Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tom Moody at artMovingProjects

Tricia Vessey
Oliver Michaels
Jane Namenwirth
Aron Namenwirth

We invite you to aMP artMovingProjects

166 N. 12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306). Subway: L to Bedford Ave. Thu- Sun, 1pm – 6 pm
Opening 7-9 May 5th through June 25th 2006 Music Performance/Lecture May 19th 8.00P.M.
Closed June 8-11th

Tom Moody Room Sized Animated GIFs

Tom Moody, a central figure in the New Media arena, hypnotizes at artMovingProjects.

Animated GIFs, the tiny, blinking, often annoying image files that draw your eye to particular parts of a Web page, have been around since the Net's early days. There is a sizeable do-it-yourself culture built up around them, which now includes a second generation of Web and gallery based art using them ironically and/or proactively.

For the past several years, Moody has been drawing GIFs in a simple paint program and posting them on his blog at The gallery will project two of these pulsing, but defiantly lo-fi animations huge on opposing walls of the space. Others will be displayed on monitors scattered on the floor.

The gallery will also feature a lecture/performance by Moody where he will present some of his music. These catchy compositions, made with a combination of old computers such as the Macintosh SE as well as more current soft synths and samplers, have a punchy concision similar to his GIFs. The styles range from videogame Electro to a string quartet piece written for a softsampler.

Tom Moody
WEBLOG, 2001 - Present:

Solo Exhibitions

2006 artMovingProjects, New York, NY
1999 UP & CO, New York
1998 Derek Eller Gallery, New York
1993 Gray Matters, Dallas, TX
1992 W. A. Graham Gallery, Houston, TX
1990 Neuhoff Galleries, Dallas

Two-Person Exhibitions

2006 And/Or Gallery, Dallas, Texas (with Saskia Jorda)
2002 homeroom, Munich, Germany (with Gregor Passens)

Group Exhibitions

"Mods and Rockers," York Quay Centre (Case Studies), Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 2006
"The GIF Show," Rx Gallery, San Francisco CA, 2006
(aka the O Show), curated by MatCh-Art, SICA, Long Branch, NJ, 2005, and Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, 2006
"23 Reasons to Spare New York," Ocularis at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
"Fuzzy Logic," Futuresonic 2005 festival, Manchester, UK, 2005
ART@><*WORK, curated by Tali Hinkis & Elana Langer, 520 8th Ave., Suite 1602, New York, 2005 "Sunday Afternoon," online exhibit curated by MatCh-Art, 2004 "The Infinite Fill Show," Foxy Production, New York, 2004 “Robot Landscapes,” Case Studies gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (music for Sally McKay video installation), 2004 2000-2002 "The Freight Elevator Project 2," D.U.M.B.O. (Brooklyn), New York, 2002 "Are 'Friends' Electric?" online exhibition (unofficial) at, 2002 "Ink Jet," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 2000-2001 "Byte Size," homeroom, Munich, Germany, 2000 "Cyber Drawings," Cristinerose Gallery, New York, 2000 1999 "Skin Tight," The Work Space, New York "Size Matters (400 Artists)," GAle GAtes et al., Brooklyn, New York [related: NeoImages] "Optopussy," Angstrom Gallery, Dallas "Digital Sites," Numark Gallery, Washington, DC "Ultra Buzz," JCCC, Overland Park, KS "Post-hypnotic," Illinois State University, University Galleries, Normal, IL (traveled to: The McKinney Avenue Contemporary [The MAC], Dallas, TX; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA; The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC; The Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA) (catalog) 1998 Group Show, Ericsson CyberLab, New York, NY "Static," Eugene Binder, New York, NY (catalog) Group Show, Derek Eller Gallery "Op at UP," UP & CO., New York, NY "Brite Magic," Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY 1996-1997 "Post-Pop, Post-Pictures," Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1997) (catalog) "Dots and Lines," Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY (1996) "Fascination," The Lobby Gallery at 31 W. 52nd , New York, NY (1996) 1994 "Faith in Doubt," University at Buffalo Art Gallery/Research Center in Art + Culture, Buffalo, NY (catalog) "Tad Griffin, Tom Moody, John Pomara, David Szafranski," Parts One and Two, Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX (catalog) "Forging Ahead," Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington (catalog) 1985-1993 "The Return of the Cadavre Exquis," The Drawing Center, New York, NY (1993) "The Next Best Show," Gray Matters, Dallas, TX (1992) Inaugural Group Show, Gray Matters, Dallas, TX (1991) "Me, Myself, & I," Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, TX (1990) (catalog) "The TV Show," Dallas Museum of Art (1989) "Metz/Pomara/Moody," The Gallery at 3004 McKinney, Dallas (1989) TFAA's "Texas Annual 1986," juried by Walter Hopps, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX (Juror's Choice Award and Touring Citation) 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX (with Dennis Scharnberg and Matt Miller) (1986) Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX (with David Baker and John Snygg) (1985) 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX (with Dennis Scharnberg and P. M. Summmer) (1985) Collections "Polygamy," an artist's book in Abaton Book Company's 5&10c compendium, is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY Bibliography 2006 O'Brien, Titus, "And/Or Opens with Top Talents," Fort Worth Star Telegram, February 12 2004-2005 Kraft, Jessica, "Feature: Art Blogosphere," Artkrush, December 14-27, 2005 "Art Joins the Party: Jessica Kraft on Entering the Blogosphere," Contemporary, Issue 73, 2005 Arcangel, Cory, "Interview with Tom Moody by Cory Arcangel," at the New Museum, October 28, 2005 (illustrated version) Yassin, Aaron, "Not Just Flying Toasters" (interview), NY Arts, September/October 2005 Cornell, Lauren, "How to Succeed in the Arts (By Really Trying)," Net Art News ( at the New Museum), May 18, 2005 Rubinstein, Raphael, "Art in the Blogosphere," Art in America, January 2005 [scan] [text] Omann, Marie, "Art Blogs: Why Such a Timid Emergence?" student paper, masters program in Design, Communication and Media, IT University of Copenhagen [PDF] Vassallo, Christina, "Infinite Exhibition" (catalog excerpt), Digital & Video Art Fair: A Tribute to Bruce Nauman, New York, 2005 [PDF] "Art Blogs Beyond Photography, and One Path Away From the Darkroom," Coincidences, March 12, 2004 Hicks, Cinque, "Give It Away, You'll Still Have It," Bare and Bitter Sleep, 2004 2000 Schmerler, Sarah, "Cyber Drawings," Art on Paper, May/June 2000 Hawkins, Margaret, "Exhibit Shows Why Op Was On Top," Chicago Sun-Times, May 5, 2000 Thea, C., et al, "Mob Rule," NY Arts, March 2000 Viveros-Faune, C., "Computer World," New York Press, February 2000 Gardner, Nina-Marie, "Tom Moody: The Art of Approaching the Babe," 1999 McCabe, Bret, "Con/texts," The Met (Dallas), September 29 Rees, Christina, "Cool Your Eyes," Dallas Observer, June 24 Protzman, Ferdinand, "The Big Pixel," Washington Post, May 13 Drumming, Neil, "Digital Sites," Washington City Paper, April 23 Thorson, Alice, "High Art," Kansas City Star, February 28 Trafton, Robin, "Ultra-Buzz: Guaranteed Dazzle," Review (Kansas City), March issue Porges, Tim, "A Demolition Derby of Art," The Octopus (Bloomington, IL), January 15 1998 Johnson, Ken, "Tom Moody and David Clarkson," New York Times, April 10 Kino, Carol, "Op 'til you drop," Time Out New York, June 25 1997 Camper, Fred, "Aiming Low," Chicago Reader, September 12 Hawkins, Margaret, "Gen X Artists Flaunt Their Indifference," Chicago Sun-Times, September 5 1995 Colpitt, Frances, "Going Against the Grain," Art in America, April issue Odom, Michael, "On View: Dallas," New Art Examiner, January 1994 Huntington, Richard, "Something funny happens to contemporary art," Buffalo News, November 22 Isola, Marina, "Small Differences," The Met (Dallas), October 6 Odom, Michael, review, New Art Examiner, Summer issue Tyson, Janet, "Excellent Offerings in Dallas," Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 6 Kutner, Janet, "Four Different Languages," Dallas Morning News, March 19 Mitchell, Charles Dee, "Casting Doubt," Dallas Morning News, March 13 Kutner, Janet, "Making the Case for Abstract Art," Dallas Morning News (Guide), March 4 1993 Emenhiser, Karen, review, Art Papers, March/April Mitchell, Charles Dee, "Portrait of the Artist as a Nerd," Dallas Morning News, March 1 Tyson, Janet, "Dallas Dishes Up a Smorgasbord," Fort Worth Star Telegram, March 7 Emenhiser, Karen, "Rude Mannerisms," Dallas Observer, February 25 1985-1992 Goldman, Saundra. Review, Art Papers, March/April 1992 Emenhiser, Karen, review, Detour, December 1991 Roberts, Tre, review, Art Papers, May/June 1989 Mitchell, Charles Dee, "A Gallery of One's Own," Dallas Observer, March 9, 1989 Roberts, Tre, review, Art Papers, March/April 1989 McCombie, Mel, "Emotional Times Surface in Art," Austin American Statesman, Nov. 27, 1986 Compton, J.R., review, Artscene (Houston), Spring 1986 Kutner, Janet, review, Dallas Morning News, January 17, 1985 Education School of Visual Arts, New York (Summer) 1978 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC 1977-78 BA, English Literature and Studio Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1977 Related activites See curriculum vitae of critical writing, exhibitions curated, lectures, and other activities. Contact information: Tom Moody PO Box 1666 New York, NY 10101-1666 tommoody3rd(at)comcast(dot)net

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