Ed Moses: Interview

Ed Moses, Untitled 1975-77, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 3/16 inches (Los Angeles
Ed Moses, Untitled 1975-77, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 3/16 inches (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Stephen J. Goldberg interviews painter Ed Moses on the occasion of two exhibitions: Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s at LACMA (through August 2) and Ed Moses: Now and Then at William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica (through August 15).

Moses comments: "I got interested in the grid from the crisscross action in certain Navajo blankets. And I rotated the grid 45 degrees so it didn’t reinforce the geometry of the plane that they were applied to. I wanted them to float free rather than reinforcing the vertical horizontal of the plane... Mondrian was interested in locating the vertical horizontal and reinforcing the geometry of the plane that exists and I wanted to break that."

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