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Moers to exhibit monoprints at CCRI gallery
March 1, 2012
The Community College of Rhode Island Knight Campus Art Gallery will feature “Waterways,” monoprints by Denny Moers of Providence, from March 6 to 28 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday, March 7. Moers will speak at 5:30 p.m.
Moers is known for his highly imaginative, technically innovative monoprints, which he creates by controlling the action of light on the chemical-sensitized photographic paper during the print developing process, giving his black and white photographs an extraordinary range of tonalities. He has photographed subject matter as diverse as New England architecture, medieval wall frescoes and tomb reliefs, contemporary constructions sites and western landscapes and dwellings.
In his solo show, “Waterways,” Moers exhibits a selection of monoprints investigating concepts of water’s various manifestations in landscape from dams, rivers, lakes and flooded fields. These mostly new monoprints reveal a keen insight into the dynamic and poetic force of water. These pictures ignite a world of visual possibilities beyond our imagination that reflects a sense of calligraphy, printmaking and abstract painting.
Moers, who received his master’s in fine arts from the Visual Studies Workshop, is a faculty member at Roger Williams University in Bristol. During the 1980s, he worked as Aaron Siskind’s first assistant and printer. He received a R.I. Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2003.
His photographic monoprints are included in more than 30 public and private collections throughout the world including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Houston Museum of Art; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.
Recent publications include a featured chapter in “Experimental Photography Workbook” by Christiana Anderson, published in 2012, and the portfolio “Between Now & Then,” a selection of book covers with a foreword by CD Wright, published in 2006. His work has graced the covers of more than 25 books and albums.
The gallery is located in Room 3500, on the third floor of the round building at the Warwick campus, 400 East Ave. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, e-mail gallery director and exhibition curator Viera Levitt at or go to visit the Art Department site.