Brian Gross Fine Art
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Hop-i, 2008
Hop-i, 2008
60 × 48 inches


E + ybab, 2008
E + ybab, 2008
60 × 48 inches


Diamond Jim, 2008
Diamond Jim, 2008
72 × 108 inches (diptych)


Ocnaf, 2008
Ocnaf, 2008
60 × 48 inches


Sato, 2008
Sato, 2008
72 × 120 inches (diptych)


Usher E-T, 2008
Usher E-T, 2008
72 × 60 inches


Ed Moses: New Work

Renowned abstract painter Ed Moses opens a solo exhibition at Brian Gross Fine Art on Thursday, November 6, with a reception for the artist from 5:30-7:30 pm. In new paintings, Moses continues to create heroic, gestural abstractions. The exhibition will continue through January 3, 2009.

Ed Moses, long known for his large-scale abstract paintings, has made new work with a sensual sensibility. In pulling the paint downward across the canvas in broad strokes, colors merge and emerge through a predominately blue, green and violet palette. These deeply saturated paintings with rich, velvety surfaces evoke mysterious forces of nature at work. In Sato, Moses blends hues of blue, red and iridescent green in vertical bands like a dark shimmering curtain vibrating with a seductive, powerful energy. In other works such as E-ybab and Diamond Jim, organic forms seem to hover atop the center of the colored ground, as the artist masterfully works the paint materials in a hidden process revealing no evidence of his hand. These paintings at times suggest photo emulsion processes as materials seemingly resist materials or extreme close-ups of DNA mapping color strips.

Ed Moses was born in Long Beach, California, in 1926 and received his BA and MA from the University of California, Los Angeles. His career began in the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1958; in the same year he exhibited at the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco. In 1996, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles presented a full-scale retrospective of his career. His work is included in the public collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Menil Foundation, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.




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