NATALYA LASKIS: SHORTNESS OF BREATH
PROJECT ROOM: EMMETT MOORE: HIGH, LOW AND IN BETWEEN
Opening reception: March 10, 7-10pm with food by Harry’s Pizzeria
Walkthrough with Emmett Moore, March 28, 6pm
Conversation with Natalya Laskis, moderated by Fred Snitzer, March 28, 6:30pm
On view through April 27, 2012
Locust Projects is pleased to announce High, Low and in Between, an exhibition by Miami-based artist and designer Emmett Moore. The site-specific installation will inaugurate the Project Room of Locust Projects’ new location on North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Design District. A hybrid of interior design and sculpture, High, Low and in Between represents Moore’s most deliberate blurring of the two disciplines to date. Operating as an all-encompassing, immersive environment, the installation incorporates various design elements that work together to create a cohesive whole. Though following the logic and aesthetic tenets of interior design, architecture, and furniture production, High, Low and in Between resists functionality in favor of aesthetic experience.
Fascinated by patterns both manufactured and natural, Moore has fabricated by hand, a series of relief wall panels, and sculptural-architectural adaptations using a grid-based design process. Sourced from a variety of everyday patterns such as the security print found on the inside of envelopes, laminates, wood grain, and the covers of composition notebooks, the patterns in High, Low and in Between appear recurring, yet upon closer inspection, do not repeat exactly. By covering both two and three-dimensional surfaces with such patterns, Moore both recontextualizes these patterns and de-centers viewers by disrupting scale and depth perception.
The surfaces in High, Low and in Between draw upon the legacy of design and emphasize clever methods to conceal fabrication and structural elements. The result is an installation in which Moore investigates reality versus illusion, the impression of facades and the vulnerability of their core structures.
Emmett Moore is an artist and designer specializing in furniture born in 1988 in Miami, where he lives and works. He attended Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami’s Design District and completed a BFA in Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Recent exhibitions include a solo project with the Tom El-Saieh Presents project in Wynwood Arts District, Miami 2011. He has also been included in group exhibitions at Primary Flight His Wife, Her Lover in 2011 and at Praxis International, Home: Dream Home. Moore works with the design team of Architecture at Large in New York and for custom design projects for OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (formerly of Miami, FL). Moore is preparing for an exhibition in Gallery Diet in Miami, FL in September 2012.