Group Show with four 1241 artists. Damini Celebre, Tim McFarlane, Alexis Nutini. Stella Untalan
Opening reception / Friday August 11 / 7-9 pm
Repetition is the simple repeating of a mark, with no particular placement or color or size of the marks. In this show each artist works with repetition as a means to engage the viewer in something unexpected.
Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm
Damini Celebre is an artist and subtle energy healer. Influenced by Frankenthaler, Kandinsky, Twombly, Chagall and the movements of Japanese Ukiyo-e, Zen Sumi-e, Abstract Expressionism, Post-Painterly Abstraction, 19C American Landscape Painters and Aboriginal and Huichol yarn art, Ms. Celebre integrates her healing and creative worlds through the metaphor of Landscapes; the internal landscape of Soul and external landscape of Nature. Currently, she is exploring the energetic and vital connection to self and the natural world through the multi-layered mediums of drawing, painting, encaustic, and printmaking.
The fluid space of memory, influenced by time, place and experience forms the foundation of content for my paintings and works on paper. As personal meaning and influences evolve, the residue of the past lingers and with that are attempts to reconcile new information and knowledge with what is known, or imagined, of the past. By merging aspects of lived experience, observations of daily life and imagined scenarios, I make non-objective work that reflects broad experiences of life and memory.
My works have an emphasis on multi-layered systems, color (chromatic and gray scale) and process. In my paintings, overlapping forms and fractured spaces alternately support and negate each other, mirroring untold changes that occur in everyday life. Shifts in formal relationships, space and perception, some subtle and others jarring, contribute to the psychological content in my work. I make my paintings and works on paper with a combination of open and opaque layers that incorporate various modes of mark making that include: direct painting, drawing, image transfers and stenciling. Taken together, my process forges a sense of interdependence, history and chance happenings, which, in turn allows room for multiple meanings in my work.
Born in Mexico City, Alexis Nutini received an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art in 2005, a BA in Fine Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2000 and completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Barcelona, Spain in 2001. Alexis teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Tyler School of Art and is a member of NAPOLEON, a collectively-run project space. He runs Dos Tres Press, a printshop in south Philadelphia where he produces limited edition woodcuts and collaborative print based projects.
Stella Untalan is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. Born in Guam, educated in NYC, settled in Philadelphia.
Stella studied drawing and printmaking at the Art Students League and School of Visual Arts in New York City. She studied communication design at Parsons in New York City and has been a creative professional for more than 30 years. The disciplined and intuitive aspects of being a designer and artist, the work and the play, the seeing and the telling, are totally integrated expressions.
Her work is about process and materials, it is methodical, repetitious, and meditative. Many drawings focus on measurement and probing.