The exhibition, Water Spirits Walking on the Land, is presented at SFUAD’s Fogelson Gallery in the Fogelson Library on campus.
Cate Moses’ body of work is concerned with drought and forest fires in New Mexico and their impact on wildlife and all life. It is dedicated, says Moses, “to the water spirits who have gone underground due to our inattention.” It includes oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, and installation.
“Some of my paintings are expressionist images of wildlife, some are abstractions; all are concerned with our relationship with nature,” she says. “I work from a strong sense of place, painting the wildlife with whom I share a home in the high alpine Southwest, and the colors, planes, and lines of the place. When one moves paint around on canvas, the forms that are the conceptual matrices and patterns underlying conscious experience emerge. I step aside and let that process happen, allowing the painting to breathe and reveal its internal structures and symbols.”
Moses’ work has been exhibited at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana; Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM; Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Randall Davey Audubon Center Invitational Wildlife Art Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM; The Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM; the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM; and Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, among other venues. It is represented in collections throughout the U.S.
The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2014.