IN THE MAIN AND CENTER GALLERIES
Barbara Moody: Inside/Out
April 5-30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:00-8:00 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm
Inside/Out, charcoal, ink, gesso, collage on Tyvek, 45 x 75 inches, 2017.
Invisible Energy, charcoal, gesso, ink on Tyvek, 45 x 74 inches, 2017.
Buoyant, acrylic on paper, 49 x 41 inches, 2016.
Embodying the abstract tradition of intuitive exploration through drawing and painting, Inside/Out is an exhibition of bold new work by Barbara Moody. Electrifying the space with color, shape, line and subtleties of surface Moody employs a range of materials to create large-scale drawings on Tyvek, an industrial construction material of thin plastic. The vast expanse of Moody's drawings creates virtual shifts and collisions in space, full of chaos, tremors, and foreboding. "When I make the large drawings, it's like a performance; fast, wild mark-making, drips, changing whole sections from dark to light with broad strokes." Moody uses multiple perspectives and viewpoints in Inside/Out to generate a sense of immersion in the space, enveloping the viewer in a visually rich, mysterious environment.