San Anselmo Artists Open Studios
I use the landscape as a point of departure. From it I distill what is
mysterious, ephemeral and often dreamlike---nuances of fog, rain and quickly
changing weather, or the play of dark form/mass against brilliant light. Most,
therefore, are portraits of a particular place or time of day where or when
shadows are deep and the light is intense or uncommon.
The experience of working on-site in these constantly changing conditions
becomes an integral part of the piece. More recently, I’ve been working on a
series of night scenes, both rural and urban. Objects and images which by
daylight seem incidental and commonplace, become simplified and extraordinary at
night under limited or
artificial light. These result in compositions that speak as much about form and
abstract shape as they do about atmosphere and essence.
Structural, man-made elements have become increasingly important in my
work---old garages, mills; long-used, intimate or messy work spaces. These often
provide a sharp contrast to the sometimes overwhelming beauty of the landscape.
Wendy Goldberg received her BFA from Cornell University and was awarded
fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center. She has been commended by artists and
curators alike including Philip Linhares, Wayne Thiebaud, John Toki, Susan Jane
Walp, Karin Breuer and Marian Parmenter.
Her work is included in the Achenbach Collection of Prints and Drawings of the
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum, the Haas Collection,Genentech Corp, San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist’s Gallery, New York Drawing Center Viewing
Program, Engel & Davis, LLP, Anderson Consulting, Berkman, Bottger & Rodd as
well as many other private and public collections throughout the country and