Lynne Golob Gelfman: Scapes Presented by The Frost Art Museum

The Frost Art Museum Presents lynne golob gelfman: scapes lynne golob gelfman, Dune 17, 2011, Acrylic on panel, 48 x 48 inches, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo: Courtesy of Richard Fendleman

MIAMI, FL (April 24, 2012)- The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents lynne golob gelfman: scapes, on view May 16, 2012 – September 2, 2012. Lynne Golob Gelfman makes abstract paintings that are rooted in the visible world. She identifies and isolates textures, forms or patterns, either natural or manmade, then repeats them to create compositions that seem as if they could flow forever in all directions. In recent years, inspired by morning walks along the Miami shore, she has been making works that evoke the reflection of light on water. But, as a result of their repetitive markings, her works become as much about the process of their own making as about any outside source.

The works in the exhibition scapes refer to landscape, but do not represent it. Instead, they suggest a sense of place. In scapes, Gelfman’s images lead beyond the referential and into an awareness of the elemental. In the most recent series, the dune paintings, the surface image changes with the slightest shift either in the viewer’s position or in the angle of light. These paintings, which are never the same nor fixed in time, offer an experience of perception-what happens when the viewer traverses the image. The dune series was inspired by hiking through the undulating dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil, and seeing sand always moving in the play of wind and sun.

An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 6pm-9pm, during Target Wednesday After Hours. Also on view during the reception will be Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture, The War We Have Not Seen by Juan Manuel Echavarría, P.S./P.P.S. by Michael Genovese, and The Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art. Admission to the opening reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

About the Artist

Lynne Golob Gelfman graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1966, and the School of the Arts, Columbia University, MFA, in 1968. Recent selected solo exhibitions include scapes at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU (2012); sand at Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery (2012); between at Carol Jazzar Gallery (2010); water/clouds/sand at Luminaire X (2009), and react at Fredric Snitzer Gallery (2006). Her work is included in many prominent private and corporate collections, as well in the permanent collections of museums such as the Miami Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Smithsonian American Art Museum; The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Current projects include a book with an essay by Judith Rodenbeck.

Florida International University Florida International University is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, with more than 46,000 students. Nearly 130,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. Its colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission.

The opening of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2009 has enhanced the university’s ability to create lasting positive change in our community. For more information about FIU, visit FIU Online. About The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University Approaching its 35th anniversary in 2012, The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November, 2008. Daily admission is always free. An AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is located at 10975 SW 17th St across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. For more information, visit or call 305-348-2890. Find The Frost Art Museum on Twitter and Facebook.

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