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September 9-12, 2021   Javits Center

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Daniel Faria Gallery | Kristine Moran: Utopias Come in Waves

Kristine Moran's “Mad Cap Swimmers” paintings contend with the sensations, rhythms, and mental states experienced during long intervals spent swimming across large bodies of water. On the water, where stillness can lead to death, swimming becomes a metaphor for the human will to push through adversity - the desire to survive.

About the Exhibition

Four years ago, Moran took up swimming as a daily ritual and it soon became subject matter in her work as well. The “Mad Cap Swimmers” paintings contend with the sensations, rhythms, and mental states experienced during long intervals spent swimming across large bodies of water. On the water, where stillness can lead to death, swimming becomes a metaphor for the human will to push through adversity - the desire to survive.

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The gesture of the swimmers’ black caps bridge one work to the next in a lateral rhythm, a nod to Frank Stella’s Protractor series from the late 1960's, where the goal is not to make one dramatic or signature shape, but rather a series of simple, seemingly interchangeable units that are part of an ongoing process of building. However, while Stella has been known to say of his work, “what you see is what you see,” Moran’s work is imbued with narration, figuration and subjectivity.

In a new series of landscapes, Moran strives to create “impossible spaces,” where interchangeable figure/ground relationships induce a feeling of instability and where forms simultaneously push in and pull out. Informed by the work of Lorser Feitelson, who utilizes discordant color combinations to enhance the unsettling spatial effects in his “Magical Space Forms” series, Moran explores how one might use the push and pull effect of color and form to reflect broader societal concerns.

About the Artist: Kristine Moran

Kristine Moran received her MFA from Hunter College in New York. She was included in the Phaidon Anthology “Vitamin P2” and has exhibited in solo shows at Nicelle Beauchene (New York) and Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto). Her work has been acquired by several international collections, including the Saatchi Collection (London, UK), the Albright Knox (Buffalo), and various corporate collections including Fidelity International (London, UK). Moran will open a solo museum exhibition at Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Ontario in 2021.

Exhibition Artwork

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Kristine Moran
Mad Cap Swimmers 11, 2020
60 x 48 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Mad Cap Swimmers 12, 2020
60 x 48 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Mad Cap Swimmers 13, 2020
60 x 48 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Mad Cap Swimmers 7, 2020
60 x 48 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Mad Cap Swimmers 14, 2020
60 x 48 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Island in the Sky, 2020
96 x 72 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
The Golden Rule, 2020
72 x 66 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Romanticists Peak, 2020
10 x 8 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Night Journey, 2020
60 x 48 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Spring Canyon, 2020
20 x 16 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Seasteading, 2020
96 x 72 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Searchlight, 2019
16 x 20 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Last Look, 2019
20 x 16 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Warm Wave, 2019
10 x 8 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Underwater, 2019
10 x 8 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Wave Through, 2019
24 x 20 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Black and White Wave, 2019
20 x 16 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Blue Wave, 2019
10 x 8 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Stronghold, 2020
20 x 16 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Rabbit Hole, 2020
24 x 20 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Sandbar Solace, 2020
20 x 16 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery
Kristine Moran
Island in the Sky Study, 2020
48 x 36 inches
Oil on linen
Image courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery