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Speakerside Chats
Gregory Moore, live at Fayetteville Underground
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Ozarks Unbound
Of Found Art and Thistles | Five Questions with Gregory Moore on his art show, Reclaimed Surfaces
Five Questions — By Christopher Spencer on August 11, 2010

Gregory Moore‘s Reclaimed Surfaces should adorn a post-apocalyptic version of the Lascaux caves. The flowers, birds and insects in his paintings are striking and detailed. His canvases – scrap metal, trashed castoffs and even a used elevator panel – are throw aways that bloom to life with organic images.

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New American Paintings
Issue 88


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Portraits Of Courage:
Military War Resisters Inspire Paintings, Benefit Event
By Bettina Lehovec, Friday, March 13, The Morning News
2009

FAYETTEVILLE -- The paintings form a powerful montage -- a block of faces united by their stance against the Iraq war.

The individual stories are different, but the war resisters share a common bond. All are men and women who have worn a military uniform. They've paid for their dissent with courts-martial, prison time and public censure.

Artist Gregory Moore has captured their faces in his "Portraits of Courage: Military Resisters of the Iraq War." Moore will offer the 10 paintings for silent auction March 22 at a benefit event of the same name.


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Alumnus pits art against Iraq war
Threefold Advocate, April 9, 2009
Ariadna Acevedo, Staff Writer

In an act of protest against the war in Iraq, John Brown University alum, Gregory Moore, painted the portraits of eleven U.S. soldiers who ...(Show full article)refused to fight in Iraq.

On the sixth anniversary of the war, March 22 of this year, Moore's paintings were silently auctioned in a fundraising event for Iraq Veterans Against the War called "Portraits of Courage."

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91.3 KUAF, Ozarks at Large
Nature’s Art & Greg Moore's Art Side by Side
An interview with Kyle Kellams
(2008-10-01)

The first-ever outdoor art exhibit at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a perfect fit. Gregory Moore's paintings on rescued tin and metal blends ideally with the flowers. We took a trip to the gardens to find out more.

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Growing Paintings: Underappreciated Subjects, Surfaces Blooming
By Sarah Sullivan, The Morning News
(2008-10-03)

When someone mentions a painting of flowers, what comes to mind is a clean still life filled with soft roses and irises -- not an aged metal panel sporting thistles, clover or artichokes.

But in an earthy, gritty take on plant portraits, a new crop of artwork featuring underappreciated subject matter on reclaimed subject matter on reclaimed surfaces is on display at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

“It’s a perfect fit for the garden,” said Sarah King, director of community programs at BGO. “There’s a really nice synergy between the artwork and the plant material.”

That was something artist Greg Moore had never really considered -- that people might want artwork to go outdoors in their gardens. But it’s definately an idea that’s growing on him.

“I had so much fun looking around” the garden and figuring out where to put the paintings, he said. “It was kind of a challenge.”

Moore, a 32-year-old graphic designer, uses acrylics to paint images of plants on reclaimed surfaces, salvaged during searches at a steel company, recycling center or just about anywhere else.

“I was thinking about looking for beauty and looking for interesting inspiration in areas where you don’t normally expect to find it,” he said.

Moore doesn’t want to say there’s more of a meaning to his paintings than what they are, but “I think I found something that sor of resonates with me and my sensibility,” he said.

You can learn about a culture by going through a shopping mall, he said, “but then there’s also the dumster behind there -- and what can you learn there? That’s sort of how I’m coming to it.”

They may be industrial shelves, chair seats and doors, “but they’re made into beautiful things,” King said, and it’s neat to see them in the context of the garden.

“The art intensifies the experience of the garden and vice-versa.”

Moore’s works will be on show and for sale in the Shade Garden of the Ozarks through Oct. 12. A portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to the garden.