Coos Art Museum
Big Girls and Bad Air
December 11, 2020 - January 30, 2021
New Work by M. V. Moran
Secondhand Melancholy Solo Exhibition
July 5, 2017 - July 30, 2017
411 NW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
First Thursday Art Walk, July 6, 2017
6pm - 8 pm
This current body of work, Secondhand Melancholy, is about the inheritance of melancholy. This melancholy is an inheritance of distress of mind caused by loss, suffering and disappointment.
The female form portrays and reflects on the definition of melancholy as an inherited emotion. The large-scale paintings use line and color to question melancholy and how this sadness surrounds and shifts the women in their isolated space.
M.V. Moran recently earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She has a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon. She works in Eugene, Oregon.