Friday, October 12, 2007
Lecture by artist Carrie Moyer
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm, Danforth Lecture Hall
New York-based Carrie Moyer balances specific Feminist and other art historical references in her paintings with a seemingly effortless painting style. References to the history of abstract painting are evident, even as she seems to re-claim that history for her own end. Her process combines paint applied with a brush, with large areas of translucent poured pigment. In some paintings she mixes glitter with the pigment—risky business for most artists but Moyer makes it a seamless part of her seductive surfaces. In a review in Artforum of her most recent exhibition, Julia Bryan-Wilson wrote of Moyer’s paintings, “With their emphatic vision of how a politics of contemporary abstraction might operate, these are invigorating, even thrilling works from an artist increasingly confident in the range of her powers.”
Moyer recently contributed an article to U.K.-based Modern Painters entitled “Feminist Art: VIVA,” which addressed the recent series of exhibitions dedicated to Feminist Art in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere. For her presentation at the Mills College Art Museum, Moyer will discuss her own work and also the context in which artists work today touching on the relevance of these recent exhibitions.
Moyer’s (Lives and works in New York, NY) is a mixed media painter, whose work has been shown in solo exhibitions, such as The Stone Age, CANADA, New York, NY (2007), Carrie Moyer and Diana Puntar, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (2006), Sister Register, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (2004), Straight to Hell: 10 Years of Dyke Action Machine!, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2002), along with group exhibitions, Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY (2007), When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York, NY (2006), BAM Next Wave Visual Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (2005), About Painting, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Unjustified, Apexart, New York, NY (2002), and Raw Womyn, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2002).
Moyer earned her MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in 2001 and MA from the New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY in 1990. She has received the Alijira Emerge Professional Development Fellowship, Art Matters Fellowship, Elaine de Kooning Memorial Fellowship, Rockefeller New Media Fellowship, and Wattis Artist Residency. She is represented by CANADA, New York, NY. Her work is currently on-view in the group exhibition, Don’t Let the Boys Win, at the Mills College Art Museum through December 9, 2007.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information: 510.430.2164 or www.mills.edu/museum