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"Time and Space: New Work by Cheryl Goldsleger, John Spinks and Andrew Topolski"
2001-02-13 until 2001-03-17
Rosenberg and Kaufman Fine Art, Ltd.
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
This group exhibition brings together three prominent contemporary artists
who are each concerned, in very different and personal ways, with the
concepts of time, space and memory. Cheryl Goldsleger uses her signature
encaustic painting technique on linen and paper to further explore her
fascination with labyrinths and mazes, with all of their visual,
psychological and spiritual implications. The intensely worked and layered
surfaces, contemplative and poetic, evoke the passage of time and buried
memories. Goldsleger consistently exhibits her work throughout the United
States and Europe, and is very well represented in major public and private
collections including The Brooklyn Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, The
High Museum, Albright Knox Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design and the
Israel Museum among many others.
Oceans of text border yellowing pages, reconfigured maps, parts of his
father's diary and a cool but evocative palette in the collage on canvas
works by John Spinks. Honoring his own Irish tradition of narrative history,
Spinks' combination of personal and found documents assert their own sense of
historical presence. His self-awareness and appreciation of formalism, and
his quiet celebration of undisclosed personal and public histories bring a
powerful contemplative stillness to the work. John Spinks has been
exhibiting his art in the U.S. and Europe for the past decade, and is
included in many distinguished private and corporate collections.
Andrew Topolski, considered by many to be among the most original and
inventive artists working today is known for his challenging and elegant
mixed media drawings and sculptures, both of which are concerned with
exploring a process as it evolves over time. Topolski's work is anchored in
his formal music training and a strong interest in architecture. Using text
as his armament and structure, much as others might rely on landscape or the
figure, Topolski has incorporated such material as the Periodic Table,
scientific and political tracts on nuclear energy or space exploration, and
most recently, the latitude and longitude of personally and politically
significant places. Andrew Topolski has an extensive exhibition history in
this country and throughout Europe, and is included in distinguished public
and private collections worldwide.