CARRIE MOYER PAGAN’S RAPTURE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARRIE MOYER PAGAN’S RAPTURE
February 8 – March 22, 2018
DC MOORE GALLERY is pleased to present its first exhibition by Darren Waterston, Remote Futures. This recent body of work explores the allure and menace of utopian fantasy, where an imagined, idealized paradise holds within it a disconcerting future.
Waterston has often engaged with mythological, theological, and natural histories while proposing visual depictions of the ineffable that transcend the picture plane. In Remote Futures, there is evidence of human life in the fragments of architecture—temples, cathedrals, ziggurats, bridges—that emerge from the organic detritus. These scenes evoke places of refuge, offering an escape from the processes of time and mortality. For Waterston, however, utopian potential is untenable as such. With abstracted elements that are both corporeal and celestial, Waterston’s scenes become simultaneously Edenic and dystopian.
Carrie Moyer: Seismic Shift, will also be on view at Mary Boone Gallery from March 1st through April 22nd at 745 Fifth Avenue, in collaboration with DC Moore Gallery.
Carrie Moyer’s recent exhibitions include the 2017 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial curated by Christopher Lew and Mia Locks; Carrie Moyer: Sirens at DC Moore Gallery, NY, (2016); Three Graces: Polly Apfelbaum, Tony Feher and Carrie Moyer at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (2015; Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny which originated at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, traveled to the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, and to the Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, (2013 – 2014). Moyer has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital, among others. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Whitney Museum, the Perez Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Moyer earned a BFA from Pratt Institute (1985), an MA in Computer Graphics from New York Institute of Technology (1990) and an MFA from Bard College (2000). She is a Professor in the Art and Art History Department and Director of the Graduate Program at Hunter College, as well as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
Mia Locks is an independent curator and writer based in New York. She was co-curator of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and is currently on the faculty of the Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts and a 2018 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.
Carrie Moyer’s full catalogue can be accessed here:
DC MOORE GALLERY specializes in contemporary and twentieth-century art. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, for photographs, or to arrange a viewing, please call 212-247- 2111 or email Peter Luke Colon at email@example.com