This is an exhibition of new works by Mohi Lagat on shaped canvases and her second personal exhibition in the gallery. These paintings continue to push the boundaries of visual perception, seducing the viewer with the possibility of the existence of three-dimensionality or monumentality. The use of saturated flat colors on overlapping planes of extreme and perspective shapes in combination with the corresponding shifts of the outer perimeters violates the traditional concept of geometric painting. Internal stress and dissonant compositions create the illusion of space, depth and volume and, thus, actively challenge the viewer.
Moha Laget was born in Algeria and spent her youth in North Africa, France and the USA. Education includes coursework in philosophy and anthropology, a bachelor of fine arts from the Corcoran School of Art, a postgraduate course in the Georgetown University School of Linguistics, and a graduate work in museum studies at Hayward University. She exhibited extensively in both national and European countries, worked as an independent curator and was a published translator and poet. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.