A R T I S T G A L L E R Y
11 Miller St.
Sommerville, MA 02143
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Working with a broad range of materials, innovation and social engagement,
I create provocative, tactile works that often include public participation.
Intrigued by biology and the mechanisms of emergent systems, I combine process, interaction and whimsy to realize community, fill the void between people and nourish the search for connection.
A recent fellowship in China inspired me to reflect on culture, the common threads of humanity that weave in & out of history & the aspirations of the yearning individual in a mysterious world.
Here is a excerpt by art critic Shawn Hall: “Recalling fetish or totem items from some unknown past, these odd, decorated creatures have both a weighty, tactile solidity & a sense of wounded fragility. Colella seems to bring a hint of their ancient mysteries back to life, resonating with the cultural & psychological plights of the modern world.”