the intelligence of things

Brenda Goldstein

Untitled (stack), 2013, OSB, blue tarp, 22.8cm x 101.6cm x 78.7 cm

Brenda Goldstein uses the moment at which materiality enters into the workings of political and economic realities as a point of departure, she works with documentary photographs, reconstructing the element she finds in the landscapes she photographs in sculpture, writing or two-dimensional works, revealing codes of history and value.

Amentia Transitonia (detail), 2013, Steel frame, Smith Victor Slide viewer, duratrans

Amentia Transitonia Steel frame, Smith Victor Slide viewer, duratrans, text on transparency

r.o.a.w.R! (stickin it to ya) ink jet print, thumbtacks, shirt cuffs 121.92cm x 182.88 cm (4' x 6')

Sequesteration (lost integrity), screen, anthracite coal, 2013, 35cm x 35cm x 35cm (14" x 14" x 14")

Deerskin, fluorescent tubes, 2013 48” x 20”

Brenda Goldstein uses the moment at which materiality enters into the workings of political and economic realities as a point of departure, she works with documentary photographs, reconstructing the element she finds in the landscapes she photographs in sculpture, writing or two-dimensional works, revealing codes of history and value.
Brenda Goldstein received her AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2001, and her BFA in 2005.. Her short films and videos have screened at a wide range of Canadian and International festivals. In 2006, her work was included in Atchung! Baby, a program of performance video curated by artists Johanna Householder and Nina Czegledy. The program traveled to Bratislava; Slovakia, Budapest; Hungary, and Cluj; Romania. Her installations have been exhibited at the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (Kassel), Germany; York Quay Gallery (Toronto), Mercer Union: A Center for Contemporary Art (Toronto); FADO Performance Art Center (Toronto), The Toronto Free Gallery (Toronto), and the Agnes Etherington Art Center, (Kingston, ON).

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