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Graham Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper by artist\, Shelly Malkin.  The exhibition\, Mind Journeys\, from April 4th through May 4th\, 2013 is Malkin’s first solo show with the Gallery.  A fully illustrated catalogue is available.

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The exhibition is comprised of nineteen lar ge-scale landscapes and a series of fifty intimate still-lifes. Using iride scent pigments\, Malkin captures light particles and energy through her see mingly effortless layering of translucent color washes. This elegant and an imated body of work serves to fulfill the artist’s compulsion to produce la ndscapes that “glow with an inner illumination and illustrate the aesthetic \, emotional and spiritual significance of light in our lives.”

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The bird’s eye view of each of the larger watercolors is influenced by Malkin’ s climbing practice. An accomplished rock-climber\, Malkin travels the worl d in search of challenging mountains and sheer rock walls to scale.  Malkin compares the act of climbing to that of creating a watercolor. For her\, b oth activities require courage and clear thinking.   She admits\, “When I a m climbing\, I can’t focus on scenery\, so the watercolors are ‘flashbacks’ influenced by what I have seen. I want the works to have their own sense o f equanimity and inner illumination. That is why I call them ‘mindscapes’.”  

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Malkin’s particular blending of the imagined and the real likewi se informs her self-described series of “mystical” leaves.  The seemingly n aturalistic rendering of each of these fifty works on paper is a product of the artist’s imagination.  

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Born in New York City\, Malkin lives i n Greenwich\, Connecticut and Aspen\, Colorado.  Malkin holds a degree in a rt history from Princeton University and has studied painting at the School of Visual Arts\, the National Academy of Design in New York\, the Silvermi ne Arts Center and the Renaissance Workshop of Dmitri Wright in Connecticut .

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