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Nüart Gallery

Diana Moore Opening Reception At Nüart

Nüart Gallery presents “Textures," a solo exhibition of new works by Diana Moore. The exhibition will run April 29th through May 22nd 2022 with an opening on Friday, April 29th from 5:00-7:00pm. The artist will be present for the opening. Image: Diana Moore

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Diana Moore Opening Reception At Nüart

Time & Location

Apr 29, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT

Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

DIANA MOORE, solo exhibition Textures, opening at Nüart Gallery on April 29th.

Diana Moore is a sculptor inspired both by ancient figurative sculptures from around the world, and also the bold and colorful patchwork stretches of land made visible through the use of contemporary technologies. Moore is well known for her series of monumental Justice sculptures which reside at the entrance to several federal courthouse buildings across the United States.

Moore’s newest series, Textures, is a continued exploration of the manner in which the female is seen through her sculptures, vessels, and her purse series. “As an artist, I wanted to project a stronger, more self-possessed image of women, given that for centuries, male artists have dominated the manner in which the female is seen.” Moore writes. “The monumental public images that I made were in part about seeking within myself these qualities. But I was projecting into these images as well a kind of timelessness and stasis. I wanted them to feel impervious to change.”

As Moore explored the separate nature of physical and inner strength, she began to address the duality through her artworks, namely her steel purses and vessels as well. The purse series—a move away from the figure, and inspired by historical influences and cultural perspectives—explores the contrast between the decorative presentation of self, and the inner reality which is separate from the public self. Over time, Moore, who is deeply fascinated by natural landscapes, became consumed by earth itself, the impermanence of geological time, and the expression of fluidity. The artist began creating vessels, symbolic of earth, and reliefs, which were the result and represented a parcel of the earth in abstracted form. 

In Textures, the viewer can bear witness to the expansiveness of Moore’s artistic range and her multifaceted nature.

Diana Moore has exhibited her work at the Fresno Art Museum in California, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Italy, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has received solo exhibitions at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, the Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, and the New Jersey State Museum. Her monumental Justice sculptures are placed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and U.S Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey; the Warren B. Rudmen U.S Courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire; and the John M. Shaw U.S Courthouse in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Moore was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Diana Moore currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The artist will be present at the opening reception at Nüart Gallery on Canyon Rd. April 29th, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm.

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