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Richman and Goldberg

~ Art Soiree benefiting The LOFT

~ The Spirit Within

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Mitchell Goldberg & Susan Richman

November 5 - 29, 2015
Reception, Sunday, November 8th, 2 - 5pm
Gallery Hours: Thursdays to Sundays 12:30 - 5:30 pm
and by appointment

New Work: Collage, Encaustic, Glass by Mitchell Goldberg. An exploration of inner emotions related to body image, male camaraderie, desire and loneliness.

"Tiger Tattoo #1",  M. Goldberg"Tiger Tatoo," M. Goldberg

Collages by Mitchell Goldberg

Fragments of memories, dreams and fantasies form the core of my collage work.  Primarily using magazines from the 1930s through the 1990s I layer images of male figures, vintage automobiles and flashes of color to evoke feelings surrounding gay male sexuality I explore inner emotions related to body image, male camaraderie, desire and loneliness.  Individual characters will often appear disconnected from crowds surrounding them, some comfortable with that, others distressed by it.

Altered, rewritten and distorted are the way I prefer to express my memories, making memory indistinguishable from fantasy. I love the old images from the 50s with groups of young men working on their cars, and I wonder about the close friendships they must have had. As a life long old car enthusiast, I love the cars too. These visions are not my own personal memories, but I like to pretend that they are.

I have also used the personal ads from gay magazines from the 1960s to the 1990s. The sense of longing presented by this type of advertising resonates with me. When seen in their original layouts, that were several pages long, they feel simultaneously anonymous and deeply human.

Great Depression era ads that I found encouraging men to train for new careers such as Radio Technicians, Electricians or Draftsmen are also compelling to me.  I love how they promise not only more income, but a whole new sense of identity and self esteem. These advertisements led to their own series of collages layered with abstract color designs.

Another series of pieces uses found images of tiger tattoos on men, combined with my own figure drawings. These pieces were all executed using encaustic paint. A rough and raw quality is present for all of the pieces in this series.

An old photograph of my father and brother fishing in 1960 inspired me to gather and use numerous other images of men fishing.  An ad for beer with a blindfolded man motivated me to place him against the inferno of a raging forest fire.  Very moving photographs of men in prison from the 1960s provided further inspirations. Other emotion laden images of men continue to move me to create new collages.

Sources for images include 1950s to 1960s era car magazines, body building and physique magazines, 1930s Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and mainstream publications such as Life, Look and National Geographic from the 50s to the 70s.  Old photographs found in antique shops, family photos and a 1960 World Book Encyclopedia contributed countless unique images. Adult magazines provided a more provocative and extremely valuable resource. Finally, scraps of my own etchings and drawings lent a personal touch to several pieces. All of the work is handmade. ~ MG

Mitchell Goldberg has a studio at 145 Palisade St., Dobbs Ferry, NY, and is a Scarsdale resident, and Scarsdale High School Graduate, 1976. mitchellgoldbergart.com .


Transient, by Susan Richman. A series of photographs that pay homage to faded memories.

Transient: not lasting long or passing quickly into and out of existence.

Richman"Boyce Greenhouse," S. Richman

I've always been drawn to breaking the rules. In the creation of this work, I've been chased, I’ve hidden to avoid discovery and I’ve been to court (though the charges were dropped). The adrenaline and excitement of trespassing compels me to return again and again to these abandoned buildings. I am drawn to the beauty of their history and decay.

In most cases, the buildings were abruptly shuttered, leaving behind artifacts of the people that worked or inhabited them. The knowledge that these once vibrant spaces filled with workers, residents and lives now are filled with decrepit machinery, rust, weathered paint and rot is unsettling. The impermanence of the decomposing structures is a stark contrast to what was originally a stable secure structure and way of life. When closed, jobs were lost, people relocated and the transient nature of our existence was exposed as lives and communities became forever changed.

Transient is a series that pays homage to faded memory. All photographs were created in camera. Similar to a mirage, the images move in and out of existence and unless captured and preserved may be lost forever. ~ SR

Susan Richman is a Hastings on Hudson, New York resident. susanrichmanphotography.com .

November 5 - 29, 2015
Reception, Sunday, November 8th, 2 - 5pm
Gallery Hours: Thursdays to Sundays 12:30 - 5:30 pm
and by appointment


An Art Soiree benefiting The LOFT

Showcasing the work of Mitch Goldberg & Susan Richman

Sunday, November 22, 2015
2:00pm-5:00pm – Soiree, Viewing, Mixer, Refreshments
3:00pm – Discussion and Q&A with Artists
at the Upstream Gallery
8 Main St, Hastings-on-Hudson NY 10706

At-door voluntary donations plus 10% of all arts sales will be donated to The LOFT.

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coming in December...

"The Spirit Within"

Group show of all Upstream Gallery artists, exploring personal visions of human spirituality.

December 3 to December 27
Reception on Sunday, December 6, 2-5 pm.
Free Admission

Gallery Hours: Thursdays to Sundays, 12:30 - 5:30 pm.
Upstream Gallery
8 Main Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

Parade of Christmas Ships, Union Lake, Seattle. Rachel Whitlow.


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Member News:

Upstream is also very pleased to welcome two new artists to our roster: Enrico Giordano and Madeline WilsonGiordano is a widely exhibited abstract painter and print maker who is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Mount Saint Vincent College.  Wilson, a founding member of Upstream from inception to 1994, returns to the gallery this year.  She is currently Chair of the Art Department at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. 


New Artist:  Enrico Giordano

Giordano: "My work is reflective of world events, issues, the environment and childhood memories.  Architecture, acoustic surroundings and mythology play major roles.  However, I create each piece with the knowledge that viewers play an important part by bringing their unique interpretations to each work."

Giordano, Pedagogue, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 55

New Artist: Madeline Wilson

Wilson: "Photographing these sites is a solitary venture. When I walk, my boots crunch through broken glass and years of dust and decay. These sounds amplify my interruption, my intrusion on the space and they remind me to act with grace and deference to what happened here when the place was alive.
These empty places are reminders of our past, monuments to our future.  They are a testament to our fears. They exist in a limbo outside the lines and behind the facade of prosperity--- a map of our collective cultural psyche in the year 2015."

Wilson, Red Seats, Archival Inkjet Photograph, 17 x 22



Gallery artists Louise Cadoux, Mitchell Goldberg and Madeline Wilson will be represented in Art Fired Up, an exhibition featuring works in glass, clay, resin and encaustic at the Lazarus Gallery, United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Rd. New Rochelle NY 10805. 

The opening reception will be Sunday, October 18th
and will feature a clay art demonstration by ceramicist Vicky Youngman.  On display through March 7th 2016.


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Upcoming Schedule: 

November 5th through November 29th:  Susan Richman: Transient. Mitchell Goldberg: New Work - Collage, Encaustic Glass.  Opening Reception, Sunday November 8th, 2-5 pm.
December 3rd through December 27th: The Spirit Within: Upstream Artists explore their inner worlds. Group show.  Opening Reception: Sunday, December 6th, 2-5 pm.


more to come...

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GALLERY HOURS: Thursday - Sunday, 12:30 to 5:30pm.
Summer weekend hours (April through October): Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5:30pm

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914 674 8548

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