The conceptual artist Molly Gochman has created a diverse portfolio of work that is both personal and philosophical. Her work includes sculpture, land art, photography, projected imagery, sound, and participatory experiences. Much of Gochman’s process is internal, a private contemplation on concepts of interest – time and change, value, relationships, empathy and vulnerability. Gochman utilizes a wide variety of common materials in her work like bedding, ribbons, deteriorating Kodachrome slides, grass and soil, and her own clothing, transporting these familiar objects into new contexts that allow them to be experienced more purely.
“We overlook so much in the world,” Gochman says, “and I want to encourage people to stop, to soften and really feel the meaning that exists in objects that surround us. I’m particularly interested in how objects bear the marks of time… the way a deteriorating photo communicates its history, the way a chair with no legs speaks of what is missing and what remains. These are the marks of life — experience made tangible.” >>more