Kristin Selesnick

The Long Road Home
oil on panel
[5" x 7"]
oil paintings - landscape

Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue

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Getting in my car, driving familiar roads and highways of New England, I record the moving landscape on video, select still images from the footage, and transcribe each moment into paintings. My paintings are hybrids of my memory, the camera sensor and my view of the video stills. Like the windshield of a car, my paintings mediate between interior and exterior worlds. Within the liminal space of the moving car, visual awareness is constantly shifting. The car serves as a platform for interaction with the natural world; the enclosed bubble allows its viewer to move quickly through landscape without ever directly encountering its elements. I paint to investigate the images found within the accumulated blur of forgettable experiences, simultaneously attempting to reach beyond mediation while confining myself to it.