Audrey Goldstein, Fine Arts Program Director at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and one of five winners of the prestigious Traveling Scholars Awards, has work being featured in the Traveling Scholars exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston through March 11, 2007.
Goldstein’s two pieces on exhibit are “Generosity Generator” and “The Medicine Cabinets.” The “Generosity Generator” invites the viewer to evoke a sense of empathy, which the machine fictitiously takes and sends through its internal systems, sending it out into the world. “The Medicine Cabinets” are four cantilevered cabinets that reflect brain function, imaging or perception.
“The healing machines that make up the body of my work are based on the point where uselessness and futility joins with aspirations for health and peace,” says Goldstein. “These elaborate handmade machines highlight a projected functionality by employing the language of various systems such as electronic communications diagrams, binary information systems, anatomical systems and medical imaging. The machines’ overriding silences, however, are their only product.”
The Traveling Scholars exhibition is in the Foster Gallery of the MFA, on the ground floor of the museum, from February 10-March 11th. A gallery talk will take place on March 10th at noon, free with museum admission. Audrey Goldstein and Aric Mannion will speak and answer questions about their work.
Audrey Goldstein will also have drawings from her fMRI Drawings series on view at the Kingston Gallery (kingstongallery.com) through the month of March. These drawings are based on functional magnetic resonance imaging used in diagnosis.
Visit the website for more information on the SMFA Traveling Scholars exhibit.
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