Edward Goldman: Regionalism to Op Art

Friday, May 24, 2013 to Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Denver Artist Discovered

David Cook Galleries is delighted to present the first retrospective of Denver artist, Edward Goldman (1924-2012). The exhibition will feature over thirty works encompassing the span of his creative career that lasted for several decades. This is the first time Goldman's paintings will be viewed in a public venue.  

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Edward Goldman is an anomaly in comparison to the typical artists story. With little formal training but with single-minded dedication he pursued and perfected his craft, painting in his home basement studio in the evenings after work and on the weekends. A private man, he chose not to market his paintings during his lifetime. This retrospective will unveil a sophisticated and complete body of work.

Goldman initially painted representational landscapes in the vicinity of Denver and the nearby mountains, as well as urban vignettes of Denver with several works depicting the LoDo area preceding its gentrification.  However the bulk of Goldman's paintings were inspired by the Op Art movement of the 1960's. His Op Art paintings are vibrantly colored works that play with linear compositions, spatial allusions and geometric grids. His optical renditions are intellectual, stunning and colorful.

An accompanying catalog with a comprehensive essay by Stan Cuba is available