"Beg Borrow and Steal"
closes July 7th
Summer Gallery Hours:
noon to 5 Thursday - Saturday
All Men Are Dogs, mixed media collage,
24"x 24" y. 2012
Kelly Moran's latest offering is a zany mixed bag of happy urban myth and late American culture POP to be sure, but at the same time so well executed that one wants to stop and think it all over. Moran takes advantage of an omnipotent time frame while jumping gender fences, and looking back at "the way we were" just far enough in the past to clue us into the fact that the human chemistry found in her works is universal.
Moran excels at making the complex planning and process oriented work look inspired and of the moment. Her images are gleaned from the internet junk heap, vintage magazines and advertising, while working in woodcuts, lino-cuts, and some parts created with the latest digital technology and archival digital printing. There is plenty of Yin and Yang for everyone in the show.
This year Moran's work "Spare Me" was added to the permanent collection on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston through a donation from Nancy Reddin Kienholz.