Gordon Moore

New Paintings and Drawings

September 6 - October 13, 2007

UNTITLED, 2007

Latex and pumice on linen

30 x 20 inches

76.2 x 50.8 cm

GM11928

UNTITLED, 2006

Ink, acrylic on photo paper in artist steel frame

10 x 8 in. / 25.4 x 20.3 cm                     
GM12161 

UNTITLED, 2007

Ink and acrylic on paper

45 x 30 inches

114.3 x 76.2 cm

GM12182

ROAD WORK, 2007

Latex, ink, pumice on canvas

90 x 66 inches

228.6 x 167.64 cm

GM12238

CLOTHES LINE, 2007

Latex, ink, pumice on canvas

90 x 66 inches

228.6 x 167.64 cm

GM12240

DOWN/UP, 2007

Latex, ink, pumice on canvas

84 x 60 inches

213.36 x 152.4 cm

GM12235

Press Release

New Paintings and Drawings

September 6, 2007 – October 13, 2007

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Opening: Thursday, September 6, 2007, 6 – 8 pm

On Thursday, September 6, 2007, Betty Cuningham Gallery will open an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Gordon Moore.

The current group of large scale paintings further develops the abstracted format and reduced palette of the works exhibited in Moore’s previous show in this gallery in 2005.  In the earlier pieces the strong grid, the multiple veils and the piercing structures were elements of a formal language developed by Moore to explore his continuing visual concerns. The grid alluded to security netting that caught his attention on the streets of New York and it supplied the context of gritty urban reality.  A piece of rebar that pierced the netting inspired the protruding clusters of drawn lines that created the dramatic and emotional elements within the extreme economy of the rest of the painting. That there was a reference to a real world event is crucial to Moore’s empirical process. 

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