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Carrie Moyer, In a Cool Blaze, 2015. Acrylic and glitter on canvas, 72 x 96 inches. Courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY.
On View
DC Moore Gallery
February 18 – March 26, 2016
New York


An opulent glimpse into a voluptuous void

Gave birth to the Maiden Voyage.

                 In the middle of a convivial mirage,

She simply refuses to reach her destination.

Caught, distracted by glorious heat,

A rainbow disguised in awesome sound

Texture seduces form, opalescent minerals

Temper at will in a wild cluster of gorgeous atmosphere.


Whoever left The Wishing Table to annunciate

Fra Angelico’s Cortona Altarpiece,

                 In the midst of his communion with the angels,

                 Has sparkled many unregulated ovals of

                 Euphoric suspension.


Here at her Belvedere is far from

                Conflagration with Bangs.

Why would The Green Lantern be so generous to

The octopus while Cloud Comb for Georgia

Aspires to embrace her good nature?


A gentle touch of someone’s spinal column

Might arouse

                                        Sprinkles of joy

And stupendous pleasure to someone else.

Europa may have ignored the tamed white bull

And the landscape in the fall of Icarus,

Who fell in the spring, but he would still be

Immortalized by her friend at

The Musée des Beaux Arts.

The wooden ship that was caught in the tremor of the storm

Felt miraculously saved In a Cool Blaze.

There the expanding and evolving symmetry of a large

Fractal ancestry has given the mermaids

Extraordinary memories for aquatic songs and

The key to the Red Planet.


Intergalactic Emoji Factory, Sala de Dos Hermanos,

Transparent, fluid veils are stabilized by

                                        A silhouetted arcade.

Sporadic sequence of rhythmic psychedelia,

Infused with chanting lipsticks,

They can’t wait to turn our pains into idyllic interiors

Where there is no need to negotiate

                                        The derangement of the senses.


Carrie Moyer, The Green Lantern, 2015. Acrylic and glitter on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. Courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY.



Phong Bui

Phong H. Bui is the Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail.


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