Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
January 26 – May 19, 2013
The following video, produced by the Tang Museum, shows painter Carrie Moyer at work in the studio. She describes her process, which begins with small black and white collages, and discusses her influences – including Miro’s The Farm (1921–1922) and paintings by Christian Schad and Alexej von Jawlensky. She also talks about how she arrived at her current body of work:
In 2007, I had a show called The Stone Age. I knew I wanted it to deal with abstraction but I also wanted it to have forms that referred to the body. And because I had this association with goddesses and archeology, those forms made it into this body of work. Now, seven years later, the space in the paintings has changed a lot even though some of those strategies remain. Now, the space in the paintings is totally opened up, but I actually feel like this work is true to who I am and how I want to affect people.
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