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Issue No. 17 - Enigma

Carmen Molina: Undercurrents at Artion Gallery

Carmen Molina: Undercurrents at Artion Gallery

Carmen Molina: UndercurrentsArtion Gallery – December 6th, 2012

- Artist Carmen Molina -

- Artist Carmen Molina -

- Gallery Goer at Carmen Molina Undercurrents - Artion Gallery

- Gallery Goer at Carmen Molina Undercurrents - Artion Gallery

- Carmen Molina Undercurrents at Artion Gallery

- Carmen Molina Undercurrents at Artion Gallery

- The space at Artion Gallery for Carmen Molina Undercurrents

- The space at Artion Gallery for Carmen Molina Undercurrents

- Carmen Molina's Undercurrents at Artion Gallery

- Carmen Molina's Undercurrents at Artion Gallery

It was like an invitation into a personal home. Artion's new space in the South Street Seaport opened with Columbian artist Carmen Molina's Undercurrents ̶ — intimate art shown in an intimate atmosphere.

Molina created 'Undercurrents' in response to a dark period in her past, and the work draws from moments of acceptance, surrender and release in her life. The show features the artist’s unique technique which she refers to a “photo layering." Colors, light, shapes, and textures are blended from multiple photos, creating reality out of the unreal.

Inside the new Water Street gallery, candles hung from the ceiling and sat flickering in nooks of exposed brick. Magic and darkness belonged to the same space, flirting and inviting us into Molina's world.

"I make my images the way some musicians create their songs," Molina said. "I just sit with my emotions and let them flow as they search for melody and harmony."

Undercurrents runs through December 31. Ten per cent of proceeds from all sales will be donated to Caring For Colombia.

- Manon Fantoli

Artion Gallery275 Water Street

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