Carrie Moyer: Studio Visit

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Carrie Moyer, Herr Doktor, 2012, acrylic, glitter on canvas, 60 x 72 inches (couCarrie Moyer, Pirate Jenny, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (courtesy ofCarrie Moyer, Tableau, 2008, acrylic, glitter on canvas, 90 x 66 inches (courtesCarrie Moyer, Skullspout, 2007, acrylic, glitter on canvas, 24 x 18 inches (courCarrie Moyer, Hook, Line & Sinker, 2012, acrylic, graphite, glitter on canvas, 7Carrie Moyer, Hong Kong Garden, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)

Carrie Moyer, Herr Doktor, 2012, acrylic, glitter on canvas, 60 x 72 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny is on view at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY from 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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