MAD will be open on Mon, May 6.

Rachel Grobstein

2019 Artist In Residence

Bedside Table (Valli)

Rachel Grobstein creates miniature sculptures and paintings based on objects from everyday life. Her work ranges from constellations that evoke arrangements of natural specimens to still lifesthat catalogue a daily world where domestic routine meets consumer culture and personal history. These pieces invite close scrutiny and attention through a radical scale shift and handmade detail.

At MAD, Grobstein will expand her recent series of miniature sculptures of roadside memorials. As private markers in public spaces, these transient monuments confront us with mortality in everyday contexts, functioning as anonymous tributes, expressions of love, and collective gathering spaces for negotiating grief and trauma. This series explores our relationship with the dead, unpacking how memory is maintained and evolves through objects and places.

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