Near Water's Edge, the New London Maritime Society's first special exhibition of 2013, features artist Denny Moers's innovative photographic monoprints investigating concepts of water's various manifestations in landscape from dams, rivers, lakes and flooded fields. The exhibition opened January 26, and has been extended to run through March 10, 2013, at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut.
Denny Moers creates imaginative, technically innovative monoprints by controlling the action of light on the chemical-sensitized photographic paper during the print developing process, giving his black and white photographs an extraordinary range of tonalities. Mr. Moers received a 2013 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts (RISCA) Fellowship in Photography. Comments from the awards reviewers included: This is a highly involved and deliberate photographic process that (Moers) has mastered and is continuing to push.
Denny Moers received his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop. During the 1980's he worked as Aaron Siskind's first assistant and printer. He received a RI Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2003 and the RI Council on the Arts Fellowship in Photography for 2012.
Mr. Moers's photographic monoprints are included in over 30 public and private collections throughout the world including the the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Huston Museum of Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City. Mr. Moers is on the art faculty of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.
Recent publications include a featured chapter in the Experimental Photography Workbook by Christiana Anderson published in 2012, and the portfolio: Between Now & Then-A selection of book covers with a foreword by CD Wright published in 2006. His work has graced the covers of over 25 books and albums. Mr. Moers's artwork is represented by the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Mass., June Bateman Gallery, NYC, and Thomas Meyer Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.