1. Now on Instagram WooHoo!
Follow me (if you do that sort of thing) for photos, drawings, news, and random insights or sights at any rate.  #barriegoshko on instagram

    Now on Instagram WooHoo!

    Follow me (if you do that sort of thing) for photos, drawings, news, and random insights or sights at any rate.  #barriegoshko on instagram

     
  2. New Photo Sketch Gallery at barriegoshko.com
Photography plays an important role in my work, but I have never considered myself to be a photographer. I am not trained in the art, nor do I come from a film background. I am a digital girl who uses photos as source material for creating. Before digital photography became the norm and the equipment to make quality images was within reach, I would shoot film and then scan the prints. The photographs themselves were not my endgame, but rather what I could do with them. This remains true. While a photographer might be considered someone who paints with light, I am someone who paints with photographs. Every now and then I get lucky and make images that stand on there own. You can view some of my favorites on my site barriegoshko.com in the new  Photo Sketch Gallery.

    New Photo Sketch Gallery at barriegoshko.com

    Photography plays an important role in my work, but I have never considered myself to be a photographer. I am not trained in the art, nor do I come from a film background. I am a digital girl who uses photos as source material for creating. Before digital photography became the norm and the equipment to make quality images was within reach, I would shoot film and then scan the prints. The photographs themselves were not my endgame, but rather what I could do with them. This remains true. While a photographer might be considered someone who paints with light, I am someone who paints with photographs. Every now and then I get lucky and make images that stand on there own. You can view some of my favorites on my site barriegoshko.com in the new  Photo Sketch Gallery.

     
  3. At Long Last!
After two years of promises, my new website has finally launched. More galleries will be uploaded in the days to come so be sure to check back often. View it at barriegoshko.com.

    At Long Last!

    After two years of promises, my new website has finally launched. More galleries will be uploaded in the days to come so be sure to check back often. View it at barriegoshko.com.

     
  4. Welcome to The Multiverse!
Here is the first piece from my new series. It’s called Creation. I made the work for a show of non-objective art, but found myself drawn into the endless possibilities of the multitude of layers i was using in my ”digital glazing” process to create the final piece. Thus The Multiverse series was born. Every choice I make while “painting” my images creates a new reality. Sometimes these choices are discarded, sometimes they are archived for later use and sometimes they become the starting point for other images. In the case of this series I have decided to follow the various paths, stopping along the way to share on occasion. Unlike most of my print works which are offered in small limited editions, all of the works in this series will be unique. Each piece in the series will begin with the final layered working image from the piece before. The idea being that every choice, action or thought creates a new world and its own reality. The Multiverse is my attempt to illustrate the multitude of possibility in the world. There is never just one way to lead your life. There is never just one outcome for any situation. 
This piece is printed on aluminum at 40 inches in diameter. The pieces in the series will vary in size and perhaps shape as well.

    Welcome to The Multiverse!

    Here is the first piece from my new series. It’s called Creation. I made the work for a show of non-objective art, but found myself drawn into the endless possibilities of the multitude of layers i was using in my ”digital glazing” process to create the final piece. Thus The Multiverse series was born. Every choice I make while “painting” my images creates a new reality. Sometimes these choices are discarded, sometimes they are archived for later use and sometimes they become the starting point for other images. In the case of this series I have decided to follow the various paths, stopping along the way to share on occasion. Unlike most of my print works which are offered in small limited editions, all of the works in this series will be unique. Each piece in the series will begin with the final layered working image from the piece before. The idea being that every choice, action or thought creates a new world and its own reality. The Multiverse is my attempt to illustrate the multitude of possibility in the world. There is never just one way to lead your life. There is never just one outcome for any situation. 

    This piece is printed on aluminum at 40 inches in diameter. The pieces in the series will vary in size and perhaps shape as well.

     
  5. God is in the details or is it the devil?  (detail from Winter Light)
Spent a tedious day reviewing my newest image pixel by pixel preparing it for proofing on aluminum. Since many of my images are much larger than the computer monitor I create them on, the last step before sending something out for final printing is zooming into the image and going over the information pixel by pixel to make sure there are no rogue elements hiding out waiting to reveal themselves at a most inconvenient and sometimes heartbreaking moment.
As can be seen in the images above, this detail from Winter Light looks perfect until you zoom in at a ratio of at least 1:1( the lower left of the first image is seen in the macro below) where a line of pixels is revealed that need to be corrected.
It’s a tedious process but absolutely necessary to insure a quality print.

    God is in the details or is it the devil?  (detail from Winter Light)

    Spent a tedious day reviewing my newest image pixel by pixel preparing it for proofing on aluminum. Since many of my images are much larger than the computer monitor I create them on, the last step before sending something out for final printing is zooming into the image and going over the information pixel by pixel to make sure there are no rogue elements hiding out waiting to reveal themselves at a most inconvenient and sometimes heartbreaking moment.

    As can be seen in the images above, this detail from Winter Light looks perfect until you zoom in at a ratio of at least 1:1( the lower left of the first image is seen in the macro below) where a line of pixels is revealed that need to be corrected.

    It’s a tedious process but absolutely necessary to insure a quality print.

     
  6. Beach House in Brookline
Here Beach House from the Sky series is installed in a private home with traditional decor in Brookline MA. The architectural details, ornate pattern work and color palette of the piece provide a harmonious echo of the traditional details of the home blending the contemporary format of the unframed piece printed on aluminum with the traditional  setting.

    Beach House in Brookline

    Here Beach House from the Sky series is installed in a private home with traditional decor in Brookline MA. The architectural details, ornate pattern work and color palette of the piece provide a harmonious echo of the traditional details of the home blending the contemporary format of the unframed piece printed on aluminum with the traditional  setting.

     
  7. detail from Pretend  (30” circle, digital print on aluminum)
I am very pleased to announce that my piece, Pretend is being included in Out There: I Do, a very special exhibition celebrating marriage equality during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. The show is at Gallery 825  (825 N. La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood) opening on Friday June 6th 6:00-9:00 PM and continuing on through June 13th. 
Pretend is from my current series of work, The Space Between the Trees, which explores our relationship with the spirit and patterns of the natural world and the inherent power within the transitional or limenal spaces of the universe for change and growth.

    detail from Pretend  (30” circle, digital print on aluminum)

    I am very pleased to announce that my piece, Pretend is being included in Out There: I Do, a very special exhibition celebrating marriage equality during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. The show is at Gallery 825  (825 N. La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood) opening on Friday June 6th 6:00-9:00 PM and continuing on through June 13th. 

    Pretend is from my current series of work, The Space Between the Trees, which explores our relationship with the spirit and patterns of the natural world and the inherent power within the transitional or limenal spaces of the universe for change and growth.

     
  8. The New Baroque at Gallery 825The show runs until April 18. Gallery talk this Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
From the LA WEEKLYWest Hollywood’s Gallery 825 invited nearby gallerist and colleague Martha Otero to jury its florid spring group show this year - and found no media left behind… the gallery presents three small but salient solo installations by members Keiko Inoh, Robert Nelson and Osceola Refetoff. Inoh’s unique 3-D light projection shadow-puppet cities, Nelson’s advanced classical draftsmanship applied to subversive subjects, and Refetoff’s complex constructed images of memory and decay of the wild Wild West (or at least our idea of it) together form a poetically and psychically aligned counterpart to the optical cornucopia tumbling through the main gallery. —Shana Nys Dambrot (@shananys)  "Things To Do: 5 Exciting Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $10 or Less.", LA Weekly

    The New Baroque at Gallery 825
    The show runs until April 18. Gallery talk this Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

    From the LA WEEKLY
    West Hollywood’s Gallery 825 invited nearby gallerist and colleague Martha Otero to jury its florid spring group show this year - and found no media left behind… the gallery presents three small but salient solo installations by members Keiko Inoh, Robert Nelson and Osceola Refetoff. Inoh’s unique 3-D light projection shadow-puppet cities, Nelson’s advanced classical draftsmanship applied to subversive subjects, and Refetoff’s complex constructed images of memory and decay of the wild Wild West (or at least our idea of it) together form a poetically and psychically aligned counterpart to the optical cornucopia tumbling through the main gallery. —Shana Nys Dambrot (@shananys)  "Things To Do: 5 Exciting Things to Do in L.A. This Week for $10 or Less.", LA Weekly

     
  9. A Walk in the Woods
Barely half an hour from my home in Los Angeles, there are woods. Woods with big trees and waterfalls…and mountains. I drive by them all the time and see them from a distance, but despite living here for 25 years I’d never actually set foot in them. On thursday I went for a walk in the woods with my friend Sunja and her son Elijah. A perfect place for collecting images to use as source material for my current work, I plan to return soon.
At present I am working on several panoramic images for The Space Between the Trees series. This is rare for me. I tend to work in a vertical or a square format. I really have no idea why, but horizontals are rare. Extreme horizontals are unheard of. That however seems to no longer be true. Funny that such a vertical subject as trees would have inspired me to “branch out”.

    A Walk in the Woods

    Barely half an hour from my home in Los Angeles, there are woods. Woods with big trees and waterfalls…and mountains. I drive by them all the time and see them from a distance, but despite living here for 25 years I’d never actually set foot in them. On thursday I went for a walk in the woods with my friend Sunja and her son Elijah. A perfect place for collecting images to use as source material for my current work, I plan to return soon.

    At present I am working on several panoramic images for The Space Between the Trees series. This is rare for me. I tend to work in a vertical or a square format. I really have no idea why, but horizontals are rare. Extreme horizontals are unheard of. That however seems to no longer be true. Funny that such a vertical subject as trees would have inspired me to “branch out”.

     
  10. Detail from Glade (from my new series, The Space Between the Trees)
Wanna see the whole image? Come see The New Baroque group show this saturday at Gallery 825. 
I am very pleased to have Glade included in this Los Angeles Arts Association group show curated by Martha Otero of Martha Otero Gallery. From the sneak peak I saw today, it looks like it is going to be a really fun show. The opening is this saturday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm. Come visit me! The gallery is located at 825 N. La Cienega Blvd on the west side of the street. (Look for the new large sign that says Brick and Mortar on the business just to the north.) PS  I hate to say it, but parking is a pain in the butt. Still would love to see you there. Can’t make it? The show runs through April 18, 2014.

    Detail from Glade (from my new series, The Space Between the Trees)

    Wanna see the whole image? Come see The New Baroque group show this saturday at Gallery 825

    I am very pleased to have Glade included in this Los Angeles Arts Association group show curated by Martha Otero of Martha Otero Gallery. From the sneak peak I saw today, it looks like it is going to be a really fun show. The opening is this saturday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm. Come visit me! The gallery is located at 825 N. La Cienega Blvd on the west side of the street. (Look for the new large sign that says Brick and Mortar on the business just to the north.) PS  I hate to say it, but parking is a pain in the butt. Still would love to see you there. Can’t make it? The show runs through April 18, 2014.