'What's Love Got to Do With It'
Thurs - Sun 10 - 4pm till 1 May
A photographic and painted art exhibition by Maurice Goldberg
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
Opens 6pm Wednesday 20th April,
Thursday- Sunday 21 April to Sunday 1 May 10:00am to 4:00pm
Business Review Weekly often listed Maurice Goldberg as CEO of one of Australia's fastest growing companies, but the GFC changed that and a period of radical reinvention ensued. Focusing instead now on mentoring creativity in business thinking, and practising as an artist himself, Goldberg is presenting his first solo art show 'What's Love Got to Do With It' at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown during 20 April to 1 May.
As Goldberg is no stranger to reinvention and transformation, the exhibition looks at identity and the power of love and sexuality to be a transformative, yet equally destructive force in our lives. Using photographs and painted canvases, Goldberg creates a rich and saturated abstract world where the human form is explored. The images are often confronting drawing upon themes of obsession, jealousy, passion, and unconditional love. The style borrows as much from classics like Matisse as it does from dating app selfies in the way that it harnesses digital photographic and projection techniques, hand collage, and traditional figurative painting.
Ultimately the work aims to be sensual, lyrical and inspiring.
"I believe that in the contemporary world, our definitions around gender and sexual orientation are in flux, the core values around marriage and committed love are being redeveloped, and new generations are being raised in a era of greater identity tolerance without the spectre of HIV. It's a period of remarkable growth and change right now. I hope this exhibition asks the viewer to question their own perception of love, sexuality, gender and the choices we make in the name of love.'
'What's Love Got to Do With It' by Maurice Goldberg shows at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown from the opening night 6pm Wednesday 20 April to Sunday 1 May. For more information visit www,mauricegoldbergart.com
Goldberg's next work, Luscious Fruit, is a joint exhibition with the extraordinary Matthew Aberline at 107projects in Redfern in late November.