Saturday, February 25, 2012

Solo Exhibiton Coming Soon!

Wonderful and exciting news is in the works...

The amazing Sergio Gomez has given me the opportunity for a solo exhibition at Christopher Art Gallery in Chicago Heights in March.

Parts of the Whole will be a collection of about 30 photographs and digital prints. Included in the exhibit will be some of my newest work. I will post details soon!

Transcendental Abyss, 2011 Copyright, Jennifer Moore

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

15th International Open @ Woman Made Gallery

I am delighted to say that I am one of the 31 artists chosen to show at Woman Made's 15th International Art Open

Linda Warren juryed entries for the "15th International Open" exhibition on display from March 2 to April 26, 2012 at Woman Made Gallery 685 North Milwakee Aveune, Chicago. After reviewing 750 artworks, she selected 33 pieces by 31 artists.

I am honored to show among so many talented artists...

Karen Appleton, Patti Bartelstein, Angelique Brickner, Cat Del Buono, Catherin Colaw, Renee Couture, Pat Dumas-Hudecki, Sebrina Fassbender, Alexandra Fritz, Amanda Greive, Amy Guidry, Zoe Hawk, Edith Hillinger, Ellen Holtzblatt, Aran Illingworth, Pamela Johnson, Kay Knight, Mie Kongo, Sioban Lombardi, Jennifer Moore, Anna Pamasa, Silvana LaCreta Ravena, Janet Roberts, Clare Rosean, Sausan Saulat, Carrie Schumacher, Soo Shin, Beverly Y. Smith, Allison Svoboda, Camille Swift, and Susan Smith Trees.

Exhibition Dates: March 2 to April 26, 2012
Opening Reception: March 2, 2012  6-9pm 

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2011

Transcendental Parts of the Whole
You're dying. You're sinking slowly into an abyss. The abyss consumes you - eats you alive. You feel it creeping up your spine, but before you notice that it has become one with you - like a parasite - it feeds from your dying body. It suffocates you. You can't breath. The next thing you know, you're gone, poof - vanished clean off the face of the earth.

Monday, February 6, 2012

You Are Beautiful @ Curved Wall Gallery

In April I will have the opportunity to be part of the installation You Are Beautiful at Curved Wall Gallery.

You Are Beautiful is an installation that will feature the work of 15 artists who will explore how the media is defining our society and who we should be. Each artist was assigned a letter to spell out the words "You Are Beautiful." I was assigned the letter U.

If you've visited my website or followed my work, you'll know I have a strong affection for such themes. In the past, I have explored themes associated with stereotypical female gender roles. While the theme is nothing new to me, the treatment of the work will be. Typically, I have approached these topics in a tongue-and-cheek manner. I've managed to use comedy and sarcasm to make my point.

Not this time.

The goal in creating my letter U will be to challenge myself to approach the subject in an entirely new light.

My mother has accused me of creating art that isn't easily digestible. (She has a point – my themes include mortality, death and religion.) She has argued that the "weight" of my topics make it difficult to see the beauty in my work. But that isn't the point. I want to create a purely beautiful piece this time. Something that will make my mother proud (not blush this time!). I'm considering this a personal challenge.

Beauty isn't the only goal here. I want to embody all the lessons I've tried to teach my isn't what is on the outside, it's what is on the inside.

Please feel free to leave a comment on this topic. Tell me your definition of beautiful. How does it differ from the main stream media? Or feel free to "like" me on Facebook and leave a message there. I'm interested in including your thoughts with my piece.

During the opening on April 20th, 2012 everyone who is attending will be invited to continue with the installation that night in creating their own message and hanging it alongside my work.