October 20th - November 12th, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3rd from 5pm - 9pm
Arch Enemy Arts presents MOUNTAIN MYSTIQUE, a spotlight of five new paintings by Molly Devlin.
Devlin’s paintings are like whispers. With translucent layers of organic matter, the artist overlaps glasslike shapes to render surreal yet recognizable forms. In this series, Devlin has used her distinctive painting style to capture the magic of fall in a mountain forest, articulating its flora and fauna with fallen leaves.
“I spent some of this year adventuring into the Sierras and Appalachias, places on earth that feel very special and ancient, so I’ve chosen textures and animals that I encountered in the wilderness, that which I’ve seen and that which lurks beyond my eye. So much of my inspiration comes from the mountain ranges that linger majestically on the horizon line, holding secrets that we can’t begin to comprehend.” - Molly Devlin
These paintings seem tinged with the scent of damp earth as Devlin’s brush embraces each beautiful creature in the delicate melody of autumnal decay. Through the quiet rustling of entangled leaves, her paintings trace the soul of a forest that exists connected, unknowable, and beyond our understanding.
- written by Candice Musher
MOUNTAIN MYSTIQUE will be on view from October 20th - November 12, 2023.
Sold works will begin to ship the week starting November 19th, unless other rush arrangements have been made.
This series has sold out.
"The Great Horned Mystic" (2023) acrylic on birch panel 12" x 20" framed to 18" x 27" $3000 USD
"The Vanishing Pool" (2023) acrylic on birch panel 20" framed to 25" round $3500 USD
"Agaric Lepidoptera" (2023) acrylic on birch 14.5" x 12" framed to 19" x 16.5" $1200 USD
"Crystallized By The Sun" (2023) acrylic on birch 9" x 12" framed to 12" x 15" $975 USD
"Slow Healer" (2023) acrylic on birch 9" x 8" framed to 12" x 11" $900 USD