Keltie Ferris


oil and acrylic on canvas
35 x 40 inches

Brooklyn-based Keltie Ferris draws on the history of abstraction in her paintings made from airbrushed fields of color and square, flat brushstrokes. D)O)P)P)L)E)R captures the sensuous curves found in modernist art in blurred airbrush lines that fade in and out of focus throughout the composition. The title comes from the Doppler Effect, a decrease or increase in the frequency of sound or light waves, most commonly encountered with a siren changing as it moves past. The looping curved lines echo this effect, and radiate from all sides, dividing the canvas and disrupting contours. Ferris’s marks (often discussed in connection with digital pixelization) here seem stretched and choppy, implying speed.

© keltie ferris