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Gordon Moore Featured in Hyperallergic

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Continuing my inquiry into the ways that artists look at the work they live with, I’ve been asking the following questions: In the context of rampant disease, do you look at your personal collection differently now, and which works in particular? Is there one that especially resonates with you at this weird, frightening moment? And does it take on new meaning?

Lauren Henkin (Rockland, Maine): I first saw Gordon Moore’s work in an exhibition at Betty Cuningham Gallery in 2014. The show included paintings and photo emulsion drawings. Both were compelling, but the drawings struck a chord. There is a lushness to the grounds — beautifully printed photographs toned in warm yellows and grays — which, combined with marks of ink and gouache, suggest a velvet canvas scorched by electricity. It was as if the artist had formed a wire sculpture and then tracked its slow progress of shadow-making across a concrete surface, his hand creating furcated markings of time passing.

Quarantine has forced on me a strange relationship to time. One moment is filled with reflection and pause; the next, a casual glint of thought tossed into the wind. Mon-day, Tues-day, Wednes-day are no more. All that remain are day and night.

One of Gordon’s drawings hangs on the wall beside my desk. I see it whenever l look up from my computer. Throughout the day, I can see how light engages the work. In the morning, the sun buoys the light areas of the drawing. At night, the dark tones recede deeper into space.

The drawing has replaced my clock. It’s a beautiful and needed reminder that time can be measured not by seconds, hours, or days but by marks, tone, and depth.

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Gordon Moore Awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship

On April 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition.






Born in Iowa and raised in Kansas, Gordon Moore began painting pictures at the age of 6 and has never stopped. Being a product of the Great Plains the dominant thematic in his work has long been informed by that experience and that environment and can be defined to this day quite simply as: Space. The creation of which, in an abstract Painting and Drawing idiom, is the fuel which drives his imagination. After finishing the Academic requirements of a formal education in Art, first at the University of Washington in Seattle and then at Yale in New Haven, he moved to the TRUE University of Art and Life In 1972: New York City, where he has lived ever since. In the ensuing years Moore’ work has developed an interest in a refined clarity of edge vaguely redolent of Architectonic space as well as fragments of shapes found from the street experience, most notably – the Bowery, close to which he has lived for nearly half a Century. His work has been most often shown in one-person showings since 2000 and he has received a number of awards and fellowships.

Ennead Architects Kicks Off Visual Arts Series with Paintings by Gordon Moore

Work by Gordon Moore, along with works by Doug Argue, will be on view in Ennead Architect’s new office at 1 World Trade Center through Spring 2020.

About Gordon Moore: 

Born in Cherokee, IA in 1947, Moore received his MFA from Yale University in 1972. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts-Visual Artists Fellowship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in Painting. His work is part of many prestigious collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), the Block Museum of Art (IL), Chase Manhattan Bank, General Electric Corporation, and Yale University Art Gallery (CT). In 2018, The Salina Art Center hosted a retrospective for the artist. Moore lives and works in New York.

Gordon Moore’s paintings at Ennead Architects

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Gordon Moore’s Tribute to Robert Frank Published by the Brooklyn Rail

A Tribute to Robert Frank (1924–2019)

America, Robert Frank, and Dinah Shore’s Fist

by Gordon Moore

A Personal Remembrance

Robert Frank, View from Hotel Window, Butte, Montana, 1956. © Robert Frank.


Somewhere like nine years later while I am working at the University Bookstore on the Ave. at the UW in Seattle, a book comes in to the art department titled “The Americans” and I start looking through it. I am stunned. Totally stunned. Who did this? Where did this come from? Did I dream this? As I turned the pages, I could actually remember my pulse accelerating at confronting the American social, political and cultural authenticity of those images. I quite realistically felt I had lived that book. And when I turned the page to the image of the window of the Finlen Hotel in Butte, Montana, I had such a rush, I had to sit down. In a very real sense…I had. From that moment forward, in my mind, Robert Frank had been elevated to something approaching a deity. Something he would not, in his humility, feel comfortable with. We had never seen images that honest before.

Gordon Moore Featured in Galerie Magazine

Galerie Editors’ Picks: 5 Great Art and Design Events This Week

Featuring Gordon Moore: Small Verticals

February 5, 2019

Galerie’s picks of the must-see art and design events this week, from a highly anticipated exhibition celebrating Frida Kahlo’s personal style to a spotlight on Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks Gallery.

2. Gordon Moore: Small Verticals
Anita Rogers Gallery

The gallery presents a show of small-format, purely aesthetic abstract paintings by New York artist Gordon Moore. For this series, Moore referenced subject matter like books, blinds, and vent grills. The paintings will be accompanied by a small selection of drawings that use fragments of shadows cast by fire escapes.

Where: Anita Rogers Gallery, 15 Greene Street

When: Opening reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6–8 p.m.


Winter Group Exhibition Featured on ArtDaily.org

Anita Rogers Gallery Opens Group Exhibition of Work by Three Artists

NEW YORK, NY.- Anita Rogers Gallery presents a group exhibition of work by three artists: John Ashworth, Gordon Moore and Mark Webber. The gallery introduces John Ashworth to the gallery for the first time; Ashworth’s detailed acrylic paintings on paper, canvas and panel are rich in texture, detail and illuminated color. Moore’s works on photo emulsion paper explore depth, perspective, balance and asymmetry. Webber’s hydrocal and plaster sculptures recall architectural forms but are firmly sculpture; the works are defined by their elegant lines and careful balance. The exhibition is on view January 9 – February 2, 2019 at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10013.
Born in New York in 1939, painter/sculptor John Ashworth began appreciating art at the age of 8 while visiting seminal institutions such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art — as well as 57th Street galleries. Two years later, his own work hung — with that of artists many years his senior — at Washington Square Park. Exhibition attendees purchased all of his hundreds of folded, Rorschach-type blots in poster paint on typing paper pasted onto vertical scrolls. After moving to Massachusetts, where he graduated from high school in 1956, John pursued applied industrial physics at Wentworth Institute in Boston. From there, he majored in civil and structural engineering at Northeastern University and then attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design and, on scholarship, Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.

Born in Cherokee, IA, Gordon Moore received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1970 and then went on to receive his MFA from Yale University in 1972. He has received numerous awards and grants including the National Endowment for the Arts-Visual Artists Fellowship, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in Painting, the Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation Award in Painting, the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Moore’s work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Yale University Art Gallery (CT), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), General Electric Corporation (OH), the Krannert Art Museum (IL) and Kinkead Pavilion (IL). Most recently, Moore’s work was shown in a major solo exhibition at the Salina Art Center in Kansas. The gallery will host a solo exhibition of work by the artist in February 2019.

Mark Webber resides in Sag Harbor, NY where he has worked as a cabinetmaker for many years. There he learned the craft of making objects and put in his time to develop that ability. Webber studied under Charles Ginnever and Peter Forakis at Windham College in Vermont. He received a BFA in sculpture at SUNY, Purchase. He has exhibited at many galleries in the Hamptons and is in several private collections on the East Coast.


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Gordon Moore | Abstract Intention | Salina Art Center

Paintings & Works on Paper, 2007-17

On view: September 19- December 16, 2018

Salina Art Center

242 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Salina, KS 67401

Untitled, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and pumice on canvas, 65" x 42"

Untitled, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and pumice on canvas, 65″ x 42″

Gordon Moore | Abstract Intention

The essential idea in my abstraction is to extract visual elements inherent in the ‘detritus’ of everyday life and reorder their original presence. The juxtaposition of order and chaos, of the organic and the geometric, of clarity and ambiguity, and of diffusion and resolution form the genesis of my work. Our organic lives are ‘ordered’ out of the architectural geometry which surrounds us. That paradox is rampant with potential for visual construct, the arrangement of which supplies the optic content of my work.                                            

– Gordon Moore

Since his arrival in New York City in 1972, by way of New Haven, Connecticut, where he earned an MFA in painting at Yale University, Gordon Moore has been steadfast in his commitment to abstraction. For over four decades, Moore has devoted his studio practice to developing a deeply personal visual language with which to explore, reconcile, and transcend oppositional realities. Moore’s images reference commonplace shapes and forms encountered during daily life in the chaotic, urban environs of New York City. Venetian blinds, architectural elements, a handmade palm leaf fan, and plastic spikes used to deter pigeons from roosting are among the many objects in which he finds visual inspiration. The work in this exhibition spans the years 2007 and 2017, a period during which the artist’s ongoing investigation into the material and visual potential of photographic paper has yielded significant and powerful results. Moore’s paintings and drawings brim with a seductive uncanniness; there is a compelling and enigmatic ambiguity at work in the interplay among line, plane, and space. One is never certain about what one is seeing. Free of irony and pregnant with metaphoric potential, Moore’s imagery works toward a reconciliation of extremes — visually, materially, and otherwise.

exhibition programming

Lunch & Learn with Gordon Moore
Wednesday, September 19, 12-1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch, refreshments provided.

Opening Exhibition Reception & Artist Talk
Thursday, September 20, 6-8 p.m. Talk at 7 p.m.

Guided Exhibition Tours
October 13, November 10, December 8, 2 p.m.
All programming is free & open to the public.

Hamptons Art Hub Highlights “Works on Paper”

New shows of all kinds are opening in New York City galleries this week. Art galleries in Chelsea, Uptown, Downtown and Brooklyn are hosting solo shows, group exhibitions and retrospective surveys. Viewers can check out sculpture that toes the line between childlike and creepy, portraits that are intimate looks into realistic or imaginary worlds and drawings that defy expectations.

DOWNTOWN — Anita Rogers Gallery: “Works on Paper: Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O’Hara and Joan Waltemath”

October 11 through November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Anita Rogers Gallery presents “Work on Paper: Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O’Hara and Joan Waltemath,” a group exhibition that aims to celebrate drawing as a primary form of artistic communication.

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Works on Paper: Drawings by Gordon Moore, George Negroponte, Morgan O’Hara and Joan Waltemath

It all goes back to drawing. – Gordon Moore

Anita Rogers Gallery presents Works on Paper, an exhibition of drawings by Gordon MooreGeorge NegroponteMorgan O’Hara and Joan Waltemath. The exhibition will be on view October 11 – November 11, 2017 at the gallery’s new location at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, October 11, 6-8pm.

Collectively, the works in the exhibition reflect on the intimate nature of drawing. The pieces allow the viewer to engage with the artists and their processes in an exceptionally close manner. The show aims to celebrate drawing as not only fundamental to the artist’s practice but as a primary form of artistic communication.

Moore works in an innovative way; the grounds for his drawings are sheets of developed photo emulsion paper. He then draws on top of and in response to the elements present in the paper. There is an unusual depth to the final pieces – they challenge the viewers’ natural perceptions. Moore (b. 1947, Iowa) has pieces in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Yale University Art Gallery (CT), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), General Electric Corporation (OH), the Krannert Art Museum (IL) and Kinkead Pavilion (IL).

Negroponte will exhibit a series of drawings spanning from 1996 to 2016, each constructed from several pieces of paper, painted, cut and then placed back together in different configurations. On this work, Negroponte states, “Primacy counts more than anything right now. I want to get down to the barest essence: discarding the object for a trace or glimpse of it residing in the weight of each mark or shape.” Negroponte (b. 1953, New York) has work in the collections of the Harvard University Art Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Waltemath makes mindful drawings; they are studies for her Torso/Roots series of paintings and will be on view unframed. Like her paintings they are based on a grid derived from harmonic mathematical relationships but, here, the handmade paper acts as both the ground and frame for the grid.  Its presence is as prominent and powerful as her paint. At once lush and subtle, her works on paper are delicate glimpses into her process. Waltemath (b. 1953, Nebraska) is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Hammer Museum and the Harvard University Art Museum.