1. purity or intensity of color.
The Downtown Artist Collective presents krōmə featuring works from artists Céline Downen, Micah Payan and Miroslava Vomela. The exhibit runs from May 17 through June 14 at 258 East 100 South, with an opening reception on Friday, May 17th from 6 to 9pm.
All three artists explore the use of color and how it relates to emotions, defines a sense of place, and affects mood.
Céline Downen knew she loved the arts from the first dip of her fingers into paint. She enjoyed experimenting with all types of media but in high school she met her mentor, the teacher who opened up the world of photography, a passion ever since. She uses the cyanotype photographic process, which produces images with rich blue hues. Her current series presents simple meditations in blue, silhouettes of specimens that reflect and connect to her family. More of her work can be seen on her website here: https://celinedownen.smugmug.com
Micah J. Payan is a Utah based artist currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Weber State University. Through her photography and video artwork, Micah creates strange narratives based between hyper reality and surrealism. Focused on creating cinematic moments, Payan uses light to frame and create meaning in her work. Payan’s work generally talks about identity, and relationships (or lack there of) while exploring the importance of color in portraying emotion within a narrative outside of reality. More of Micah’s work can be seen on Instagram: www.instagram.com/micah_j_art
Miroslava Vomela is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of media. Pen and ink, watercolor, and hand cut magazine/catalog images are the mainstays of her most recent mixed media art. “I usually start a new work with a hand cut piece that I find intriguing,” she says about her process.
Miroslava’s work is often intricate with a lot of layers, textures, and detailed elements that are transformed from their original states when brought together. Hand-drawn elements frequently contrast with realistic photos, adding to the surrealism and quirkiness of a scene. With each work, she continues to explore new ideas and different media, ever striving to find new and interesting combinations. More of her work can be found here: http://mkvomela.com
The Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm or by appointment. For more information: http://www.downtownartistcollective.org/