Artists

David Goldes

b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York

One And The Other, 2023
Silver leaf, molding paste, black gesso
on paper
27 x 21⅝ in.
28⅛ x 23 in. (framed)

Dear Earth, 2021
Graphite, altered silver leaf, black
gesso on paper
17⅞ x 14⅞ in.
19. x 16. in. (framed)

Ag-C #7, 2019-2022
Graphite, silver leaf, black gesso on paper, 15000 volts
9 x 12 in.
10⅝ x 13⅝ in. (framed)

Ag-C #33 (diptych), 2019
Silver leaf, graphite, black gesso on paper
12 x 18 in.
13⅜ x 19⅞ in. (framed)

Microbia, 2020
Graphite, silver leaf, altered silver leaf, black gesso on paper
20 x 29⅞ in.
23⅜ x 31. in. (framed)

Offset Carbon Arc, 2020
Graphite, silver leaf, black gesso on paper, 15000 volts
12 x 9 in.
13⅝ x 10⅝ in. (framed)

Ag-C #32 (simple division), 2020
Graphite, silver leaf, tarnished silver leaf, and black gesso on paper, 16,000 volts
12 x 8.75 in.
13⅝ x 10⅝ in.

Touching #43, 2019
Graphite, silver leaf, black gesso on paper, 15000 volts
12 x 9 in.
13⅝ x 10⅝ in. (framed)

Heavy Gas, 2022
Graphite and prepared black gesso on paper
18 x 15 in.
19. x 16. in. (framed)

Forgotten Agreement, 2023
26⅜ x 22 in.

Navigating Covid, March 2020 to April 2021, 2021
Graphite, burnished black gesso on paper
18 x 15 in.

no place to be, 2021
Archival pigment printed mounted on
Dibond. Edition of 5 + 1AP.
34 x 41 in. (framed)

Future Tense, 2021
Archival pigment print mounted on Dibond.
Edition of 5 + 1AP.
34 x 27. in. (framed)

Before and..., 2021
Archival pigment print mounted on dibond.
Edition of 5 + 1AP.
34 x 40. in. (framed)

One And The Other, 2023
Silver leaf, molding paste, black gesso
on paper
27 x 21⅝ in.
28⅛ x 23 in. (framed)

Dear Earth, 2021
Graphite, altered silver leaf, black
gesso on paper
17⅞ x 14⅞ in.
19. x 16. in. (framed)

Ag-C #7, 2019-2022
Graphite, silver leaf, black gesso on paper, 15000 volts
9 x 12 in.
10⅝ x 13⅝ in. (framed)

Ag-C #33 (diptych), 2019
Silver leaf, graphite, black gesso on paper
12 x 18 in.
13⅜ x 19⅞ in. (framed)

Microbia, 2020
Graphite, silver leaf, altered silver leaf, black gesso on paper
20 x 29⅞ in.
23⅜ x 31. in. (framed)

Offset Carbon Arc, 2020
Graphite, silver leaf, black gesso on paper, 15000 volts
12 x 9 in.
13⅝ x 10⅝ in. (framed)

Ag-C #32 (simple division), 2020
Graphite, silver leaf, tarnished silver leaf, and black gesso on paper, 16,000 volts
12 x 8.75 in.
13⅝ x 10⅝ in.

Touching #43, 2019
Graphite, silver leaf, black gesso on paper, 15000 volts
12 x 9 in.
13⅝ x 10⅝ in. (framed)

Heavy Gas, 2022
Graphite and prepared black gesso on paper
18 x 15 in.
19. x 16. in. (framed)

Forgotten Agreement, 2023
26⅜ x 22 in.

Navigating Covid, March 2020 to April 2021, 2021
Graphite, burnished black gesso on paper
18 x 15 in.

no place to be, 2021
Archival pigment printed mounted on
Dibond. Edition of 5 + 1AP.
34 x 41 in. (framed)

Future Tense, 2021
Archival pigment print mounted on Dibond.
Edition of 5 + 1AP.
34 x 27. in. (framed)

Before and..., 2021
Archival pigment print mounted on dibond.
Edition of 5 + 1AP.
34 x 40. in. (framed)

Initially educated as a scientist, David Goldes’ photographs, videos, and drawings incorporate scientific phenomena in their creation. Capturing the simultaneous wonder and destruction of chemical and material reactions, Goldes’ oeuvre strikes a lyrical balance between careful composition and chance discovery.

Goldes holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from SUNY Buffalo, an M.A. in Molecular Genetics from Harvard, and an M.F.A. in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop/SUNY Buffalo. In 2017, he was designated a Professor Emeritus from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Goldes has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation and Minnesota State Arts Board, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and MacDowell. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Yale Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; and the Musée Nicéphore-Niépce, Chalonsur-Saône, France. In 2023 Radius Books published David Goldes: Unpredictable Drawings (2023) with text by Walker Art Center curator Pavel Pyś. Previous books include Water Being Water (Wright State University, 2005) and Electricities (Damiani, 2017).

Exhibitions

Pas De Deux

Group Exhibition

Unpredictable

Solo Exhibition

In Search of Lost Time

Solo Exhibition

Press

In Practice: Photographer David Goldes by Lightsey Darst

  Mn Artist 5/12/2015

Opening Reception

Pas De Deux

6/26, 7–9PM

Book Launch

Unpredictable Drawings

3/3/2023, 5PM