Exhibitions / Polyphony
1 February - 23 March 2018
Polyphony is the interweaving flow of musical voices that are at times contradictory, yet always harmoniously resolved. A melody found in the very construct of people. In her new paintings, New York-based artist Maria Kreyn presents the pictorial thesis that the individual’s mind and desires are polyphonic in essence.
With an old-world sensibility and a contemporary eye, Kreyn deconstructs and remixes classic myths and iconographic tropes using their fables of solitude, martyrdom, and desire to address our understanding of intimacy, gender, and self-identity. Surfaces move softly in and out of definition, setting visceral brush strokes against highly defined passages.