Keltie Ferris’ “RELIEF” Exhibition Is Full of Colorful Contrasts

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Brooklyn-based artist Keltie Ferris’ solo exhibition, titled “RELIEF,” is now showing at Morán Morán gallery in LA.

RELIEF” consists of eight new paintings by Ferris. The series uses acrylic, oil, and graphite dust, applied with a spray gun and brushes, as well as erasure and impasto techniques. Each painting is shown with a custom, hand-painted frame, also created by the artist. The frames utilize gradients and color blocking to become part of the artwork.

In addition to the colorful, sweeping shapes and black and gray graphite lines, Ferris used a solvent-soaked rag to wipe away the thick oil paint areas of the painting. This technique, in combination with her frames, lends a three-dimensional, sculptural feel to the works. Additionally, the impasto sections are often rendered in a grid, giving the impression of a mosaic and providing textural juxtaposition to the flowing forms.

RELIEF” is showing at Morán Morán now, through to March 20.

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Keltie Ferris: R̶E̶L̶I̶E̶F̶ February 15 – March 20, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6-8pm Morán Morán is pleased to announce Keltie Ferris’ first solo exhibition at the gallery, titled R̶E̶L̶I̶E̶F̶. This show presents eight new paintings, at various scales, that use acrylic and oil, spray gun and brushes, as well as erasure and impasto to create energetic abstractions. For this series, the artist completed each piece with a custom, hand-painted frame that physically and visually combines with the painting by way of gradients and color blocking. The frames also add a third dimension, attributing them with a hefty sculptural and object-like presence. 1st Image: Keltie Ferris R̶E̶L̶I̶E̶F̶, 2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas on two panels in artist's frame 88 x 78 x 4.75 inches, (223.5 x 198.1 x 12.1 cm) 2nd Image: Keltie Ferris R̶E̶L̶I̶E̶F̶ (detail),2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas on two panels in artist's frame 88 x 78 x 4.75 inches, (223.5 x 198.1 x 12.1 cm) Photo credit: Mark Woods @keltieferris #keltieferris

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