at Deigland Gallery — Akureyri, Iceland
During an extended artistic residency in Iceland over the first pandemic winter, Molesky created a series of paintings depicting solitary figures in interior spaces, who perhaps express a longing for interaction with the outside world. Rather than rendering every inch of the canvas to its full extent, Molesky intentionally left parts unpainted with his drawing exposed. This “unfinished” style engages the viewer to actively view the works and complete the image in their mind’s eye. Molesky gives particular attention to painting the areas that are met with the light from outside and lets the color of the raw linen serve as the shadows.