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CAROLINE WOOLARD

August 3 – September 21, 2019

Closing Reception & Talk: Thursday, September 12, 5-8 PM
A curated archive of Woolard's past works, this exhibition provides viewers an introduction to the artist's processes around creating dialogue through interaction. Focused on improving communication and group dynamics, the artist creates objects that are meant to be handled, used and shared in order to facilitate a better understanding of interpersonal skills like listening, attention, and communication—her goal is to celebrate collective capacities for care and respectful debate. Caroline Woolard is the first recipient of the Jane and David Walentas Endowed Fellowship, a prestigious award that underscores Moore’s ongoing commitment to social engagement by offering opportunities to thoughtful artists who bring their vision for the future of cultural production to the Moore community and the larger artistic community of Philadelphia.

ULRIKE MÜLLER, WITH COMPLEMENTS

September 28 – December 7, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 27, 5-8 PM
Curator Mia Locks organizes a two-part exhibition that includes a solo presentation of work by artist Ulrike Müller (b. 1971, Austria) alongside a group show that takes Müller's practice as a point of departure. Approaching painting without restricting herself to brush and canvas, Müller employs a range of materials, techniques and image formats including drawing, enamel on steel, collage, monotype and woven wool rugs. The group exhibition is organized around compositional strategies and methods of decision making, rather than around a shared subject matter or theme, opening up new possibilities for reading artworks together that might not seem immediately connected. Through this exploratory project, Locks emphasizes how the process of thinking about Müller's work has shaped her own curatorial methods in conceptualizing the group show—which includes work by artists Martin Beck, Medrie MacPhee, Dona Nelson and Deborah Remington, among others.