Rochelle Goldberg:
    The Plastic Thirsty

    Rochelle Goldberg: The Plastic Thirsty

    Jan 24–Apr 4, 2016

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    SculptureCenter presented the first solo institutional exhibition by Rochelle Goldberg. Born in Vancouver, Canada, she is currently based in New York City.

    Goldberg stages sculptural topographies composed of living, ephemeral, and synthetic materials, such as crude oil and chia seeds, in combination with ceramic and steel. Transformation is enacted through her continuously evolving terrains, and further represented through the hybrid impressions of synthetic snakeskin and fingerprints. Molting and shape shifting, Goldberg's work challenges the fixity of the art object. For her exhibition at SculptureCenter, Goldberg hand rendered human-scaled sculptures in ceramic and steel that are evocative of hybrid fish forms and other motifs, enacting a psychological narrative around our post-industrial age.

    The exhibition took place in SculptureCenter's lower level galleries. It was curated by SculptureCenter curator Ruba Katrib and was accompanied by a fully illustrated publication. The exhibition catalog can viewed online or purchased in our Store.


    Rochelle Goldberg: The Plastic Thirsty is supported in part by the Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation.

    The artist would like to thank the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for their support.