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Norman Mooney: Close Your Eyes

Causey Contemporary
92 Wythe Avenue, 718.218.8939
September 7 - October 14, 2012
Reception: Friday, September 14, 6 - 9 PM
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Causey Contemporary is pleased to announce Close Your Eyes, a solo exhibition of monumental carbon smoke drawings by artist Norman Mooney. Furthering the core concerns within his practice of time, space and movement, Norman’s carbon drawings are created with layers of billowing smoke preserved on aluminum panel. Deeply rooted in process and scale, the artist brings an elemental physicality to this two-dimensional medium, while engaging multiple dualities through enigmatic form and pattern.

Norman makes works that are at once physical and metaphysical. His works explore the elemental and cyclical synergies of nature. Materiality, pattern, scale and experience are key concerns within his practice. Norman makes sculptures, interior and exterior installations, drawings and works on paper. His methodology is one of experimentation and process with materials such as smoke, glass, steel and resin.

Norman Mooney was born in Dublin Ireland in 1971. He studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork and completed his BFA at the National College of Art in Dublin in 1992. He then received the distinguished honor of participating in the Third Degree program at the Irish Museum of modern Art from 1992 to 1993. In 1994 he relocated to New York City and has been exhibiting locally and internationally for more than 16 years. Recent exhibitions include, “1, 2, 3 Volume” at the Siqueiros Museum in Mexico City, Beyond Borders in Abu Dhabi, New Work at Waterhouse and Dodd, Close your Eyes at Martine Chaisson in New Orleans and “Wall Flowers” at Causey Contemporary in New York.

Norman Mooney’s works can can be found in the collections of The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC; The Claridge Collection, Quebec Canada; The Geoff Isles Collection, New York,NY; Double Seven, New York, NY; and Argent Ventures Collection, New York, NY. Additionally, his work has been reviewed in Fahrenheit Magazine, New York Spaces Magazine, Artdaily, the NY Art Beat and the New York Times among other publications.

The exhibition will also include new graphite on panel drawings in the gallery’s second room exhibition space. Close Your Eyes will run from September 7 – October 14, 2012. An opening reception will be held on the September 14th from 6 – 9 p.m. as part of the Williamsburg 2nd Friday autumn season, followed by a closing reception on October 12th. Otherwise, the exhibition will be open during normal gallery hours: Wed – Sat 11am- 7pm and Sun. 11 am – 6 pm.
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