Jill Moser

Nude Palette
September 4, 2021   -   October 3, 2021

Nude Palette includes a selection of work from an entirely new body of work  by abstract painter Jill Moser, whose vocabulary is rooted in gestural marks that at first appear spontaneous and immediate, but belie the manipulation, blotting, redrawing, and fixing that are at its core.

The paintings and works on paper of Nude Palette  took shape in the early months of the pandemic, where new ideas coalesced through working with fragments from earlier prints and drawings. The painted collages that developed in this process were small and intimate, reflective of the limitations and confinement of our quarantined life. Seeking to express a tangible sense of hope, these small works became a daily meditation—gestures of our times. Discovering this new form and the potential of vivid chromatic tones, a novel set of paintings and works on paper came to life in Jill Moser’s studio.

In this radiant body of work, color is celebrated as essential to the shape it takes as Moser extends her gestural vocabulary to explore the corporeality of shape. This vibrant work embraces the sensorial charge of color and the erotics of form.

Jill Moser (b. 1956) is an American abstract artist who graduated from Brown University in 1978 and was the recipient of the Brooklyn Museum’s Max Beckmann Scholarship in Painting. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 1981. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Art institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and many others. She was represented by Lennon, Weinberg Inc. until the gallery’s closing in 2019.