FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Linda Moses at its New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. This exhibit is presently on display and will run through February 29--Monday through Friday--from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, February 9, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Ms. Moses was raised in Brooklyn, NY, and from an early age believed she was born to be an artist. At 13, her teachers recognized her talent and trained her in artistic techniques and media. After high school, she continued developing her skills by studying human anatomy, costume design, textiles, and pattern making at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY. These formative years enabled Ms. Moses to develop a painterly language of her own.
“Art is my life,” Ms. Moses says. “Creating art transports me to another world of fantasy and surrealism.” The materials she uses range from traditional pigments to found objects. She paints from her imagination without reference materials, using acrylic and watercolor paints to achieve effects that satisfy her as an artist. She would like to add collage to her compositions to give them a special texture and dimension. “When you look at my work, I hope you will agree it is ‘off the hook,’” she says.
Ms. Moses has captured famous people, such as President and Mrs. Barack Obama, the Reverend Al Sharpton, Queen Elizabeth II, and Diddy. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the greater New York area and is permanently on view at the Baltic Street Gallery in Brooklyn.
For more details about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley Gallery Curator Robert Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: “Home is How She Wear It,” one of a series of abstract paintings from artist Linda Moses’ exhibit on display at the Berkeley College New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, now through February 29.
- end -