Jennifer Moses: Rock, Paper Scissors

December 1, 2021-January 16, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 2021, 5:00-8:00 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, January 7, 2022, 5:00-8:00 pm
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  • Jennifer Moses

    Pow, Flashe and ink on Yupo, 20 x 26 inches, 2021.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Rock Paper Scissors, Gouache and ink on Yupo, 20 x 26 inches, 2021.

    Rock Paper Scissors
  • Jennifer Moses

    Rock Paper Scissors 2, Gouache on paper 7 x 9 inches, 2021.

    Rock Paper Scissors 2
  • Jennifer Moses

    Trouble on the Playground, Flashe and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2021.

    Trouble on the Playground
  • Jennifer Moses

    Rock, 2021.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Scuffle, 2021.

  • Jennifer Moses

    Tag Your It, 2021.

    Tag Your It

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Press Release
McQuaid, Cate. "Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond–Jennifer Moses: Rock, Paper, Scissors." The Boston Globe, December 30, 2021.

Artist Statement

In her exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissors, painter Jennifer Moses explores a playground game literally and metaphorically. This classic game of chance and anticipation is designed to negotiate conflicts, make decisions, and establish power; rock dominates scissors, paper binds rock, and scissors cut paper. The game is also a metaphor for art-making, in which one aesthetic or conceptual choice supplants another. This kind of improvisational response is a signature of Moses's approach to constructing images.

In this time of uncertainty, power struggles, inequality, and contests for supremacy, the random nature of a throw-down (one two three shoot!) to determine winners and losers seems to mirror real life.

The title also alludes to Moses' visual language of flat, sometimes cut-out shapes. In this show, she continues her use of combined abstract and representational imagery, and of colliding themes such as narrative and gestalt, comic and tragic, line and shape, and rooted and meandering.

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