Visiting Artist Talk: Carrie Moyer


Video (1:14:15): Artist talk by Carrie Moyer, January 28, 2014

In the above lecture American painter Carrie Moyer talks about her abstract paintings only and not about her activism.

About Carrie Moyer

“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. Moyer has throughout her artistic career been invested in queer and feminist activism: She cofounded Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!) in 1991, 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’s writing has appeared 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.Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series.” – the description of the video at youtube.

Interview: Carrie Moyer at CANADA, Sept 2011

Video interview with painter Carrie Moyer (USA). 2011

Carrie Moyer presented her exhibition Canonical, September – October 2011, at CANADA, 55 Chrystie Street, New York. In the above interview at CANADA, New York Carrie Moyer says: “I think that people, who make paintings make messages for other painters in their paintings, as they know that nobody else is going to get it“. I find this statement interesting, even though I am probably not able to spot the messages, which are hidden in plain sight.

Related Link
Carrie Moyer’s online portfolio
About Carrie Moyer at WikiPedia

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Lesbian Americans, poster by DAM! 1998

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Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!) is a two-person public art project founded in 1991 by artist Carrie Moyer and photographer Sue Schaffner. Their campaign posters incorporated lesbian images into recognizably commercial contexts, revealing how lesbians are and are not depicted in American popular culture. Now you can download DAM posters and print them at home. Hang the poster in your office, give one to a friend or plaster your neighborhood with Dyke Action Machine’s messages.
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Gay Marriages, poster by DAM! 1997

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