Saturday, March 24, 2012

2nd Place Award Winner - West Valley Art Museum's 2012 Competitive Exhibition

" Two by Two " from my **MORPHIC RESONANCE Suite, is one of 2 Rich Moyers Original Mixed Media Paintings currently on exhibit, Main Gallery / West Valley Art Museum through May 17th.

 Mixed Media: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, on French Lanaquarelle Watercolor Paper

Image Size: 9 inches x 10.5 inches / Framed Size: 14 x 18 inches 
  
 All Rights Reserved - Copyright © Rich Moyers 2010 
 
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Event Dates: 3/26/2012 - 5/17/2012

Gallery Hours: 10 am - 4 pm Mon, Tues, & Wed - Noon - 6 pm Thursdays.

West Valley Art Museum - Main Gallery
 

8401 West Monroe Street
 

Peoria Arizona 85385

    Jurors: Red Rohall, and Dr. George Palovich, Curator, West Valley Art
Museum         
** "an inward look at an endless journey"....highlighted with a judicious use of Metallic Acrylic Paint over Gouache and Watercolor washes for additional visual dimensionality....(hard to see in the image above, it's subtle, yet effective when viewed in person.


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

" PRECIPICE "


Original Painting: Acrylic on Hardboard Panel
Image Size: 7 x 5 Inches   Copyright © Rich Moyers 2012
" PRECIPICE "..... is the third piece completed in the " AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES " Series. This group of intimate works has developed from my studio practice of making small scale studies for larger works. They are turning out to be so successful, that I'm pleased to offer them as complete works unto themselves. 
Stimulating an apprehensive stillness within the composition, a dominant diagonal line and radiant colors, define the abstract shapes, which are illuminated by three differing surface treatments, High Gloss, Semi Gloss, and Velvet Satin, heightening the illusional depth across the picture plane. Gazing upon the image, after just a few moments, a sense of anticipation is realized, as if the red figure will soon move.

I believe this new work communicates it's contemporary artistic esthetics quite well, irregardless of any intended or perceived "meaning". Simplicity can be quite beautiful!

As always your comments are welcome!
  
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Friday, March 9, 2012

" RED GLASS "

Original Painting: Acrylic on Hardboard Panel
Image Size: 6 x 6 Inches   Copyright © Rich Moyers 2012
" RED GLASS "..... is the first piece completed in the " AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES " Series. This group of intimate works has developed from my studio practice of making small scale studies for larger works. They are turning out to be so successful, that I'm pleased to offer them as complete works unto themselves. It seems I was caught up being the perfectionist, and got so carried away, that the hours just flew by while working intensely on each piece.
The idea for creating this Series, was to portray in an abstract / minimalistic sense, common objects, and everyday situations that to my mind at least, harbor latently ominous tendencies, turning the simplest of benign moments, into suddenly harrowing aggressions.
" RED GLASS "....is also a mindful "play on words"....it's stained glass beauty is exactly the color of the violently flowing results, should one become too carelessly beguiled.
Another of my working processes in this project, is to limit the number of colors, and heighten their contrasts, while expanding textural surface qualities. To that end, " RED GLASS " has 4 different surface treatments for each of it's colors...from the highly textured Grey Micaceous Iron Oxide to the Super High Gloss Quinacridone Crimson Varnish. The horizontal Yellow "caution" stripe is Semi-Gloss, and the Buff background at the top of the work is a Deep Velvety Satin. The juxtaposition of these varied surface treatments and the compositional proportions create a heightened three dimensional tactile illusion as the design is carried over, wrapping the colors around the edges...perfect for the thin metal floater framing I have in mind.


 
 " NIGHTFALL "
Original Painting: Acrylic on Hardboard Panel
Image Size: 6 x 6 Inches   Copyright © Rich Moyers 2012

" NIGHTFALL "..... is the second piece completed in the " AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES " Series, and it's premise is "situational" versus the "object" as in " RED GLASS " seen above.

 Here I created a more rigorously limited composition, just three shapes and three surface treatments to infer an abstract / minimalist view of the darkening night suffocating the last bit of daylight.

I believe both of these new works communicate their contemporary artistic esthetics quite well, irregardless of any intended or perceived "meaning". Simplicity can be quite beautiful!

As always your comments are welcome!
  
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