Saturday, April 28, 2012

Face Value at Governors State University Gallery


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If there is one word I could use to describe Becki Moffett-Moore's Face Value graduate show at Governors State University, it is "brilliant." Her work ranges from pieces inspired by clever witticisms and wordplay to much more serious and thought-provoking work. I am so glad that when I was dropping off Frozen Bride for the alumni show, Becki was just finishing up her installation. And she let me take pictures. (Click to see larger versions)

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The definitions of each of these words are illustrated by the faces on the tiles.

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This piece contains personal artifacts that are souvenirs of the artist's family history.

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In this whimsical series, Becki makes use of her graphic design skills to create milk cartons that display photos of subjects whose faces are missing.

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This piece uses an old box spring as its structure.

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This extraordinary and time-intensive piece is a play on the expression "blockheads."  Each face was made from a cast, and the cast of characters are, with only one exception, friends and family of the artist.  It was definitely worth the time and effort put into its creation.

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This character has literally been left outside in the cold and is screaming to be let back in.


Sadly, the show is only on view for a limited time and the gallery is not open on the weekend.  The last day to see it at Governors State is Monday the 30th from 5-7 p.m.

Visual Arts Gallery
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL

When Becki shows this series again, I will post about it again.  It really is a great show to experience in person.

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