Essays


SELECTED ESSAYS FROM EXHIBITION CATALOGS


CHRISTINA M. PENN-GOETSCHGladiators, Amazons, and Superheroes: Gender and the Recent Work of Linda Stein – 2010

Gladiators, Amazons, and Superheroes—these figures conjure up images of strength, power and fantasy; however their meaning remains multi-layered. This complexity becomes apparent in Linda Stein’s most recent work The Fluidity of Gender, as she . . .


ANN VOLLMANN BIBLERuptures of Vulnerability: Linda Stein’s Knight Series – 2010

Drawing on the work of Monique Wittig, this article understands Linda Stein’s Knight Series as a lacunary writing communicating both her challenges to come to representation and her creative registration of subjectivity. The argument is grounded in an . . .


MARGO HOBBS THOMPSONBody-swapping, Empowerment and Empathy: Linda Stein’s Recent Sculpture – 2009

As she concluded her May 2009 keynote address to the National Association of Women Artists, Linda Stein remarked, “Gender constructions and gender constrictions. How do we find the courage, the bravery to break these molds?” . . .


JANN MATLOCKVestiges of New Battles: Linda Stein Sculpture after 9/11 – 2007


JOAN MARTERSCULPTURES BY LINDA STEIN – 2005

Living and working in TriBeCa, Linda Stein found herself in a disaster zone on September 11, 2001 . . .


LINDA STEINKnights (A Sculpture Series After 9/11) – 2005

Transition through Sculpture The replay of 9/11 still permeates my psyche, though I could not write my thoughts down until more than three years later. Yet visually and viscerally I began to address it in my art and could unconsciously relive . . .


JOAN MARTERLinda Stein: Portraits in Mood – 2002 (Also in Smith College Catalog, 2004)

Returning to painting, collage, and mixed media on paper after her creation of sculptures in wood and metal, Linda Stein continues her longstanding exploration of the body as a study in classical idealism and private fantasy . . .


SHERRILL REDMONIntroduction for Exhibition Catalog for Morgan Gallery, Smith College: Linda Stein, The Face: An Obsession, Three Decades – 2004

The Morgan Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting the work of Linda Stein with feminist highlights from her thirty year obsession . . .


LINDA STEINNotes on My Obsession. Essay for Smith College Exhibition Catalog. 47 Pages, 44 Color Images – 2004

It was as an artist in the 1970’s that I became obsessed with the face. It came on me rather suddenly, when my then current work involved the nude . . .


JOAN MARTERSculptures by Linda Stein – Evocative Fragments and Secret Narratives – 2001

Linda Stein offers sculptures that evoke artifacts of bygone civilizations. Her brilliant metal objects are a voyage of discovery, actually derived from our own world. The secret narratives of these found objects are literally embedded in the works . . .


SALLI ZIMMERMANExhibition Catalog for Linda Stein – 2000

In her sculpture, Linda Stein is an archeologist of text, which for her represents a kind of fossilized civilization . . .


MARCIA NEWFIELDPower & Vulnerability: The Art of Linda Stein – 1999

In the late 1980’s, when sculptor Linda Stein began to use the machete blade in her work, she created Blade Space, a lyrical series including many suspended sculptures . . .


PHYLLIS BRAFFStein’s Outdoor Sculpture Welcomes Visitors to the East Hampton Airport – 1998

True to the spirit of an aircraft, Linda Stein’s East Hampton Airport Sculpture thrusts forward into space . . .


LISA PANZERAStein Outdoor Airport Sculpture – 1998

The East Hampton Sky Ride by Linda Stein is a newly completed public sculpture at the East Hampton Airport . . .


CORINNE ROBINSLinda Stein’s Sculptures – 1989

Ceremonial objects, objects that speak of the meaning and mystery of life, objects for spiritual rather than daily use are any and every civilization’s first art . . .


ROBERT CRADDOCKRegarding the art of Linda Stein – 1989

There once was a society conceived in imbalance and violence. In this society, as the nature of the imbalance grew, so did the incidence and the fear of violence . . .


DR. RONNY COHENLinda Stein BLADES – 1989

Both as a creative concept and cultural statement, Blades, the exciting multi-media project by artist Linda Stein, is a metaphor which addresses one of the most compelling issues of these times . . .


GEORGE W. STAEMPFLILinda Stein – 1989

There are few ritual objects in the world which evoke as wide a range of associations in human beings as Scepters . . .


LINDA STEINStein Excavations: A Capriccio – 1989