Boston University College of Fine Arts Welcomes Carrie Moyer Tuesday, January 28, 6:30pm
CFA’s School of Visual Arts hosts Contemporary Perspectives Lecture with Painter, Writer, Activist
Boston, MA – The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University welcomes Carrie Moyer as the first artist of 2014 in the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture series.
Contemporary Perspectives Lecture: Carrie Moyer
Dates and Events: Tuesday, January 28, 6:30pm
Location: Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (871 Commonwealth Ave)
All Contemporary Perspectives Lectures are Free and Open to the Public
Carrie Moyer, painter, writer and activist, melds hard graphic shapes with biomorphic forms in expertly handled acrylic, or in the artist’s words “the ugly step-child of oil paint.” Her work simultaneously recalls Surrealism, 70s counterculture graphics and abstract expressionism, fused with an expressly feminist bent and an interest in alternative cultural histories.
“Moyers work is especially appealing because she melds different historical periods within her work, while working between abstract and representational styles,” explains Lynne Allen, Director, Boston University School of Visual Arts. “Having written essays for Art in America and other notable art publications, she is the type of intelligent and committed artist that is the perfect mentor for aspiring young artists at Boston University.”
Queer and feminist activism has been woven throughout Moyer’s artistic career. In 1991 Moyer cofounded
Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!), and has worked with and designed agitprop graphics for Queer Nation, the Lesbian Avengers, the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (ILGO) and the New York City Anti-Violence Project.
Moyer is also a noted writer with works appearing in Art in America, Artforum, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail and other publications, and her essays have also been included in a range of anthologies—from Queers in Space: Communities, Public Spaces and Sites of Resistance to The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists.
In 2006, the School of Visual Arts at CFA launched the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture series to provide the opportunity for students to work in both lecture and studio settings with artists who offer diverse and multicultural perspectives. Through this series, CFA students benefit from exposure to artistic diversity, and engaging to contemporary artists in dialogue about the art-making process, individual studio visits, and critiques.
2013–14 Visiting Artists