Aug. 21, 2006
Philadelphia artist Susan Moore is known for her long-time interest in painting the figure. A number of these painting are presented in an exhibit August 21 through September 15 at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. A special reception is scheduled between 11am and 3pm on Sunday, September 10, during the annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk.

Usually large-scale, Moore's paintings typically focus on portions of the body such as tightly cropped backs, torsos, or faces. Although she paints specific people, her work tends to reveal little about their personality allowing the viewer to inject their own interpretation. Moore's paintings are highly textural and layered with color to create a poetic balance between realism and abstraction.

Ms. Moore received her B.F.A. from Indiana University, IN and her M.F.A. from the University of California at Davis. In 1998 her work was selected for the cover of Time magazine. She has received awards from The Fleisher Challenge 1981-82; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1992; and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1989; and has exhibited at prestigious venues such as the Smithsonian Museum, the Chicago Historical Society, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Locks Gallery of Philadelphia. Her work appears in Color in Contemporary Painting by Charles LeClair.

The Susan Moore: Paintings exhibit and all Gallery events are free and open to the public. Hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and during selected performances. For information call 717/231-ROSE or 780-2435.

The Rose Lehrman Arts Center Gallery receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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