Kelie Bowman, Elisita Punto, Sto Len
In the Main Space
Each artist in Limitless Range confronts space and distance in different ways with patterns, layers, shapes and color. While creating space, erasing space, and shifting perception, these artists act as magicians, architects, and archaeologists. This exhibition features site-specific mural installations that incorporate each artist’s technique intersecting to activate the walls of the gallery.
Kelie Bowman’s painted mural evokes a continuously shifting perception inspired by her experience of watching light reflect on water. Kelie spent the fall of 2011 living on a sailboat in Tampa Bay, Florida and was subsequently awarded a residency on a boat in Jamaica Bay, New York in spring of 2012. The mural captures Kelie’s experimentation with shifting depth and distance in a still medium. Through the multiplicity of angles her work invites the viewer to open their perception.
Chilean artist Elisita Punto believes that there is architecture for sound that needs to be resolved for every different landscape that we inhabit. Obsessed with repetition, patterns, rhythms, and optical effects, Elisita is constantly pushing the limits of geometric shapes and colors with relation to music. Elisita’s brain works like her masking tape compositions, using visual arpeggiators, tones and sound expansion in a visual language. As an artist and musician, she finds herself exploring the breaking point where shapes become sound and noise becomes something visual.
Sto Len makes sumi-ink paintings that utilize a mix of traditional Japanese calligraphic techniques, chance operations, rhythm and improvisation on paper, canvas, and walls. These works explore the obliteration of the image while acknowledging the phenomenon of Pareidolia (seeing faces in random images). Once faces begin to emerge, Sto allows the lines to finish telling their story by submitting to the concrete imagery he discovers.