"Falling Short of Knowing" Exhibition

Milk Gallery

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Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art and A Milk Gallery Project announce Falling Short of Knowing, a two-person exhibition by Norman Mooney and Ran Ortner. This show marks the first installation of a touring exhibition, which will be traveling to Moscow in December 2008 and East Asia in the spring 2009.

In Falling Short of Knowing, Norman Mooney and Ran Ortner explore the sublime in nature through art. For Norman Mooney, this current body of work is the personal exploration of inner form and how this relates to the outer world. This is communicated through a very direct and immediate process of mark making. The direct engagement in this process enables the fundamental nature of the form to be realized. The marks created are primary, difficult to define; boundaries and definition are blurred between the positive and negative, inner and outer, the intimate and the universal. The formal physicality of the work deals directly with the primordial nature of human scale, engaging the viewer in a larger intuited reality. In addition to paintings, Mooney will exhibit a sculptural work. In his own words, the Sculpture deals with the eternal dichotomy of the present, the immediate moment when we are ultimately becoming and eternally dying at precisely the same time, "I am looking to understand the idea of something much larger than ourselves, than our capacity to see, that is ever-present, persistent and constantly in motion. It is our intuitive sense of the whole and our complete inability to define it the work explores."



from September 13, 2008 to September 28, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-16 from 18:00 to 21:00

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