bold mold of that era. Expelled from his first home for his anarchistic beliefs, he began contributing to The Soho News, New York Rocker and Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. His satirical postcards and statements were witness to iconic moments seen in his paintings and wall sculptures. Artworks that achieve a balance between the technical and organic have since been conceived. His early inspiration was Russian avant-garde and Escher, yet creating graphic visions is emotional and entertaining for the artist. One might find grinning multiple masks with nouvelle personalities by marker and ink or Marilyn Monroe captured in her exact iconic likeness that are free drawn. The complete collection encompasses feelings through the creators spontaneous, refreshing and unique talent. This exhibition spans from the mid 70’s until the early 90’s, a combination of artworks in mixed media, photography and wall sculptures in marker, rapidograph, ink, watercolor, wood, metal and film.
ON VIEW – February 4th till 8th, 2019 / 11 – 6 PM
OPENING VERNISSAGE – Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 / 6pm until 9pm
NOTE FROM ARTIST RICHARD GOLTRY
I can’t say that I trained in any particular way for my art career. I think I was six or seven years old when I started drawing abstract images and assembling pieces from found objects. For the most part, I guess you could say I’m self-taught. In my early twenties, I did take some courses at Parsons and the School of Visual Arts with the intention to learn about tools and materials used to produce my art as opposed to learning how to draw or paint. As for achievements, I suppose creating a commercial enterprise with my then wife Devora. We created a company based on my graphic designs. We produced a large variety of merchandise from clothing, bags, jewelry and Zippo Lighters. We opened retail stores in the SoHo section of NYC, Tokyo and the Hamptons as well as an extensive wholesale business domestically and abroad. I would have to say that I started to be most active in the early to mid-seventies. I was strongly influenced by a show at the Guggenheim of post-revolution Russian avant-garde artists. In addition to that, pop artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein were a big inspiration of my style of art. A lot of my inspiration comes from music. From an early age, musicians like the Stones, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Patti Smith, etc., influenced my creative energy. In the late seventies, I started a band called The Escalators. I was the lead singer and lyricist. A notable member was Jerry Harrison from the Talking Heads. We released a record and played local New York City alternative rock clubs. During that time, I was really into photography so I intend to include an extensive amount of my photography in future art shows. A lot of the photo images I created with an old school Nikon F2 and Polaroid instant camera are abstract in style. By nature, I’m pretty much insular when it comes to the art world. I mostly attend various museum installations and gallery shows.
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