Opening April 30 at two venues within Bergamot Station -- the former Santa Monica Museum of Art and William Turner Gallery -- is Moses@90, a comprehensive exhibition of painting and drawing, surveying a lifetime of work by legendary local artist Ed Moses. Moses is an original member of The Cool School artists who exhibited within the influential Ferus Gallery in the 1950s and '60s, and was among those who first put L.A.'s then-nascent art scene on the map. Never one to shy away from experimentation, Moses has remained fluid in his formal allegiances, timelessly developing a visual vocabulary by embracing change. And even at age 90, he continues to obsessively work outdoors at his Venice studio. Moses is in search of that metaphysical excess that haunts painting, that inarticulable "something more" beyond the surface -- and has invested a lifetime toward its pursuit. The icon himself, in a moment of hindsight, says, "My life has been a labrynth." We can't wait to see where it leads him next.
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