Modern Languages Instructor Has Art Exhibit in Potsdam | St. Lawrence University

Modern Languages Instructor Has Art Exhibit in Potsdam

Modern Languages Adjunct Instructor of Spanish Esthela Calderón exhibited 30 recent paintings in an individual show sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLCAC) at the Municipal Building in Potsdam, New York, April 26-June 5, 2019.

About her current artwork, Calderón explains: “In this new collection called “Pollen,” I use the millenary technique of marbling (paint on water). I tried to capture that vital roundness, different colors and textures that travel attached to the bodies, faces and legs of bees. A whole journey by means of a grain that culminates with the prolongation of life by making the food of each plant sprout miraculously, which, in turn, will nourish another grain called an ovum. And it is in the egg cell that the reproductive circle of the other animal species is sculpted, including ours.”

Calderón produced these pieces in 2017-18 while she studied in Madrid, Spain with Antonio Vélez Celemín, a world-renowned artist and the author of the quintessential book on this technique: El marmoleado: del papel de guardas a la obra de arte (Marbling: From Endpapers in Bookbinding to Works of Art).

For more information, visit the Department of Modern Languages.