Brant Moorefield

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How Memory Works, 2010, oil on linen, 32 x 26"
Straight and Tall As If In A Dream, 2009, oil on panel, 31 3/8 x 23 1/2"
The Walk, 2009, oil on canvas, 24 x 32"
Preened, 2009, oil on panel, 16 x 20"
The Other Possibility, 2008, oil on panel, 10 1/2 x 12 1/4"
Artist's Statement

These recent paintings are concerned with the idea that there is a space where the external landscape and the internal landscape overlap, and this is the territory from which we view and understand our world and ourselves.  Here, the word "landscape" refers to everything around us.  It includes everything from the natural world to the small corners of our interior and domestic lives.  It also refers to the geography of our internal selves, the psychological and emotional elements that guide our understanding and actions.  Memory, fear, desire, death, distraction, hope, waste, etc. are some of the concepts explored.  For me, the act of painting takes place within the space where these landscapes meet and, necessarily, become indistinguishable. 


Brant Moorefield
b: March 28, 1970
MFA in Painting, 1999. State University of New York, Albany, NY.
BFA in Sculpture, 1993. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
2005 46th Midwestern Exhibition, Roarke Art Gallery Museum, Moorhead, MN.
2003 The Amorous Show, Roarke Art Gallery Museum, Moorhead, MN.
2002 Domestic Nightmares, a three-person exhibition, {Ø}Empty Set Gallery, Pittsfield, MA.
2002 43rd Midwestern Exhibition – Memory and Desire, Roarke Art Gallery Museum, Moorhead, MN.
2002 Art Gone Fishing, group exhibition, Roarke Art Gallery Museum, Moorhead, MN.
2001 Seasonal Group Exhibition, {Ø}Empty Set Gallery, Pittsfield, MA.
1999 International Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Erector Square, New Haven, CT.
1999 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University at Albany.