Mollie Goldstrom
Mollie Goldstrom presents an exhibition featuring works in intaglio, lithography, and pen with ink. By borrowing specific instances in human and natural history, and themes from science, literature, and myth, Goldstrom strives to reproduce mutable actualities as narrative etchings and drawings. She depicts alternate realities built by human error and misunderstanding of the natural world and ecological systems. The formal garden appears in Goldstrom’s work as a recurring theme and backdrop. With its many constraints, it presents an orderly vision of a world in which every element is understood and arranged according to rules of geometry, optics, and perspective. As a microcosm of a world that is full of contradiction and chaos, the garden merely holds a mirror to human yearning, a futile striving for impossible perfection. Goldstrom weaves complex, overlapping poignant issues into a storyline that appears approachable because the visual references and symbols are common to us. When brought together into one of her etchings, a story unfolds that has its’ immediacy, yet the inferences are so much more.

If I miss, I miss but a little 1
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 2
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 3
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 4
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 5
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 6
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 7
by Mollie Goldstrom
If I miss, I miss but a little 8
by Mollie Goldstrom
I see a past in ruins
by Mollie Goldstrom