This month at The Art Emporium:
Robby Moore : Mixed Media Works
September 13th ~ October 14th
Artist Reception during Artwalk September 15th 5 to 8 pm
Robby Moore began publicly exhibiting his artwork in 1999 at Concord University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. In 2002, he began incorporating a few found objects in his artwork. Today, the majority of his work is created with found and recycled materials. He mixes many mediums to create a diverse body of work, including paintings, art books, puppets, masks, and sculptural works. His experimental, spontaneous style seeks to question, challenge and discuss the traditional mores of art. In 2004, Robby co-founded Treehouse Arts Ensemble, an arts organization dedicated to producing original fine and performing art in West Virginia, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Robby is an experienced theatrical director and costumer, and has also worked professionally as a scenic designer/artist, actor, technician and marionette puppeteer. He recently began sharing Tamarack’s Studio A with textile artist Elaine Bliss. Robby was just nominated as one of the Top 15 Tamarack Artists in the 2011 summer issue of WV Living magazine.
He resides in his hometown of Beckley, West Virginia.
Artist Statement –
I work intuitively, not knowing the exact destination of the piece. Each piece is an experiment. While durability is a priority, experimentation with subject matter, media and its application are paramount. I initiate stories, and provide no definite endings. I gravitate towards simple, problematic stories. My goals are to examine life, visually communicate contemporary human stories and share in a dialogue. I want my work to evoke questions and to prompt novel thought about traditional conditions and mores.