Artspace Liberti is proud to present its April exhibition, Toward Futility, a site-specific watercolor installation by Cindy Stockton Moore. This exhibition runs from April 1-28, 2012. The reception for Ms. Stockton Moore will be held on Friday, April 13, from 6:30-9:30PM.
For over a month, Stockton Moore has worked on this installation (approximately 12 x 40’) with the knowledge that it would have a short public life. The piece is consciously rooted in impermanence. Borrowing from the artist’s statement:
“The short-lived nature of this mural subverts its assumed function and imbues the time-intensive work with a sense of fleetingness. Watercolor is encouraged to bleed and drip at the mercy of gravity, highlighting its relative fragility as a medium. Knowledge of the fate of the painting suspends the youthful narrative in an impending sense of loss; the process of painting itself is steeped in equal parts confidence and doubt. Like most of my recent work, this project ultimately explores a distinction between value and worth in painting. “
Also at issue is the role of art installed on the wall of a church.
“No longer considered simply ‘books for the illiterate,’ early examples of ecclesiastical paintings were ‘seeable signs’ of shared information that may have been largely unreadable outside of the context of their community. By creating a narrative painting devoid of a known back-story or doctrine, I encourage multiple readings and personal projections, while drawing on the wall painting’s tradition of communal exchange.”
Cindy Stockton Moore lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She holds an MFA in Painting from Syracuse University. Her works has been exhibited throughout the United States in spaces including The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ; The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, FL; Tompkins Project, Brooklyn, NY; and the Sandy Carson Gallery in Denver, CO.
While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 10:00AM-2:00PM.
Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east.