Zero, One or TwoApril 06 — June 09, 2018Lynne Golob Gelfman & Jessica Martin
Zero, One or Two refers to trinary logic, in which each individual digit can only have one of three values: 0, 1 or 2. Trinary logic is, coincidentally, a shared theme that runs through how Golob and Martin conceive of their works.
Tile Blush is proud to present Zero, One or Two, a two person show of local Miami artists Lynne Golob Gelfman and Jessica Martin. The exhibition will highlight early paintings from Gelfman’s ongoing thru series, originating in the early 1970’s, alongside new sculptural tables by Martin.
The exhibition’s title Zero, One or Two references a process-driven practice built upon ternary logic, in which one cannot assume the law of the excluded middle. For Gelfman, this is evidenced within the grid formation, in the directionality of dividing lines and the resultant triangular forms, as well as her unique penchant for exposing the verso of her canvas – at times going back in to the new front. Martin’s functional sculptures are the result of initial investigations into three dimensional form defined entirely within a two dimensional digital vernacular of zero’s and ones. Her Planar series, shaped from weathered stone remnants, are inspired by the interlocking joinery of Kiyosi Seike.
Zero, One or Two will be on view at the gallery from April 6 through June 9, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 6 from 6 to 9pm.
Lynne Golob Gelfman, originally from New York, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, (BA, 1966) and the School of the Arts, Columbia University, (MFA, 1968). She taught art at the Dalton School from 1968 until 1972, the year that she and her husband started a flower farm outside Bogotá, and moved to Miami, an import gateway for the flowers. For Gelfman, who had loved Bogotá as an American Field Service student in 1961, the culture and landscape of Colombia as well as the diverse, subtropical world of Miami are important influences, along with her strong ties to New York.
Gelfman has had more than 40 solo shows, exhibited nationally and internationally; dying the grid(2015) William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, trued surface (2014), Dimensions Variable, Miami; scapes (2012), The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University (FIU), Miami; sand (2012), Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami; between (2009), Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami; cloud/water/sand (2010), Luminaire X, Miami; react (2006), across (2003), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; resist/react (2006), Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York; 18 paintings (2003), Suite 106, New York.
Her work is widely collected, and can be found within the permanent collections of Pérez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Norton Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. Gelfman has taught art at FIU, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center and MOCA North Miami.
Born in Santa Clara, Cuba (1993), Martin works across disciplines including painting, sculpture, and design. She graduated with a BFA in painting from New World School of the Arts in 2016.
Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Locust Projects, Sight Unseen, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Spinello Projects, Noguchi Breton, and Jonald Dudd gallery in New York. As part of her design collaboration with Deon Ruby, NUN was listed as one of Unseen’s hot new designers of 2017.