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Sally Brooks Moore:
Edge

October 11, 2008 – November 18, 2008
Exhibition View

ARTIST STATEMENT

Wonder and fear coexist. Sometimes, they are intertwined. We must be willing to walk toward both.

Dreams, at least the most memorable ones, often present this paradox with intriguing imagery.  We live a whole other parallel life just beneath the one we think we know.  In this foggy encoded world, struggles take place with a cast of unpredictable characters.  Old selves die as new selves emerge.  

In Where It Lives, I am thinking of the “it” as imagination, itself.  Ideas are often born in dark places. As they move toward light they go through a number of transformations, residing/taking shelter in spaces that touch the conscious world, but are not quite nameable.  In some ways, this sculpture is a battleground between selves. As I built, I found stability, kicked it away, and recreated it. A line from a Laurie Anderson song comes to mind: “This is how you can be walking, and falling, at the same time,”  … and indeed we are.  Sometimes our connection to earth is tenuous and transient, a wheel. Sometimes it is solid as cement, perhaps too weighty and sometimes it is vulnerable as a bamboo stick.

Sally B. Moore
October, 2008

Opening Reception: October 18, 2008, 3-5 P.M.

Artists Talk: Saturday November 8, 2008, 2 P.M.

Works In Exhibition

Rip

Sally B. Moore Rip 2007 Plywood, paper, nails, ink, graphite

21 1/2 x 48 inches  (54.6 x 122 x 1.9 cm)
(Inventory #19150)

Approaching Eye Level
(from Dream Series)

Sally B. Moore Approaching Eye Level
(from Dream Series)
2007 Wire, papier mache, jute, wood, feathers

48 x 26 x 8 inches
(Inventory #19322)

Discovery

Sally B. Moore Discovery 2007 Wire mesh, paper mache

8 x 8 x 6 inches
(Inventory #19323)

Moon/root

Sally B. Moore Moon/root 2007 plexiglass, wire, papier mache, lead

28 x 13 x 9 inches
(Inventory #19324)

Fall

Sally B. Moore Fall 2007 wood, wire, hair net, papier mache

36 x 10 x 16 inches
(Inventory #19322)

Dropped/Caught
(from Dream Series)

Sally B. Moore Dropped/Caught
(from Dream Series)
2008 Wood, sand, paper, clay

11 x 24 x 23 inches
(Inventory #20246)

Illuminated Darkness
(from Dream Series)

Sally B. Moore Illuminated Darkness
(from Dream Series)
2008 Wire, wood, tire, paperclay, paper & screws

54 x 70 x 11 inches
(Inventory #20333)

Where It Lives

Sally B. Moore Where It Lives 2008 Wood, cement, wire, dacron, mesh, fringe, paint, sand and tire

94 x 38 x 32 inches  (239 x 96.5 x 81.5 cm)
(Inventory #20334)

Plumbline

Sally B. Moore Plumbline 2007 Wood, wire, mesh, mirror, paper, beads and ink

40 x 23 x 15 inches  (102 x 58.5 x 38 cm)
(Inventory #20335)