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Reviews: ICP  pub­li­ca­tion: Ellen Handy, South­east Museum of pho­tog­ra­phy Ali­son Nord­strom,  Art New Eng­land, Michael Rush, Review – Dominique Nahas,  US News and World Report – Jay Tol­son, After­im­age – San­dra Matthews,  Robert Mor­gan – NY Arts

For Nancy Goldring, too,  a highly evolved and com­plex tech­nique results in work of densely sat­u­rated and lumi­nous color that offers a direc sen­sual experience..Deeply influ­ence by bud­dhism, Goldring’s work is mature and straight­for­ward; it is fresh in its cer­tainty and coher­ence.”
– Ali­son Nordstrom

Goldring’s images attempt to define the lim­its of pure perceep­tion and pure mem­ory.  In doing so they lead us , as Henry Berg­son points out, in Mat­ter and Mem­ory, to hold an inter­me­di­ate posi­tion in our minds between real­ism and ide­al­ism, and between mate­ri­al­ism and spir­i­tu­al­ism.”  Dominique Nahas

In Goldring’s imag­in­ings, per­sonal, myth­i­cal, reli­gious, and archi­tec­tural motifs are eas­ily enmeshed.  Echoes of nine­teenth century-romantic paint­ings, impres­sion­ism, and devo­tional reli­gious pho­tog­ra­phy con­tribute not to a Babel of con­fllict­ing artis­stic tongues, but to a seam­less medi­ata­tion on the con­tent of mem­ory.”  Michael Rush

The pieces of Goldring’s images do not pre­cisely fit, but ather har­mo­nize and over­lap, bring­ing to mind what is lost and what is gained in cul­tural trans­la­tion. “  San­dra Matthews

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