UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts mounts a solo exhibition of works by Ed Moses at the UAG

Dushay 1990 78x132 oil, acrylic and asphalturn on canvas

The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will mount a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition entitled Ed Moses: Cross Section will open Saturday, October 11 with a reception open to the public from 2:00pm – 5:00pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 13, 2014.

“Cross-Section will trace the common thematic thread binding Moses’s prolific and continuous act of exploration.” says co-curator and Director for the University Art Galleries, Juli Carson. “In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist’s disparate visual strategies are framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades.”

Cross-Section will be the inaugural exhibition for Claire Trevor School of the Arts in celebration of the school’s 50th Anniversary. Moses was one of the original faculty members in Studio Art at UCI’s School of the Arts where both during and since has traversed a career gaining attention and critical acclaim both nationally and internationally.

Times Higher Education ranked UC Irvine first among U.S. universities under 50 years old and fifth worldwide. Since its founding in 1965 as one of UC Irvine’s original schools, the School of the Arts (renamed for actress Claire Trevor in 2000) has become one of the nation’s leading educators in visual and performing arts. Recently awarded "Best Arts Organization" in Orange County by the Coast Community Awards, the School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art, Dance, Drama and Music, a minor in Digital Arts, and one of the few university doctoral programs in Drama. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is located at 4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92617. For more information, please visit us at www.arts.uci.edu. For maps, driving directions and parking information go to www.arts.uci.edu/directions.

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Ed Moses: Cross-Section
Fact Sheet
Exhibition:
Ed Moses: Cross-Section
Curated by Kevin Appel & Juli Carson
October 10 - December 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Oct. 11, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location:
Claire Trevor School of the Arts – University Art Galleries
Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery

Description:
The University Art Galleries (UAG) will mount a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1970s to the present. Cross-Section will trace the common thematic thread binding Moses’s prolific and continuous act of exploration. In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist’s disparate visual strategies will be framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades. The curatorial perspective, in turn, will provide a rhizomatic framework to Moses’s oeuvre – a genealogy of these strategies – in place of the conventional, chronological account typically used by institutions to situate an artist’s work within historical movements alone. An accompanying exhibition catalogue, featuring dynamic color plates of the work and scholarly essays by the curators as well as the legendary art historian Barbara Rose, provides the cultural context for Moses’s mutational practice.

The exhibition will offer 30 original works from the early resins, to grid work, to Moses’ most current Craqulure paintings.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Free Admission. Public is Welcome
Parking:
Mesa Parking Structure, 4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, CA 92617
More Info:
www.arts.uci.edu
www.arts.uci.edu/event/ed-moses-cross-section
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University Art Gallery | 712 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697-2775
tel. 949 824 9854 | fax. 949 824 5297 | gallery@uci.edu