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Kirana Haag
Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Deep Breath of Royal Blue
Mixed Media on Linen
10.5" x 33.5" 

    Deep Breath of Royal Blue

    Mixed Media on Linen
    10.5" x 33.5"
  • Finding Love in Unexpected Places
Mixed Media
22" x 14" 

    Finding Love in Unexpected Places

    Mixed Media
    22" x 14"
  • Sail Into the Night
Mixed Media on Linen
16" x 16" 

    Sail Into the Night

    Mixed Media on Linen
    16" x 16"
  • The Love I Find as My Eyes Close
Acrylic on Linen
19.5" x 25" 

    The Love I Find as My Eyes Close

    Acrylic on Linen
    19.5" x 25"
  • The Journey to Love a Man
Mixed Media
21.7" x 18.5" 

    The Journey to Love a Man

    Mixed Media
    21.7" x 18.5"
  • The Angel of Truth: I Am Demanding Respect and Humor
Acrylic on Linen
67" x 47" 

    The Angel of Truth: I Am Demanding Respect and Humor

    Acrylic on Linen
    67" x 47"
  • The Way of the Souls: The Angel of Forgiveness
Acrylic on Linen
67" x 47" 

    The Way of the Souls: The Angel of Forgiveness

    Acrylic on Linen
    67" x 47"
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Kirana Haag

KIRANA HAAG

Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand
May 20 – June 9, 2016
Reception: Thursday, May 26, 2016 6-8 PM

Kirana Haag uses more than just paint to fill her energy-filled artwork. Her compositions are a matter of light and truth, strength and vulnerability, and often take the form of improvisation, using the energy of the moment to reveal truths about the artist, the artwork, and eventually the viewer. This improvisation frequently involves more than just acrylics and watercolor, incorporating quilt-like cutaways and other treatments to provide texture and create hidden patterns within fields of color. Haag's particular use of color and texture in this way effectively captures the key themes and dream-like imagery in her work. 

There is a particularly noteworthy, multifaceted lightness that permeates Haag's work. On the one hand, her use of blended and faded colors creates the sense of translucence and luminescence in her work. On the other hand, there is a self-awareness of the “unbearable lightness of being” in Haag's works. The use of text and the compositional symmetry and procedural evolution emphasize this sensation, providing a sense of gravity in conflict and collision with lightness, truth, and humor.