Superterrestrial Garden brings together the work of Alaina Kalbfell and carrie R, two artists whose work transcends traditional boundaries to evoke profound emotions and unveil the enigmatic aspects of human existence.
Alaina Kalbfell’s paintings give birth to surreal, otherworldly figures, faces, and spaces. Her canvas becomes a portal into the depths of identity, emotion, mental health, dreams, and the subconscious. Alaina's unique technique involves staining raw canvas, employing a wet-on-wet process to create ethereal, emotive figures that hover on the cusp between abstraction and figuration. The result is a series of beings both hauntingly unfamiliar and strangely recognizable, offering a glimpse into the profound emotive mysteries that lie within each of us.
Simultaneously within the exhibition, carrie R creates free-standing and wall-based sculptures, adorned with the intricate application of pigment, marker, and oil color. Carrie's work is deeply influenced by psychological fiction and the intimate nuances of domestic surroundings. It unearths the visceral reactions triggered by personal histories, be they freak accidents or solitary moments. The sculptures, often resembling pointed, plant-like, and biomorphic entities, delve into themes of fear, solitude, self-preservation, and beauty. These forms prompt viewers to contemplate the intricate interplay between human emotions and the world that surrounds us, inviting us to explore the exquisite tension between vulnerability and strength, fragility and resilience.
Superterrestrial Garden offers a journey through the profound and mysterious realms of the human experience.