On display at the Kingston Gallery in Boston through January 1st, Roswell: New Work displays selections from over 40 new paintings, drawings and collages produced by Jennifer Moses over the course of her recent year in New Mexico.
The paintings here express a New Englander’s reactions to daily life in New Mexico and capture the range of expression from her year spent at the Roswell Artist in Residency Program. The work expresses moments from exploration of Bitter Lake, Carlsbad Caverns, Ghost Ranch and the Hondo Valley, and also more intimate motifs found closer to home: spider webs and tumbleweeds, the pale colors of the grass and scrub and the drama of the Roswell sky. Moses took impressions from her daily life in the desert with equal regard for the elegant and the ordinary. Then in the studio she translated these impressions into cartoon shapes, lines and colors in an attempt to tell the tale of a spellbound tourist in the wild, wild, west.
Artists as diverse as Georgia O’Keefe, Walter de Maria, Susan Rothenberg, and Bruce Nauman have been inspired and motivated by the unique space of New Mexico. Jennifer Moses’ current show continues this tradition and captures an outsider’s view of these significant expanses alongside the moments of daily life. In that way, Roswell: New Work is a lens optimized for detail while scanning to infinity.
Moses has exhibited throughout New England and her work has been reviewed in Art New England Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, and Sculpture Magazine. Her work is included in the 2011 Northeast edition of New American Paintings. In addition, Moses is an Associate Professor of Art at the University on New Hampshire where she has taught for twenty-two years.
The Opening Reception for Roswell: New Work is scheduled for December 2, from 6-8pm. For more information about the exhibit visit www.kingstongallery.com.