Her series, Linda Gottesfeld: Pearlbrook Drive will be on exhibited at Ellen Miller Gallery, 38 Newbury St, Boston , June 15 toAugust 3, 2012. There is an opening reception, Friday, June 15 from 5-7 p.m.
So what are these paintings? It all started with two friends took a road trip. One was Gottesfeld and the other Jackie Lyden of NPR. The basic gist of the work is about perception.
“The New Jersey suburb paintings address the slippage between memories of a place, the place itself, and its photographic image. My work in landscape explores beauty in the mundane; in this series I am mining my reactions to revisiting a neighborhood that I had not seen in more than ten years. “ says Gottesfeld.
This is something everyone can, on some level relate to. Ever go back to your elementary school gym? Gottesfeld also describes how the works are made.
“I begin by digitally altering my photographs with color and light filters, creating several versions. My color palettes recall M&Ms, Necco Wafers, wet Necco Wafers and Kodachrome, traversing familiar to extreme re-representation.”
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