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Curtis Goldstein

About Curtis

“By constructing imagery from pieces of packaging, advertising, and other discarded materials, my recent work mimics the manufactured environment’s physical and psychological omnipresence in a highly compressed form, while attesting to the reflexive nature of perception. It is impossible to entirely disentangle or separate seeing from memories of having seen. Our brains collect fragments of visual information, neurally mapped as countless mental representations, which are assembled to provide shape, contour, and meaning to our subsequent experiences. Through collage and bricolage, I evoke this artificiality of human perception to critique a reductive, anthropocentric vision of nature. The resulting works are hypnagogic-like materializations of the Anthropocene—the current epoch that is defined by two interrelated developments: the growing impact of Homo sapiens on a global scale and the accelerated destruction of the earth’s ecosystems. They resist the cultural homogenization brought about by increasing social pressures and environmental degradation, gathering and amalgamating the disparate elements of our world.”

EDUCATION
MFA University of Cincinnati

1984-86 Attended the Columbus College of Art and Design
1986-91 The Ohio State University, BFA

PUBLICATIONS
New American Paintings, Midwest  ed. 113, 2014

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
The Columbus Historical Society
The Columbus Metropolitan Library
The Wood Companies
Capital Equities
The Cameron Mitchell Group
Thompson & Hine International
Cardinal Health
Starbucks                                                                            

SELECTED PUBLIC MURALS
Idora Park, Youngstown, OH
Marysville Journal- Tribune Building, Marysville, OH
Camp Chase Mural, Westgate Park, Columbus, OH
Rueben L Partridge, Marysville, OH
Four Murals, Newark, OH
Berry Brothers Boltworks Building, Italian Village, Columbus, OH
Cliff Dwellers Mural, Short North,  Columbus, OH
City Council Chambers, Glendale, AZ