—01. Opens July 24th.
—02. Mother with Spoon, 2.
"As an artist working in a variety of media, of recent Ana Kraš has been diving into her drawing practice resulting in two new large and ongoing series, Mothers With Spoons and Relationships. Reclaiming traditional materials such as oil pastel and colored pencil, Kraš redefines the rare simplicity of drawing on paper. With a gestural line reminding us of Matisse or Picasso, drawings from the Relationship series evoke a raw emotional reaction and a calculated amount of genuine intimacy. The quiet stillness and palette choices in the series Mothers With Spoons might nod to Morandi, yet the personalization of content and modern abstraction make them unique to only Kraš. Her unpretentious ability to anthropomorphize her practice and her work give the drawings of these series a whole new "life" of their own. The pieces work in a group, as well as stand out individually like multiple parts of a conversation. The exhibition will be a careful and casual installation of several pieces from both series, unveiling a yet undiscovered part of her practice. Mothers With Spoons and Relationships will mark Ana Kraš' debut show with Ed. Varie, as well as her first solo-exhibition in New York."