Tracks Press Release

Renowned Local Artist Rachel Goldsmith to Debut “Tracks” at Matted LIC Gallery in Long Island City, December 2

NEW YORK, November 20 – Rachel Goldsmith, one of America’s hottest young artists, will debut a show called “Tracks” on December 2 at Matted LIC Gallery in Long Island City, Queens, according to gallery owner Donna Drimer. The Brooklyn-based, classically trained artist has achieved notoriety and critical acclaim for her cutting edge work using the innovative3DoodlerTMpen, which allows her to realize works in a myriad of colors in three dimensions, instantaneously. She is recognized internationally as the premiere artist exploring this new three-dimensional creative medium.

Ms. Goldsmith skyrocketed to attention in the New York arts community for her 3DoodlerTM crafted lamp recently on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Design Store, as well as her inclusion in the Faberge “Big Egg” Hunt, an outdoor art installation spanning the City.

“I use pens, paintbrushes and the 3DoodlerTM as tools to record the repetitive movement of my hands. It’s a mind-clearing practice that yields intricate, multimedia art,” Ms. Goldsmith says.

“My artwork is inspired by two sets of contrasts: In my environment, the contrast between man-made and nature; and in materials, the contrast between the control I have over the media and how the media naturally interact with each other. This inspiration manifests itself in my final pieces through contrasts in color, in line, shape and form, and in textures,” she adds.

Rachel Goldsmith works primarily with PLA plastic, water-based paints on canvas or permanent inks on paper. She received her Masters of Art and Design Education Degree from Pratt Institute in 2007 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from The University of Michigan in 2003. Rachel taught middle school Visual Arts in New York City from 2007-2012. In addition to winning several “Best in Show” awards, her work is included in various private collections.

“Tracks” will kick-off with an opening reception on Tuesday, December 2 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The show closes on February 5, 2014.

Matted LIC gallery is located at 46-36 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY. It can be reached easily via public transportation, located only one subway stop from Grand Central Station and a few blocks from the Vernon Jackson stop on the 7 train; it is only a short walk from the E train stop at Court Square

About Matted LIC…
Matted LIC, founded in 2009, is an eclectic gallery focused primarily on local artists and innovative works in all media, from black and white photography to works on canvas, as well as investment quality, limited edition works on paper. It also offers museum quality, conservation framing services by Certified Picture Framers (CPF). Matted LIC also features one-of-kind, handmade jewelry, artisan items and gifts for men, women and children. For more information, contact Donna Drimer at 718.786.8660 or