Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
"Winners Never Quit" by Dominic Paul Moore
A larger than life graphite on paper depiction of a werewolf mask. Several young boys, hands holding freshly caught fish, are given grotesque, half bald heads. A "magical" Jesus replica that grows when submerged in water. These sentences describe a few of the works that you can expect to encounter in Dominic Paul Moore's exhibition entitled Winners Never Quit.
These seemingly disparate works find common ground in their innately American-esque quality. Specifically, the work gets its inspiration from imagery that defines what it means to be a young boy growing up in mainstream America. Many of the images Moore depicts in this exhibition were culled from Boy Scouts of America's Boy's Life Magazine. In Moore's hands, these purposefully innocent images become seductively bizarre and often suggestive of an underlying menace.
A reception for the artist will be held in the gallery on Friday January 15th, 6-9pm.
Moore will give a gallery talk on Tuesday January 19th from 1:40-3pm in the gallery.
All events are free and open to the public.
January 11th - February 5th 2010
Gallery Talk: Tuesday January 19th, 1:40-3pm
Reception: Friday January 15th, 6-9pm