Chalet Comellas (b. 1971, Tampa, FL) lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. Comellas' studio practice reflects her personal connection to the complex histories surrounding the Latin Diaspora, exploring the intersections of art, technology, spiritual practices, and methods of abstraction. Comellas employs expanded forms of painting, sculpture, video, and sound to engage viewers visually and sonically. Through an experimental time-based framework, her projects both highlight and raise questions about our relationship to the environment and non-human systems.
above: Do I contain multitudes? And other questions for Carebots, silk, woven cotton fabrics, plaster, and acrylic on wood panel with audio electronics, 2022. The title, a quote from Glitch Feminism (Russell's take on Whitman's "Song of Myself") paired with the notion of an AI healer-bot. Includes a commissioned audio track of planetary frequencies from NASA.gov mixed with my own voice recordings of chanted mantras for Chakra balancing, 2022.
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CURRENT & UPCOMING
Dec 3, 2022 - Jan 26, 2023
Curatorial Project at Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
Ellen Letcher + Julie Torres: needle in the hay