Earth Air Fire Water

A forest of large painted and individually collaged prisms will be literally hanging throughout ARTWORKS in Trenton May 10 to June 7.

This massive interactive installation is the centerpiece of a one man show featuring local artist Alan Goldstein. The show features work relating to 4 natural elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Goldstein has based much of his life’s work on nature’s inventions and processes.

The forest was inspired by the trees the artist has studied for over 30 years walking to his Bucks County studio. “ My trees are a part of my life and I see them age and die like my friends, like myself.  Slowly they loose twigs, branches, leaves and bark until they stand like ghosts waiting to fall.”

Goldstein spent most of the 1960s in New Jersey.  He taught at St Bernard’s School for Boys, the Summit Art Center and the Morris County Art Association in Morristown.  An invited artist to the International Summer Seminar at Fairleigh Dickenson, Goldstein has been shown at the NJ Visual Arts Center and the Newark Museum.

His work was regularly shown at the Lacework Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey and he has many works in the permanent collection of the Michener Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania.