ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Exploring gay male sexuality through the lens of pop culture imagery, distorted memory and vicarious nostalgia, my work encompasses collage, mixed media, and printmaking. I’m interested in male camaraderie, desire and loneliness, as well as emotions related to body image.

My current work in collage and mixed media focuses on imagined or constructed memories of male companionship. Using images of men from vintage magazines and photos, the work features classic gay beefcake, soft gay porn, and automobiles, along with flashes of color and recycled imagery from my own work. Transparent layers of color in acrylic and encaustic create depth and complexity, enhancing the sense of memory altered, distorted and rewritten through the passage of time.

My etchings focus on body image and desire, and a fantasy for what might have been—unexplored relationships or missed connections. Using multiple plates, abstract aquatints are layered with figurative drawings depicting gay men alone. While the work delves into the universal experience of loneliness, it also offers hope in the form of potential intimacy and companionship.

— Mitchell Goldberg

EXHIBITIONS

2017
H Art Gallery, Distortions, Peekskill, NY
Upstream Gallery, False Memory Hastings on Hudson, NY
2015
Upstream Gallery, New Work, Collage, Encaustic, Glass, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2014
Upstream Gallery, Variations, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2012
Upstream Gallery, Connections, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2010
Upstream Gallery, Inner Vision, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2008
Upstream Gallery, Interaction, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2006
Upstream Gallery, Dream Driving, Hastings on Hudson, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Salmagundi Club, Open Printmaking Exhibition, New York, NY Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2017
Upstream Gallery, False Memory, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2016
CCCA Gallery, First Impressions (juried printmaking show), Hudson, NY
Salmagundi Club, New York Society of Etchers/Salmagundi Club Printmaking Show, New York, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY, Group Shows
2015
National Arts Club, New York Society of Etchers Annual Juried Show, New York, NY
Lazarus Gallery, Art Fired Up, New Rochelle, NY
Mehu Gallery, New York, NY
Williamsburg Art & History Center, Queer WAH, Brooklyn, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2014
The Korea Society, Made in New York/Made in Seoul, New York, NY Seoul Museum of Art, Made in New York/Made in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Mehu Gallery, New York, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2013
National Arts Club, New York Society of Etchers Annual Juried Show, New York, NY
Monmouth Museum, From Plate to Paper (juried printmaking show), Lincroft, NJ
Mehu Gallery, New York, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2012
National Arts Club, New York Society of Etchers Annual Juried Show, New York, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2011
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2010
Pyramida Arts Center, Group Printmaking Show, Haifa, Israel
Blue Door Gallery, NY Annual Juried Show, Yonkers, NY
National Arts Club, New York Society of Etchers Annual Juried Show, New York, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2009
National Arts Club, New York Society of Etchers Annual Juried Show, New York, NY
Blue Door Gallery, NY Annual Juried Show, Yonkers, NY
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2008
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2007
Blue Door Artist Association, Dreamscapes, Yonkers, NY Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2006
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2005
Blue Door Artist Association, The Grid Show, Yonkers, NY Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2004
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Kolaj Magazine Issue #15
2013
Carrier Pigeon Magazine V3/12,
2013
Studio Visit Magazine – Volume 18

AFFILIATIONS

2009-present
President - Upstream Gallery; 2009 to Present.
2015 - present
Board of Directors - New York Society of Etchers, New York, NY

EDUCATION

1984
Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
2003-2013
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2003-2015
Private Study with Dorothy Hafner