New York City (May 2, 2012)—On view from September 6 through December 8, 2012, at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library, Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Mooreis the most comprehensive presentation to date of work by this remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS. Curated by independent scholar Susan Harris with Grey Art Gallery director Lynn Gumpert, the exhibition features approximately 35 major paintings and over 50 gouaches, prints, and drawings, as well as numerous sketchbooks, films, maquettes, source materials, and ephemera.
Spanning Frank Moore’s entire career, the retrospective will be on view at both the Grey Art Gallery and theTracey/Barry Gallery at Fales Library, which houses NYU’s special collections and renowned Downtown Collection, the world’s most extensive archive of books, journals, posters, and ephemera relating to lower Manhattan’s artistic scene since 1970. “We are pleased to host this first major survey of Frank Moore’s remarkable work,” notes Lynn Gumpert. “The Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library are ideal locations for this scholarly assessment. NYU’s lower Manhattan location was also the former stomping grounds of Moore and his artist friends active in the Downtown scene.”