Our Pick of the Week is….”ED Moses: Now and Then” opening this Saturday at the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station. Ed Moses is one of the most talented and prolific artists of our time. At 89, he is still creating. We are blessed to still have him.
Here is some info from the gallery:
The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present “Ed Moses: Now And Then.” Since the 1950’s, Ed Moses has been at the heart of the LA art scene. Today, his work graces the collections of most of the nation’s major museums and he is regarded by many as a cultural treasure. And yet, Ed Moses does not refer to himself as an artist. He is a painter and mutator – a mark maker and maverick, whose practice is one of ceaseless reinvention. Moses remains a quintessential rebel, having resisted being tied to any one movement for the entirety of his career. As a member of the original stable of artists at the legendary Ferus Gallery, Moses was a compelling presence in the Post-War movement, and remains an influential painter in the contemporary art scene.
This exhibition will survey works spanning Moses’s career, including a selection of brand-new paintings. Continuing his process of reclaiming and reimagining prior works, Moses focuses on the idea of excavation in this latest series. Mining from his own oeuvre, Moses presents us with paintings that are delightfully rugged.
Ed Moses: Now And Then will be mounted concurrently with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exquisitely curated solo exhibition of Ed’s works on paper from the 1960s and 70s, opening in May 2015. Moses has been the subject of a major retrospective at MOCA Los Angeles and last year, was featured in a retrospective at The University of California Irvine, entitled Cross-Section. His work is in the permanent collections of some of the most prominent cultural institutions including the Corcoran Gallery, Hammer Museum, San Francisco MoMA, Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
See image: Ed Moses, EXTRUD, 69″ x 57″, wood, copper rails, paint, 2015
Leslie Jones is Curator of Prints and Drawings and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she specializes in modern and contemporary works on paper. She has been at LACMA since 2005 and organized the following exhibitions and permanent collection installations: John Baldessari: Pure Beauty (2010), Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode (2010), Transparent Reflections: Richard Pousette-Dart, Works on Paper, 1940-1992 (2006), “Surreal Incisions: Etching in the 1930s and 1940s” (2011), “R.B. Kitaj’s Covers for a Small Library” (2010), “Pop Prints” (2009), and “Salvador Dalí and Les chants de Maldoror” (2009). “Drawing Surrealism (2012), and organized the current exhibitions “Drawing in LA: The 60’s and 70’s” and “Ed Moses: Drawings from the 60’s and 70’s.”
What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, SM
When: Saturday, June 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 453 0909