Lawrence Street Gallery
Chris Moore – Lyrics and More!
AS THE ORIGINAL DRUMMER OF Detroit’s Negative Approach, one of Chris Moore’s duties included creating flyers for the band’s performances. Chris was 15 years old at the time when he began creating art and experimenting in printmaking. Since then Moore has continued working in both of these overlapping fronts; composing music and creating artwork. Today, Chris is a multi-instrumentalist and award-winning singer-songwriter with multiple recordings and collaborations to his credit. He teaches songwriting, drums and guitar and lives in Brooklyn, NY. His 10th solo release, the song ep “Sunday Painter” was released in May 2019.
In his current body of artwork, “Lyrics and More”, Moore ‘re-writes’ his lyrics (culled from a 25 year catalog) and they find new life as painted pictures in this new show. The works stand as an obsessive need to communicate (through layers of words) to the reader and the listener. Each work has an ebb and flow between the lyrics, windows of light, cracked spaces that hint at possibilities of loss as well as new inspiration. They vibrate with color, creating subtle shifts in mood and tone. Discipline and a work ethic are crucial to Moore’s prolific musical output as well as the visual art. It is represented and felt in the show.
Moore’s past work has been featured in group shows in New York and Detroit. He has participated in Brooklyn’s Open Source Auctions and Gowanas Open Studios.
Lawrence Street Gallery: 22620 Woodward, Ferndale Open W Th Sat 12-5; Fri 12-9; Sun 1-5. www.lawrencestreetgallery.com 248-544-0394