In sometimes random, Lynne Golob Gelfman presents new paintings from the thru series. Lynne started to work on the series that began as grid paintings in 1960s in New York City. When she moved to Miami in the 70's, the change of her studio (location) influenced her practice greatly. While continuing to work on the grid canvases, she felt that the palate and rigidity clashed with the tropical light of the beach city. Musing on the new found color and texture, which she discovered by chance while noting the bleached out color on the reverse side of a canvas, Lynne decided to follow thru with this new direction. This chance change in perspective allowed a more fluidly color permeated abstraction to bring Lynne's grids onto the thru series.
Her work is in many public and private collections as well as in the permanent collections of museums, including the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Norton Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Gelfman has taught art at FIU, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center and MOCA North Miami. For the last 15 years, she has developed art projects with inner-city children at the Barnyard, Coconut Grove.