Holly Johnson Gallery presents Raphaëlle Goethals: "Thinking of a Place" opening reception
Holly Johnson Gallery will present "Thinking of a Place," a solo exhibition of new works by Raphaëlle Goethals. Santa Fe-based Belgian native Goethals is presenting her lush abstract paintings of encaustic resin with earth and mineral pigments. Renewing her life long investigations of contemporary nonobjective abstraction, this new body of work is exemplary of Goethals' ability to reinvent her own visual path through time and space.
This time around Goethals' subtle suggestions of place are on grander scales as the narrative which perhaps has always been hidden deeply within her own tradition of knowledge and technique, is now seeking a cautious emergence and navigation. We see Goethals here as not only a painter, but also as the philosopher of a metaphorical art of substance, and one whose own personal narrative is now symbolic of that greater collective journey.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 25.