FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tapestries and Paintings
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 13, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: May 13 June 24, 2006
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, B6 (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact: Katrina McElroy
310.264.0640, Fax: 310.264.0740
Web site, http://www.bobbiegreenfieldgallery.com
Public hours, Tuesday Saturday, 11am-6pm
Ed Moses “CremaDeLa”, 2006, Woven Tapestry: Cotton, Metallic and Viscose Fiber, 102 x 78 1/2 inches, Ed: 6.
On April 9, 2006 Los Angeles celebrated Ed Moses’ 80th Birthday. Between birthday celebrations, numerous solo exhibitions and inclusion in the exhibition Los Angeles at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, there has been a buzz around Ed Moses for the last several months. Adding to the excitement, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery is pleased to announce Ed Moses: Tapestries and Paintings an exhibition of 5 new large-scale (102 x 78 1/2 inches) woven tapestries accompanied by related paintings. The textured tapestries were woven in Belgium combining specialized weaving techniques and digital technology. The weaving method was originally created for artist John Nava’s tapestries in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. It was Nava that introduced Moses to the process and encouraged him to work in the medium.
Moses has chosen a series of oil on canvas works from 2001-2002, which he calls the Magna Paintings as the basis for the textiles. As the name Magna suggests, the imagery is bold and reminiscent of flowing, glowing lava, which translates masterfully into the woven works using a combination of cotton, metallic and viscose fibers. The use of metallic threads adds luminosity to the works as well as a great sense of depth to the surface.
JPEG images available upon request.