LESLIE KELL - CHALDA MALOFF - PAUL MCGUIRE
June 21 - July 21, 2019
Reception: Saturday, June 29, 6-8 pm
Closing/artist talks: Thursday, July 18, 6-8 pm
2235 East Sixth, Suite 102
Three digital artists combine tradition and innovation, to apply contemporary media
to the time-honored topic of water.
Leslie Kell, Chalda Maloff, and Paul McGuire share a long friendship and partnership. Their artistic journeys have benefitted from the stimulation of joint exhibits, thoughtful conversations, and interchanges of ideas. Many of these discourses have transpired at Link & Pin Gallery, always home to a whirlpool of stimulating imagery and discussion.
With “Creative Currents,” these three artists combine tradition and innovation, to apply contemporary media to the time-honored topic of water. A thing of beauty and the source of all life, water has fascinated artists for centuries. Representations of oceans, streams, rivers, canals, mist, floods, and raindrops appear in ancient Egyptian bas-reliefs, classical Greek pottery, Baroque etchings, and modern-day paintings.
Navigating the complex currents of the digital arena, these artists employ widely divergent methods and aesthetic perspectives. Kell creates her surreal artworks using an original technique that synthesizes her artistry in design and photography. Maloff uses commercial art software to merge freehand tablet drawing with her developed complement of digital effects, to bring forth images evocative of emotion and spirituality. McGuire combines fractal algorithms with his custom-developed software to mimic the flows and patterns of the natural world.
Just as "you cannot step in the same river twice," you may find yourself walking through this exhibit multiple times, each time seeing some new form, or detail, or splash of color or shape in one or more pieces. These layers of discovery are a common current running through all these artists' works, and serve to keep these pieces fresh and interesting and alive, across time and place.