But just as the biblical Moses was drawn out the water, Andy was eventually drawn back to it and found his way to Montauk Point where open sky and water abound. He’d spend a third of his 15 year stay in New York on the most eastern end of Long Island, an historic place steeped in the traditions of the sea, of individuality, and which would set the groundwork for his much lauded later work created on the west coast on panels both convex and concave and in vibrant colors applied as fluidly as the oceans he surfed, observed and inspirited from. Both morphologically and environmentally inspired, Andy’s work conveys the grandeur of the supernatural: recent works from 2016 like Metamorph 1501 and Geomorphology 1702, apart their calming, transcendental, and meditative qualities, offer a glimpse into the spectacular greatness and vastness of the universe by way of somehow exposing, painting by thirty-years-worth of painting, what almost appear to be fractals of it, remnants from the beginning of time, particles of earth’s formation, of ours, dissected and applied with the same mysticism and magic The greatest alchemist infused with his.And like God’s, leaves us awed and wonderfully delighted at the existence of it all.
ANDY MOSES: A 30-Year Survey.
The Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery at Santa Monica College.
February 10, 2017 – March 25, 2017
Native New Yorker. Artist. Publisher. Curator. Writer. Loves jumping into other people’s dreams.