Ed Moses: Cross-Section
Curated by Kevin Appel & Juli Carson
Oct 11, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Ed Moses, The Red One (detail), acrylic on canvas, courtesy of Jill and Duane Meltzer
As part of its Major Works of Art Series, The University Art Galleries (UAG) proudly presents Cross-Section, a solo exhibition by Ed Moses. Utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1960s to the present, Cross-Section traces the common thematic thread binding Moses’s prolific and continuous act of exploration. In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist’s disparate visual strategies is framed - strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades. The curatorial perspective, in turn, provides a rhizomatic framework to Moses’s oeuvre – a genealogy of these strategies – in place of the conventional, chronological account typically used by museums to situate an artist’s work within historical movements alone. An accompanying exhibition catalogue, featuring dynamic color plates of the work and scholarly essays by the curators, as well as the legendary art historian Barbara Rose, provides the cultural context for Moses’s mutational practice.
Catalogue: Ed Moses: Cross Section