Art gallery opening featuring the work of Bill Molthen & Kelvyn Davila

October 23, 2013 11:00 pm - October 24, 2013 1:00 am

<p>D<span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: ‘CenturyGothic’;">isplaying the work of Ecuadorian artist Kelvyn Davila and Texas based artist Bill Molthen&nbsp; at Cinnabar gallery.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: ‘CenturyGothic’;">Pulling from a palette of vivid colors Kelvyn creates his &ldquo;archetypal fantasies&rdquo; that transcend the medium in which they are created. &ldquo;I combine textures, colors, ideas, and figures that really &lsquo;shouldn&rsquo;t&rsquo; go together, but somehow when I mix them together they work.&rdquo; Davila mixes newsprint with acrylic, oil, canvas, and cardboard creating textures on his figures that are complex yet the idea is simple. Some paintings have 10 or 12 layers of paint to achieve the look and each painting changes when you view it at variable distances. The subjects of his paintings are the fantasies of our stereotypes. &ldquo;Tira Flecha&rdquo; for example is a warrior throwing an arrow, but his world is the fantastical realm. Kelvyn&rsquo;s work has been featured in solo shows in NYC and Miami and his collectors are some of the most notable in the world. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: ‘CenturyGothic’;">Bill Molthen is an architect-blacksmith-turned artist. His &ldquo;Steel Sketches&rdquo; utilize on negative space to create his work. As you investigate his sculptures you discover that the I beam has been manipulated by energy and force to evolve into its current form. &ldquo;The underlying idea behind most of my sculpture is to devise strategies that generate form. I find myself attempting to address form, space, scale, and energy in a coherent but abstract way using geometry.&rdquo; The sculpture &ldquo;Shimmy&rdquo; is a great example- upon first glance it is a I beam, on second it dances, sways, moves kinetically. Bill has exhibited across the country including a 2013 show with Austin Community College in participation with the Texas Biennial. </span></p>