Mary Mooney Abstract Painting - Fabric of Collusion
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Mary Mooney
Fabric of Collusion

2017

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Dark purple and blue fluid and abstract painting by Mary Mooney. Framed in brass with acrylic glass. Artist Statement: Explorations of how individual experience gets reinterpreted in favor of what is culturally normal and convenient. My starting point for this investigation is the feminine experience, and I use the visual language of beauty as an allegory to explore women's secondary cultural status. Executed in reverse on acrylic glass, my paintings depict atmospheric collisions, texturally full of emotion, but rendered in a saccharine palette. Sweeps of gold are squeegeed onto the hard surface of the work, emphasizing my painting surface as a barrier. Words like "NO", "F*CK", and "STOP" can be seen scrawled in reverse at certain angles, but at most points fade into a shiny illegible flourish. This creates a contradiction that leans one way: in using beauty to illustrate emotion, it becomes softened, even pleasant. And that's because the standard by which we measure women, and by which so many women measure themselves, is ultimately valued in our culture as something shallow. I see this body of work as a metaphor for the lens typical "women's" issues are often viewed through. For example, eating disorders are issues of self-esteem, pay inequality is based only on merit, sexual harassment is an accusation of an opportunist, she said "no" (or nothing) but really meant yes, etc. The individual experience becomes a female experience, and is instantly generalized into oblivion. Bio Mary Mooney (b. 1986 Atlanta, GA) holds an interdisciplinary BFA from Denison University and completed a non-degree graduate program through the University of Georgia. Mooney has exhibited in galleries and museums in Italy and across the United States. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Abrasive Media. She served as the Director and Curator of the Landis House Museum in Newport, PA, before relocating to Nashville, TN in 2012. Her work is included in the collections of Margaret Windisch, the Denison University Philosophy Department, and Elizabeth Suzann Studios. Mooney lives and works in East Nashville, where she lives with her partner Nathan and their dog, Bridgette. She is represented by the Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN.

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  • Dimensions
    H 72 in. x W 48 in. x D 2 in.H 182.88 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Reference Number
    LU76332290803
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