Farmlab Public Salon
Friday, October 12 @ Noon
Michael Davis and Stephen Moore
("Stephen passed away Oct. 19, 2006, he will be there in spirit" - Michael Davis)
About the Salon:
An Artistl/video presentation on Progress-1970-2005-parallel deja vu, documentary from two separate cross-country trips in search of the American esthetic, social consciousness, politics and road-side attractions.
About the Presenters:
Michael Davis, 1971 M.F.A. graduate of CSU Fullerton, maintains a studio in San Pedro, CA. He has exhibited in over ninety-seven solo and group exhibitions and created over forty public art installations in the U.S. and abroad. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Hand Hollow Arts Fellowship, and an AIA Award of Excellence. He has been honored as a visiting artist and guest lecturer and is an active advisory board member for the University Arts Museum, CSU Long Beach and LA Cultural Affairs. He recently completed public artworks for the cities of New York and Los Angeles, and is currently working on artworks for San Francisco, Ventura and Arcadia. Progress, a multi-media exhibition, created by Michael Davis and Stephen Moore, was on view last year at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. A book-length catalog accompanies the exhibition, which is planned to travel to various US venues.
October 31, 1939-October 19, 2006
Stephen Moore was an artist, curator, and writer involved with visual art since the early 1970's. His interest in marginal and experimental art activity, with an emphasis on alternative exhibition venues, led him to be the founding co-director of "58F Plaza" (1971-75) with Michael Davis in Orange, CA, +LOCUS+ (1981-86) with Ann Rosenthal in Los Angeles, and therart.net.
Stephen's work explores the edge between content and image and the potential of publishing as an art medium. His print and online works have been included in numerous exhibitions of Artist Books and digital media. He was a contributing writer and editor for various art publications, including Artweek, and an editor of several art journals, including BOXCAR (Los Angeles) and WordWorks (San Jose), which won a publications award from the Western Association of Art Museums.
His pioneering website "Infinity City" (infcty.net) in 1994 with Ann T. Rosenthal, was included in the VI Salon Internationale de Arte Digital (Havana). He created "NewWebWorks", a series of digital art for the web; and developed "Infinity City: Critical Path", for the sixtieth anniversary of the atomic bomb in 2005. Stephen's unwavering vision of art as a catalyst for social change and public dialogue gave hope and courage to many. He will be sorely missed.