Carrie Moyer, Flamethrower, Acrylic, glitter on canvas. 2010, 76.5 x 71.5 inches (courtesy: CANADA Gallery)
Christopher Joy, Zachary Keeting and Carrie Moyer discuss Moyer's new exhibition Canonical on view at CANADA gallery through October 16, 2011.
Moyer generously shares her thoughts on her new painting, her approach to materials, and what she hopes for viewers' experience of the work:
"I want them to be like, these little pleasure machines, where you keep getting stuff out of them, finding things that you saw once and then went away… it's something that I like about certain paintings... like synthetic cubism, you can never rest…"
Carrie Moyer discusses her career and work in an extensive interview with Phong Bui.
Moyer notes: "...even though I am naturally more comfortable making big paintings, the smaller ones have been a way for me to get ideas out on the canvas without giving into my tendency to overwork the surface. I have been interested in creating a seamless surface, a kind of inevitability, and I don't like having so much of the pentimenti show from underneath. That is starting to change in the new work and the paint surfaces are becoming much more built up, almost sculptural."
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