Maurice Moore’s Work Featured In Sacramento Exhibition
The work of doctoral student Maurice Moore is featured in “Personal Histories; Work by 2021 AYP AIR Artists” at Sacramento’s Verge Center for the Arts. The exhibition runs through Feb. 20.
The show marks the culmination of Verge’s three-year collaboration with the Ali Youssefi Project, an organization founded to honor the late developer and community leader Ali Youssefi. This will be the third exhibition produced by Verge on behalf of AYP, representing the work of local and national artists.
Moore has written critical essays, fictions, and visual works that have appeared in Existere Journal, New World Theatre, bozalta Collective, Harbor Review, Rigorous, Wicked Gay Ways, Storm Cellar Journal, Loud and Queer Zine, Communication and Critical Cultural Studies, Strukturriss Quarterly Journal, HIVES Buzz-Zine, As Loud As It’s Kept Magazine, Unlikely Stories Mark V, and Confluence. From 2011 to 2021, he has exhibited work and performed at the Medford Arts Center in New Jersey, Memorial Union Gallery in Fargo North Dakota, the International House Davis (I-House) in Davis, California, The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro North Carolina, Christina Ray Gallery in Soho New York, the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh North Carolina, the Gallery 307 + Orbit Galleries in Athens Georgia, Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro North Carolina, and performed with Rios/Miralda for the Garbage Celebration in Madison, Wisconsin. Based on Moore’s performance practice, their work explores how Black, Indigenous, Queer, and People Of Color (BIQPOC)’s have created a means of survival through visual/performance art, creating a mode(s) of active radical resistance.