ALAC, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, January 30 – February 2, 2014

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
with works by

Kristine Moran & Shannon Bool

January 30 –February 2, 2014.

Booth D17

The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica

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Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present the work of two female artists, Kristine Moran and Shannon Bool, at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 2014.

Both artists address space – that of the physical, the metaphysical, and the in-between.

New York-based painter Kristine Moran’s paintings expose a transition from one consciousness into another. Submerged within vigorous gestural abstractions are scenes in which figures are slipping in and out of material existence. Broadly inspired by the history of painting, from the mystical underpinnings of William Blake and Paul Gauguin, and the heady abstract expressionism of Willem de Kooning, Moran collapses genres to create a hybridity that fuses the lyrical with the architectural.

Berlin-based artist Shannon Bool’s Michelangelo’s Place (2013) is a Carrara marble bench that references the original fifteen benches that surround Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy, built in 1869 as part of Florence’s urban renewal plan.  The original benches are covered in graffiti, revealing subtle indications of time passing via gestures which are indicative of political, social, and cultural changes. Bool has appropriated the found graffiti and using techniques of collage and hand carving, the graffiti is mirrored onto Bool’s marble sculpture, thus reducing this famous place to a single object which, although produced only months ago, bears the weight of history.

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