Jill Moser will be doing 6 studio visits on Wednesday 5 June. Please sign up with your name and preffered time in comments section below.
Jill Moser lecture
Wednesday 5 June at 6PM
UCLA Graduate Studios
8535 Warner Dr., Culver City, 90232
Jill Moser’s paintings are deceptively lucid and satisfyingly complex. She lays down lines of a single color on a pure white ground and realizes compositions both taut and at ease. The lines are swift yet stilled, fixed and embedded in the residue of a process of erasure and adjustment. Incremental marks and events of the hand establish an environment in which the usual relationship of figure to ground becomes indeterminate. The deep space carved by Moser’s looping, repeating, rhythmic line punctures the ground and establishes a velvety void at the areas where lines converge and give over their identity as line to form.
Jill Moser lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited since the 1980s in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Her paintings, drawings and prints are included in many museum and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Museum and The Fogg Art Museum. Recent projects include an artist book with poet Charles Bernstein, a collaboration with designer Marion Cage, and print editions with Landfall Press, Mid-Mark Studio, Brand X and Burnet Editions. She has taught at Princeton University, SUNY New Paltz & Empire State College and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is represented by Lennon Weinberg in NYC.
Jill will be doing 6 visits on Wednesday 5 June followed by a lecture at 7PM:
Visits and Lecture
6PM Thursday 30 May
UCLA MFA Graduate Studios
8535 Warner Dr. Culver City, CA 90232
Using Greek Flokati carpets as a ground for a mix of pigments that range from brilliant to muddy, Anna Betbeze creates unexpectedly textural paintings that verge on the sculptural.
Cutting, tearing, and burning her wool supports with acid dyes (before machine-washing them), the artist creates a dynamic relationship between color-saturated forms and the negative space of the wall behind. Hung from simple nails, the transformed rugs sag and drape under the force of gravity, coming to rest gently on the floor. Conjuring associations as diverse as oriental carpets, the Minimalist felt sculptures of Robert Morris, and 1970s era woven wall hangings, these seductive, layered works offer an expanded take on abstract painting.
ANNA BETBEZE WAS BORN IN 1980 IN MOBILE, AL, AND GREW UP IN COLUMBUS, GA. SHE RECEIVED HER BFA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA IN 2003 AND HER MFA FROM YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART IN 2006, WHERE SHE CURRENTLY TEACHES IN THE PAINTING DEPARTMENT. SHE LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK, NY.
BETBEZE HELD HER FIRST SOLO SHOW, MOSS GARDEN, AT KATE WERBLE GALLERY IN FEBRUARY 2011. RECENT SOLO PROJECTS INCLUDE MOONS, LÜTTGENMEIJER, BERLIN, DE (2012); ANNA BETBEZE: NEW WORK, MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NORTH ADAMS, MA (2012); AND WORMHOLES, FRANÇOIS GHEBALY GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA (2012).
HER WORK HAS BEEN SHOWN AT INSTITUTIONS AND GALLERIES INCLUDING PHILADELPHIA INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, PHILADELPHIA, PA; MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NEW YORK, NY; EMMANUEL PERROTIN, PARIS, FR; TONYA BONAKDAR GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY; JOSH LILLEY GALLERY, LONDON, UK; VAN HORN, DÜSSELDORF, DE; BRAND NEW GALLERY, MILAN, IT; MODERN COLLECTIONS, LONDON, UK; RAMIKEN CRUCIBLE, NEW YORK, NY; AND THE LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL SWING SPACE, NEW YORK, NY. IN THE SPRING OF 2011, BETBEZE WAS FEATURED IN UNPAINTED PAINTING, AT LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN, NEW YORK, NY. HER WORK WILL BE INCLUDED IN EXPO 1: NEW YORK AT MOMA PS1, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, IN SPRING 2013.
HER WORK HAS BEEN REVIEWED IN PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, ARTFORUM, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, FRIEZE D/E, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE L MAGAZINE, TIMEOUT NEW YORK, AND ARTINFO.
BETBEZE IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2013 - 2014 HAROLD M. ENGLISH/JACOB H. LAZARUS – METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ROME PRIZE.
Anna will do 5 visits and give a lecture as part of the Burkhardt Lecture Series at Warner, 6PM Thursday 30 May. PLEASE COME OUT FOR THIS SPECIAL LECTURE!! Sign ups will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday 21 May at 11am.
Please post your name and preferred time. Analia will be giving a Burkhardt Lecture following studio visits at 7PM.
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