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Paintings by Kasten Searles and Video by Eddie Ruiz at Mokah Art Gallery

Girl on Floor by Kasten Searles, 2010

Girl on Floor by Kasten Searles, 2010

Mokah Art Gallery
June 3 through June 26, 2010

Reception on Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 7-10 p.m.

Mokah Art Gallery is pleased to present ROYGBIV, an exhibition of painting and installation by Kasten Searles with video and light installations by Edward Ruiz.

Kasten’s paintings are an exploration of the social snapshot. She uses photos found on the Internet to explore the duality of the image. A posed social snapshot not only reflects the reality of the subjects but the illusion of their desired identity. Kasten takes these contrasting ideas of reality and illusion and develops them into the painted portrait. Kasten is a painter with a background in design, music and photography.

Edward Ruiz uses video to layer color and imagery. He warps and masks the projected image to transform a static object into a dynamic work of art. Kasten Searles, a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, is currently a graduate student at the University of Dallas. Ruiz Lives and Works in his studio in Exposition Park Dallas Texas.

Mokah Art Gallery, an extension of Life in Deep Ellum, serves to promote culture and art in Deep Ellum and surrounding communities. At the Cultural Center, Mokah Art Gallery exhibitions feature contemporary art of local artists from the experimental, the emerging, and the established.

Mokah Art Gallery is located at 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, Texas 75226. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Editor’s Note

Kasten has been one of our volunteer art reporters in the past. We really like Kasten and her art. You can follow her on Twitter at

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