Please Join Carrie Moyer and contributing writers Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Johanna Fateman, and Katy Siegel for a celebration and book signing of the new Rizzoli Electa publication Carrie Moyer.
Wednesday, December 1st, 6-8pm
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York City
Carrie Moyer’s first major monograph expansively represents the influential abstract painter’s work and queer agitprop. Moyer’s complex work merges abstract aesthetics and legible imagery: vividly colored and textured forms are embedded with a range of historical, stylistic, and physical references to Surrealism, Modernism, 1960s and ’70s counterculture graphics, and ’70s feminist art. This 240-page monograph enriches a deep dive into Moyer’s painting practice, in particular her work of the past decade, with a portfolio of the artist’s agitprop from the 1990s, including Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!), one of the first lesbian public art projects.
Guests will also have an opportunity to visit the major museum survey exhibition Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times currently on view at the museum.
Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. For over 25 years, Moyer’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Previous museum shows include a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, that originated at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; Interstellar, at the Worcester Art Museum, MA. Between 1991-2008, Moyer and photographer Sue Schaffner collaborated as Dyke Action Machine!, an interventionist art project that inserted lesbian images into the public sphere. Moyer’s writing has appeared in periodicals such as Art in America, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail and monographs on Louise Fishman and Nancy Grossman. She has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital among others. Moyer is the Co-Director of MFA Program in Studio Art at Hunter College. She is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York City.
Lauren O’Neill-Butler is a New York–based writer whose book Let’s Have a Talk: Conversations with Women on Art and Culture (Karma, 2021) brings together nearly ninety interviews. A cofounder of the nonprofit publishing endeavor November and a former Senior Editor of Artforum, she has also contributed to Aperture, Art Journal, Bookforum, and The New York Times.
Johanna Fateman is a writer, art critic, and owner of Seagull Salon in New York. She writes art reviews regularly for The New Yorker and is a contributing editor for Artforum. She is a 2019 Creative Capital awardee.
Katy Siegel is the Thaw Chair at Stony Brook University and a Senior Research Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her exhibitions include Joan Mitchell; Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture; Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day; Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965; and High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967–75.
We hope to see you there!