HIGH WATERMARK SALO[O]N Volume 1, Number 4
Belle Gironda & Sheila Goloborotko
Created for an exhibit and performance at the High Watermark Salo[o]n, this collection pairs artwork by Sheila Goloborotko with poems by Belle Gironda. A towering installation, entitled I's and Eyes , features 55 relief prints from the Brazilian printmaker/painter Goloborotko. The poems in Frame Works examine how architectural discourse (Ruskin, Wright) and personal memory configure public spaces. Readers encounter Baghdad through Gironda's poem "subliminal city" as well as through Goloborotko's clay sculpture, Mandala.
BELLE GIRONDA's poems and her collaborations have appeared in The Little Magazine, 13th Moon, Passages, Synesthesia, 8T3, Kenning 12 /Way and MMMZZZ among others. She is the author of Start Here, a chapbook from St. Andrews Press, and has written for New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Art Vu and The Arts Journal. She has performed in Beijing, London, Karlstad, New York, Philadelphia, and elsewhere, including one airport, and is currently based in Brooklyn (3rd dwelling.) Gironda teaches at the American University in Cairo.
SHEILA GOLOBOROTKO began showing her artwork in 1980 at the Salo National de Artes Plasticas, Funart, in Rio de Janeiro. Since then, her work has become a part of permanent collections at The San Francisco Modern Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Mashida Museum in Tokyo, Museo del Grabado in Buenos Aires and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Her portfolio of prints Olhos Que Viram Peixes is part of the permanent collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts of the New York Public Library. She teaches at Pratt Institute and conducts workshops for Brooklyn Arts Council, R0tunda Gallery, SONYA and Journalism School at Columbia University. Goloborotko’s studios are located in Brooklyn and in Sherman, PA.