Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fwd: Lydia Moyer & Luke Dowd @ Normal Projects

Opening: Friday, March 20, 2009 at 6:00pm

Normal Projects is pleased to present works by Luke Dowd and Lydia Moyer. Emblematic of the small viewing space and intimate display of artworks, this exhibition will display only one work from each artist.

Researching landscapes, in environmental and social contextual histories, Lydia Moyer has created video work describing the visceral American landscape. Mountain Loop (remix) was made as response to industrial processes. Moyer is head of New Media at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a recent fellow of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship Program. Her work has been screened in Hong Kong, Romania, Iceland, and Australia.

Luke Dowd’s recent work sharpens the impression of his subject matter as a diamond is cut to lead light to the heart of the stone. Dowd stipulates, it is just the “formation of the lines of gems as an organising principle for abstract collages using watercolor and spray paint.”

In an early project, Did dinosaurs have rainbows too and if so could they see them?, Dowd gestured toward evolution, design and the subjectivity of value. Recent exhibitions include Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York; Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt; HOTEL, London. Dowd will be having a solo exhibition at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago in April 2009. He lives and works in London.

Normal Projects is an independent apartment gallery exhibiting work on paper and video by emerging and established contemporary artists. This exhibition will be on view from March 20th through April 18th, 2009 by appointment only. Finnisage with artist, Luke Dowd, is April 18th from 2-4p. For further information, please email Emily Schroeder at or ring 917 312-8889.

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