Norte Maar, the alternative art space leading the Bushwick art scene, is pleased to present Hermine Ford: Two New Paintings, February 13-March 21, 2009. As the title indicates this special exhibition features two new works by Hermine Ford. In a statement for the exhibition, poet William Benton relates Ms. Ford’s paintings to: Etruscan pottery “essentially belonging to archeology”, “scraps of Alkman”, or “notes of a solo by Ben Webster.” Also on view will be new paintings by Brooke Moyse and a text project by Jeri Coppola.
HERMINE FORD paints patterns, fragments, and geographic notes. Combining the textiles of cultures, and the mosaics of the past she interlaces compositions with brushwork and drawing inspired by topography, landscape, bends in a river, and shapes of stones. Ms. Ford lives and paints in NYC and in Nova Scotia and travels annually to Rome. She teaches painting in the graduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. A seasoned artist, her work can be found in many prominent public collections including Arkansas Art Center (AR), Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC), Hood Museum at Dartmouth (NH), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) to name a few.
NEW PAINTINGS BY BROOKE MOYSE BROOKE MOYSE makes landscapes with the lightest touch of paint and the slightest hint of horizon. Her paintings illicit a euphoric, even transcendental state, through a subtle use of color where subject and non-subject remain unconfirmed. Likened to Poussin, these works echo a classicism of clarity, logic, and order. Brooke Moyse lives and works in Bushwick.
NEW TEXT PROJECT BY JERI COPPOLA JERI COPPOLA makes portraits through text where the individualism of letters is integral. Letters focus memory: selective, reconstructed, supplanted. As her letters extend, they develop into a corporal body: an installation, clipped photographs, a series of correlations between thought and the physical world where text is word and memory is story. Jeri Coppola lives and works in NY and has shown at LMCC, Bronx Museum, art Moving, and Tribes Gallery among others.