Carrie Moyer: Identity Concealed in Paint

Carrie Moyer, Pirate Jenny, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 7" x 72 inches, 2013
Carrie Moyer, Pirate Jenny, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 7" x 72 inches, 2013 (courtesy of the artist and CANADA Gallery)

Yves Jeffcoat reviews the exhibition Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny at the SCAD Museum, Savannah, Georgia, on view through October 2, 2014.

Jeffcoat writes: "Moyer’s abstracted images are amorphous yet anthropomorphic—although they are nonrepresentational, at times they create shapes that resemble biological forms. Eyes, torsos, eyelashes, saliva, and fingers materialize in the organic shapes in her works. Forms overlap, intersect, and penetrate each other in the paintings, creating dynamic designs that look like microscopic views of organisms or portions of complex ecosystems. ... Through the works’ allusions to natural and bodily forms and the artist’s fluid handling of the medium, the exhibition captures the motion and vitality of living, the balance of nature, and the imperfection of human nature."

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