In an upcoming exhibition, Water Spirits Walking on the Land, SFUAD contributing faculty member Cate Moses will present a body of work concerned with drought and forest fires in New Mexico and their impact on wildlife and all life.
The exhibition will debut Friday, July 11 during an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Fogelson Gallery on campus. It includes oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, and installation, and according to Moses, is dedicated “to the water spirits who have gone underground due to our inattention.”
“Some of my paintings are expressionist images of wildlife, some are abstractions; all are concerned with our relationship with nature,” says Moses. “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 opening reception is free and open to the public.