Coos Art Museum
Big Girls and Bad Air
December 11, 2020 - January 30, 2021
The Truth Series Exhibition
September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
First Friday Art Walk
September 1, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
InEugene Real Estate
100 E Broadway, Eugene, Oregon 97401
The Truth Series revolves around the human body. As much as I want to escape the loaded message of the nude or even the controversy of the female form, I cannot. The human body fascinates me in all of its complexity, be it emotional states, physical attributes or that human beings are the Image-Bearers of God.
My work typically consists of self-portraits because I am researching what it means to be in this body. However, this new work is the body abstracted. The abstract paintings are part of the series, Truth. Although the paintings are abstracted pieces, the body is present. The flesh has been stripped away and now the soul, mind and strength are shown. The paint covers Biblical text and imagery. The abstracted forms are foregrounded in the picture plane and Truth is exposed.
M.V. Moran recently earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon. She currently works in Eugene, Oregon.