Lisa Curet, Keira Kotler, Indira Martina Morre

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Artists Gallery at Fort Mason

Bay Area-artist Lisa Curet's work channels and incorporates qualities found in pattern painting. Layer upon layer of shapes and color are applied, creating a tension between the varied surfaces. The combined results are flooded with resin, sealing and fusing the multiple applications. Inspired by travel and human interaction, she views her works as metaphors for one's conscious perception of the world outside.

Keira Kotler is interested in the pure experience of color without the context of a given subject matter. Recently included in two notable exhibitions addressing spirituality and the sublime, her work focuses on light, shadow, and what she describes as the "subtle nuances found in common experiences." This exhibition debuts a new series of paintings that further her interest with psychological introspection.

Indira Martina Morre applies multiple layers of white gesso on canvas and renders them to a rich satin finish. Here, she creates floating fields of her personalized markings made from graphite, charcoal, and pastel. In suspended masses, they imply an inner space suggesting psychological galaxies. Concerned with the influence of technology upon human cognitive experience, the paintings, while delicately beautiful, whisper an ambivalent tone.