The motion paintings of West Virginia native and noted artist James Edward Davis will be the focus of the next Art Up Close! at the Museum Education Center, on Wednesday March 20.
Presented by Jeffrey Moser, Assistant Professor of Interactive Design in the School of Art and Design, College of Creative Arts, the program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall, which is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance. The event is free and open to the public.
Moser’s presentation, “Film, Trains and the Works of James Edward Davis”, will discuss Davis’ cubist motion paintings and his experimental films from the 1950’s. Tracing the historical connections between motion pictures and cubism, Moser will explore how burgeoning transportation and film technologies influenced art making in the early 20th Century.
A native of Pennsylvania, Moser holds undergrad degrees in Graphic Design and Philosophy and an MFA from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the College of Creative Arts at WVU, his work has been exhibited at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Philips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College, and the National Gallery of Art. His current research includes creating a visual database of film at the WVU Research Repository, that will allow academics and film buffs to investigate light and color in time-based media.
Art Up Close! events are held through the academic year and present WVU faculty and guest artists from various disciplines discussing a work of art from the perspectives of their disciplines. The events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Museum, a membership group for people who enjoy the arts and social, educational and cultural activities revolving around art.
Parking is available in short-term lot ST-1, located at the intersection of Fine Arts Drive and Morrill Way.
For more information about the Art Up Close! program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 293-7790