Raphaëlle Goethals - Dust Stories

Raphaëlle Goethals - Bosphorus 1

Raphaëlle Goethals - Zitrone

Pigment

January 17th – March 14th, 2020

Raphaëlle Goethals is currently in the group show Pigment featuring works by Louise Blyton, Makoto Fujimura, Raphaëlle Goethals, Judith Kruger and Hiroko Otake. These notable artists delve into the exploration of color not merely as visual sensation, but its physical manifestation as raw pigment and all that it conjures.

The fact that color is not tangible tends to be overlooked. Our eyes detect light with wavelengths that bounces off objects, determining the particular color we see. This selection of artworks engages with the corporeal material that governs what we perceive as color. Whether it’s the application of natural minerals to affirm our relationship with the earth or the vibrancy of pure pigment to accentuate form. Each of these artists utilizes the physical aspect of color to give meaningful insight into our visual faculty and beyond.

Focusing on painting as a space of exploration, Raphaëlle Goethals has worked with wax, resin and pigments as her signature mediums for over twenty years. She established her own vocabulary in the form of distinctive groups of paintings, which evolved concurrently.

Place and process are integral to the works of the artist; who is known for her signature layered encaustic and pigment abstractions comprised of multiple thin layers brushed, scraped and burnished to a smooth and subtle finish. Her uniquely translucent surfaces exist at the intersection of the contemplative and the sensual. As a verbal and cultural “surimposition,” the discreet presence of the grid anchors us in present time: an unapologetic nod to modernism and the vocabulary of painting, it coexists here with vast, glowing, luminous surfaces.

Embarking on a conceptually rigorous journey, yet trusting an intuitive sense of rightness and acknowledging the inescapable history of the medium, Goethals is interested in a blurring of boundaries. In opposition to the “tabula rasa” necessary to the early modernists, her practice is about integration and distillation, and reinvesting the constituents of painting.

The internalized landscape is reduced to its minimal resonance: the sound of the wind, the dust on a windshield, and the further abstracted notion of nature.

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Raphaëlle Goethals Portfolio

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b. 1958, Brussels, Belgium
moved to the United States in 1981
lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Focusing on painting as a space of exploration, Raphaëlle Goethals has worked with wax, resin and pigments as her signature medium for over twenty years. She established her own vocabulary in the form of distinctive groups of paintings, which evolved concurrently. Place and process are integral to the works of the artist; who is known for her signature layered encaustic and pigment abstractions comprised of multiple thin layers brushed, scraped and burnished to a smooth and subtle finish. Her uniquely translucent surfaces exist at the intersection of the contemplative and the sensual. As a verbal and cultural surimposition, the discreet presence of the grid anchors us in present time: an unapologetic nod to modernism and the vocabulary of painting, it coexists here with vast, glowing, luminous surfaces.

Embarking on a conceptually rigorous journey, yet trusting an intuitive sense of rightness and acknowledging the inescapable history of the medium, Goethals is interested in a blurring of boundaries. In opposition to the “tabula rasa” necessary to the early modernists, her practice is about integration and distillation, and reinvesting the constituents of Painting. The internalized landscape is reduced to its minimal resonance: the sound of the wind, the dust on a windshield, and the further abstracted notion of nature.

Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, Raphaëlle Goethals came to the United States in 1981 to further her formal education at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA.  Attracted to the vastness of the landscape and the quality of light, she relocated to New Mexico in 1994 where she developed her mature painting style. Through her career she has been featured in Art in America, Art News, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and Luxe magazine amongst others. She is represented in distinguished permanent collections in the United States and abroad, including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, the Boise Art Museum, the Grace Museum, as well as numerous corporate and private collections.

EDUCATION
1983           Otis Art Institute, Associate of Arts Degree, Los Angeles, California
1980           Ecole Le SeptanteCinq, Bachelor of Fine Arts, honors, Brussels, Belgium
1976           Centre des Arts Decoratifs, Brussels, Belgium

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020           (upcoming July), Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2019           Thinking of a Place, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2018           Biculturalism in Contemporary Art– Wanxin Zhang and Raphaelle Goethals, Turner Carroll gallery Santa Fe, NM
2018           John Henry and Raphaelle Goethals, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN
2017           Dust Stories: Tales of the Land, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
2017           Turbulences, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2016           Echoes, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014           Gwynn Murrill and Raphaëlle Goethals, William Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
2013           Massive Silence, Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston, TX
2013           Anamnesis, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID, catalogue, essay by William Peterson
2012           Dust Stories, William Siegal gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012           Dust stories, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
2012           Dust Stories, Elins Eagle Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009           From Here On, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008           Adrift, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2007           Quiescence, Lemmons Contemporary, New York City, NY
2005           Mnemosyne, Elins Eagle Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004           Borealis, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2004           Borealis, Linda Durham Gallery, New York City, NY
2003           Reclaiming Territory, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002           New Work, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2001           Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
2001           Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2001           Blurred Boundaries, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, catalogue with essay by Ron Bernier
1999           Lumens, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM, catalogue, essay by Arden Reed
1997           Reasons for Praying to an Empty Altar, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
1997           Erickson and Elins Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995           Towards Reconciliation with Beauty, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020           Abstract, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2020           Pigments, Bentley Gallery Phoenix, AZ
2019           San Jose Museum Art Auction, San Jose, CA
2019           Seattle Art Fair, Seattle WA
2019           Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2019           Light and Shadow, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2018           TWO x TWO for Arts and Aids: Twenty years, the Rachovsky House, Dallas, TX
2018           Color VI, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2018           The Spectrum of Women, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2018           Dallas Art Fair, Turner Carroll Gallery
2018           Seattle Art Fair, Gail Severn Gallery                                                                  
2017           Preview 2017, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2017           Dallas Art Fair, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM                                           
2016           Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2016           Art San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (also 2018 and 2017)
2016           Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2015           Art San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2015           Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2015           Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX                                               
2015           Preview 2015, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2015           Color and Form as metaphor, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2014           Caio Fonseca, Raphaëlle Goethals, Robert Treat, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012           Eastern traditions, Western expression, the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2012          The Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California
2011           Commence: a philosophical détente, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011           Gallery Artists, Gallery 212, Aspen, CO
2011           Marks and Conversations, Gail Severn gallery, Ketchum, ID
2010           Gallery Artists, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO
2010           Thirty years of collecting: recent gift to the museum, Scottsdale MOCA, AZ
2010           Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010           Contemporary Highlights, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010           SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2008           Art Miami, Miami, FL
2008           Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008           Silver Lining, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008           SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2007           Order in Motion, Lemmons Contemporary, New York, NY
2007           Richard Nonas, Linda Flemmings, Raphaelle Goethals, Lemmons Contemporary New York, NY
2005           Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2005           New Acquisitions, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2005           San Francisco International Art Fair, Elins Eagle Smith Gallery, CA
2005           Surface, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2004           New Directions, Lucas de Bruycker Fine Art, Ghent, Belgium
2004           San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2004           SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2004           Art Chicago, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2003           The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2003           Gallery Artists, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
2003           Art Chicago, exhibited by Linda Durham Contemporary Art and Fay Gold Gallery
2003           Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, exhibited by Fay Gold Gallery
2003           The Armory Show, exhibited by Fay Gold Gallery, New York, NY
2003           Gallery Artists, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, NM
2003           San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Fassbender Gallery
2003           Group show, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002           Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2002           New Faces, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2002           Surface IV, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2002           Art Chicago 2002, exhibited by Fay Gold Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002          Rocky Mountain Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
2001           Between the lines, Bushlen Mowatt gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2001           Six in the City, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2001           New paintings and works on paper; Keith Jacobsen, David Shapiro and Raphaëlle Goethals, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2001           Art Chicago 2001, Chicago, IL
2001           Art Miami 2001, Miami Beach, FL (also 2000)
2000           Art Chicago 2000, exhibited by Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (Also 1999, 1998, 1997 and 1996)
2000           Surface, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2000           Abstraction, Hot and Cool, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1999           Three New Mexico Artists, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
1999           San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA (also 2000)
1999           SITE Unseen, James Kelly Contemporary, to benefit SITE Santa Fe, NM
1999           Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1998           San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA
1998           Ida y Vuelta, Musée Denys Puech, Rodez, France; Catalogue
1997           State of the Questions, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1997           Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA (also 1996)
1997           Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1995           Synesthesia: A Collaboration, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Galisteo, and OffSite, Santa Fe, NM
1995           Visions of Excellence, Albuquerque, NM
1994           Studio B7, Santa Fe, NM
1994           Visions of Excellence, Albuquerque, NM
1993           The Site, Praxis, Los Angeles, CA
1993           Summer Salon, Spirit, Santa Fe, NM
1992           Community Wellness Art Auction, Venice, CA
1992           Westminster Art Space, Venice, CA
1991           International LA, Directors’ Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA
1991           Gallery Five, Santa Monica, CA
1989           Faultline, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA|
1987           Salon des Independents, Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987           Attack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985           Farewell to the Bridal District, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Art in Embassies program
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
Museum of Fine arts, Santa Fe, NM
Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
New Mexico State University Museum, Las Cruces, NM
Albers Enterprises, Oakland, CA
Paul Allen Collection, Seattle, WA
Mitchell Brown, Scottsdale, AZ
De Fay Aviation, Las Vegas, NV
Blue Oak Capital, Palo Alto, CA
Blue Star Properties, Chicago, IL
Chesterman Company, Sioux City, IA
Carolyn Eason Collection
Daniel and Daun Dees, Aspen, CO
Linda Givon, South Africa
Henis Technologies, St. Louis, MO
Henry Heuser, Louisville KY
Hewlett Packard, San Francisco, CA
Holdenried Collection, Grünwald, Germany
Hutchinson Telephone, MN
Herstand Collection, FL
Kennedy Group, TX
Lincoln National Corporation
McMannis Collection, San Jose, CA
Manulife Wood Logan, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
NB Design Group, Seattle, WA
Propel Insurance, Tacoma, WA
Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, FL
Regent Bal Harbor, FL
Ring and Associate, Douglas Ring, Los Angeles, CA
Sydley Austin LLP, Dallas, TX
Topfer collection, Austin, TX
Time Warner, NY
United Health Care, NY
Ruth Ziegler, New York, NY
US Department of State
Winston and Strawn LLP, Dallas, TX
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Stephen A. Wynn Collection, Las Vegas, NV

SELECTED PRESS
Kelly, Megan. “Composition and Intention”, Nashville Art Magazine, October 2014
Peterson, William. “Anamnesis, catalog essay, 2013
Artpinions, May 10th, 2012
La Palma, Marina. “Dust Stories”, THE magazine, October 2012
Helander, Bruce. THE magazine, November 2010
Sardy, Marin. “Critical reflections”, THE magazine, October 2009
Indyke, Dottie.   “The Arts”, The Albuquerque Journal, April 2004
Indyke, Dottie. Art News, June 2004
Bernier, Ronald. “Blurred Boundaries”, catalog essay, 2001
Laget, Mokha, “Below the surface”, the Santa Fe Reporter, March 14th, 2001
Pagel, Anne.“Art and Entertainment”, State paper.com, November 21st 2001
McCloud, Kathleen.  “Her Own Call to Prayer,” The New Mexican: Pasatiempo Magazine, September 26, 1997
McCloud, Kathleen.  “Not about answers,” The New Mexican. Feb. 28, 1997
New American Painting, number 24, November 1999
New Millennium II, New Mexico Press
Arté Contemporary, summer 1999
Brandauer, Aline. “Ida y Vuelta”, catalog essay, 1999
Carlisle, Susanna. “Critical Reflection,” THE Magazine, October 1999
Frérot, Christine.  Art Nexus, No31, February-April 1999
Reed, Arden, “Paradoxes of the visible”, catalogue essay, July 1999
Stapley, Caprice. “Realism in the abstract”, The Kansas City Star, 1999
Armitage, Diane.  “Critical Reflection,” THE Magazine, Dec. 1995
Collins, Tom.  “Art Stuff,” The Santa Fe Reporter, July 11, 1994

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