A Major Ed Moses Retrospective Opens in Santa Monica

by Decoŕte Snipes

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“Sgniw” (2001). Acrylic on canvas. 78 x 66 inches.

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“Whoo-Butts” (2007). Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 72 inches.

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“Cat-Who A-1” (2006). Acrylic on canvas. 78 x 66 inches.

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“Cube drawing #3” (1976-77). Acrylic and masking tape on Strathmore board. 41 x 31 inches.

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“Untitled” (1979-95). Acrylic and masking tape on Strathmore board. 48 x 37 inches.

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“Sato” (2008). Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 120 inches.

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“Pre-Aix” (1999). Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 60 inches.

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“Fly Away” (2015-16). Wood, copper rails, and paint. 96 x 62 inches.

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“Edward #1” (2008). Acrylic on canvas. 96 x 60 inches.

A Major Ed Moses Retrospective Opens in Santa Monica

90 is the new f'ing legendary

"The point is not to be in control, but to be in tune." — Ed Moses

On Saturday, April 30th the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Museum of Art at the Bergamot Station became remarkably occupied by art enthusiast both young and old.

Pre-Aix, 1999
Pre-Aix, 1999

All were in attendance for the reveal of the expansive survey exhibition Moses@90 dedicated to the esteemed artist Ed Moses who celebrated his 90th birthday last month. The installations occupying the two venues paid homage to Moses’ innovative paintings and works spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s.

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The experimental abstract artist produced paintings exhibiting visual aesthetics expressing means of temporary physical limitations beyond the surface for over 60 years, and at 90-years-old he’s still going at it.

Fly Away, 2015-16
Fly Away, 2015-16

Moses’ never-before-seen paintings along with his well-known patterned graphite drawings hung from the walls celebrating the prolific career of indelible Los Angeles art world fixture.

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The public opening allotted visitors an exclusive look and understanding of Moses’ process of work which showcased audaciousness and proof of existence through the desire to leave a significant mark after one’s self.

Admission to the gallery is free and will be open to the public from April 30th-June 25th.

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