Kelyne Reis: Digital Embracing (Modification & Fragmentation Towards A New Wholeness) opening reception
Artist Kelyne Reis will unveil the new series Digital Embracing at her private studio, #213, in Silver Street Studios. To mark the unveiling of the series, Reis is publishing a book, which showcases the series and includes an essay written by the head of the Art History Department at the Glassell School of Art/MFAH, Dr. Anna Tahinci. Dr. Tahinci will present a talk on the paintings at 6:30 pm the evening of the unveiling.
Digital Embracing deals with constant metamorphoses and transformation by studying the relationship between computer art and the use of the hand, microcosm and macrocosm, fragments and unity (the whole), figuration and abstraction. What appears simple is in fact complex and multi-layered.
The series consists of 29 paintings characterized by bright colors and geometric shapes. Within the series there is an initial “donor piece” and seven sub-series made up of four paintings. Reis experiments with digital media exclusively to discover the course of the first seven pieces, further she bases each new work on a work created before.