January 8 - February 20 2016
Marilee Salvator / 'Spread'
Marilee Salvator, ' Propagation'
Marilee Salvator, 'Propagation'
Artist will be giving a talk on her work : January 8, 2016 7pm
Reception to follow
Marilee Salvator is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Design at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Kentucky. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions throughout North America, South Korea, China, Japan, Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Italy, New Zealand and Romania. Her work is included in over 25 collections including JCI University, Jiangxi, China and Sakmi Art Museum, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
'Spread' draws inspiration from several sources, one being an exhibition called Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur. This amazing exhibition included paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. I fell in love with the artists’ use of patterning and minute detail. My work also draws inspiration from biological forms, and plant life. It is a formal exploration of shape and pattern. I am fascinated by nature and biology. Cells are of particular interest to me. Im intrigued by their ability to reproduce, mutate and spread uncontrollably. To the untrained eye, cells can be seen as beautiful forms/shapes, interesting patterns. However, to a specialist these forms mean so much more including the spread of unwanted disease and death. I find it fascinating how something so detrimental as cancer, can look so beautiful under a microscope. In our world, things often appear one way, but upon closer examination, are completely different.