GODS OF SUBURBIA
Darwin was a British Scientist who developed the theory of evolution and natural selection. As a young man, Darwin was deeply religious and even considered being ordained. But instead he pursued a life of science, sailing all over the world to study animal species and their environments. His observations of the many varieties of Finch birds in the Galapagos Island led him to solidify his theory of natural selection. His famous theories were based upon the scientific method, where you create a hypothesis and then prove it through experimentation. Darwin was among the many scientists that have helped society evolve out of mysticism, superstition and faith. But science does not hold the answer to everything and even subscribes to the randomness of life on Earth.
Mounted Transparency with LED LIGHT PANEL
Archival top mounted transparency on acrylic with LED light panel / Framed : add matte inches
Large Edition 1 - 7 Medium Edition 1 - 10 Small Edition 1-20
3”M 39”X 54.7” Panel 33”X 48.7” 2”M 29.3”X39” Panel 25.3”X 37.4” 1”M 18”X 25.6 ”Panel 16”X 23.6”
Gods of Suburbia
This is Dina Goldstein’s third large-scale project 2013-2014. The work is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism. The series plays with narrative and religious iconography in order to communicate how organized belief has become twisted within a global framework driven by consumerism and greed. The project challenges the viewer — religious or secular — to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of dogma in modernity.