Character, Paintings by Abbey Moore
We see faces and the human form every day, and at times we become desensitized to the unique features and characteristics that make up the people we spend the most time with. This conceptual interest has inspired much of my work in this show, and is constantly motivating the way I paint. Using bright and distinctive colors alongside solidified line, the figures and faces created in the work represent an intensified feeling of recognition. Realizing these uniquely human characteristics is often difficult in the every-day, so I’ve worked to bring them forward more aggressively into my art. The varied color palette and broad, unmixed stroke pattern give these often-missed traits an edge, allowing the viewer to better understand and appreciate the faces portrayed. This body of work is to be viewed as a more narrowed perspective on our daily interaction with others, allowing the observer to appreciate a more specific part of the ordinary.
Growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Abbey has been practicing carpentry with her grandfather or painting and drawing with her mother since she could remember. She took that interest with her through elementary and high school, and participated in the AP Art program at Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama. After receiving high scores on her AP portfolio, Abbey decided to continue with her love for art into college at Sewanee: The University of the South. Abbey is now a senior with a major in Natural Resources, focused in Geology, and a minor in Art.
Nabit Art Building
105 Kennerly Road
University of the South
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm
Contact: Jeffrey Whittle 931.598.1256 firstname.lastname@example.org