Time running out to see artworks by landmark AIDS activist Donald Moffett

Posted on 04 Jan 2012 at 12:40pm

Donald Moffett, "Aluminum/J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building," 2004.

Donald Moffett was a founding member of “Gran Fury,” the arts affinity group of ACT UP New York that utilized art to bring attention to the AIDS crisis during the late 80′s and early 90′s (the group took it’s name from the NYC police department’s preferred brand of unmarked police cars, the Plymouth Gran Fury). The Extravagant Vein, the first compressive survey of Moffett’s work, leaves the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (5216 Montrose) this Sunday, January 8th.

From the Museum’s description of the exhibit:

“Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein will [provides] viewers with insight into the breadth and range of the artist’s practice over the past twenty years. As a painter, Moffett extends the traditional two-dimensional frame, converting the ordinariness of the flat plane into highly textured relief works with his signature oil paintings or into intricate illuminations by incorporating video projections onto the canvas. The subject matter of his paintings… are poetic, provocative, and even at times humorous.”

The exhibit is open Wed-Friday from 11 am – 7 pm and Sat-Sun from 11 am – 6 pm, admission is free.

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