Art Gallery

Zara Monet Feeney


January 25 - February 25, 2019

Reception and Artist Talk
February 7th, 11:00 am

Applied Arts Building, Room 136

Zara Monet Feeney Pause

The Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Zara Monet Feeney. Upon viewing Feeney’s oil paintings, we are immediately drawn in by her use of traditionally seductive elements like figures, fabrics and sparkling gems.  Once these areas have visually satisfied us, we begin a viewing journey that moves between layers of transparencies and flat abstractions.  Often times her dense compositions, combined with intense color palettes, push viewers away to gain visual distance and thus modify our understanding of the image.  It is the viewing process itself that Feeney is interested in critiquing.  “There is a specific moment when we believe an illusion or become seduced by something outside of ourselves.  When this happens, we are not looking at something, but looking at ourselves perceiving it,” she writes in her artist statement.  In some works, Feeney directly references historically important works of art with the intent of addressing notions of the male gaze, power and privilege.

Ms. Feeney received a BA in Art from UCLA and an MFA in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design.  Her work has been exhibited widely across Southern California including solo shows at CAP Gallery in Laguna Beach, LA ArtCore Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard.  For more information visit her website,


Moorpark College Art Gallery
Administration Building, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, California 93021

Gallery Hours   Monday – Thursday:  9am - 9pm & Friday: 9am – noon
For more information contact: Erika Lizée, Gallery Director at

Directions: I-5 N. CA-118 W exit. Exit 19B for Collins Dr. Turn right at Collins Dr. Turn right at Campus Park Dr. Continue on Campus Rd. Park in P-Lot A. Machine for parking is in the lot ($2.00). We are in the Administration Bldg (A) next to the President’s Office.