May, 2019: A Different Kind of Time
Charles Goldman and Jackie Milad
This May, Grizzly Grizzly premieres A Different Kind of Time, a two-person show by Charles Goldman and Jackie Milad which explores themes of accumulation and quotidian archaeology. Whether stacking, repurposing, or collaging found materials, their works excavate and re-purpose the signs and signifiers of our surroundings.
Goldman’s sculptures are collages in three-dimensions. He explores the concepts of accumulation and reinvention in his choice of materials, as well as his spontaneous acts of creation. Included at Grizzly Grizzly are objects made with RE>CRETE>, a recycled building material which he invented from the waste of packing materials, newspapers, credit cards, CDs, electrical wire, etc. Goldman considers RE>CRETE> a “conceptual material,” which reformulates the detritus of our contemporary world.
Milad collages symbols and language associated with her Egyptian and Honduran immigrant background and family history, especially those that have been co-opted into American pop-culture. She superimposes forms over negative space and text, often destroying and cutting up previous works to re-use old materials in new work. She states, “this sustainable process of making art is messy and most times irreverent—but provides an endless source of production. …I take creative liberties with the imagery to create a unique narrative and identity landscape that I may call my own.”
Charles Goldman resides in Brooklyn, NYC and Jackie Milad currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Both artists will be present at the opening reception.
Brooklyn-based artist Charles Goldman makes work that extends sculpture into painting, installation, performance, drawing, sound, photography and architecture. His work has been exhibited in venues including the Museum of Art and Design, NYC; Peter Blum Gallery, NYC; Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria; Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; Artists Space, NYC; The Philip Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR; The Drawing Center, NYC; SculptureCenter, NYC, and the Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Goldman has executed public projects for international institutions including Art Caucuses, Tbilisi, Georgia; Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Oregon; Toronto Sculpture Garden, Ontario, and the World Financial Center / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY. He has participated in numerous residency programs, such as Civitella Ranieri, Art Omi and The MacDowell Colony. In 2011, Goldman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts. He is the founder and director of GRIDSPACE in Brooklyn, NY, an artist-run project space. RE>CRETE>, a green building material of his own design, has recently been accepted into the Materials Connexion library. His work is included in public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Berkeley Art Museum.
Jackie Milad (Baltimore City, MD) creates textured works on paper and canvas. Her artwork has been featured in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Select exhibitions include: School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD), Phoebe Projects curated by Alex Ebstein (Baltimore, MD), Lycoming College (Lycoming, PA), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), Flashpoint (Washington D.C.), Museo de Arte de Mazatlan (Mazatlan, MX), DiFOCUR de Sinaloa Galleria (Culiacan, MX), Transmitter (Brooklyn, NY), Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), Goucher College, Silber Gallery (Baltimore, MD). In 2010 and 2016 Milad was awarded an individual artist grant from Maryland State Arts Council and in 2018 and 2019 a Sondheim Semi-Finalist. Jackie was an inaugural resident of Creative Alliance at the Patterson and also held a residency at Vermont Studio Center. Milad received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and her MFA from Towson University. Besides her active studio practice, Jackie Milad also has an extensive career as a curator and educator, where she has committed many years to the education and support of emerging artists..