Moira Cue Art Show

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By Bruce Edwin

The Bruce Lurie Gallery hosted the highly anticipated, rare showing of work by award winning multi-media artist Moira Cue on Saturday, July 19-26th, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, with an opening reception during Culver City artwalk, and a closing reception hosted by Starpower Management. On the 19th, celebrities from Andy Warhol's early Factory scene arrived, early, enjoying the art, fine wine, and background music of The Cure among more. Lucky guests that made it through the doors were able to enter one of the top pop art galleries in the country, and meet and view the work of rising art star Moira Cue. Guests also got to bounce from gallery to gallery during this special night of one of the city's favorite 'art walks.'

On July 26th, Starpower Management also held a very rare open model and talent call (posted less than just 20 hours before the event), that around a dozen actors, models and singers attended. The official singers invited by Starpower Management included award winning singer Jon Geiger, also on guitar, who the crowd loved, and Starpower Management award winning client Gary Levin, rocking the house on some masterful guitar and keyboards.

Legendary Gallerist of Art Star Jean-Michel Basquiat Established in the early 1980's in New York's East Village, Bruce Lurie gave Jean-Michel Basquiat his first show as requested by Leo Castelli. The L.A. based Lurie Gallery is located in Culver City's renowned Art District, which attracts thousands of patrons to the area each week during the area's famous art walk. The world class gallery has a particular focus on establishing the greatest of emerging to mid-career artists specializing in Abstract to Pop Art, with an additional recent focus on fine art photography. The Bruce Lurie Gallery features a wide range of monumental sculptors as well.

Moira Cue at Bruce Lurie Gallery

The Lurie Gallery hosted the latest work of L.A. based artist Moira Cue. Moira Cue stated, "I am truly honored to be featured at such a prominent gallery as the highly esteemed Lurie Gallery. Bruce Lurie is a legend in the art world." The Bruce Lurie Gallery is located in the heart of the West L.A. Arts District of Culver City, at 2736 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90034.

About the Works Shown: Artist Statement “The paintings are inspired by the shared formal affinity of typesetter and painter; both must solve the problems of the picture plane, dividing it with intersecting horizontal and vertical lines. The use of of fonts that are not characters in the western Latin-derived alphabet transforms symbols of unknown sounds into symbols of a subjective individual reality, raising the question: Is it truly possibly to codify human experience in a world divided by language and other geopolitical and cultural boundaries?”

Other Work by Moira Cue

Moira Cue began painting at the age of 15. And by 17, had completed approximately 300 brightly colored neo-expressive works, mostly on Masonite, some as large as 6' by 4'. Many of these early works reflect her love of the expressive and decorative art of the Modern era.

In her early twenties, the artist began a series of still life, each of which are in private collection, including a painting made for a Vice President of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago using the client's personal tchotchkes as subject matter. Her work also resides in the collections of pop icon Madonna among more. Black and White Series In addition to her catalog of 240 8" by 11" font paintings, a more recent version of the series, sized at 9" by 12", a set of 365 daily black and white paintings from which the font series evolved, as well as private commissions, viewings, and consultation are available upon request.
About the Artist
Moira Cue holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated with Leadership and Fellowship awards. She attended the Schools Master of Fine Arts program for one year, matriculating through the newly established sound department, before relocating in 2005 to sunny Los Angeles. Ms. Cue is a creative poly-hyphenate who regularly writes about art and literature for The Hollywood Sentinel. Publication of her work includes a critical essay excerpted and translated for the second Beijing international China cultural Artifacts Fair catalog, and details of her one-a-day series were reproduced in the pages of literary magazine Crimson Feet (India). Paparazzi frequently photograph Miss Cue on the red carpet at Hollywood events, and her performances in conjunction with the Buddy Rymer Gallery's Social Seduction Show were covered in the Chicago Tribune. She appeared as herself on a reality docudrama which aired on E! and The Style Network, and hosted an art segment on the T.V. program Chicago Tonight. She enjoys running, yoga and volunteering as a tutor for homeless children through the non-profit organization School on Wheels among more. Moira Cue can be contacted through Starpower Management at: 310-226-7176.

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