Transcultural Enigmas

Janet Goldner’s steel sculptures piece together discarded fragments and scrap steel from previous projects. The works embody a commitment to sustainability inspired by recycling practices in Africa and worldwide. Transcultural Enigmas is Janet’s fifth exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery. 

Rooted in the artist’s exploration of immigration and a sustained fascination with African culture, the abstract forms emerge intuitively. Goldner says, “The abstract constructions of welded steel have a vintage aesthetic and a strength of interconnectedness that speaks to my international, intercultural, and multigenerational collaborations.”

This exhibition follows Goldner’s recent installation Woven Journey, which, through photographs and text, unveiled the artist’s 50-year artistic bond with West Africa. This continuous journey of creative exploration and cultural involvement serves as the driving force behind her compelling steel sculptures.