– May 31, 2015
Reception May 7, 2015 6:30 – 8:30
Susan Goldstein has been creating hand assembled collages from vintage photographs, ephemera and discarded objects and printed matter found in flea markets, garage sales and antique stores around the country. For the artist finding the elements to construct these one-of-a-kind art objects is like excavating on an archeological dig.
Susan Goldstein’s Bending Time: Antique Photo Collage will be featured in the Griffin Museum’s Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA, April 2 – May 31, 2015. It runs parallel to the theater’s productions of “Neville’s Island” and “How to Succeed in Business.”
A reception is May 7, 2015 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.
“The only requirement I have imposed on myself when finding elements to incorporate into my artwork is that each collage includes some element that is a photograph, negative, or other material related to making an image using a camera and film,” says Goldstein.
“I always credit the photographer when known as well as identify the subject used in the artwork if a name or location has been noted on the print,” says Goldstein. “Sometimes a print is signed by the photographer or a portrait is identified by name, but more often than not I am working with nothing more than an anonymous visual record.”
“In Bending Time: Antique Photo Collage, Susan Goldstein assembles images that hint at the absurd, add a touch of surprise for the viewer, and express her wry sense of humor and wit,” says Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator for the Griffin Museum of Photography. “Each unique art piece evolves from an explorative creative journey.”
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where she was born, Susan Goldstein graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder CO in 1976. After graduate study in Photography, Goldstein has had a varied photographic career. She has worked at newspapers doing freelance editorial work as well as photographing historic architectural sites. All the while in her career Goldstein found time to pursue her fine art personal projects.
Her work is collected in institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Museum of Modern Art, Joaquim Paiva Collection, Rio De Janiero, Brazil S.A. She has exhibited widely in Denver, CO where she resides.