David Goldhagen

David Goldhagen

Artist Statement: 

David Goldhagen's sculptural forms and massive handblown sculptures are distinguished by his unique style of layering color and form. His painterly approach to art glass marries bold colors to brilliant, clear crystal in a clean, modern style. Using traditional glassblowing methods thousands of years old, David Goldhagen creates each piece of art glass at the end of a blowpipe. He works the glass at temperatures in excess of 2000 degrees (F), forming or blowing each piece individually without the use of molds. Goldhagen uses wide swirls of brightly colored glass, adding flecks of super-brilliant dichroic glass trapped in clear crystal. He creates a palette that moves from subtle to bold by using bits of colored glass made from various mixtures of metallic oxides and rare earth elements. Silver, cobalt, gold, copper, neodymium and others are stirred into molten glass, resulting in vibrant colors. The power of Goldhagen's visual imagery matches the unusual strength and masterful technique required to create his larger pieces. 

His platters and pods are extremely difficult forms to achieve in handblown glass. Working with 10 to 15 pounds of molten glass at the end of a five-foot blowpipe, Goldhagen begins each plate as a bubble. He adds various contrasting colors of molten glass and creates the flat forms of the plates and pods by attaching this bubble to a rod, opening and spinning out the form in one continuous movement. Every unique piece Goldhagen makes is slowly cooled, hand polished, signed and dated. 

Fine Art History: Atlanta Artist Club, Featured Artist Galleria Mall, Smyrna GA. 1992-1995 Atlanta Artist Club, Art Consultant, Smyrna, GA., July 1993 Atlanta Artist Club, One Man Show, Galleria Mall, Smyrna, GA., 1994 Marietta Arts Council, Fall Art Show, Marietta, GA., 1995 Marietta Conference Center, Featured Artist, "Artists of Marietta", Marietta, GA., April, 1996 Legacy Automobile Art Collection, Featured Artist, Chicago, Ill., 2003 - 2006 Decor Art International, Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA., 2003 Horsepower Fine Art, Featured Artist, Grand Blanc, MI., 2003-Present Branson International Auto Auction, One Man Show "American Car", Branson, MO., 2003 Ride Magazine "Automotive Art" "American Car" Featured Artist/ Interview, 2004 "My Classic Car", Speed Channel Television CarArtInc., Featured Artist, 2005 "Car Crazy", Speed Channel Television, CarArtInc., Featured Artist, 2005-2006 Stone Mountain Orphan Car Show, Featured Artist, Stone Mountain, GA., 2004 Autoweek Magazine, Editor Dutch Mandel Article "Automotive Art" Detroit, MI., October, 2004 CarArtInc., Featured Artist Barrett Jackson Auction, Scottsdale, AZ., 2004-Present Chateau Elan, One Man Show by Donald Panoz Chateau Elan Fine Art Gallery, Braselton, GA., April, 2005 "Horsepower Fine Art" Gallery, One Man Show "American Car",Grand Blanc, MI., August, 2005 Heaven Blue Rose Gallery Roswell, GA., Featured Artist, September, 2006 - Present Roswell Art Center, "American Car", One Man Show, Roswell, GA., August, 2007 Carisma Gallery, Featured Artist, Buford, GA., 2007-Present Rod Sherriff Gallery, Featured Artist, Marietta, GA., 2007-2008 Bobbe Gillis Gallery, Featured Artist, Midtown Atlanta, 2008-Present Mason-Murer Gallery, Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA., 2008-Present Collections: General Motors Art Collection, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI. Chateau Elan Collection, Braselton, GA. Jay Leno Art Collection, Burbank, CA Reggie Jackson Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA

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