Second Thursday receptions: March 13 and April 10, 6 – 9pm
InLiquid presents Overflowing, a solo installation by Linda Celestian in the Hall at Crane Arts (1400 North American St., 1st Fl., Philadelphia, PA). This exhibition is a collection of Linda Celestian’s paintings and sculptures that use nature as a metaphor for the emotional dynamics of life. Working in partnership with the laws of nature, she exploits natural markings to depict beauty and power.
Linda Celestian is a Delaware based artist who has a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and has received multiple awards from the Delaware Division of the Arts. She has been in numerous solo and group shows at venues such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Independence Seaport Museum, LGTripp Gallery, and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Her work acknowledges her love of nature and her childhood spent immersed in it. Celestian views nature as a metaphor for human experiences and emotional states of being. Her paintings and sculptures imitate the organic flow of nature and natural formations, drawing inspiration from aerial photography, the ocean, lakes of her childhood, and the creek in her neighborhood.
Celestian writes about her art: “I’m in partnership with the laws of nature. I allow the paint to run and puddle forming river like patterns that emulate the earth’s surface. The correlation between these imaginary waterways and our own circulatory system illustrates the connection between earth and mankind.”
The public hours for the Crane Arts Building are noon – 6 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, and until 9 pm on the Second Thursday of each month.