After I spoke to Caleb Hahne Quintana at his newest opening, AURORA, at Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles, he discussed this concept that his paintings used to be described as “metafiction.” Ceaselessly in his art work, particularly in AURORA, Caleb is growing art work puts he is aware of with the faces and reminiscences he cannot fairly verify is fable or truth. It is as though he’s letting the reminiscences ebb and waft just like the tides, coming into into his thoughts after which letting them overtake the tale within the paintings. It is attention-grabbing and a stupendous observe of meditation and honoring what the thoughts perceives to be a definite reminiscence. In some way, it creates a haze over the paintings, which, certainly, Caleb paints.
What Caleb growing right here had been a gaggle of art work which can be about his adolescence in Aurora, Colorado, with the lens of his elderly self. That he went again to Aurora to create soundscapes which can be performed within the gallery, that his family and friends mythically input into the works as though unearthed from over again, that his research and drawings also are provide right here makes for an encompassing glance into his existence. Because the gallery notes, “Thru his nostalgic exploration of position, Hahne Quintana proves that environments can encapsulate particular states of thoughts, and states of being via meditative, nuanced statement.”
The display is each nuanced and but ceaselessly expansive. Not anything turns out extra apt than the cup of water held to starry sky, celestial and nurturing, a pitcher part complete or part empty and open for your personal interpretations. That is the wonderful thing about looking to move house. There may be such a lot of instructions it may possibly take you. —Evan Pricco