Donald Moffett "Easy Clean"

Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th Street

poster for Donald Moffett "Easy Clean"

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In this exhibition, Moffett brings together two bodies of work that he has been pursuing simultaneously for several years. While his themes have been consistent over time, the making of each of these groups is patently different—both visually and physically.

In the main gallery, the climate is raw. A single row of almost naked canvases confronts the viewer with a hard set of truncated glyphs. It is a lurid landscape of beautiful damage. Zippers appear to heal cuts in the surface of the works, their edges precisely stitched up. Painted black globes suggest residue left behind from imaginable transgressions. Crimson balls coagulate in dry formalities.

In stark contrast, the front gallery features works extravagantly painted. Their shag surfaces and soft holes are fat with indulgence and geared for pleasure. The hands-off implications of that pleasure (or, more precisely, the memory of remote and isolated pleasures) is mirrored in the brush-free execution of the works. They are made of extruded oil paint—every detail a repeated squirt.



from October 11, 2008 to November 08, 2008


Donald Moffett

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