Exhibition Showcases Atmospheric Perspectives through the mindset of International Watercolor Artist David B. Goldstein
For Immediate Release
Artist contact: Arts Council of Fairfax
David Goldstein John Dusenberry
(703) 354-5347 703.642.0862 x6
Washington DC, – February 2, 2010, Internationally recognized watercolor artist, David B. Goldstein, recently back from living in Hong Kong, reveals the largest collection of his artwork in one location. "Atmospheric Perspectives" is at the Washington Technology Park in Chantilly, Virginia from now until early April.
Of the forty-five paintings on display, some have been in juried exhibitions, some were on display in Asia, some are being shown for the first time and some are just favorites. What they all have in common is they attempt to capture the feeling of a place. The subjects for this exhibition span the globe, but focus on water related themes. They highlight Goldstein’s passion to explore how our surroundings and nature can be merged through the medium of watercolor. “I'm particularly fascinated by water and how it reflects color and light. I love to discover connections and blend objects going beyond their natural outlines to form larger shapes,” says David. “I strive to show the beauty of the world that I see and ‘how things could be’ with some enhancement.”
The Washington Technology Park is located near Dulles International Airport, but through this exhibit, you will not have to get on a plane to experience spots in Kyoto, Hanoi, Krabi, Sydney, Hong Kong, St. John, New York, or nearby Ocean City. David, whose work is admired for its subject matter which evokes a feeling of escape and adventure, has traveled the world to soak up the scenery and sensations of the most stunning places. The renowned artist comments that “art should be accessible and something you want to hang on your wall because it reminds you of your favorite experiences or an experience you want to have.”
The title "Atmospheric Perspectives" is a play on words. Atmospheric perspective, otherwise known as "aerial perspective" describes the illusion of depth where distant objects appear to be bluer and have less contrast. “Although this is a concept that I utilize to simulate distance, what is meant by the heading is simply that I strive to paint how a place feels. I try to capture the intangibles of the atmosphere and express my own perspectives of what it’s like to be somewhere special”, explains Goldstein.
David’s style has been described as “representational” with a “controlled spontaneity”. His compelling images register as emotional and geographic reference points in the minds and hearts of viewers.
By invitation from the Arts Council of Fairfax as part of their “Art in the Workplace” program, this exhibit is part of a greater project to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace. More information about this program can be obtained from John Dusenberry listed above.
About the Exhibition:
The works of internationally recognized watercolor artist, David B. Goldstein, will be on display at The Washington Technology Park, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly Virginia, 20151. This display is on the ground floor, to the right of the main entrance and is open to the public during normal business hours, 8 am to 6 pm.
About David B. Goldstein:
David is a native of New York and spends his time both there and in Virginia. He has exhibited in New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Rome and Hong Kong. His London scene, “Red Bus” was published in “Splash 9”, a showcase of the best of contemporary watercolor. David is largely self taught, but has studied in the US with several prominent watercolorists and has studied Chinese painting in the style of the Lingnan School at the Hong Kong Art School. David has been quoted on ArtistNetwork.com for his unique techniques and his shows have been described in the South China Morning Post, Where, Hong Kong Magazine, The Peak Magazine, Orientations, RTHK Radio 3, The Jewish Times of Asia among others. He is currently authoring a book on art and personality in collaboration with a world renowned author and expert on personality types. His creative process, online gallery and films about his work can be found at www.davidbgoldstein.com.