Aris Moore

Gallery Affiliations: Jack Hanley Gallery

Region: Northeast

Through drawn portraits of invented women, I seek to inhabit the space between what is perceived and what is presented. I play with contradictions of strength and vulnerability, and attraction and repulsion, to create beings that are simultaneously awkward, unbelievable, and familiar. These women are not easily defined. Their power is not in their beauty, femininity, or sexuality, but in their ability to peer through the contradictions that create them.