March 15, 2010
“How I’m Living,” an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Ben Moore, Luther assistant professor of art, will be on display from April 9 to May 23 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the Center for the Arts.
Luther will host a reception for the artist Friday, April 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery. Both the exhibit and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Moore is the newest addition to the Luther College art faculty. This show will help to introduce his work to the Luther campus.“How I’m Living,” a sequence of paintings and drawings that Moore has created over the last nine months, is loosely based on the idea of “things about to go wrong.”
The paintings are all from images from occurrences in his social life prior to Luther. They are meant to confront the viewer with an event that the viewer will want to take part in or observe.
Moore’s drawings of silkscreen and graphite use imagery from the paintings in fluorescent colors. Moore states that “although off-balance in composition, they provide a much more serene format to mask the experience of things going wrong.”
Moore holds the bachelor of arts degree from Luther College and the master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Iowa. He also studied printmaking and drawing at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy.
His work has most recently been shown at the Step Gallery at Arizona State University, the Grain Belt Artist Collective in Minneapolis, the Kinsey Institute at the University of Indiana and the Fox Tax Gallery in Minneapolis.