Goldstein's etchings, watercolors and mixed media pieces once again prove the strength of her form and color senses. Whether her vocabulary in any given piece is strongly graphical or impressionistic, there is a muscularity to her visual language that is entirely distinctive.
Of her work she says: "I have a hungry eye--whether it is a moment of sun raking across a marsh, an arrow-shaped crane silhouetted across the sky, or perhaps, a face quickly seen or carefully studied.
In our world, constantly evolving and devolving, I need to freeze these moments through the process of placing paint. "
Perelman's background in architecture informs his highly structured geometric abstracts.
About this body of work, he says: "My primary interest is in the development and modulation of pattern and color. I am fascinated by the transformation that occurs when discarded or found objects become the basis for a work of art.
My most recent work has been the creation of wall reliefs using thin metallic surfaces, including flattened beverage cans, which I treat with patinas. This work has been inspired by Islamic designs and American quilt patterns."
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