January 3rd - March 27th, 2014
For Mollie Goldstrom drawing is a form of labor and translation, a means of synthesizing numerous seemingly disparate topics. By borrowing specific instances in human and natural history as well as themes from science, literature and myth, she strives to reproduce mutable actualities such as narrative etchings and drawings. These works depict alternate realities built by human error and misunderstanding of the natural world and ecological systems. Science and fiction, history and fabrication crowd onto a single page, the narrative and encyclopedic exist side by side, becoming equal and indistinguishable. Goldstrom has shown her work at numerous venues, including the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, Space 414 (Brooklyn, NY) and Giant Robot (NYC), and her work has been profiled in publications such as Boston Magazine and Juxtapoz. The artist earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.