Friday, March 25, 2016
|Airport by Molly Magai|
Come meet the artist at the closing reception of "OVERPASS" at the Shoreline Community College Gallery on Thursday, April 14, from 4-6pm in the 1000 Building Lobby, 16101 Greenwood Ave N (campus maps). Parking is free after 4pm.
|By Molly Magai|
Molly Magai makes paintings of landscapes dominated by cities, roads, industry, and the living things that inhabit them. These structures, created for human convenience, are very much in conflict with nature. They are also an awe-inspiring human accomplishment, the work of generations of builders and engineers. Most of us ignore these landscapes as we pass by them. Magai's job as a genre painter is to make you see them, in their destructiveness and their beauty.
Magai makes paintings based on snapshots she takes from a moving vehicle. Handicapped by the car’s speed, the camera creates inadvertent effects – unexpected colors, halos, and blurs. Magai is interested in the sensation of speed, and the way the image is filtered first through the camera, the painter, and the painting.