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Fine Arts Faculty Glenn Goldberg Interviewed by The Brooklyn Rail

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Checkout the interview of Glenn Goldberg with Phong Bui at The Brooklyn Rail below:



Portrait of Glenn Goldberg. Pencil on paper by Phong Bui. From a photograph by Taylor Dafoe.

I’ve been following the evolution of Glenn Goldberg as a painter since I was exposed to his work in 1986. It was on the occasion of his recent exhibit All Day at Betty Cuningham Gallery (February 28 – April 4, 2015), in cooperation with Jason McCoy Gallery, that I was finally able to view his latest output, and to sit down with him afterwards on-site to catch up and discuss his work, and more.

Phong Bui (Rail): We first met at the opening of a group exhibit of the founding faculty members of the New York Studio School in the summer of 1986. You had just started teaching there, and I had just arrived as a student. And then I saw your work for the first time in a group exhibit at Willard Gallery in memory of Marian Willard Johnson in the fall, but it wasn’t until a year later, in 1987, that I got to see your one-person exhibit at the gallery, which must have been your last exhibit there since it closed in the same year.

Glenn Goldberg: Yes, that’s right. My last show there was actually their last show.

Rail: My first question is how did you get to show with Willard Gallery which was mostly associated with artists of older generations such as Lyonel Feininger, Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Charles Seliger, and so on? You must have been the youngest artist on the roster.

Read more of the interview here.

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