Intermittent Mapping

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Installation view , 2009 © Courtesy of The Artist and LIMN Gallery
Installation view © Limn Art Gallery
Installation view © Limn Art Gallery
Intermittent Mapping

290 Townsend
San Francisco, CA 94107
July 25th, 2009 - September 12th, 2009
Opening: July 25th, 2009 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Joan Moment’s work continues to be as fresh and inspiring as it was when she began her career with an appearance at the 1973 Whitney Biennial followed by a one-woman show at the museum in 1974. In this exhibition, her first solo show at LIMN Gallery, Moment continues to examine issues of mortality, transcendence, change and flux.

In the past 15 years her work has emphasized, “imprint” as a method for making paintings, and has now evolved into a form that relates to current practices that critics Peter Frank and George Melrod, writing in Art Ltd., dubbed “Flow Painting”. Moment works with thin paint on large tables, pouring the paint, dragging it, dissolving it and allowing it to clot, collect and disperse into forms that recall cosmic gases, bodies of water and terrestrial forms seen from the air. “I am interested in the liquidity of paint and its specific characteristics, which are comparable to various natural phenomena,” the artist states.

On view in Intermittent Mapping is Moment’s Constellation Series. It references planets, cells, comets, atoms, stars, and earth and ocean surfaces. “I think of these paintings as a kind of mapping in which matter is depicted in a constant state of flux across the space/time continuum.” Interstellar photography and aerial views of the earth are of particular interest to the artist.

“What I hope to achieve are visual metaphors of immateriality and the temporal nature of everything, including our own corporeal existence.”

The artist works and lives in Sacramento, CA. Her work is in numerous museum and private collections around the country. This is Moment’s first solo exhibition with LIMN Gallery.