Mores McWreath

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Remain, 2009, HD Video, 7 minute loop (3 minute preview)
Reinscribe-Scribble: Neither One nor the Other, 2009, HD Video, 1 minute 44 seconds (part of a series)
Artist's Statement

Bodies appear in my work as piles of rubble composed of clips, segments and quotations from private and public, real and imagined histories.  I perform/animate short vaudevillian bursts of dialogue, action or sculpture that allow me to quickly access a broad range of genres, styles and sources. The goal is to take the theater of the mind and project it out for others to access for the sake of identification. The juxtaposition of fragmentary elements culled from the world of images creates a visual and textual metaphor for the nature of human existence in the face of overwhelming information. 



Mores McWreath was born in Washington, PA in 1980. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an MFA from the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts. He attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 2008-09. In 2009 he had his first solo show in New York at CUE Art Foundation curated by Andrea Zittel. Recent group exhibitions include Art in General, NY, 2009; International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, 2009; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2008; and John Connelly Presents, NY, 2006. His work has been screened in film festivals both nationally and internationally including Videomedeja 2009 Serbia, the Athens International Film and Video Festival, and Jakarta International Video Festival. He currently teaches at the Cooper Union.