Solo Exhibition of Artist Betty Gold, “From There To Here”, opens Saturday, January 12, 2019, at FP Contemporary Gallery in Culver City, CA
Official Selection at the Hot Springs Women's Film Festival, October, 2018
“A Year With Betty Gold” receives award for ‘Best Editing of a Short Documentary’ at the 2018 Madrid International Film Festival.
Official Selection “A Year With Betty Gold” premiered July, 2018, in The Indie Street Film Festival at the Detour Inn in Red Bank, New Jersey.
January 10, 2018
FP Contemporary booth at the L.A. Art Show
Perry Park in Austin: “Art Park Phase 2 is now solidly underway, with an ambitious timeline for installing more sculptures on loan from The Contemporary Austin in 2017. FOPP, working closely with Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Art in Public Places, and the Arts Commission, has received approval to install Alas #IV by Betty Gold.
courtesy Friends of Perry Park
BETTY GOLD, ALAS #IV, 1994
Betty Gold (American, born 1935) has said she often begins her rugged steel sculptures “with the simple act of folding paper.” This technique of using paper maquettes as sketches for her work allows her to deconstruct and reassemble the flat rectangle’s parts into a new whole, one “based on the linear geometry of rotating movement.” Working in a modernist vein, the Austin-born artist investigates the possibilities of geometric abstraction by exploring the relationships between simple shapes. For Alas #IV, Gold designed sheets of painted folded steel that extend from the sculpture’s center to interact with the surrounding space. The work’s title refers to alas, the Spanish word for wings—inspired by, as the artist has noted, “angels unfolding their wings on the verge of flight.” The dramatic contrasts between light and shadow at different times of day may also recall fleeting aerial elements such as birds, kites, or paper airplanes.
courtesy The Contemporary Austin
Nov 18, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018 Fresh Paint
Director J McMerty’s award winning documentary
"A Year With Betty Gold"
makes its world premiere on November 3, 2017, at the Mallorca International Film Festival in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Film Chronicling Celebrated Artist and Sculptor Betty Gold Opens in Spain
The new full length documentary, "A Year With Betty Gold", will make its overseas' premier this Fall at the 2017 Mallorca International Film Festival in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in November.
“Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival”
Thursday, October 19, 2017
"Three Sisters" Sculpture Dedication on Lower Cannon Hill at MBU, 4:30 p.m.
"A Year With Betty Gold", directed by Jason McMerty, debuts in National Film Premier at Francis Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Artist Betty Gold is at FP Contemporary
J McMerty’s film, "A Year With Betty Gold", took top honors at The Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival, July, 2017.
THE FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL IS A PREMIER SHOWCASE FOR INDEPENDENT FILM HELD ANNUALLY IN VENICE, CALIFORNIA.
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is honored to represent internationally renowned sculptor and painter, BETTY GOLD.
Gold can easily be considered a living national treasure in the arts. For decades she has broken new ground for the Modernist and MADI vision. At 82 years of age, she is still working with a veracity and energy few possess. braveART is honored to collaborate with such a distinguished tour de force of the art world.
Betty Gold, who opened her Santa Fe studio in 2010, is an established, internationally known professional artist who has shown in over one hundred thirty solo and group exhibitions in her career and who currently has work in more than seventy-five permanent collections around the world. bettygold.com
Gold turned the male-dominated sculpture world “on its head” by winning countless public arts commissions beginning in the early 1970’sShe became associated with MADI, an international abstract art movement, which she claims opened many doors for her. 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 Europe, where Gold's work probably is better known than at home, she is associated with a long-standing movement, named MADI, of artists who deal in bright geometric forms. In the last decade Gold has taken part in major MADI exhibitions in Madrid's Reina Sofía national art museum and in Bratislava, Slovakia, where one of her 10-foot sculptures stands in the garden of the presidential palace. By Ariel Swartley, Special to The Times
Gold’s sculptures continue to break the physical boundaries of geometry, as well as encompass a minimalist sensibility akin to Ellsworth Kelly and the playfulness of Joan Miro. Yet, she emerged a bona fide pioneer as a sculptor of Cor-Ten steel and, in a male-dominated field, produced a gutsy body of work that spans nearly four decades.- Steven Biller Betty Gold: The Mallorca Series
Gold’s sculptures are placed both outdoors in year-round environments as well as interior environments. Whether large scale or on a smaller scale, her sculptures have a timeless sensibility and a resounding impact. Gold loves to create site-specific commissions for each client’s individual needs. These commissioned sculptures range from four to twenty eight feet in height and are painted in various colors or sometimes remain unpainted for a more organic expression."SHINE" Artist Spotlight - Betty Gold
Betty Gold has joined International online gallery representatives,
March 7 through April 22, 2017
Fountain Gallery, downtown Lafayette
The permanent collection of Purdue University Galleries is home to artworks that represent exciting approaches to color usage. Color plays an important role in art and design, as it affects our visual experiences by building identities, engaging the senses, and fostering conscious and unconscious thinking patterns. Curated by Petronio Bendito, Ed.D. Associate Professor in Purdue’s Department of Art and Design, this exhibition showcases a broad range of approaches in which the artists combined colors in expressive and evocative ways. It features a selection of works that Bendito identified while surveying the Collection for his research on color design methods, presented in thought-provoking groupings.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 5:30 - 7 pm