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Pirate Jenny by Carrie Moyer
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Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny

Friday, Feb. 7–Thursday, March 27
Visiting Artist Event: Carrie Moyer with Ian Berry
Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • 6:30 p.m. Artist talk
  • 7:30 p.m. Reception with Moyer and Berry

Canzani Center Gallery (map it)

Curated by Ian Berry in collaboration with the artist

For the past two decades, Carrie Moyer’s paintings have boldly merged political imagery, abstraction, and unapologetic visual pleasure. Complex and seductive, their references include color field, social realist, and surrealist painting; 1960s and ’70s counter-culture graphics; 1970s feminist art; and bodily forms and fluids.

A painter, designer, and writer, Moyer has had solo shows at the Worcester Art Museum, CANADA, and the American University Museum, among others. She has also created agitprop for ACT UP, Queer Nation, and DYKE ACTION MACHINE! (DAM!), which she co-founded. Her writing appears in Art in America, Artforum, and Modern Painters.

Artist talk event: Feb. 12 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Joining Carrie Moyer for a conversation about her work will be Ian Berry, the director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (where the exhibition originated).

A specialist in contemporary art and a leader in the field of college and university museums, Berry has written more than a dozen books and catalogs and organized projects with artists including Nayland Blake, Los Carpinteros, Richard Pettibone, Shahzia Sikander, and Kara Walker. He has served on the artistic advisory committee for the PBS series Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, among many other advisory groups.

Image: Pirate Jenny, 2012, acrylic, graphite on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, courtesy of the artist and CANADA

Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).

This exhibition and visiting artist event is supported in part by:


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