Monday, August 19, 2013

“PREHISTORIC” IMAGES DEPICT OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

Quentin Moseley: The Museum of
Pre-History
 

WHEN: Aug, 23 - Sept 28, 2013; Reception: Saturday, September 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 PM  
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/museum-pre-history
410.276.1651
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"Through working with these prehistoric images, the symbols come full circle to reveal a contemporary philosophy that depicts our true place in the universe, not as dominator, but in mystical reverence of the signs that reveal meaning in the cycles of life."

Moseley, an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes printmaking, sculpture, drawing, light and installation techniques, is interested in the meaning of ancient "signs." This interest does not stem from their literal translation, but as a metaphor for our continued attempts to find meaning by identifying with symbolic form in our own small corner, or perhaps larger place, in the universe.

He states, "In recent work, I have adopted the signs and symbols of Neolithic and Paleolithic man and have interpreted them with drawings, constructions, neon, and prints. Through working with these prehistoric images, the symbols come full circle to reveal a contemporary philosophy that depicts our true place in the universe, not as dominator, but in mystical reverence of the signs that reveal meaning in the cycles of life."

Moseley will rotate and install his collections from "The Museum of Pre-History" during the exhibition schedule, emphasizing his archeology, process, and restorations of "The Caveman's Dictionary," "Neolithic Neon" and "Bronze-Age Beauties."

Moseley earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in 1972. Since 1974 he has taught as a full-time faculty member at MICA, where he continues to be an integral part of the Baltimore artistic community.