Pictured: Carrie Moyer, “Carnivalesque,” 2013 Acrylic, glitter, graphite on canvas. 60 x 48 inches
Artist’s lectures are often about process and intent, but you can expect Moyer to reveal personal insight during her lecture this Thursday, October 22. Begin to know her more with this intimate interview at The Days of Yore.
I had these idealistic parents and very traditional ideas about what art is: that it’s not touched by commerce, that it’s where all the free people live, it’s somehow not part of the world yet commenting on the world. It’s completely nonsensical.
And coming from a working-class family, I had a lot of class issues around how the art world works. I didn’t know how to build a community for my painting. That was the beginning of the Williamsburg thing, and I was sharing space with an artist who was a lot older than me. He was probably in his thirties and I was like 23. And I had this thought of, “Do I want to have my work owned by a corporation? Do I want my painting to be in the lobby of a Saatchi?” And of course you don’t! How offensive! But then, of course you do.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the U.S. and Europe. Recent painting shows include Carrie Moyer: Interstellar at the Worcester Art Museum and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, that originated at the Tang Museum. She has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital among others. With photographer Sue Schaffner, Moyer co-founded one of the first lesbian public art projects, Dyke Action Machine!, which was active in New York City between 1991-2008. Moyer’s writing has appeared in Art in America, the Rail, Artforum, Modern Painters and numerous catalogs. She is an associate professor at Hunter College. Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.