Ed Moses
Grids
Installation photography / 
Ed Moses: Grids
Ed Moses / 
Cubist Drawing #19, 1976 / 
India ink and charcoal on paper / 
Sheet: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm) / 
Framed: 46 x 36 1/8 in. (116.8 x 91.8 cm)
Ed Moses / 
Qu-bit #1, 1977 / 
acrylic, charcoal, and masking tape on board / 
unframed: 31 x 25 in. (78.7 x 63.5 cm) / 
framed: 33 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (85.1 x 69.9 x 3.8 cm)
Ed Moses / 
Qu-bit #2, 1977 / 
acrylic, charcoal, & masking tape on board / 
31 x 25 in. (78.7 x 63.5 cm)
Ed Moses / 
Untitled, 1978 / 
acrylic and oil on canvas / 
52 x 43 in. (132 x 109.2 cm)
Ed Moses / 
Globe Peep #1, 1998 / 
acrylic on mylar / 
image: 23 x 18 in. (58.4 x 45.7 cm) / 
framed: 32 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (82.6 x 41.9 x 3.8 cm)
Ed Moses / 
Untitled, 1998 / 
acrylic on mylar / 
image: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) / 
framed: 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (72.4 x 62.2 x 3.8 cm)
Ed Moses / 
Grid C, 2017 / 
acrylic on canvas / 
72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm)
“My painting is the encounter between the mind’s necessity for control and its yearning to fly free…”

- Ed Moses


Ed Moses’s grid works are compositions that are simultaneously flat and spatial.

The rotated grid, on the dynamic diagonal, underscores that the world is never still - the layers evoke an infinite, deep space, and affirm the fact that all surfaces have depth.

The color choices can be understood symbolically: black stands for earth and the reality we all inhabit, red stands for blood and what makes us sentient creatures, green as a symbol of infinity. His art celebrates the everyday miracles only paint can achieve, and we celebrate what he was able to accomplish in these powerful grid works over 40 years.
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