Saturday, April 28, 2012

Face Value at Governors State University Gallery


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)


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


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




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.


This piece uses an old box spring as its structure.





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.


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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