Moody Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new watercolors, silverpoint drawings and prints by Liz Ward. The exhibition Cryosphere features the most recent works from her ongoing a series of large-scale watercolors entitled Glacial Ghosts, which explores the theme of glacial melting. Recent silverpoint drawings will also be on view as well as new etchings printed in collaboration with Flatbed Press in Austin,Texas.
Ward states "At the dawn of the 21st century, the arctic itself in peril, as glacial melting occurs at alarming rates around the globe. In my Glacial Ghost and Melt Lake images the gradual dissolution of form becomes a metaphor for the melting and ultimate loss of glaciers. Deep Time is a body of work that began with images of ice cores and broadened to include other works responding to the sublime beauty and alarming imperilment of ice phenomena. Ice cores are core samples of accumulations of snow and ice that record climate conditions over thousands of years. (Written for the publication The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, International Issue, Quarterly Eight, 2012)
Liz Ward currently lives and works in Texas and has been represented by Moody Gallery since 1994. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States in numerous one-person exhibitions and group exhibitions. Her work is part of the collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Austin Museum of Art. She recently had a solo exhibition at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas as well as Flatbed Galleries in Austin, Texas. Liz has been a Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas since 2010 and began teaching there in 1999.