Artwork at Capital One Hall Street Level and Boardroom

December 13, 2021

The heart of Capital One's Art Program is the belief that when people are surrounded by thoughtful, innovative and beautiful work, they will create thoughtful, innovative and beautiful work.

In Susan Goldman’s prints, aesthetic beauty and geometric simplicity meld together. The circle, for Goldman, is a recurring motif and one she has worked with in the past through mandalas, an ancient symbol found in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Her recent series of prints, including Squaring the Flower B and Squaring the Circle #24 (all 2021), take up the task of “squaring a circle,” an homage to the mathematically disproved geometric puzzle. 


PHOTO CREDIT: David Hunter Hale Photography

Location: Capital One Hall Box Office Entrance

Susan Goldman, b. 1958

Squaring the Flower B (2021)

Squaring the Flower B (2021)

Screenprints 

30 x 30 in. 

Yet in Goldman’s hands, mathematics becomes playful. Each print features a single circle divided into four quadrants. Using a sensibility derived from Pop and Minimalist art of the 1960s, Goldman then layers evocative patterns, bright colors and classical floral motifs onto the geometric armature to create graphically vibrant targets. The resulting images appear both mathematically precise and carefree. 

Goldman writes, “I’m playing with what can happen inside and outside variations on themes as they continue to reconfigure over time. My process comes out of a love of pattern, still life, antiquities and the underlying passion for color. The basic premise is beauty, making the world beautiful because the world is not always beautiful.”

Location: Capital One Hall Boardroom

Susan Goldman, b. 1958

Squaring the Flower II, #5 (2021)

Squaring the Flower II, #23  (2021)

Squaring the Flower II, #40 (2021)

Screenprints 

32 x 32 in. 

Click here to learn about Susan's artwork inside The Watermark Hotel.

Artist, printmaker, filmmaker, and curator Susan Goldman earned a BFA from Indian University, Bloomington in 1981 and an MFA from Arizona State University, Tempe in 1984. Goldman is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and, recently, a COVID-19 General Operating Support (GOS) Emergency Award for Artists and Scholars. A long-time educator, she was an adjunct professor at George Mason University for over a decade. Goldman is also the founding director of Lily Press, a private printmaking studio and  the Printmaking Legacy Project, which preserves printmaking practice and history. Goldman has exhibited her work around the world and it is part of many permanent collections, including the AKIM in Jerusalem, the Smithsonian Museum of  American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati. A D.C.-native, Goldman resides in Maryland. 

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