Katerina Marcelja | Sediments of Erratic Impulse
1/6/2016 - 2/15/2016
Marcelja’s organic, primitive forms are at once deeply familiar and viscerally unnerving, suggesting archetypal narratives about potential and transfiguration. Her tactile organisms – slugs or sea creatures, some tentacled, some not -- seem to be in a state of becoming, on the verge of metamorphosis.
In a simple palette of orange, black, and blue, her gestural ink drawings could be the habitats of those larval creatures. Hidden coves, crevices, tide pools, and wooded thickets, they suggest undiscovered places, nests or caves, untrammeled and fertile.