The Repair Reflex, artwork by Professor Audrey Goldstein, chair of Suffolk University's New England School of Art & Design, will be at Gallery Kayafas from Jan. 20 through Feb. 25.
The work expands on Goldstein’s “exploration of sculpture as objects of vulnerability, as objects that are both susceptible to external forces and receptive to change.”
The exhibit is composed of sculpture that looks at the aftermath of terrorist bombings “and how we instinctively comb through rubble looking for what is left and what can be salvaged,” writes Goldstein. Her starting point is Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne, which depicts the mythical transformation of the nymph into a tree as she escapes her would-be lover, “a moment of both magic and horror.” Accompanying paintings depict Goldstein’s vision of Daphne's brain during her moment of transformation.
A reception with the artist will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, and a First Friday evening event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Gallery Kayafas is at 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.