Work in progress - "frenchie"
My first solo show is on exhibition in the Warriior Way Gallery of the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia from May 9 through July 8, 2018.
Gene Moty, a retired Air Force officer, creates contemplative, whimsical paintings using traditional materials. Inspired by the Bauhaus and De Stijl art historical movements, Gene focuses on pure abstraction and simplicity by incorporating geometric shapes, perpendicular lines, grids and primary colors in his work. In Candy for the Eye and Food for the Soul, Gene engages with the viewer by creating moments of intricacy describing his work as simple yet complex; intimate yet distant; and subdued yet bold. The subject matter of the compositions isn’t immediately discernible; however, there is a notion of life experience, family and foundation that seems evident. This comprehensive body of work explores the concept of truth and transparency, and as best quoted from De Stijl Dutch artist, Theo van Doesburg, “…nothing is more concrete, more real than a line, a color, a surface”. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated for artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members.