REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: See You On The Flipside

Opens: September 8, 4-6 PM
On view: September 8 - October 27, 2018

Rebekah Goldstein, Tell Me Twice, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 65 x 70 inches, Courtesy of the artist and CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present its third solo exhibition of all new work by Rebekah Goldstein. See You On The Flipside marks a continued evolution of the artist’s signature line, shapes, and gravity-challenging spatial treatment. In this exhibition Goldstein hones in on the tension between her two and three dimensional work, linking them conceptually with brand new shaped canvas pieces as well as presenting, for the first time ever, a dynamic sculptural form rendered in powder-coated steel. See You On The Flipside opens on September 8 with a reception from 4-6 pm and runs through October 27, 2018. The opening reception is free to the public and the artist will be in attendance.

Working intuitively and improvisationally, Rebekah Goldstein has spent years developing abstract shapes, line and space that push and pull at the boundaries of the two dimensional plane, continually pushing to answer the question of how a picture plane can simultaneously hold together and fall apart.

Over the course of her painting practice, Goldstein began to create three dimensional paintings or “objects” that related to the paintings while providing a corporeal counterpoint to the limitless possibilities of abstraction on the canvas. While the shapes in her paintings can defy the physical laws of gravity by offering multiple and competing perspectives, the sculptures are inherently bound to gravity, illuminating the limitations and possibilities of both painting and sculpture. In See You On The Flipside, Goldstein introduces shaped paintings, where the canvas edges slant, curve and sway, hinting at sculpture but ultimately retaining their flatness. These “in-between” works create a closed feedback loop where the transformation and translation between two and three dimensions create harmony through the tension of push and pull.

The new shapes in this body of work have more space to breathe and wider expanses for the eye to rest, and similarly the color palette is pared down or reduced. Using less color and cooler tones, See You On The Flipside is notable for an approach to minimalism that seeks to discover how few shapes and how less color can be used to, paradoxically, employ the most impact.

Of the new work Goldstein discusses her ideas and influences.

The new paintings employ a subtle palette and more spacious forms than the previous bodies of work. Paring down and stripping away have been the focus in my current painting process. This is an attempt at a clearer, more concise image, one that feels whole rather than fragmented, yet still employs perceptual shifts.The palette is inspired by Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series, Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirrors, Georgia O’Keefe’s landscapes, Agnes Martin’s subtle color use, David Hockney’s paintings of Southern California homes and the bright light and view of the bay in my San Francisco Bayview neighborhood.

About the Artist: Rebekah Goldstein is a San Francisco-based painter. She is represented by CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, and exhibits in group shows across the country. Her work is in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum, Nordstrom and many notable private collections. Goldstein has been featured in the pages of Art LTD , Art Practical , New American Paintings, SFAQ and Square Cylinder.

About Gallery: CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is a international gallery showcasing cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists who bridge formal, conceptual and process based investigations exploring the human condition. Founded in 2013, CULT engages viewers inside and out of the formal white space, with experiential programming including: talks, dinners, art tours and nomadic exhibitions. CULT is located in the NOPA neighborhood of San Francisco.

Installation Photos | Individual Works

Rebekah Goldstein - Tell Me Twice, Oil and acrylic on canvas 65 x 70 inches, 2018
Rebekah Goldstein - All Because of You, Oil and acrylic on canvas 57.5 x 68 inches, 2018
Rebekah Goldstein - Out After Dark, Up Before Dawn, Oil and acrylic on canvas 81 x 50 inches, 2018
Rebekah Goldstein - Close As Close Can Be, Oil and acrylic on canvas 57.5 x 68 inches, 2018
Rebekah Goldstein - Just Us Gals, Oil and acrylic on canvas 84 x 53 inches, 2018
Rebekah Goldstein - Devil’s Advocate, Oil and acrylic on canvas 65 x 52 inches, 2018
Rebekah Goldstein - Swift Kick (blue), Powder coated steel 60 x 31.5 x 63 inches Unique edition, 2018

Current

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: See You On The Flipside
September 8 - October 27, 2018

Past

FEMALE TROUBLE
June 9 - July 28, 2018

TERRI LOEWENTHAL: Psychscapes
March 2 - May 19, 2018

VECINOS
October 27, 2017 - January 20, 2018

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life 2
April 7 - May 26, 2018

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014