Staccato is an exciting collection of figurative and abstract sculptures texturally linked by their intricately patterned surfaces. Graphite pencil drawings on white ceramic clay masquerade as textile designs on some figures, and on others as extensive body tattoos, with the uncanny ability to mask nakedness and vulnerability. As an artist known for her figurative work, Olds Goldie’s recent embrace of the abstract allows to alter her voice in a manner that remains harmonious and related to the figure.
Staccato is named for the monumental ceramic wall sculpture that is its focal piece. A sprawling arrangement composed of 84 individual parts, Staccato is inspired by the visual form of musical articulation, which directs how notes or passages are played or sung. The varied and complex marks that Olds Goldie makes on the sculpture’s surface suggest the multiple ways the viewer may interpret the work.
Reception & Artist Talk:
Saturday, April 13, 3–5pm, talks begin 4pm
First Friday Reception:
April 5 & May 3, 6-9pm
Closing Reception & Concert
Sunday, May 5, 4–6pm