Hudson Gallery hosts Goldman exhibitWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The Hudson Gallery’s latest exhibit is taking flight in the hearts and minds of area arts patrons. The series of screen prints by artist Jane E. Goldman is on display through May 28. The gallery is offering a free public open house from 5 to 8 p.m. May 12.
Goldman began the work nearly a decade ago, after being loaned a book of images created by noted ornithologist and painter John James Audubon. Audubon, who lived from 1785 to 1851, is best known today for his major work, “The Birds of America.” Along with Benjamin Franklin, Audubon was one of the first Americans to be named a fellow of London’s Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge.
“We’ve had Jane’s work in our gallery for quite a few years now. It has a very natural element to it, with dramatic use of shadow that’s very appealing,” said gallery owner Scott Hudson. “She worked on these pieces over a long period of time, around one a year, and the whole show came together in a very organic way. The work is so amazing and stunningly beautiful,”
Goldman has exhibited her work in galleries around the world since 1975. Her pieces are included in the permanent collections of the Toledo Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Fogg Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Library of Congress and Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Renowned as both a painter and a printmaker, Goldman makes her home in Massachusetts.
The images in Goldman’s “Audubon Suite: the Loaned Book” were painstakingly screen printed in as many as 18 colors and printed on high-quality paper ranging in size from 22-by-30 up to 41-by-28.5 inches.
“This show is very different for us — it’s very traditional, yet contemporary,” Hudson said. “One of the first things that I first noticed about these pieces was the perspective of the images, looking down. I would say that this show is one not to be missed — it’s not every day that a museum-collected artist is displayed in our community.”
The Hudson Gallery is located at 5645 North Main St. in Sylvania.
For more information, call (419) 885-8381 or visit the website www.hudsongallery.net.