Tony Moore: Sculpture – Children of Light

May 5 – June 10, 2018

Reception: Saturday, May 12, 4-6 PM


Artist Talk: Saturday, May 12, 3 PM

My work is concerned with the relationship of humanity and nature.  I conceive of an expanded concept of “Nature” as embodying all existence, both the seen and unseen, socio-political events, daily occurrences, as well as private intuitions that are made concrete through creative action.  My objects are places of remembrance where multiplicities of associations take place.

Through additive and subtractive manipulation, the sculptures evolve to where a combination of vision and intent project a final resolution.  This process is one of discovery where the known (history) and intuition come into play.  One enters into the dialogue of divergent energies brought into being within a specific moment of time.  Most recently these have been concerned with issues of the human condition.

In recent works I reference a meaningful text from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – which I consider to parallel contemporary socio-political issues — where he speaks of “The Injustice of Silence”: “History will have to record the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and other violent actions of the bad people but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only the words and acts of the children of darkness but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light.”

My concern within this realm of possibilities is that the object’s primary function is the expansion of awareness.

My work is not about it but because of it.


Tony Moore is an English-American sculptor and painter represented in international museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Greenville Museum, Art Museum of the U. of Memphis and ASU Art Museum, US and the Yorkshire Museum and Derby Museum, UK.

He received a MFA in Sculpture from Yale University and is the recipient of prestigious awards, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, CAPS Grant and Sally and Milton Avery Fellowship.

In 1998, after 25 years of making sculptures and paintings in New York City, Moore relocated his home and studio to the scenic Hudson River Valley near Cold Spring, Putnam County, NY (50 miles north of NYC) where on a mountain top property he built a spacious studio, gallery and Japanese style Anagama-Noborigama wood-fire kiln.  His unique ceramic sculptures are fired in the kiln four times a year in weeklong communal events.

2018 Solo Shows were selected by juror Kenise Barnes, Director and owner of Kenise Barnes Fine Art. 

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