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Tara Sellios: Sinuous

November 9 - January 12, 2018 at C. Grimaldis Projects

C. Grimaldis Projects is pleased to present Sinuous, a solo presentation by Boston-based artist Tara Sellios. New photographs from the artist’s Testimony series accompany watercolor and ink drawings from yearlong project The Seven Woes: in total, twelve tableaux of organic relics in which life and death inhabit the same moment.

Presented like curios, six feverish sketches live under glass. Sellios’ drawings insinuate a writhing movement, acting as visualizations of the arrested motion in her photography. Somewhere between hallucinogenic field drawings or diaristic records of a vision, these highly personal objects are referents for scenes staged in the artist’s studio. Snake bones are broken, weathered in dirt and reassembled into elaborate curves. Brittle insects are rehydrated in water, their wings spread to dry. Sellios arranges these memento mori according to a personal logic: a desire to harness the literal matter of morbidity.

Tara Sellios (b. 1987, Boston) received her BFA in photography with a minor in art history from the Art Institute of Boston in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Testimony at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland and Luxuria at Gallery Kayafas, Boston. She is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient and was named an emerging photographer to watch by Art New England magazine. Tara is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. This will be her first exhibition in Baltimore.

Curated by Al Miner, Director of Galleries and Associate Professor at Georgetown University.

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