2009 in the White Spaces

This series of paintings was produced in the context of vast cultural changes. Inspired by the white space, I created 16 contemporary iconic cultural concepts. The titles of the pieces--e.g., The President's Stimulus 2009, Graceful Control and Peace over War--ask the viewer to take a moment and reflect on the world as they know it. The piece Women, Power and Politics: The Madonnas was inspired by and is a direct response to I.M.O.W.'s 2008 exhibition.

Women, Power & Politics: The Madonnas, 36"x72"

The President's Stimulus 2009, 36"x72"

Graceful Control, 36"x72"


Peace over War, 36"x72"

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Learn more about Kellyann's work on her Web site.


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Michael DeLong
Michael DeLong
United States

These almost seem like a process of mapping in a sense, appropriating some of the visual language of charts and graphs to create gloriously colorful representations of what's happening now. I would love to know more about your mapping process.

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Nice to connect. My design process in art considers a mapping process. In this case, in the white spaces, each canvas contain a grid, similar to the stock market swings. I work to create structure in my abstraction as part of my process. Each painting contains roughly 4-6 layers to complete a balanced composition. Cheers & thank you to IMOW.org. We spoke early in my process, so I am pleased to hear from you and have my work accepted. merci! kellyannart.com

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