Psychedelic and modern meld with ancient terrain to become timeless and placeless. The landscapes of my childhood in Africa co-habitate with Chinese landscapes, Roman mosaics, Italian frescoes, cave art, and science fiction. These strange places are localities that could be primordial; may be post-apocalyptic, and are as familiar as alien. Ideas of both destruction and resurrection play through a lens of vibrant color. I speak to the power of landscape to hold suggestive meaning beyond mapping or describing, into exaltation.
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Malado Baldwin is a Brooklyn based painter, filmmaker, and installation artist. Her video work was recently featured in Konstfestival/Audio Visual Loop Party at Magasinet, Falun, Sweden, and in Failed Entertainment at Land of Tomorrow in Louisville, Kentucky. Her paintings have recently shown in PAPER 2011 at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, DECAMERON: David Cohen's Decade of Exhibitions at The New York Studio School, NY; and in: The BRUCENNIAL 2010, NY. Baldwin’s solo exhibitions include shows at OpenHouse Gallery, NY (2011), at KeyHole Gallery, Brooklyn (2005, 2006), and in the Dumbo Arts Festival, NY (1999, 2000) Her work has been reviewed on artcritical.com, art21.com, hyperallergic.com and in Esquire Magazine. A graduate of Swarthmore College (BA, 1997) and The New York Studio School (MFA 2006). Malado Baldwin is the recipient of the Buckingham Prize for the Expression of Music in Art (2005).