Alan Goldstein: The Trees Are Dying

The Gallery at R&F is pleased to present a solo exhibition by painter Alan Goldstein entitled, The Trees are Dying. Inspired by nature and its underlying processes, Alan Goldstein seeks connectedness to the world through observation and contemplation of the cycle of growth and deterioration. For almost forty years, the artist has been walking to his studio in the village of Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania past several acres of old trees. In 2008 he began a series of paintings inspired by the dying trees, fueled equally by concern for and appreciation of their silent demise.

“I see these trees age and die like old friends, like myself. The smallest twigs and branches fall, followed by larger and larger branches. No new leaves appear and the bark pales and then peels in long vertical strips until finally the expiring trees stand naked like ghosts and await the fall to the forest floor."

Alan S. Goldstein was born May 11, 1938 in New York City and had his first formal exposure to art there at the now famous High School of Music and Art. He went on to study at Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, The Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and at Pratt Institute. In 1963 Goldstein was awarded a Fulbright Foundation Grant for study in Spain. The work of Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi inspires the organic nature of Goldstein's work as does a lifelong interest in Asian art, culture and philosophy.


The Gallery at R&F in Kingston promotes the various contemporary uses of oil paint and encaustic.  The Gallery space is housed within the factory of R&F Handmade Paints, which is one of the few manufacturers of encaustic paint in the world.  Located at 84 Ten Broeck Ave, in midtown Kingston, NY gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.  For further information, call (845) 331-3112.

  • Reception: Saturday April 6th, 2013, 5-7pm
  • Start Date: Thursday, 02 May 2013
  • End Date: Friday, 31 May 2013
  • Archive: 2013