Helaine Blumenfeld: 'Beauty has become synonymous with something banal'

Rachel Halliburton, theartsdesk.com, September 27, 2016

'This is not an expression of anger, more an acknowledgement of the inevitable complexity of existence. “There is no beauty without pain”, Blumenfeld declares at one point. “It’s one of the great tragedies of our era that beauty has become synonymous with something banal.” I say that for someone who complains about the limitations of words, she is extremely articulate about her vision. She smiles. “The work does it much better,” she replies.'