CAROL GOEBEL: FLYING MIGRATIONFebruary 2 - March 4, 2006
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th St., Chelsea, New York, is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of gallery artist, Carol Goebel, Flying Migration, welded steel sculpture.
New life forms are invented. They fly; are of steel that soars. Farm implements, cast iron metamorphasizing into wall sculptures. Carol Goebel’s pieces are light and airy, but weighty with a formal pressure that underlines their ballast. “Her objects are whimsical and delicate despite having been made of wicked-looking items: scythes, pitchforks, exhaust pipes, harrows, and spades……..creating a weird and esthetically pleasing confluence of the beautiful and dangerous,” writes Arlene McKanic in Artnews. Goebel’s recent work continues her exploration of creating from the old a new life, a new object with its own character. These current works are far more minimal. There is a prevailing elegant beauty comprised by that which is created and the negative space that it works from within its orbit. As the title of the exhibition suggests all these works move, journey. The installation of many indicates both the individuality of each work and the shared characteristic of all needing to fly, move and go to another place.
Critics William Zimmer, Helen Harrison, Joan Marter, Arlene McKanic, and Corinne Robins have written glowingly about Goebel’s work. Her other solo shows include On The Move, Space Moves, and Moving Up at Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC; Moving On at Ceres Gallery, NYC; Myth From Metal at the Queens Museum of Art at Bulova Center and Guardian Spirits at Broadway Windows, NY. She has participated in numerous artists’ panels and has had her work reviewed in publications such as Artnews, The New York Times, New York Newsday, Arts Magazine and M/E/A/N/I/N/G, Duke University Press.
There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 2, 6-8pm. The artist will be present.