The works of Melora Kuhn (1971 in Boston, lives and works in New York) are a constant observation of people's experiences with themselves and with society. Kuhn makes use of the pictorial language of mythologies and history, in particular the pictorial forms of 19th-century American art history, from which she isolates individual pictures and places them in a new context. Her interest thereby is in details that are forgotten or elided in the narrative, in order to take a firmly established and well-known story in another direction and to inscribe a new readability into the personal biographies of the protagonists in her pictures. To do this, she uses the background to hint at the persons' state of mind or a contour drawing above the portrait to add a second narration.Read More
Her work has been exhibited in national and international solo and group exhibitions, in 2013 she was the artist in resident at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, Carlifornia.
Text courtesy Galerie Eigen + Art.