DINA GOLDSTEIN GODS OF SUBURBIA MARCH 19TH – APRIL 30TH, 2016
MADISON GALLERY PRESENTS DINA GOLDSTEIN: GODS OF SUBURBIA
Exhibition dates: March 19 – April 30, 2016
Venue: 1055 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Opening Reception: March 19, 6-8 pm
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La Jolla, March 19th, 2016 - Madison Gallery presents Gods of Suburbia, a new conceptual photography project by Dina Goldstein. The work is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism. The series plays with narrative and religious iconography in order to communicate how organized belief has become twisted within the global framework driven by consumerism and greed. Goldstein creates a dialogue with the viewer and challenges him/her to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of dogma in modernity.
Satire combined with socio-political undertones play an integral part in Gods in Suburbia, in the portrayal of the treatment of the most vulnerable individuals in society such as the homeless, unemployed and socially alienated. Goldstein remains respectful to all Gods and deities while utilizing satire within a contemporary narrative as she places them in situations that question our humanity.
Dina Goldstein is a Vancouver based, internationally award-winning photographer and cultural critic, whose work analyzes the human condition. Past series include In the Dollhouse and Fallen Princesses. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, France, India, Israel, Colombia and the 2012 Venice Arsenalle. She is the winner of the 2014 Grand prize Prix Virginia, an international photography award for women.
Founded in 2001, Madison Gallery is committed to representing emerging, mid-career and established international artists whom work in a range of media. Inspired by an earnest dedication and passion for art, the gallery consistently exhibits a high standard of contemporary art. Madison Gallery works closely in building private, corporate and public collections thus placing it amongst the leading contemporary galleries in California.