Mowat Ralston Untalan : Soundings

Mowat Ralston Untalan : Soundings
artist reception
Saturday, June 14, 2014
3 - 6 PM
Friday, June 6, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Heavybubble is proud to present soundings at 110 CHURCH gallery. The exhibition includes drawings by Stella Untalan, an installation by sculptor Amy Ralston, and sound by Lesley Tao Mowat.  Soundings opens First Friday, June 6 at 5 pm the exhibition runs through July 26, 2014

Stella Untalan will be showing six drawings in the seriessoundings from which the exhibition takes it’s name. These were the catalyst for a work she made specifically for the exhibition which measures over fifteen feet.  Both Amy Ralston and Lesley Tao Mowat are contributing works that have been made in response to the drawing series.

Sounding refers to a mechanism of probing the environment by sending out some kind of stimulus. The term comes from the ancient practice of determining the depth of water by feeding out a line with a weight at the end — making a sounding.  

Stella Untalan : Drawings
Amy Ralston : installation
Lesley Tao Mowat : sound

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE : Thursday July 24th at 7 pm


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Stella Untalan
is an artist born in Guam, educated in NYC, and settled in Philadelphia. She studied design at Parsons and drawing and printmaking at the Art Students League and School of Visual Arts in New York City. 

In her recent work the process defines the outcome. It is minimalist, repetitive, and iterative. 

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After receiving a BA in Architecture from Wellesley College, Amy Ralston attended graduate school for architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.  Her interest in the experiential nature of architecture has informed her approach to sculpture, and her work as a software developer has influenced her understanding of the ‘user’, of levels of abstraction, and of methods of communicating information.  Exposure to different systems of thought and methods of making across disciplines helps her to look beyond the perceived limitations of otherwise ordinary materials.  She is currently an artist in residence at Heron Studios in Aston, PA.

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Lesley Tao Mowat inhabits a world of sound, creating music from both listening and seeing with heightened awareness. Her past includes creating sound art in a rock band and creating visual art in the pioneer days of new media. She holds an MFA in Computer Art from The School of Visual Arts (SVA).

With Drumflower, Lesley Tao helps people experience the joy and healing effect of self-expression through the creativity that in in each of us. Lesley Tao's greatest love and inspiration is Mother Earth's Web of Life and The Spirit That Lives In All Things. 


Soundings : Amy Ralston and Stella Untalan
Amy Ralston's Ascension near Sounding Nineteen Seven
Soundings : Amy Ralston and Stella Untalan
Amy Ralston's Ascension in the corners.
110 CHURCH gallery
110 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106