Oaxaca Variations

Photography and Textiles by Gary Goldberg

July – October 2021

Gary Goldberg has been traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico, for over 20 years. He explores the city through photography, capturing abstract compositions of its richly textured walls and facades. His relationship with the city has deepened over time and, as he puts it, ‘I have come to see Oaxaca – its land, its sky, its cosmos – in a way that I believe is genuinely mine.” In Oaxaca Variations, we feature Gary Goldberg’s photographic work from recent years, including translations of his photography into felted artisanal textiles. Join us in exploring Gary’s vision as he highlights a magical city’s patina and depth.

 
Questions: For purchasing and additional information, please email Gary Goldberg

About the Felting Process

CaSa Artisans - Oaxaca MexicoMany of Gary Goldberg’s photographs have been transformed into textiles using a dry felting process at Taller Afelpado, San Agustín Etla, in Oaxaca. Each textile is hand-made by a team of three artisans, often taking up to three weeks to complete. They dye the wool with natural pigments and recreate, on a large scale, the color fields and textures found in his work. Over the last six years, he has made many trips to Oaxaca and spent months involved with the textile creation process. This collaborative process is made possible by the expertise of the Taller staff. The results are faithful interpretations with their own, unique qualities such as relief and shadow.

Artist Reception

Date To Be Determined
We look forward to welcoming the community back into our offices for a reception celebrating the work of Berkeley-based artist Gary Goldberg and his exhibit Oaxaca Variations. We will be announcing the reception date once current health restrictions are eased. Until then, please explore the vivid colors and textures of Oaxaca through Gary’s photography and textiles below. When the time is right, we’ll gather to share a selection of wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a discussion with the artist, and lots of interesting conversations.

 

Exhibit Gallery

Art Exhibits

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Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Orange and Yellow with Black Vertical Line, 2018
20” X 30”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Yellow, Red, Blue, 2020
13” X 19”, Archival pigmented print
$1,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Black and Gray with White Vertical Line, 2018
20” X 30”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Blue Ground with Pink Gray Sky, 2017
24” X 60”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Blue Green Ground with Sky, 2016
24” X 60”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, The Wave, 2018
48” x 120” x 1”, Textile, wool felting
$15,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Blue Ground, Blue Sky, Low Horizon, 2016
48” x 120” x 1”, Textile, wool felting
$15,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Sunset, 2019
32” X 47” X 1”, Textile, wool felting
$5,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Night Sky, 2019
32” x 47” x 1”, Textile, wool felting
$5,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Lightning, 2019
32” x 47” x 1”, Textile, wool felting
$5,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Yellow, Gray, Red, Horizontal Bands, 2021
48” X 72” X 1”, Textile, wool felting
$12,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Running Man, 2018
48” X 72” X 1”, Textile, wool felting
$12,000

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Floating Oval on Deep Red Ground, 2016
24” x 30”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Blue Foreground, Dance on Blue Sky, 2017
20” x 30”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Blue Triangle on Purple Ground, 2016
20” X 30” Archival pigmented print
$2,000 unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Pink with Explosion, 2017
24” X 60”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca, Yellow Mountain, 2018
24” X 60”, Archival pigmented print
$2,000, unframed

More About Gary Goldberg

Art Exhibits
Gary Goldberg Artist

Courtesy of FRITZ + KOURI gallery

Gary Goldberg, Professor Emeritus of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, recently retired from teaching after 37 years. He received an MFA from the University of Nebraska. He has been the recipient of an Emerging Artist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Goldberg’s photographs have been included in over one hundred exhibitions and publications throughout his career. Gary recently moved back to his home state and is living and working in Berkeley, California.

Goldberg’s photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Texas MonthlyHarpers & Queen, and Texas Music. His photo credits in books include The Family of WomenExploring Color PhotographyPhotographic PossibilitiesLight and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, and Bonfire of Roadmaps.

One-person exhibitions mounted by Goldberg have shown at the Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University; the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas; the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas; the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas; Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas; and galleryFritz, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Wild Things: Disrupting the Photographic Archive 2020 at CEPA in Buffalo, New York; The Texas Biennial 2017 in Austin, Texas; and The 3rd Crosscurrent at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. 

Public collections in which Goldberg’s photographs appear include the Victoria & Albert Museum; the Photography Collection in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin; Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; and the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.