Art Gym Denver is thrilled to exhibit Moment of Clarity by Kaira Delfosse in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception May 23 from 5 – 8PM. Moment of Clarity is a series of text-based paintings discussing epiphanic moments in artist Kaira Delfosse’s life.
In reaction to recent events in her life, as well as in the political climate, Kaira Delfosse was able to find solace in painting. Her new series Moment of Clarity is made up of text-based paintings referencing epiphanic episodes where everything becomes clear to her. At times in her life, it seems as though the clouds open up and light is shed. In these moments, she strives to hold onto the information gained in order to create a painting later about the clarity. Delfosse starts first with masking out text onto large paper or cloth, covering the negative space with tape, leaving the substrate exposed through the text. She then paints in large actions, adding a visual reference to the text and point in time she is depicting. After removing the tape, what is left are the words and color mirroring the moment in which she first received the clarity discussed.