Heather James Fine Art – Palm Desert is pleased to present “The Gold Standard,” an exhibition of sculpture by distinguished artist Betty Gold. For more information, please contact Jim Carona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty Gold is primarily known for her large-scale steel sculptures which are in public and private collections around the world, and this exhibition will not disappoint the viewer. Two monumental works grace the exterior spaces in front of the Heather James building in Palm Desert. Made of corten steel, “La Luna IV” and “Tiron” are each twelve feet tall and weigh approximately 2,000 pounds. In addition to these grand exterior monuments, other works in steel are on view in the gallery, as well as unique bronzes cast in the 1970s.
Betty Gold is an American artist, most notably a sculptor, working primarily in steel for over forty years. After graduating from the University of Texas, she apprenticed with sculptor Octavio Medillan in Dallas, Texas where she had her first solo exhibition in 1971. Her works are in private and public collections worldwide; and her large outdoor sculptures are in permanent installations in Spain, Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Ireland, South Korea, Mexico and the United States. Gold was honored with a major retrospective in 2005 at the Casal Solleric Museum in Palma, Spain. This exhibition filled ten rooms of the historic castle where Fernando Botero and Frida Kahlo had famous shows.
Many of Gold’s sculptures are featured at sculpture parks, university campuses, and city centers. Her most recent installations are Mary Baldwin College in Stanton, VA; and Chapman University in Orange, CA. Gold’s work exists in permanent collections including the Albuquerque Museum of Art, NM; Art Museum of South Texas, TX; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Civica Galleria d’ Arte Moderna, Gallarate, Italy; Georgia Museum of Art, AL; Hawaii State Foundation of the Arts, Hawaii; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina, Madrid, Spain; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; New York University, NY; the Oakland Museum, CA; and the Palm Springs Art Museum, CA.
Today, Gold’s studio and main residence are located in Venice, CA; however, she also lives in Santa Fe, NM and Mallorca, Spain. In her younger years, Betty Gold was “Miss Texas,” and Elon University is currently filming a documentary about her life.