In 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe, Linda Dubin Garfield cancelled her travel plans and instead spent time reminiscing about her past travels. In a typical year, Garfield travels during the summer months and returns home to create artworks using the impressions left by these landscapes and cultures. Garfield has spent decades creating mixed media collages inspired by her travels to 37 countries in every continent. Instead of traveling this year, she spent her time working on a new body of mixed media work that reflects on the memories associated with her past expeditions. Footprints: Travel Landscapes is a selection of new work by the artist, curated like a map that touches each of the 7 continents she has visited.
Linda Dubin Garfield’s abstract and dynamic works use multiple layers of ink that waver between background and foreground to create a fusion of surface design and abstract expressionism. Using hand-pulled printmaking techniques, photography, collage and digital imaging, she explores the mystery of memory and the magic of place, inviting viewers to observe the world through her “mind’s eye”.
Footprints: Travel Landscapesopens at Da Vinci Art Alliance in Gallery 2 on May 13th, 5-8pm with an additional virtual opening reception on May 19th at 6pm on Zoom. The exhibition will be on view in the gallery by appointment (masks required, timed-entry) and as a recorded video tour on the Da Vinci Art Alliance website. Linda Dubin Garfield will be donating 30% of the artwork sales from this exhibition to benefit the organization Women International Leaders which invests in underserved women globally with women’s education, health, social/political leadership and self-sufficiency projects.