Betty Cooke is a seminal figure in American Modernist studio jewelry. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1924, she has been designing and creating one-of-a-kind works and multiples since the 1940s, and continues to do so today. Cooke’s timeless forms and distinctive visual vocabulary merging architectural simplicity, geometry, logical proportion, and aesthetic clarity have earned her a prominent place within the canon of design history among influential figures such as Alexander Calder, Harry Bertoia, Margaret De Patta, Paul Lobel, and Ed Wiener.


'Far from Near: Ann Hamilton at Goya Contemporary reviewed by Kerr Houston' Granted, she stands at a distance - and, granted, her clothes are virtually obscured by the dense thicket of flashlights and reflectors that hang improbably from her form, making her look like a decrepit cyborg. Admittedly, too, her expression is irreducibly enigmatic...
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Gallery artist Liliana Porter exhibiting at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires
September 18, 2013
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City Paper's Best of Baltimore selects Goya Contemporary gallery artist Joyce J. Scott as Best Artist in Baltimore
In the past year, how many Baltimore artists exhibited at the Venice Biennale? Participated in the Prospect 2 Exhibition in New Orleans? Starred in a documentary film and a PBS special?
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Gallery Artist Joyce J. Scott at the
55th International Venice Art Biennale

Glasstress - White Light/White Heat
June 1st, 2013 - November 24th, 2013

Palazzo Cavalli - Franchetti/Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
(Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts)

The exhibition takes place in three locations, namely: in addition to the now familiar venues of Palazzo Cavalli – Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti - Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts (Campo S. Stefano) and the Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass (Murano), this year a third institution has joined: the Scuola Grande Confraternita di San Teodoro (San Marco).
The exhibition is accompanied by a significant book in English with texts by Adriano Berengo, James Putnam, and Frances Corner.

Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision, Forty-Five Years of Painting
Presented by Goya Contemporary at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center Through May 26, 2013

Michael Sullivan of the Washington Post writes ..."it would be a mistake to dismiss App as having made the same painting over and over again, ... a few paintings, inspired by time he spent in Santa Fe, N.M., could almost be called colorful....deliberate restraint of his pictures both reins in and reveals a hidden turbulence that lies well below the surface and that complicates and enriches their tranquillity."

About the exhibition: A collection of paintings completed over a span of 45 years, this exhibition pays tribute to Timothy App's complex exploration of abstract painting, as well as his contribution to the larger art historical narrative.  App's signature style of geometric abstraction, with its assertive visual tensions, reveals a concise and thoughtful understanding of the nature of painting.  The exhibition brings together various aspects of the artist's evolution and growth, demonstrating his status as one of the region's most important living painters.
Exhibition curators: Amy Raehse & Jack Rasmussen
Catalogue Available: with Contributions by Richard Shiff, Lilly Wei, Jennifer Wallace and Julie Karabenick

Read Today's Washington Post Weekend Section review by Michael O'Sullivan
Read City Paper's review by Marcus Civin

The new season of filming kicks off in Baltimore. See myriad Goya Artists' artwork in Baltimore-based film projects including: House of Cards, VEEP, Game Change, Step Up, Step Up 2, Syriana and The Wire.

IPCNY Spring Benefit honoring Kenneth Tyler (presented by Frank Stella), Faye Hirsch (presented by Lindsay Pollock), and Robert Mangold (presented by Jock Reynolds)
Sponsored in part by Goya Contemporary's Martha Macks-Kahn and Amy Raehse, the event on May 15th at the Cedar Lake (547 West 26th Street, NYC) drew large crowds and heartfelt accounts of three remarkable individuals and their careers. Proceeds from the evening will benefit IPCNY's exhibitions and programs this season. Read the article

Goya Contemporary happily welcomed The Renwick branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & The Textile Museum for group tours of the gallery in June, 2013.  To schedule a museum tour of our current exhibitions and programs, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill Schmidt will exhibit at the Salena Gallery
Gallery Artist Bill Schmidt will exhibit at the Salena Gallery on Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. The exhibition is titled, Interior Space - Small Scale Abstract Painting, curated by Patrick Burns. It will be open to the public on June 6, 2013 - July 12, 2013 with the opening reception on Thursday, June 6 from 6pm to 8pm.

Congratulations, Bill, on receiving the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Painting 2013