Canadian artist Lori Goldberg's painting practice has evolved since the 1980’s from large, semi abstracted works to more intimate still life paintings noted for their meditative qualities. She has received critical attention for her paintings, through support and awards including a Canada Council Grant, and the Tony Onley Artists’ Project Scholarship. Goldberg’s work has been shown in major exhibitions at the Justina Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, The Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, and the KX Kunst Auf Kampfnagel Gallery in Hamburg. She has received commissions for over 100 paintings from Intrawest Resorts. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Canada Art Bank, the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, The City of Vancouver, and the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation. She currently teaches classes at Emily Carr University of Art and Design as well as private studio workshops.
Lost Sock Project ‘Oneness’
At Art Kibbutz she works on her Lost Sock Project. "This project refers to my identity as a Jewish woman, mother as well touching on issues such as diversity and inclusiveness. It consists of a daily ritual: sewing single, lost socks together to create a long tube. Part of my process involves collecting scraps of fabric from the garment industry and lost socks at Laundromats while I am in NYC. The scrap fabric will be used to fill the long sock tube. Visitors of Governors Island will be asked to assist me in connecting the socks."
Participate in Lori Goldberg's public sewing project to celebrate our diversity and to create connections with Lori on September 11th and 18th during Art Kibbutz Open Studios on Governor's Island.