RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Stella Untalan

I'm an artist living and working in Philadelphia. I make works on paper.

My drawings focus on measurement and probing.

Each series of marks is made by filling a tool then making marks until the liquid is gone. The repetition allows me to be caught up in a rhythm; the proximity of the marks create rest and action. I touch the surface, make the mark, and then move away. In this work the process defines the outcome. It is minimalist, repetitive, and iterative. In my work a topology of process is revealed.

My work is in several private collections.

point by point

point by point by stella untalan
point by point by stella untalan
point by point a single sheet book by stella untalan

Dark brown Canson paper pierced rhythmically.

Drawing without looking. I made each mark by dragging my hand a perceived distance and then pierced the paper with an awl. I did this point by point, row by row, column by column. The result of the work is less about a visual impression and more about a tactile experience. I folded the single-sheet inside out so that the piercings create a raised edge. One is repelled briefly by the surprise and then drawn to pass fingers across the surface.

$75

additional RiTUAL 2015 books

Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan
Changing Fields    $75      
Not A Cypher a book by Stella Untalan Not A Cypher a book by Stella Untalan Not A Cypher a book by Stella Untalan
Not A Cypher    $75      

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

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