Why Moments are Meant to be Fleeting by Corinda Lubin-Katz:
“Every once in a while, life concedes an elusive moment; it loosens its possessive grip on time, and lets you sink inextricably into the beauty of the now, with neither pull from the past, nor allure of the future. These are the moments of pure contented elation – extraordinary in their simplicity. These are moments that tattoo themselves to your soul so that by the time you have the wisdom to reflect back on your life, a significant part of you is a patchwork of these snippets in time. Pristine snapshots – mere glimmers in the long light of your life, but they are
unforgettable, unshakeable, inextinguishable glimmers.”
Eli McMullen is a painter based in Richmond, Virginia. He received his BFA in Painting & Printmaking from VCU in 2015. Eli’s paintings memorialize ephemeral, nostalgic-like scenery that accentuates peculiar light qualities and explores psychedelic subtleties embedded within the every-day surrounding landscapes: transient moments that feel suspended in time and that urge to be searched more than the passing gaze.