Brenda Goldstein’s works are influenced by landscapes: terrestrial, psychic, and other. Her most recent works are collages that present as textured paintings, using unpredictable materials that sometimes rebel against one another. Found in these works is the labour of stitching and fraying, and canvasses that have been cut and burned. In a continuous attempt at solving unsolvable problems, she bandages and sutures surfaces to make inadequate repairs. Other works present the bright colours of her environment, using architectonic lines and curves in gouache, pencil and crayon on paper, or encaustic and Plexiglas on panel. Goldstein has also worked in sculpture, performance, and creating large-scale installations in film and video; these internationally exhibited works have earned prestigious Canada and Ontario Arts Council grants.
Works are available through Alfa Gallery.