Madlyn Goldman’s “The Family…Head, Body and Soul

Ongoing through July 8

RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main Street, Beacon

“The Family…Head, Body and Soul,” mixed media and assemblages by Madlyn Goldman. Goldman’s whimsical work combines paint, paper, odd metal stuff and wit.

“My father was a saver so it is no accident that I am drawn to recycled materials,” Goldman explains. “Searching for and finding these discarded objects at flea markets, junk yards and garage sales is an integral part of my process. The challenge is to combine disparate found pieces along with my handcrafted elements to give them new life and personality.

“I work spontaneously and intuitively constantly reassessing the progress of each piece. Each action informs the next until a distinct identity emerges and a character is born. I love making these quirky pieces with their playful personalities and names. It is my hope that my ‘extended family,’ with its gritty and whimsical flavor, will evoke a sense of delight and amusement.”

Goldman, who lives in Hartsdale, NY, is a member of the Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY; Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) Woodstock, NY; New Rochelle Artists Association, New Rochelle, NY, Textile Study Group of New York, NY; and NextActArt Women’s Group, NY. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries and shows throughout New York and Connecticut. Ongoing through July 8.