New York, NY (February 11, 2014)
Hionas Gallery is pleased to present Creature Feature, the first solo exhibition from Jane Moseley. Here she presents a new body of sculptures that explore ideas of ritual, silence, and the joys and sorrows of raising a family of cats in New York City. Moseley has had a life long obsession with horror and science fiction movies. Growing up with a horror movie actor for a father, she was raised in the horror community and has largely derived much of her imagery and imagination from these genres.
Moseley's "creatures" are vaguely figurative plaster sculptures evoking animalistic forms. These works are set atop upholstered pedestals which the artist has also designed- at first glance, resembling the hideous cat castles and scratching posts that are the eyesore of every American pet owner's home. The creatures languish, pose, and flirt on these carpeted stallions.
Moseley has dimmed the lights of the long, narrow gallery space; anhomage to haunted attractions. She invites viewers to transition to a less self--conscious state of mind and to focus on the monsters at hand.
In the final room, the artist has installed a circular fountain, six feet in diameter. Perched atop this construction is Hümċn, hunched over and expunging a jet of dark water that calls to mind any number of fluids. The dark gurgling water and the half- animal, half- man creatures set the stage worthy of Dr. Moreau.
The opening reception for Creature Feature will take place on Saturday evening, March 1, from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Hionas Gallery's hours of operation are 12:00 to 6:00 PM, Thursday thru Sunday, and by appointment. For more information visit www.hionasgallery.com.