AXOM Gallery is pleased to announce our new exhibition, IN THE FOREST: New Paintings by artist Kurt Moyer. Moyer is an artist who continues to explore his personal vision in the genres of landscape and figurative painting, while embracing the inspiration he gets form the works of past masters such as Cezanne and Corot. We are delighted to present his second solo show at Axom Gallery. Inspired by the natural world, in which he often includes the human figure.
Moyer paints from life whenever possible. The beauty of Moyer’s paintings is expressed through the emphasis he places on light, color, mood and a sense of place. It is his pursuit of these elements in the plein air tradition of working on location that he feels fundamentally contributes to the success of his paintings.
The paintings are at once matter-of-fact observations and yet they have the ability to transform the viewer into participating and experiencing these peaceful, perfect moments in nature. They are characterized by a virtuosity of careful color mixing and application that create a visceral vibration depicting the patterns of dappling sunlight and cool shadows on the subject. His attention to the subtle nuance of color further depicts the atmosphere of the day, placing that air between the subject and the viewer, and giving the viewer an intimate experience of that place and time.
Originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Kutztown University, Moyer now resides in Rochester, NY with his family. He has been exhibiting his work in select public and private institutions including: The Gross McCleaf Gallery, the eDavid Gallery, the Susan Maasch Gallery, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania State Museum, Penn State University, Loyola College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Gallery at the Arts and Cultural Council of Rochester, the Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College and the George Billis Gallery.