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(American, born 1952, Elizabeth, New Jersey, lives and works in New York) David Goerk received a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art, (1975) and his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington (1977). He has exhibited in the United States and Europe. His work is included in many public and private collections—-including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rutgers University, Edward Albee Collection, Arcadia University and the Panza di Biumo Collection (Italy). David Goerk's work reveals an ongoing exploration of the object and pictorial attitudes—and keeps painting and sculpture in dynamic equilibrium. He has continued to work distinctively and independently in this way, keeping a magnetic and mysterious quality within each work and within bodies of work. He maintains, at the same time, a purposeful reflection of--–and upon—-history; and the masters of modern and contemporary art whom he reveres. Over the years, he has used encaustic wax as both painting medium, and a sculptural element. He both brushes on and casts the wax, sometimes within the same piece. The support is wood, with gesso, enamel, encaustic, oil, and the occasional inclusion of other mediums. Painting and sculpture are not trying to be defined here; rather, the impulse is to make an object unto itself, with its own powers. The idea of painting and the act of painting, as well as the variability of viewpoint afforded in most sculpture, seem to be sifting through and forward, with process itself remaining quite clear. In fact, clarity itself may be the subject.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2005
New Objects. Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA Recent Works.
Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

2004
David Goerk/Shift: New and Recent Work. Larry Becker Contemporary Art

2001
David Goerk/Strata. Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1999 
Larry Backer Contemporary Art@ Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA

1998
David Goerk: New Work.
Stark Gallery, New York, NY

1996
David Goerk/22; New Work.
Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991
David Goerk/Recent Work.
Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1989
Biennial ’89. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE Transmutations.
Philomathean Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005
Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

2003 
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Studio La Città. Verona, Italy. Works gifted to Panza di Biumo Collection. Satellite Project Space. LIC, NY

2000
Summer Group Show. Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Unique Editions of Ten By Ten Artists. Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Studiobjective. Brooklyn, NY
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Drawing From Life. Stark Gallery. New York, NY
Emerging Artists. PaceWildenstein. New York, NY
Larry Becker Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1996
Larry Becker Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1995
Larry Becker Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1994
14 at 55. 55 Mercer Street. New York, NY.
Sid Sachs, Curator Recent Work. Larry Becker Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1993
Works on Paper. Beaver College Art Gallery. Glenside, PA Group Show.
Neal Banezra, Chief Curator Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, Juror Biennial 93.
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE. Roy Slade, Juror

1992
In the Realm of the monochrome. Levy gallery, Moore College of Art. Philadelphia, PA
Sculpture, Larry Becker Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
Three Artists/Sculpture. Design Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1991
Collaborations II. Selections from Philadelphia Print Studios.
(Monoprints printed with C. Royce Ettinger) Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
Survery of Gallery Artists. Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Faculty Exhibition. Paley Design Center, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Philadelphia, PA

1990
Survey of Gallery Artists. Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Jessica Berwind Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
Momenta. Philadelphia, PA
Works on Paper. Beaver College, Glenside, PA
Small Paintings. Abington Art Center, Abington, PA.
Sidney Goodman, Juror. Small Paintings. Perkins Center for the Arts. Moorestown, NJ
Group Show. Jan Howard, Baltimore Museum, Juror University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

1989
Works on Paper. Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA.
Group Show. Ned Rifkin, Hirshorn Museum. Washington, DC.

1988
10 by Twelve: A Decade of Fleisher Challenge Artists. Samuel S. Fleisher Art memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1988
Summer Show. Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  
Philadelphia Drawing Competition. The Philadelphia Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA.
April Kinsley, New York, Juror. Group Show. Judith Tannenbaum, I.C.A., PA.

1987
60 Ninth Delaware Exhibition. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.
Barry Blinderman, Il., Juror Annual Group Show. Janet Fleisher Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Diane Waldman, Guggenheim, NY

1986
Challenge Exhibition. Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Group Show. Janet Fleisher Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
MEAT: Art at the Boiling Point. Philadelphia, PA.

Works by David Goerk

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2016

50.8 x 60.9 cm

6500,00 €

2013

45.7 x 60.9 cm

6500,00 €

2018

20.3 x 22.2 x 10.2 cm

5180,00 €

2017

10.2 x 15.3 x 7.6 cm

4170,00 €

2016

10.2 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm

4170,00 €

2018

15.3 x 15.3 x 8.9 cm

4760,00 €

2018

15.3 x 15.3 x 8.9 cm

4760,00 €

2017

14 x 15.3 x 2.5 cm

4760,00 €

2017

18.4 x 15.3 x 7.6 cm

4760,00 €

2016

15.3 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm

4760,00 €

2016

11.4 x 21 x 6.4 cm

4760,00 €

2016

10.1 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

3200,00 €

2016

12.1 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm

3600,00 €

2014

10.1 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm

3600,00 €

2004

48.2 x 24.1 x 2.5 cm

6000,00 €

2017

10.1 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm

4050,00 €

2015

61 x 101.6 cm

10500,00 €

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