Black Sun, an exhibition of recent paintings by artist Carrie Moyer will be on view in Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery March 19–April 6.
In her work, Moyer responds to the current critique of 1970s feminism, her abstract style echoing the basics of humanity using simple, recognizable forms. Moyer’s juxtaposition of the abstract and use of glitter to imply ancient, animalistic forms creates strong conceptual, as well as technical, tension. In her artist statement, Moyer claims that her “tongue-in-cheek investigations of Herstory and Judy Chicago’s ‘central core’ imagery are playfully tweaked in large paintings that place her abstracted fertility symbols within flat, poster-like landscapes worthy of a 1960s super-graphic.”
A New York artist, Moyer earned her BA in painting from Pratt Institute, an MA in graphic design at New York Institute of Technology, and an MFA in painting from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Her art and cultural criticism has been featured in numerous publications and visual arts-related conferences. Moyer’s artwork has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including venues such as Marlborough Chelsea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Greene Naftali, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Palm Beach ICA, among others. Moyer currently teaches painting at Rutgers, Pratt, and Queens College.
A reception for the artist will be held Monday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. during the college’s academic year.