Word and Image: The Art of Jules Gotay

Each piece conceived from poetry.

This vibrant body of work showcases drawings and paintings, each conceived from a poem. 

“I begin with a poetic title and try to explain it visually,” Jules Gotay writes. “By recreating it visually, I hope to concretize the idea. I want to create paintings that live on the outer edges of understanding, and open to endless interpretation.”

Gotay’s paintings use color to masterfully evoke a warm nostalgia. “The geometry that colors the sleep of stars”—a 24 x 36-inch oil painting on linen—pieces together shapes from a dream. The color palette is reminiscent of picture book bedtime story “Goodnight Moon,” which draws viewers in to further explore the intricate pieces of this dreamy realm.

Roberson is excited to bring this colorful exhibition to the Binghamton community, especially during the gloomier months of upstate New York winter. 

This exhibition will be on view in Roberson’s first-floor gallery from February 5, 2021 – October 2021.

Open February 5, 2021 – October 4, 2021
Posters of Gotay’s work available in the Roberson Gift Shop for only $12.99 (unframed), 12×18″


Geometry by Jules Gotay

Jules Gotay’s literary drawings and paintings will be featured in the first floor Dickenson West Gallery.

Learn more about his process and art on his website.

The geometry that colors the sleep of stars
24″ x 36″
Oil on linen

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.