Anxious circles in pdx is a more intimate exhibition of the anxious circles-despondent spheres show, recently installed in Eugene, Oregon. This smaller exhibition is located in Akemi Salon in Portland, Oregon. There are nine pieces located in the salon and each piece was selected for this active and lively space.
This work is about the process of creating that relieves and reveals stress and anxiety. The paintings transform everyday melancholy, strife, and anxiousness into artwork that takes away burdens. For this work, I relied on memories, loss, grief and even joy.
There is play in this work. There are memories. Memories hold, contain people, events, just as circles hold and contain. There is loss in this work. There is sadness and there is joy. The circle represents many concepts from completeness, to wholeness, to Holiness. Circles have meaning: Circle of Life. Come Full Circle. The Wheel. The Planets. The Curve. The Hoop. The Ring. The Halo.
This exhibition is also part of a local fundraiser. I will donate 15% of each sale to the Walk William fundraiser.
M. V. Moran recently earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Moran has a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. She currently works in Eugene.