Parasol unit, London.
New publication: Katy Moran, 2015
• Printed in a limited edition of 500, hand numbered copies.
• Edited by Ziba Ardalan for Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London.
• Includes an insightful interview text between the artist Katy Moran and exhibition curator Ziba Ardalan and an essay by Oliver Basciano, as well as full colour plates of all the works in the exhibition.
Hardback 24.5 x 28.5 cm
Edited by Ziba Ardalan for Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London.
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To mark the occasion of Katy Moran’s solo exhibition at the foundation from 15 January – 8 March 2015, Parasol unit has produced a significant publication offering a survey of the first ten years of Moran’s practice.
Curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit, this exhibition is Katy Moran’s first major solo presentation in a public London institution. Although Katy Moran’s gestural and highly evocative paintings may appear to be abstract, the artist herself is invariably concerned with the figurative. For her, ideas arise out of the process of painting. She works with the paint, consciously and subconsciously preserving and rejecting marks until she sees they are alive with the energy and power that she considers right.
The earlier paintings tend to be more loosely gestural with dynamic brushstrokes alive with painted energy and subtly rich colour. Later works, though more structured and detailed, often with added elements of collage, nonetheless abound with the ‘energy’ she demands of all her marks.