I guess it’s an understatement to say I am obsessed with Carrie Moyer.
She is well represented in the Three Graces exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art in Sracuse, NY. I attended the opening last Friday night and I really could not get enough of her vibrant color palette, her use of solid areas including raw canvas juxtaposed with translucent layers of color and some sparkly bits!
I was especially fond of her monoprints, which I believe are a series of printing passes, one on top of the other, to create one vivacious singular print. They are just so beautiful! Abstraction made deliberate in a sort of Helen Frankenthaler meets Robert Motherwell brainiac-ism sensibility.
The whole time I was there, well, after I loaded up on turkey sandwiches (discarding the bread) and yummy cheeses while sharing the love of art with my friends Anne and Penny, I was wondering if the artist was in attendance. She works in Brooklyn, NY, described as an artist who writes (sounds familiar), having written articles for major art magazines and other publications. I didn’t know what she looked like so I Googled her just now –
I don’t remember seeing her, but I am terrible with faces. For a visual artist, that is probably the stupidest thing I could say, right? If you change your hair or throw on glasses, I have no idea who you are. I’m like Lois Lane that way. But, at any rate, Carrie Moyer will visit the Everson, along with her Three Graces cohorts Polly Apfelbaum and Tony Feher on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:30pm. It’s a freebie, a guided gallery walk with the artists where, according to the Everson Bulletin (got mine in the mail today!) they will “discuss their contemporary art practices, materials and processes, and explore the inspiration of incorporating works from the Everson’s collection in their installation.”
These works include the Morris Louis piece that was the inspiration for Polly Apfelbaum’s rugs, a Helen Frankenthaler and this amazing print by one of my favorite artists of all time, Marisol!!!!! (see below)
As Tina Fey always says (stolen from her young daughter) I want to go to there. Oh, I am SOOOOOO there.
Find more of Carrie Moyer’s work here.
The Everson Museum of Art is open noon-5:00 pm Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, open 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday and open noon-8:00 pm on Thursdays. It is located at 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. (315) 474-6064. Contact www.everson.org for more information.