Renewed Life Underwater: A Review of Kajahl's "Submersia" at Monique Meloche Gallery

Nadya Kelly, Newcity Art, November 16, 2022

Inspired by his views of Monterey Bay, California from his new studio, Kajahl brings to life his striking vision of a fictional aquatic world for his latest solo exhibition. As his second solo show at the Monique Meloche Gallery, “Submersia” explores this world’s ecosystem through eight oil paintings, taking the viewer from the shifting currents of the ocean’s surface to the dense sands of the oceanic floor. Within this boundless world, teeming with mythical water beings, Kajahl imagines how an artifact might live to outgrow its original meaning and conveys what it looks like for cultural relics to take on new life.


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