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Ana Garces Kiley
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: In response to the traditionally opaque canvas, as well as the predominantly male depiction of form and experience throughout the history of Western art, my work transforms the human body into a magical realist vessel for embodying the archetypes of death, desire and the collective unconscious –those very things that make us most human and most enigmatic. By painting on transparent fabric, I have foregone the opacity of the patriarchal canvas, and now stretch both sides of my work with voile and add an acrylic insert to create three diaphanous layers on which I paint, print and etch. I have also taken my work off the wall so that it now suspends in space like a portal. The layers of my work interact, simultaneously weaving image, shadow, moiré, reflection, and emptiness into a composition that investigates a fuller complexity of our ephemeral nature.
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  • Lullubies Never Lie (installation view)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on black voile stretched on one side, acrylic on white voile stretched on opposite side, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • lullabies never lie (side 1)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on black voile stretched on one side, acrylic on white voile stretched on opposite side, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Lullubies Never Lie (side 2)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on black voile stretched on one side, acrylic on white voile stretched on opposite side, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Lullubies Never Lie (side 1)DETAIL
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on black voile stretched on one side, acrylic on white voile stretched on opposite side, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • If Fishes were Wishes...(installation view)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on pink voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • If Fishes Were Wishes...(side 1)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on pink voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • If Fishes Were Wishes...(side 2)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on pink voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • If Fishes Were Wishes...(side 1 DETAIL)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on pink voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Alfonsina y el Mar (installation view)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on voile stretched on opposite sides, etched acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Alfonsina y el Mar (side 1)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on voile stretched on opposite sides, etched acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Alfonsina y el Mar (side 2)
    2009
    mixed media   50" x 41"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic on voile stretched on opposite sides, etched acrylite insert, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • installation view of 3 hanging pieces
    2009
    mixed media
    installation shot

  • The New Cathedral (side 1)
    2009
    mixed media   22" x 18"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic, graphite, and enamel on voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, red mirrored applique, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • The New Cathedral (side 2)
    2009
    mixed media   22" x 18"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic, graphite, and enamel on voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, red mirrored applique, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • This Branch will Break (side 1)
    2009
    mixed media   22" x 18"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on pink voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, red, etched mirrored applique, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • This Branch will Break (side 2)
    2009
    mixed media   22" x 18"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on pink voile stretched on opposite sides, acrylite insert, red, etched mirrored applique, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Want Some Gum? (side 1)
    2009
    mixed media   22" x 18"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on metallic voile stretched on opposite sides, drilled acrylite insert, red, mirrored etched applique, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Want Some Gum? (side 2)
    2009
    mixed media   22" x 18"
    Acrylite stretcher, acrylic and enamel on metallic voile stretched on opposite sides, drilled acrylite insert, red, mirrored etched applique, white acrylite frame, and monofilament

  • Entre el Aliento Y saliva (VII)
    2008
    acrylic and enamel on voile   60" x 50"
    acrylite frame, hangs on wall

  • Entre el Aliento Y saliva (V)
    2008
    acrylic on voile   60" x 50"
    acrylite frame, hangs on wall
 








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