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"Chromatic Dreamscapes" Creations By Emma Goldgar

Art Reception

2019-01-10 19:00:00 2019-01-10 20:30:00 America/Denver "Chromatic Dreamscapes" Creations By Emma Goldgar Main Library

Thursday, January 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-10 19:00:00 2019-01-10 20:30:00 America/Denver "Chromatic Dreamscapes" Creations By Emma Goldgar Exhibit runs from Dec 30 - Feb 6 Main Library

Main Library

Lower Urban Room

Exhibit runs from Dec 30 - Feb 6

ARTIST STATEMENT

For years, I’ve been feverishly exploring the juxtaposition of women and elemental themes. I portray the human figure because faces and bodies are fascinating to me - the crucial components that make us individuals. Faces allow our inner workings to peek out. Using a blend of realism, surrealism and conceptual styles, I capture the subtle yet powerful essence of these subjects.

Chromatic Dreamscapes represents a nose-first dive into the magic of childhood, where fantasy exists in its purest form. We are born imaginative creatures but as we age, those creative fires can be extinguished by many factors - our environment, our idols, or simply the rigid concept of normality promoted by our society.  

I would like to stoke those fires. This year, I channeled my inner child and together we conjured dreamy universes and whimsical characters to inhabit them.

Art is essential to my life: beyond the meditative aspects of the creation process, I’m constantly stimulated by the breadth of emotion in the art around me. I need those reactions to preserve my humanity, and I share my work to create that experience for others.

ARTIST BIO

Local paintress Emma Goldgar has been addicted to art for most of her life. It began small with childhood dabbling, but the angst and awkwardness of adolescence caused Emma to spiral out of control into her addiction, which has her firmly in its grasp to this day. Raw and self-taught, Emma has spent the last decade intensely "discovering" new techniques and tactics that not only take her out of her comfort zone but expand it wildly.

Though born in Salt Lake, an early childhood in France exposed Emma to a wide variety of art, ranging from the most famous classics to the most eccentric street artists. Exposure to this environment elicited an early interest in art, and no doubt the literal exposure often found in European art influenced her tendency towards painting depictions of the human form.

Recreating human depth is no easy feat. After using acrylics, alcohol inks and oils to create ethereal backgrounds, the first attempt to capture the subject begins. Emma discovers new techniques each week that serve many purposes - and each produces its own moodscape. Because this shift in technique or genre can change the very soul of that subject, these variances are where she focuses her enquiry.

Although the majority of Emma’s painting is a private affair, she also teaches painting in bars and restaurants. Bringing art into community endeavors, Emma live paints at various events, ranging from fundraisers to festivals where it’s easier to interact with the public about her work.

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Exhibits   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Jun 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Conference Room B & C

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
OFFSITE: Salt Lake City & County Building, Security Desk

Mon, Jun 17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Craft Room

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Conference Room B & C

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Canteena

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Gallery

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jun 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Urban Room

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Canteena

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jun 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Jul 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room A

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Thu, Jul 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jul 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jul 06, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2019 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Jul 12, 7:00am - 8:00am
Rooftop Terrace

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jul 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Fri, Jul 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Saturday, June 29 2019 at 9:00am

Sat, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
OFFSITE: Salt Lake City & County Building: Security Desk

Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration opens Monday, July 8 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, July 1 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Craft Room

Mon, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Jul 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Monday, July 1 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration opens Monday, July 8 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab

Tue, Jul 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration opens Monday, July 8 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, June 26 2019 at 9:00am