Featured Artists - September 2020 

Ella Rose Avery, Los Angeles.

Ava DeCapri, Chicago.

Studio Visit

with Sophia Belkin, remarks by Kendall Jacob

Seaglass Gossamer, 2020
photo printed chiffon and embroidery on dyed cotton
18 x 22 in.

Neuro-condensation, 2020
Photo printed chiffon and embroidery on dyed cotton
18 x 21 in.

Stellerid Crawler, 2019
Dyed silk, painted resin
20 x 14 x 2 in.

Coral Terraria, 2019
Photo printed chiffon, assorted fabric and embroidery on dyed denim
11 x 13 in.

Sophia Belkin’s work synthesizes the tension between our learned compulsory tendency toward control and the many alchemical possibilities and freedoms that exist beyond it. Looking through her body of work, there is an invitation to visualize a world that has relinquished the stronghold of absolute truths and answers. A world where the human is decentralized, and coexistence opens the door to infinite possibilities.

Dye painting pieces of fabric is often the starting point for Belkin. Thought of as a moving meditation, she invites the unpredictable. The paintings feel weathered, as if they hold history and time. The resulting textures and colors are sometimes reminiscent of microbial colonies or refracted light and shadows. In this fluid process where control is relinquished, chance becomes the foundation on which the rest of the work is grown...