Lynne Golob Gelfman. lines pink 5, 2007. Acrylic on panel. 48 x 48 inches.
Grids: A Selection of Paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman presents a collection of approximately 25 paintings by Miami-based artist Lynne Golob Gelfman. The most comprehensive show by Gelfman to date, the exhibition will showcase paintings the artist has produced over the last two decades, as well as examples of early works from the late 1960s and early 70s—the majority of which have never been seen publicly before. Interested in exploring various forms of mark-making and patterning techniques, Gelfman produces in series, using oil, acrylic and flash paint on both canvas and wood.
One of Miami’s most esteemed abstract artists, Gelfman utilizes methods that play with surfaces in diverse ways, with certain series involving staining into the canvas, others creating reflections in gold and silver, others channeling drips of paint in angular lines down the front of her paintings. A self -described trickster, Gelfman is trained in traditional modernist aesthetics, which she honors in her work but consistently subverts with the intention to disobey rules and conventions. The most visible example of this is her decision to paint the backs of her canvases. This allows the established grid pattern she creates to become disrupted—distorted —as the paint bleeds through fabric and appears on the front of the canvas.
(© Lynne Golob Gelfman. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.)