Lynne Golob Gelfman makes abstract paintings that are rooted in the visible world. She identifies and isolates textures, forms or patterns, then repeats them to create compositions that seem as if they could flow in all directions. As a result of their repetitive markings, her works become as much about the process of their own making as about any outside source.
In the exhibition, trued surface, Gelfman continues to explore her engagement with the possibilities of mark making. In the new works from the thru series, she embraces her interest in textiles, old and new, and plays with paint, moving from the back of the canvas to the front and back again. This investigation began in the 70’s as seen now in thru-green 2 in the Americana Gallery, Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Art historian Judith F. Rodenbeck writes in Gelfman’s new book trued surface, Gelfman’s “embrace of chance in the production of her work recalls the willingness of the fresco artist to allow nature to act,” adding that Gelfman’s “matter of factness of process” results in “paintings that are insistently made, built- yet with a scintillating brilliance….”