Mary Moon. Reality is Beautiful

6 Nov 2015 – 6 Dec 2015


Istanbul, Turkey


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Armenian artist Mary Moon presents her paintings and installations in her first solo show in Istanbul.


The artist names Yervand Kochar, an important avant-garde artist, founder of "Painting in Space", as one of her major inspirations. In Kochar, paintings gain dimension and enable dynamic viewing from changing vantage points. Mary Moon's pictorial elements which are perceived as sculptures, acquire dimension through shadows created by different light sources. The city which Kochar placed within the human body, has overwhelmed and swallowed the body to flatten with itself. Mary Moon's installations depict flat cityscapes, and paintings are produced in limited palette.

Mary Moon (1977) lives and works in Yerevan and Istanbul. She participated in many group shows as well as residency programs in Vienna, Tbilisi and Bodrum. She had three solo shows in Yerevan. She was awarded with the first prize in the "Young Painter of the Year" contest organized by rh+ art magazine in Istanbul. She also exhibited at 5th Beijing Biennale (2012), Mamut alternative art fair (2015) and "Open Call / Open Door" of Nesrin Esirtgen Collection (2015).

G-Art Gallery will also be hosting a solo show of the artist between dates 10 November - 31 December.    

2015 Exhibition Program of DEPO is being realized in cooperation with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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