Exploring gay male sexuality through the lens of pop culture imagery, distorted memory and vicarious nostalgia, my work encompasses collage, image transfer, and printmaking. I’m interested in male camaraderie, desire, and emotions related to body image.
My current work in collage and mixed media focuses on imagined or constructed memories of male companionship. Using images of men from vintage magazines and photos, the work features classic gay beefcake, soft gay porn, and automobiles, along with flashes of color and recycled imagery from my own work. Transparent layers of color in acrylic and encaustic create depth and complexity, enhancing the sense of memory altered, distorted and rewritten through the passage of time. While the work delves into the universal experience of loneliness, it also offers hope in the form of potential intimacy and companionship.
Mitchell Goldberg is a life long resident of Westchester County, New York; and a Sarah Lawrence College graduate, class of 1984. Goldberg has studied printmaking at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, Fused Glass with Dorothy Hafner and Polyurethane Resin with Luis Perelman. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows.
Exploring relationships through the lens of pop culture imagery, distorted memory and vicarious nostalgia, Goldberg’s work encompasses collage, mixed media, and printmaking. Current pieces use transparent layers of color in acrylic and image transfers.
Since 2009 Goldberg has served as President of the Upstream Gallery cooperative in Hastings on Hudson, NY.