Where do old, broken guitars go to live out the end of their days? If they are very lucky, Kahlie Sue Pinello scoops up these treasures and lovingly transforms them into fabulous, intriguing works of art.
Her wildly creative collections of guitars and various stringed instruments reflect a mind occupied with pattern, challenging norms of what goes together. This artist from Lyons says she likes to "go outside the comfort zone", and "do the exact opposite" of what is expected.
Pinello's work will be featured in the Creamery Art Center's Peach Gallery, and everyone is invited to enjoy a reception for the artist on Friday evening, April 13, from 6–8 p.m.
All objects are fair game for transformation by this playful artist. In her bio, she states "I have used beds, tables, mirrors, dog houses, and guitars. Nothing is safe around me. My work is very three-dimensional and embellished with everyday trinkets that come and go across our lives. To find the beauty in a key and have a meaning for it and use it as a symbol of home, or to relish in the fact that pencils look exactly like roofing when placed just so."
Each instrument has it's own personality and theme: a Rolling Stones song inspires a guitar with horns; a large dog biscuit combines with keys and images to create a mysterious, miniature world; Scrabble letters spell out the word "Change" while a caterpillar poses above a Monarch butterfly. Colors and patterns follow the curving, elegant lines and spaces of the guitars. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is impressive; it invites the eye to seek out hidden meanings. Viewers will have fun making up their own stories to fit each creation.
Please join us in welcoming the artist with an evening of home-grown art, refreshments, local wines and micro brews. The Creamery is located at 165 W. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss. Visit online at creameryartscenter.org.blog comments powered by Disqus