Judith Goldsmith is an American Abstract Expressionist painter. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where she studied with Robert Goodnough and Alfred Blaustein. She later received a BFA and MFA in painting from the Boston University School for the Arts. Her paintings rely heavily on the type of gestural abstraction developed by artists like Jackson Pollack. The story of each work is constructed through the act of painting it. The impetus is the paint itself: the color, viscosity, texture, and how each area of the composition aids in the organization of the work as a whole.
Goldsmith often relates her work to music. Each painting tells a story, much like the way musical compositions tell stories through various movements, shifts in tonality, and the use of instruments as vehicles of expression. Her paintings are combined and ordered abstract elements, given shape and significance by the act of viewing. Personal references and evocations are important to Goldsmith, but she believes it is the viewer who ultimately completes each work through personal reflection. She works in an improvisational way, without an initial plan, but with the intention of eventually arriving at finished work.
Judith Goldsmith's new work, from her "Circo" series will be exhibited at Rosenthal Fine Art from April 28th through May 31st. Please stop by to view the artists new, dynamic work.
The artist's statement on her new Circo series:
In every painting I shape and re-shape the colors of sportscars, jockey's racing silks,
Carnival, hot air balloons and painted New Orleans houses into personally idiosyncratic and
unexpected collaborations. I use this as language to translate my work's content,
liveliness, energy and animation, into visual form. Judith Goldsmith