Title: Crlll
Year of Creation: 2024
Medium: Acrylic and Printed Paper
Dimensions: 36 inches x 48 inches
Sale Price: $5,400 USD
Edition Type: Unique, 1 of 1
Current Location: New York, NY, USA

“Crlll” by Gina Keatley

“Crlll” is a captivating addition to Gina Keatley’s “Atmospheric Fauna” series, named after the alien figure purported to have landed at Holloman Air Force Base. This piece measures 48 by 36 inches and combines acrylic paint with printed paper to create a unique narrative steeped in UFO and UAP lore.

The canvas features documents with information nearly entirely blacked out, save for a few intriguing words that peek through the heavy redactions. This selective visibility draws viewers into a game of discovery, challenging them to piece together the obscured story. The stark black redactions stand out against the printed paper, symbolizing the secrecy and mystery surrounding UFO phenomena.

Keatley’s use of minimal color and the interplay between the visible and hidden elements create a sense of tension and curiosity. The piece’s niche and campy aesthetic adds a layer of playfulness while addressing serious themes of concealed knowledge and the human desire to uncover the unknown.

“Crlll” is not just a visual artwork but a thought-provoking experience, inviting viewers to reflect on the boundaries of known and unknown, seen and unseen. It exemplifies Keatley’s ability to merge different media to evoke deep contemplation and engagement with her audience, making it a standout piece in the “Atmospheric Fauna” series.