Frank Moore "Black Narcissus" 1995
Frank Moore's life was cut tragically short by AIDS, but he managed to create an impressive and imaginative body of work, which will be celebrated next month at NYU's Grey Art Gallery. His paintings are often political, yet seem to exist in a world where magic exists amongst the tumult. I'm looking forward to seeing this show, and learning even more about him. Info:
The Art of Frank Moore
SEPT. 6—DECEMBER 8, 2012
Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore surveys the career of a remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS. In figurative paintings filled with fantastic and symbolic image-
ry, Frank Moore (1953–2002) addressed themes drawn from American visual culture, the state of the healthcare and farming industries, and his personal life. His paintings often explore human effects on the natural environment in, as he noted, “sites of great, but toxic, beauty.” Featuring major paintings, works on paper, sketchbooks, and films, Toxic Beauty will be on view concurrently at the Grey Art Gallery and the Tracey/Barry Gallery at NYU’s Fales Library.