By: Victoria Ryan, Seraphin Gallery Resident, and Alyssa Laverda, Associate Director
Seraphin Gallery is excited to introduce Susan Moore to our portfolio. Moore, a well-established artist, has been practicing for over twenty years; her works are in some of the most prominent collections in the country. We have recently consigned two works from her Sub Rosa Series. The Sub Rosa series is made up of eight paintings that feature contemporary, yet art historically inspired, depictions of six women and two men. Moore's main focus is the large scale portrait, reading deep into the features of the human face, and expressing a convergence of light and emotion. The classical features of her models are rough-hewn by palette knife markings, but still read as supple flesh. Spending half the year in Rome, Moore is influenced by Roman frescoes and the slow degradation that is linked to the journey of aging. Staring at one of Moore's images, one is made innately aware of their own portrayal; the face is a reflection, a projection, for the viewer to explore visually and feel sensually. The subjects presence emanates from the canvas, bridging abstract shapes with realistic form.
Susan Moore is based in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA from Indiana University, and her MFA from the University of California. Her works have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Oneonta, Camden, and Rome. Her work is also included in many public and museum collections including the National Portrait Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Woodmere Art Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum.
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