Exhibit: "Mythologies by Rina Goldfield"
October 15—November 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 13—November 3, 2019, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Rina Goldfield Artist Statement:
I paint immenseness and smallness, often together. I paint totems and monuments: huge mountains, blocky buildings, ancient columns. I also paint small onlookers and cohabitors: little worms, agape eyeballs, goofy vegetables. There is a sweep of hugeness, but also of wonkiness and humor.
The scale of the work itself is small-to-medium: I never make an artwork larger than my body. I do not want to physically overwhelm the viewer. This is my “small” feminist rebellion.
In my art practice, then, I try to create power and vastness within a small frame.
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.