Exhibition - Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore

Arts and Entertainment

August 22, 2012

From: Grey Art Gallery
Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore is the most comprehensive retrospective of work by a remarkable artist whose life was tragically cut short by AIDS. Frank Moore (1953 2002) is best known for his hyperrealist, large-scale paintings surrounded by inventive custom-made frames. Addressing themes drawn from American visual culture, the state of the health care industry, and his own life, Moore was prescient in his concern about the dangers of genetically modified foods. His paintings often explore human effects on the natural environment, all too apparent, as he noted, in many "sites of great, but toxic, beauty." Featuring approximately 50 paintings and drawings, the exhibition spans Moore's entire career and includes videos, maquettes, sketchbooks, and related archival materials. Toxic Beauty will be on view simultaneously at the Grey Art Gallery and at the Tracey-Barry Gallery at Fales Library, which houses New York University's special collections and Frank Moore's papers. Curated by Susan Harris with Lynn Gumpert, Toxic Beauty is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Date:  September 7 - December 8, 2012


Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 11:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesdays: 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Location:  Grey Art Gallery at New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003

Admission:  $3.00, Free to NYU students, faculty and staff.