July 19-August 30, 2015: Kathy A. Moore – Still Lifes from My Perspective
My body of work consists of paintings and drawings that resulted from intense visual observations made directly from the still life motif. I want to place the viewer within my immediate visual perspective. It is essential for me to capture a feeling of light within each still life. I am trying to find a way to ‘paint the air’ that surrounds my subjects.
I purposely arrange the compositions within my paintings and drawing to allude to a dialogue between the selected objects. I carefully study the light as it falls upon each object. The shapes created by shadows become just as important within the compositions as the objects themselves.
Many of the objects that I select to use to arrange within my still lifes have personal meaning to me. They are things that I inherited from my maternal grandmother who in turn had inherited them from her own mother. While I study each object’s shape and form, I am also reminded of the history behind them and the women who enjoyed owning them.
The viewer is more than simply a spectator of inanimate objects. I aspire to convey within each still life my visual interpretation of a luminous, quiet, and intimate order.
About the Artist
Kathy A. Moore has exhibited extensively in the Midwest and East coast with her work selected into thirty national juried art competitions. She graduated from Wright State University with a BFA in Painting with a minor in Drawing. Her work has been selected for solo exhibitions in Ohio at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, The Rosewood Gallery, Wittenberg University, Sinclair Community College, The Manifest Gallery, Anderson University (in Indiana) and a three person show at The Springfield Museum of Art in Ohio. She teaches painting and drawing classes at Edison Community College in Piqua. She also teaches art classes at Sinclair Community College in Dayton for the College for Lifelong Learning Program. Visit her website here.