associate professor and dean of fine arts at Macalester
College in St. Paul. Her work has been included in an
exhibition featuring labor themes at the Chicago Cultural
Center (Special Recognition award) and the Rutgers Works
on Paper competition (purchase prize). It is represented
in the collections of Southwest State University, Rutgers
University, and the Weisman Museum, among others.
Artist's Statement I'm currently
working on a series of monotypes commenting on the human
condition. Simple household objects and recognizable
items from everyday life are juxtaposed with ironic
texts to produce a sense of disquiet in the viewer.
This unease is meant to provoke empathy, evoke memories,
or encourage discussion of issues too often ignored.
Lately, I've felt compelled to comment on social inequities.
The texts and objects I depict intentionally float in
an "empty" black space. I hope this allusion to the
darkness of dreams or the imagination will prompt viewers
to associate their own thoughts and experiences with
the ideas my work conveys.
| Ruthann Godollei