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Friday, January 12 - Sunday, March 4, 2007

Out of the Woods: Works by Sabra Moore

Gallery: Joyce and Sherman Scott Gallery
The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico presents the exhibition Out of the Woods: Work by Sabra Moore organized by curator Margaret Bullock. The exhibition opens Friday, January 12 and will be on view through Sunday, March 4, 2007. It will showcase recent works that continue Moores exploration of ecological, political and personal concerns through constructed and painted artworks. Sabra Moore is an artist and art activist whose work is based on the quilt-making traditions of her East Texas grandmothers, and the artistic traditions of West Africa, as well as her twenty plus years of participation in the feminist art movements in New York City and personal experimentation. She has stated I consider myself a literate granddaughter and have translated the elements of quilt-making (the use of repeated patterns, resonant materials, narrative) into sewn and painted artworks. Her artists books can be found in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Brooklyn Art Museum. She is creating a handmade catalogue for the exhibition that will be available for purchase. Sabra Moores works interweave many disparate references ranging from personal and family history to the political. Curator Bullock has said of her work: Sabra Moores works are not only visually richfull of texture and color and technically masterful but they also have impact beyond the purely aesthetic. They seek to open our eyes to aspects of our world that we overlook or seek to avoid. A gallery talk with Sabra Moore is scheduled for Thursday February 22nd at 7pm.