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Brenda Goldstein

Durham, NC

Brenda Goldstein’s works are influenced by landscapes: terrestrial, psychic and political.

Her most recent works are textured paintings made of fabrics, hide, plaster and thread. These materials are often unpredictable and resist each other. Found in these works is the labour of stitching and fraying, cutting and burning. A continuous attempt at solving unsolvable problems, she bandages and sutures surfaces to make inadequate repairs.

Other works present the bright colours of her environment using architectonic lines and curves in gouache, pencil and crayon on paper—in addition to encaustic and Plexiglas on panel.

Goldstein has also worked in sculpture; performance; and creating large-scale installations in film and video for which she has received Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council awards, her moving image work has been exhibited internationally.