In our culture, photographs sometimes inappropriately become replacements for memory, notes Goldman. Her response is to try to create a more or less spiritual understanding of this human facility and, by altering the photos, to address the way photography, subjective as it is, affects our memories.
Before coming to town, Goldman built a coast-to-coast reputation in the red-hot realm of pointedly primitive and altered photographs. Since this is a field that has a lot of local practitioners, Goldman's relatively recent appearance is a particularly welcome event.
Sculptor Beardsley and photographer Goldman create highly individual work based on difficult passages in their own lives. Those efforts could easily stand alone, but the two artists have chosen to play off each other's melancholy in this somber joint show.