{9} The Gallery Presents "Keely Finucane: Liquid Confidence - Overserved"
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A Virtual Release for August First Friday at 9thegallery.com and Artsy

PHOENIX - eMusicWire -- {9} The Gallery presents Keely Finucane: Liquid Confidence - Overserved, a virtual exhibit for First Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 9thegallery.com and on Artsy.net. Finucane's series is a visual narrative comprised of eleven oil paintings that symbolize a romance between two individuals and the role alcohol has in both the development and ultimate destruction of their relationship.

Through the lens of alcohol, the viewer gets a unique opportunity to witness how alcohol has been intertwined in the couple's infatuation, decision making, coping mechanisms, and the destruction of the same relationship it once created. The cocktails depicted parallel a relationship between two individuals through the use of color, composition and movement.

{9} will also be releasing an interview with Finucane across its social media accounts on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 7:00 PM MST.

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"In the summer of 2019, I was the first artist-in-residence at Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix. During my residency, I created a series called Liquid Confidence, highlighting a wide range of cocktails. Cocktails are a social lubricant, providing people with the liquid courage to step out of their comfort zone. Alcohol is often the initiator of the first social interaction which can lead to long lasting relationships. At the time, I wanted to celebrate the vice that brings people together and gives us the opportunity to experience life with rose colored glasses.

I left my residency, feeling that the series was unfinished, and I was only showing one perspective. Liquid Confidence - Overserved is my ongoing exploration of the relationship between people and alcohol." - Keely Finucane

Keely Finucane is from Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. She received a BFA in painting with a concentration in glass from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Finucane specializes in oil and charcoal mediums. Her body of work ranges from realistic paintings to surreal narratives in mixed media. Finucane is an advocate for the arts, co-founder of Finucane Design Group, and an educator. She has been an art instructor for eight years and currently teaches 7th and 8th grade students.

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Since moving to Arizona, Finucane has shown her work in local galleries and participated in First Fridays in Downtown Phoenix. She was the appointed muralist for three Valley Partnership Community Projects and received the "Healing Through Art" Award for her mural design at St. Vincent de Paul in 2017. Finucane has artworks in private collections across the United States.

{9} The Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Phoenix's Historic Grand Avenue District. Founded in 2012, the gallery is committed to showing local, national, and international artists of the highest quality. Discover more at http://9thegallery.com.

Carrie Beth McGarry

Source: 9 The Gallery
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