Robert Moskowitz Works on Paper
at Lawrence Markey
San Antonio, TX
May 25–July 2, 2010
Opening Reception for the artist: Tuesday, May 25, 5:30–7:30 pm
Lawrence Markey is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition of works on paper by Robert Moskowitz, consisting of pastels and oils on paper. This will be Moskowitz’s fifth solo exhibition at Lawrence Markey.
Since the early 1970’s, Moskowitz has assembled and mined a particular vocabulary of motifs, including iconic architectural images of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Towers, and images from
the history of art derived from the works of such artists as Rodin, Giacometti and Van Gogh.
Whether in pastel or oil, Moskowitz’s work explores his signature reductive style; high contrast silhouettes, repeated in differently scaled versions, linking the past and present. The pastels are richly
layered to a velvet-matte finish and reveal the artist’s hand in vestiges of fingerprints and smudges. Robert Moskowitz maintains his position at the juncture of representation and abstraction, infusing his chosen
imagery with perhaps ambiguous, but decidedly emotive content. Moskowitz filters familiar images through his imagination and makes them his own.
Robert Moskowitz was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. Moskowitz's exhibition history dates back to his first one person exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, in 1962, and includes the 1989-1990 retrospective exhibition curated by Ned Rifkin at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with an essay by Philip Van Keuren.