05, 2012 The Michael Lord Gallery Announces Representation of Sculptor Betty Gold
(Palm Springs, CA)— Michael H. Lord Gallery is pleased to announce new representation of internationally renowned sculptor Betty Gold.
Betty Gold was born in 1935 in Austin, Texas. She attended the University of Texas with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Art History. After completing her studies, she entered the tutelage and apprenticeship of sculptor Octavio Medillan in Dallas, Texas.
"I've been asked many times to explain my art, but I don't think that there is an explanation, as such. I can say, however, that I began with the human figure and ended up with geometry, which I love. It's not an easily understood transition, or even one that I fully comprehend. Suffice to say that I don't think it will shed more light going beyond Picasso's simple but profound reflection that It's the leap of the imagination."
Since 1959, Gold has traveled extensively, studying and lecturing around the world and taking other inspiration from the diverse cultures she has observed. Her works are in private and public collections in the United States and Europe and her large outdoor sculptures are in permanent installations in Spain, Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Ireland, South Korea, Mexico and the United States.
“We are very pleased to represent Betty Gold, an important artist with a long and distinguished career. The gallery is honored to show sculpture of her caliber.” said gallery owner Michael Lord. In March, two receptions in the valley will honor Gold:
On March 15, 2012, Michael Lord will host a public reception from 6-8 pm in the gallery. The evening will highlight pieces from Gold’s entire repertoire including original small bronze sculptures from the 1970s, which haven’t been seen in over twenty years, as well as two large scale contemporary works which grace the façade of the gallery building at 1090 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.
On March 16, 2012 at 3 pm Dean Fred Jandt and Michael Lord invite the public to a reception at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino in celebration of Gold’s sculpture that resides on site. The pieces are from Gold’s earlier “holistic images pattern” series inspired by Japanese warriors and geisha girls which were originally based at SONY’s American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The event will take place at the Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building at CSUSB located at 37-500 Cook Street in Palm Desert.
MICHAEL H. LORD GALLERY features a wide range of contemporary art across all genres including painting, photography, video, installation, public and sculpture work. The gallery is located at 1090 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. For more information, contact Sam Heaton at 760-699-8957 or visit online at www.michaelhlordgallery.com.