Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My solo show at Brooklyn Box- Opening June 7

bkbx [Brooklyn Box]
One Hundred Years of Poppies,
1914 to 2014
Paintings by Robert Gould
 Detail of “100 Poppies Painted 6 times” Oil on Panel 24" x 32"

Robert Gould is presenting paintings coinciding with the
one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One.
The paintings represent a reimagining of the passing
of 100 years depicted in plant forms which mark out
yearly cycles of growth and death.
One Hundred Years of Poppies, 1914–2014
 will be on view from Saturday, June 7th –
Sunday, June 29th

Opening reception: Saturday, June 7th
from 6–9pm

We hope to see you there!

bkbx [Brooklyn Box] is an exhibition space located in the
former National Packing Box Factory on the Gowanus Canal
in Brooklyn, NY. bkbx was founded by eleven artists and is
a project-in-residence at Proteus Gowanus.

A portion of all bkbx sales go to support Proteus Gowanus.

543 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

I have work in a group show in Jersey City

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We hope you'll join us for the opening of
Terra Incognita at Curious Matter
this collection is positively amazing!
Sunday, May 18, 3 to 6pm, please come!

DRIVING FROM MANHATTAN: Take the Holland Tunnel. Exit the tunnel and turn left onto Jersey Avenue. (Jersey Ave. is just past Rademan Place, SUNOCO is on the right. If you are on I-78 W and reach NJ-139 you’ve gone a little too far.) Follow Jersey Avenue straight ahead then turn right onto 10th Street. Take the first left onto Coles Street. Turn left onto Fifth Street. 272 Fifth is on the left. It’s just a few minutes drive once you’re out of the tunnel.

PATH FROM NYC: Take the Newark/Journal Square bound PATH train from 33rd, 23rd, 14th or 9th Streets (all at 6th Ave.) or from Christopher Street or WTC. Get off at GROVE STREET station. Exit and walk West on Newark Ave. When you reach Jersey Ave. make a right and continue to 5th Street. The gallery is to the left at 272 Fifth Street. TWO TRAVEL NOTES: 1) The PATH train stops in Hoboken before continuing to Jersey City on weekends. 2) The WTC line is currently out of service on weekends.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

100 Poppies- Centennial of World War 1 Painting

In honor of the centennial of the start of World War 1, I am building a new painting, entitled "100 Poppies". I am using a simple pictorial sequence of 100 poppies images, representing the span of time in years that separates us, in the present, from the time of World War 1. Poppies are laid out in a linear time line format that starts in 1914 and leads to the present day. The chart starts in the lower left and moves to the right for twenty spaces, or years. It then starts again on the left side one row up. Thus it moves upwards for five rows. Each row can be conceived of as one generation.
 The painting is in two parts for ease of handling. The finished painting will be sixteen feet long and four feet high. I am building it for my solo show opening next month at Brooklyn Box.  It will take up an entire length of one wall of the gallery.  Again it is constructed using paper shopping bags, battlefield earth, and pigments.

The left hand section. Depicting the cauterized war years.

The unfinished right hand section of the painting.

Close up of encrusted poppie.

Cauterized charcoal poppie.

Mud encrusted Poppies wet with walnut stain. This home made walnut stain was created from nuts that were collected from the Harper's Ferry battle field during my visit last summer.

Mud spattered poppie.

Battlefield earth ,pigments and glue

Bag of poppies ready for application and finish painting.

Flying Squirrel poppies