SEPTEMBER AT THE JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY
CLAIRE MOOREDallas based artist, Claire Moore, presents a solo exhibition of
paintings in her show entitled Flora.
JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION : SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022, 4PM-6PM
This series of paintings was inspired by a return to nature prompted by the pandemic and Moore’s return to Texas
following over a decade in New York City. As health concerns regarding indoor gatherings escalated, the amount of time many spent outdoors grew. Long walks and new hobbies like gardening provided solace and a reprieve from stress, grief, and the monotony of domestic environments. Extended periods digging in the soil and tending a garden, coupled with a sense of confinement as we sheltered in place, inspired new tightly cropped compositions investigating previously overlooked details of plant life. Dense foliage envelops the canvas simultaneously evoking comfort, akin to the pressure of a weighted blanket, and claustrophobia. In light of the extreme weather we’ve experienced in North Texas in recent years as our climate continues to change, the plant life featured in these works has also come to symbolize the resilience of the natural world and people in times of duress.
The closing reception will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5pm-7pm.
The exhibition runs September 6th - September 27th.
The gallery is open 9AM to 7PM daily.