Colorado Springs based painter and collage artist Caitlin Goebel is featured in BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, currently on view now through August 29 at GOCA 121. Her over-the-top, kitsch inspired work is concerned with the exploration of emotional, spiritual, and social semiotics.
Goebel’s “Bump” is part of the exhibition, and exemplifies the artist’s technical skill and vision. Acrylic, glitter, Mylar, and vinyl are intricately painted and layered on panels to create a dynamic surface. One could easily assume that the work is simply patterned vinyl stretched on panels. However, closer inspection reveals that the artist has employed an array of painting techniques to enhance the existing surface of the vinyl. Goebel’s interest in the interactions of her materials culminates in a carefully developed surface where the artist’s hand and the original material plane coalesce into multilayered perfection.
True appreciation for Goebel’s ability to control transparent color and clear polymer is only gained by viewing her works in person.
The precision of the artist’s brushstrokes and delicate working of the surfaces is nothing less than masterful. The end result is a decadent environment where countless surfaces exist one on top of the other.
Experience Goebel’s “Bump” in person and hear the artist speak more to her work during the BRIGHT YOUNGS THINGS artist talk on Thursday, August 20 at 6pm.