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Carrie Moyer in the 2017 Whitney Biennial

Carrie Moyer in the 2017 Whitney Biennial

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

March 17 - June 11, 2017

Installations

Installation view of Carrie Moyer in Three Graces: Polly Apfelbaum, Tony Feher and Carrie Moyer
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
September 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016

2017 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial

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Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art

Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art

Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art

Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art

Swiss Bramble, 2016
Acrylic, flashe, and glitter on canvas
84 x 78 inches
 

String Theory + Daisy Chains, 2016
Acrylic and glitter on canvas
96 x 78 inches
 

Glimmer Glass, 2016
Acrylic and glitter on canvas
96 x 78 inches
 

Belle Isle, 2016
Acrylic and glitter on canvas
78 x 84 inches
 

Photograph by Matthew Carasella

Courtesy the Whitney Museum of American Art

Biography

DC Moore Gallery is delighted to announce that Carrie Moyer has been selected to participate in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, co-curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks.

Carrie Moyer’s sumptuous paintings on canvas explore and extend the legacy of American Abstraction while paying homage to many of its seminal female figures among them Helen Frankenthaler, Elizabeth Murray, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Rife with visual precedents, Moyer’s compositions reference Color Field, Pop Art and 1970s Feminist art - while proposing a new approach to fusing history, research and experimentation in painting. In addition Moyer’s work, influenced by a background in design and queer activism, intricately weaves together concept, research, and lived experience with a range of stylistic and physical references. With their evocative, bodily forms, transparent veils of aqueous color and flat surfaces, Moyer’s paintings forge distinct traces of 20th century art — Surrealism, Color Field painting, Pop and 1970s Feminist art — into a contemporary vision uniquely her own. The subject of two recent museum exhibitions, Moyer is recognized as one of the most distinctive, powerful, and thoughtful painters of her generation.

Recent exhibitions include Carrie Moyer: Sirens at DC Moore Gallery, NY, (2016); 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); Carrie Moyer: Interstellar at the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, (2012).  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.

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 currently an Associate Professor at Hunter College.

Video

March 16, 2016

Carrie Moyer in conversation with Johanna Fateman and Kay Turner at DC Moore Gallery.

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