Fran’s paintings are impressively deliberate without taking themselves too seriously. Composed of strong geometric shapes, her pieces also have a clever sense of humor. The vivid forms are references to the human body, but welcome unique interpretations and alternate discoveries. Fran has created one of those rare occasions when you can share a witty inside joke with an abstract shape.
From the artist: " I am a modernist abstract painter with a pop sensibility. My work balances the formal with the playful, paring down shapes and ideas into their most basic forms. To counter the chaos of everyday life, I instinctively gravitate towards elemental shapes, with defined edges resulting in an appearance of control and order (however illusionary it may be). The shapes reference the human body but are open to interpretation. Animated by bright, cartoony colors and figure/ground relationships, I think of the paintings as ambiguous characters who inhabit my studio keeping me company and often engaging in silent conversation.