This past year, Carrie Moyer, who has gained renown in the past few years for large, colorful abstract canvases combining biomorphic and hard-edge forms, has turned her attention to monotypes, working in two different modes at two different workshops. Visitors to the E/AB Fair in Manhattan last November could view the series in side-by-side booths—a serendipitous arrangement that allowed ready comparison. Both featured Moyer’s signature compositions and her bright-hued palette verging on the psychedelic.
Carrie Moyer, Untitled (2014–)
- An ongoing series of monotypes in ink on Rives BFK paper with mulberry chine collé, in two sizes, roughly 41 x 30 and 29 x 21 inches (sheet; a few flip these dimensions in horizontal format). Printed by Marina Ancona at 10 Grand Press in Brooklyn, NY. $4,000–$6,000 each.
Soft Cells and Swash (2014–)
- An ongoing series of monotypes in watercolor on Arches 88 paper. Each measures 24 x 18 inches (image size; one horizontal flips the dimensions).. Printed by James Stroud at Center Street Studio in Boston, MA. Prepublication, $2,600 each.