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Donald Moffett: Nature Cult

9 November – 14 December 2018


Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present Nature Cult, an exhibition of new paintings by Donald Moffett.   

For his fifth exhibition at the gallery, Moffett will present a suite of five new works, featuring a luminous resin surface in deep ruby and ice blue on intricately shaped and perforated wood panels.

This new body of work highlights the artist's attention to precision with his manipulated and sculptural canvases. The complexity of the form yields a visual presentation beyond the standard two dimensions; the smooth appearance of the poured-on surface gives credence to process and the order of gesture. Long recognized for embedding social, political and sexual issues in his work, Moffett’s new paintings go beyond to include nature – emblematically assaulted, yet still radiant.

Moffett’s investigation into the definition of a painting challenges the traditional connection between an artwork and the wall. The ongoing question of a painting as a two-dimensional presentation is answered by an exaggerated float and internal exposures.

Donald Moffett lives and works in New York, NY. Moffett received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and Biology from Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Moffett’s work has been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York; Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, among others.

Selected public collections include Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, TX; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

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