Ann Goldberg, Howard's Ride
oil on canvas, 36 x 60"
There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to Ann Goldberg. Trained in architecture, mathematics, and fine art, Goldberg makes hyperrealistic paintings that are initially most striking because of their technical accomplishment. Everything seems to hold more light, and more crispness, than it does in real life. Essentially, the paintings push into even higher definition the images that a camera, in all its mechanical flaws, attempts to capture.

"In a way," Goldberg writes, "I am creating a handmade reproduction of something that has been produced mechanically. I like my work to take on the painterly significance of an expressionistic stroke [...] but at the same time retain realistic and photographic qualities at a distance; to present the painting as structurally predetermined like a facade."

Her most recent body of work, Eden, continues to explore her interests in finding light and beauty in the mundane. Alongside her paintings will be shown, for the very first time, a series of painted photographs -- a reversal, of sorts, of her long-term practice. Shown in a complete solo exhibition opening next Thursday here at Winsor Gallery, these works come together to depict a contemporary Eden and the idyllic duplicity that it entails.

Ann Goldberg: Eden
Winsor Gallery
June 13 - July 13, 2013
Opening reception: June 13, 6-8pm.