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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
We're closed Monday January 21
Mon, Jan 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 18 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jan 20 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

Tinker Lab
Sat, Jan 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Jan 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Shops at Library Square
Sat, Jan 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Jan 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Gallery at Library Square
Sat, Jan 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Jan 22, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Jan 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Jan 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Jan 23, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Room
Wed, Jan 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab
Wed, Jan 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Entrance
Wed, Jan 23, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Room
Fri, Jan 25, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Jan 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Canteena
Fri, Jan 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Jan 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Craft Room
Sat, Jan 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tue, Jan 29, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Jan 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Jan 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Computer Lab
Wed, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Jan 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Jan 31, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Room
Fri, Feb 01, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Feb 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Canteena
Fri, Feb 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Feb 04, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Feb 04, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Monday, January 21 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Feb 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Feb 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, January 22 2019 at 9:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Feb 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Feb 06, 10:00am - 10:30am

Computer Lab
Wed, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Wed, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Feb 07, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 2 Conference Room
Thu, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Feb 08, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Fri, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Fri, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Sat, Feb 09, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Urban Room
Sat, Feb 09, 12:45pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Craft Room
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative Lab
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Feb 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Feb 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Feb 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tinker Lab
Tue, Feb 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Feb 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, January 29 2019 at 9:00am

Urban Room
Wed, Feb 13, 7:00am - 8:00am

Story Room
Wed, Feb 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab
Wed, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Feb 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Creative Lab
Thu, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Thursday, January 31 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Fri, Feb 15, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Feb 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Fri, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Canteena
Sat, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm