Tuesday, October 23, 2012
* Moreau prints come to art gallery
For Ben Moreau, art is all about him, but only as a way to explore the rest of us
Moreau’s highly crafted prints will be on display at the Shoreline Community College Art Gallery Oct. 29 - Dec. 30. There will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 10. The gallery is in the
1000 (Administration) Building, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133
Using self-portraiture as a vehicle of exploration into the human condition, Moreau’s work chronicles an individual struggle and adaptation to external forces beyond his control. Removed from the context of a narrative, his images utilize humor, self-deprecation, and formal abstraction as defense mechanisms to ultimately conceal specific issues of awkwardness, loneliness, insecurity, the fear of failure, and social anxieties and pressures. The Shoreline show is titled, “I Have My Doubts.”
Moreau was born in Portland, Me., and earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in printmaking from the Maine College of Art in 1999. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was awarded a Master’s degree in studio art in 2002 and a Master’s in Fine Arts in 2003. Moreau lives in Seattle and is the senior lecturer in printmaking at Western Washington University in Bellingham. He has an extensive national and international exhibition record, and is represented by the Davidson Gallery in Seattle.
For more on upcoming shows at the Shoreline Community College Art Gallery, go to: www.shoreline.edu/gallery