New Guest Artists Studioship/Zara Monet Feeney
through-June 16, 2019
Extensively, Zara Monet Feeney’s artistic trajectories re-examine voyueristic compositions, the male gaze and socio-sexual empowerment issues. As a gay feminist, she designs her work to engage very strongly with historical and contemporary notions of intersectional feminism and patriarchal authority. Meticulously controlling the play between the subject and the space it occupies, the work is able to guide, critique and call into question the intention of the viewers gaze. The subjects are dramatically posed, the textiles are ornate, the color schema is non-naturalistic and the spatial play is ambiguous. It is her intention for the work to reify a sort of psychological, reflexive experience, where the thing being viewed demands a self- critical penetration of vision or a stare extended in time.
Specifically, during her residency at the Carnegie Art Museum Studio Gallery, Feeney will be creating several new paintings to hang alongside existing work. In addition to a critique of misogyny, these newer pieces will comment on other political and personal tragedies such as mass violence and the decline of mental health. Feeney will use a painted collage of abstract and realistic imagery to convey these ideas. The canvases will be unstretched and sometimes spill out onto the floor. Using simultaneously dramatic yet austere aesthetic sensibilities, ideally the work will be implicitly poignant for the viewer’s interaction.
Zara Monet Feeney’s artwork is published in Huffington Post, Manifest, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre, Art in America and International Painting Annual. She has been awarded several solo shows and international residencies and has placed first in numerous juried exhibitions. She has a B.A. from UCLA and an MFA from LCAD. She currently works as a college professor. www.zaramonetfeeney.com
Artist Studio Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays. 11 am - 3 pm
Zara Monet Feeney Guest Artist Exhibit- May 2-June 16, 2019
Reception May 2, 2019 5:30-7:30 (Food Truck Nite) - Free
CAM Studio Gallery