FP Contemporary presents a solo exhibition titled “From There to Here,” featuring work by internationally recognized geometric-abstract sculptor and painter Betty Gold. Born in 1935 in Austin, Texas, Gold is widely known for her steel sculptures. Her work has been featured internationally in museums and is a part of prominent public and private art collections. Gold creates paper and cardboard models at her studio in Venice, CA and while she travels. Once a model is commissioned to be created in large scale, she begins each sculpture with rectangular sheets of steel, which she deconstructs into geometric shapes and then reconstructs by welding the pieces together with intention.
Images: from left to right: Primarily Sante Fe V, 25 x 15 x 4 inches, powder coated steel sculpture; Primarily Santa Fe IV, 25 x 15 inches, steel sculpture; Holistic 138′, 37 x 15 x 5 inches, steel sculpture with gold leaf and varnish
In 2005, Gold was honored with a major retrospective exhibition at the Casal Solleric Museum, a historic castle in Palma, Spain on the island of Mallorca. Exhibitions featuring the work of Columbian artist Fernando Botero and Mexican painter Frida Kahlo graced the same castle following Gold’s retrospective exhibition.
In 2014, Gold was presented with the prestigious XAM award. She is the 13th recipient of the Premi Xam d’Arts Plàstiques (Xam Award of Plastic Arts), an award created as homage to the memory of Mallorcan artist Pedro Quetglas Ferrer “Xam” who passed away in 2001.
A full-length documentary about Betty Gold’s colorful life and career titled ‘A Year with Betty Gold’ debuted at the Mallorca Film Festival November 2017 in Mallorca, Spain. The film has won several awards as it continues to be shown at film festivals around the world.
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On view: January 12, 2019 – February 16, 2019
Where: FP Contemporary, 5835 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232