Sandra Gottlieb | Horizontal No.20 | Archival Digital Pigment Print | 2014-2015
January 2 – March 25, 2016
Opening reception and artist lecture: February 5, 2016 | 6-8 PM
Sandra Gottlieb has created a striking series of photographs of the skies and waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With a keen eye for the fleeting phenomena of clouds and light, she has created beautiful large-scale images that range from the abstract, to the painterly, to the highly dramatic. Her poetic work conveys the sense of impermanence in both nature and in human existence.
Sandra Gottlieb was born in Brooklyn, NY and from an early age was devoted to the study of ballet and the arts. She studied Fine Arts at Brooklyn College, and later photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City and interior design at the New York School of Interior Design. Continuing her dance training as well, she performed professionally with a number of ballet and modern dance companies in the city. She has noted that dance gave her both a feeling for movement, and an awareness of change from moment to moment, both of which have contributed to her photographic vision.
With her work in photography, Gottlieb has discovered an affinity with a range of American abstract painters. She found in Rothko a strong sense of structure wedded to color. In Milton Avery she recognized his very personal interpretation of reality, focused on the edge of the sea. Morris Louis was a model for his veils of diaphanous color. While she was creating Seascapes 1996 Thru 2006, Gottlieb also produced other series including Floral Impressions, close-up soft focus views of flowers, Nocturne, details of the breaking surf at twilight, and Sea Grass, whose curving lines suggest abstract painterly gestures. Gottlieb has continued her conceptual view of flowers with City Tulips.
Please join us from 6-8 p.m. on February 5th for the opening of Sandra Gottlieb: Earth and Water, an exploration of the skies and waters along the east coast of the United States. Gottlieb will discuss the aesthetic, poetic, metaphysical, and environmental implications of her work from 7-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through March 25, 2015.