3. Betty Gold

Betty Gold, MA IV, 2005

Enamel on steel, gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Chatkin


Audio Transcript

Betty Gold’s oversized sculptures are scaled to the body, and the artist has remained committed to geometric balance throughout her oeuvre.

This sculpture was produced after Gold’s 2005 retrospective exhibition in Mallorca.

The non-representational form’s curving shapes point to the artist’s roots in the symbol-free Concrete art of the 1930s, and produce a dynamic play between positive and negative space.

The vibrant yellow color conveys a sense of joy, while the strongly angled edges of the rolled steel jut proudly into the surrounding environment.