Carl Moore’s “Uncommon Ground” to Open in Alumni Gallery

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May 14, 2014

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“I’m Afraid To Leave My House” by Carl Moore

Carl Moore’s Uncommon Ground To Open In Alumni Gallery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces the opening of Uncommon Ground, an exhibition of work by Carl Moore. The exhibition will be on view from May 17 through July 27 in the Alumni Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park.

Moore, who was born in Canton, Miss., earned both his BFA and MFA at Memphis College of Art and currently lives and works in Memphis as a professional artist and designer. Moore considers his art a form of visual communication, utilizing simplicity and depth to express modern, social and economic conditions that affect people’s lives on a daily basis. By taking advantage of current events and themes, Moore creates a connection between the personal and the public with the use of color and composition to express mood, beliefs and ideas. Moore cites Jacob Lawrence, Stewart Davis, Salvador Dali, Charles White and Michelangelo as artists that have influenced his work.

Uncommon Ground explores the questions and ideas of everyday life, based on the way we live and interact as a collective social group,” says Moore. “It examines the ideology that things are not always as they seem. Up is not always high. Down is not always low. Dark is not always bad. White is not always good. The exhibition attempts to show those areas where we are the most comfortable and content with where we are in our surroundings, but challenges our awareness of the unsettling changes that take place day to day.”

The Alumni Gallery is open for viewing on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. MCA exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Photo: Carl Moore, I’m Afraid To Leave My House, acrylic and graphite on canvas panel, 9” x 12”


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