5 LOVE Guild Marquee at night by Van Pittsenbargar

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LOVE STAR BETH MOORE-LOVE!

“Tonight is the closing night of my documentary showing at The Guild Cinema!! It has been a pleasure to share my life and work with you all and just to show you how grateful I am for your support ~ Tonight I will be giving out a FREE poster for every two print sales. Buy two of any size, get a large print of my first painting at no additional cost.”
- Beth Moore-Love
Doors 8:15, movie starts at 8:30 PM

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5 LOVE Guild Marquee at night by Van Pittsenbargar

TONIGHT @ The Guild Cinema SEE Larry Wessel’s Documentary LOVE, MEET the artist and TAKE HOME an original work of art or signed print by Beth Moore-Love!

TONIGHT @ The Guild Cinema
SEE Larry Wessel’s Documentary LOVE, MEET the artist and TAKE HOME an original work of art or signed print by Beth Moore-Love!
Doors at 8:15, movie starts at 8:30 PM and Beth Moore-Love will be there with plenty of prints and originals to sell.
Love: A documentary about painter Beth Moore-Love
Dec 1 to Dec 4 Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY
Dir. Larry Wessel – 2014 – 111m – U.S. PREMIERE!!
Artist Beth Moore-Love will be there in person for all of the screenings!

LOVE Calendar

6 LOVE BML selling prints at LOVE Premiere at The Guild

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Beth Moore-Love could just perhaps the greatest living artist working in America today! Her works can be found in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. She is a national treasure and yet, she is virtually unknown. Filmmaker Larry Wessel is determined to change that with his nine year labor of love…his feature-length documentary called LOVE.

THE ART OF BETH MOORE-LOVE
“My ‘artwork’ has always been very cynical and ANGRY. I read a quote once, I don’t remember who said it, something about the purpose of art being to soothe the spirit after a hard day of ‘reality’. What does that mean? I once saw a two-page advertisement for some stupid car, on one side of the fold-out was a photo of Monument Valley, morphing into the skyline of Manhattan. On the other page, over Monument Valley was written, ‘The Dream’, over Manhattan was written, “The Reality”. And I saw right away that this was completely backwards. So my purpose as an artist is to soothe these people who turn our world upside-down for profit? These people who feel spiritually bereft after a hard day of raping and pillaging? F*ck that. I will NOT. I’m going to sneak it on the wall, and slap the sh*t out of them with the truth of it. Is there ugliness and horror in my work? Absolutely. Do you think that my work is distasteful? You are correct!”
- Beth Moore-Love

“Provides a fascinating insight into what makes Moore-Love tick, throwing up explanations as to why she paints such shocking subjects. It’s rare to see such a personal examination of an artist and their creative process. and to feel as though you’ve been allowed access to their most private thoughts and inspirations; and while the pace is slow and the structure is stark, this perfectly reflects the meticulous nature of Moore-Love’s intricate outpourings.”
- Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre Magazine

“A unique perspective on the artist’s personal history…comprehensive in it’s dissection of Beth Moore-Love’s artwork…this is the place for the straight skinny on all of it…it’s fascinating.” – Mark Bell, Film Threat

“This documentary may not be for the squeamish, but it’s well worth watching for an in- depth portrait of a significant American artist who has been addressing big issues in her complex, amazing paintings for decades.”
- Matt Dukes Jordan, Fleshapoidfilms

“This is a masterpiece that everyone with a taste for the beautiful, the gruesome, the thought provoking and the wickedly funny should see. Highly recommended! Larry Wessel’s LOVE is amazing.” – Visa Disablot, Mesikämmen

“In his typical exuberant style Wessel goes in search of the soul of the artist Beth Moore-Love. Her grotesque, colorful paintings show a dysfunctional universe of joyful cruelty and perverse little girls. As always, humor and transgression in Wessel’s eccentric films go hand in hand.” – Sofie Verdoodt, OFFoff art cinema

“This movie needs to be seen in art classes all over the world!” – Tanner Toobach, Unboxed Watched and Reviewed

 

5 LOVE Guild Marquee at night by Van Pittsenbargar

TONIGHT @ The Guild Cinema SEE Larry Wessel’s Documentary LOVE, MEET the artist and TAKE HOME an original work of art or signed print by Beth Moore-Love!

TONIGHT @ The Guild Cinema
SEE Larry Wessel’s Documentary LOVE, MEET the artist and TAKE HOME an original work of art or signed print by Beth Moore-Love!
Doors at 8:15, movie starts at 8:30 PM and Beth Moore-Love will be there with plenty of prints and originals to sell.
Love: A documentary about painter Beth Moore-Love
Dec 1 to Dec 4 Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY
Dir. Larry Wessel – 2014 – 111m – U.S. PREMIERE!!
Artist Beth Moore-Love will be there in person for all of the screenings!

LOVE Calendar

6 LOVE BML selling prints at LOVE Premiere at The Guild

beth 1

beth 2

beth 3

beth 6

beth 7

beth 5

beth 10

beth 14

Beth Moore-Love could just perhaps the greatest living artist working in America today! Her works can be found in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. She is a national treasure and yet, she is virtually unknown. Filmmaker Larry Wessel is determined to change that with his nine year labor of love…his feature-length documentary called LOVE.

THE ART OF BETH MOORE-LOVE
“My ‘artwork’ has always been very cynical and ANGRY. I read a quote once, I don’t remember who said it, something about the purpose of art being to soothe the spirit after a hard day of ‘reality’. What does that mean? I once saw a two-page advertisement for some stupid car, on one side of the fold-out was a photo of Monument Valley, morphing into the skyline of Manhattan. On the other page, over Monument Valley was written, ‘The Dream’, over Manhattan was written, “The Reality”. And I saw right away that this was completely backwards. So my purpose as an artist is to soothe these people who turn our world upside-down for profit? These people who feel spiritually bereft after a hard day of raping and pillaging? F*ck that. I will NOT. I’m going to sneak it on the wall, and slap the sh*t out of them with the truth of it. Is there ugliness and horror in my work? Absolutely. Do you think that my work is distasteful? You are correct!”
- Beth Moore-Love

“Provides a fascinating insight into what makes Moore-Love tick, throwing up explanations as to why she paints such shocking subjects. It’s rare to see such a personal examination of an artist and their creative process. and to feel as though you’ve been allowed access to their most private thoughts and inspirations; and while the pace is slow and the structure is stark, this perfectly reflects the meticulous nature of Moore-Love’s intricate outpourings.”
- Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre Magazine

“A unique perspective on the artist’s personal history…comprehensive in it’s dissection of Beth Moore-Love’s artwork…this is the place for the straight skinny on all of it…it’s fascinating.” – Mark Bell, Film Threat

“This documentary may not be for the squeamish, but it’s well worth watching for an in- depth portrait of a significant American artist who has been addressing big issues in her complex, amazing paintings for decades.”
- Matt Dukes Jordan, Fleshapoidfilms

“This is a masterpiece that everyone with a taste for the beautiful, the gruesome, the thought provoking and the wickedly funny should see. Highly recommended! Larry Wessel’s LOVE is amazing.” – Visa Disablot, Mesikämmen

“In his typical exuberant style Wessel goes in search of the soul of the artist Beth Moore-Love. Her grotesque, colorful paintings show a dysfunctional universe of joyful cruelty and perverse little girls. As always, humor and transgression in Wessel’s eccentric films go hand in hand.” – Sofie Verdoodt, OFFoff art cinema

“This movie needs to be seen in art classes all over the world!” – Tanner Toobach, Unboxed Watched and Reviewed

 

LOVE Calendar

TONIGHT is The U.S. Premiere of LOVE! Dec 1 – Dec 4 @ The Guild Cinema Albuquerque New Mexico!

TONIGHT is The U.S. Premiere of LOVE! TELL A FRIEND!!
Love: A documentary about painter Beth Moore-Love
Dec 1 to Dec 4 Monday to Thursday 8:30pm ONLY
Dir. Larry Wessel – 2014 – 111m – U.S. PREMIERE!!
Artist Beth Moore-Love will be in person for all of the screenings!

LOVE Calendar

Beth Moore-Love could just perhaps the greatest living artist working in America today! Her works can be found in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. She is a national treasure and yet, she is virtually unknown. Filmmaker Larry Wessel is determined to change that with his nine year labor of love…his feature-length documentary called LOVE.

THE ART OF BETH MOORE-LOVE
“My ‘artwork’ has always been very cynical and ANGRY. I read a quote once, I don’t remember who said it, something about the purpose of art being to soothe the spirit after a hard day of ‘reality’. What does that mean? I once saw a two-page advertisement for some stupid car, on one side of the fold-out was a photo of Monument Valley, morphing into the skyline of Manhattan. On the other page, over Monument Valley was written, ‘The Dream’, over Manhattan was written, “The Reality”. And I saw right away that this was completely backwards. So my purpose as an artist is to soothe these people who turn our world upside-down for profit? These people who feel spiritually bereft after a hard day of raping and pillaging? F*ck that. I will NOT. I’m going to sneak it on the wall, and slap the sh*t out of them with the truth of it. Is there ugliness and horror in my work? Absolutely. Do you think that my work is distasteful? You are correct!”
- Beth Moore-Love

“Provides a fascinating insight into what makes Moore-Love tick, throwing up explanations as to why she paints such shocking subjects. It’s rare to see such a personal examination of an artist and their creative process. and to feel as though you’ve been allowed access to their most private thoughts and inspirations; and while the pace is slow and the structure is stark, this perfectly reflects the meticulous nature of Moore-Love’s intricate outpourings.”
- Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre Magazine

“A unique perspective on the artist’s personal history…comprehensive in it’s dissection of Beth Moore-Love’s artwork…this is the place for the straight skinny on all of it…it’s fascinating.”
- Mark Bell, Film Threat

“This documentary may not be for the squeamish, but it’s well worth watching for an in- depth portrait of a significant American artist who has been addressing big issues in her complex, amazing paintings for decades.”
- Matt Dukes Jordan, Fleshapoidfilms

“This is a masterpiece that everyone with a taste for the beautiful, the gruesome, the thought provoking and the wickedly funny should see. Highly recommended! Larry Wessel’s LOVE is amazing.”
- Visa Disablot, Mesikämmen

“In his typical exuberant style Wessel goes in search of the soul of the artist Beth Moore-Love. Her grotesque, colorful paintings show a dysfunctional universe of joyful cruelty and perverse little girls. As always, humor and transgression in Wessel’s eccentric films go hand in hand.”
- Sofie Verdoodt, OFFoff art cinema

“This movie needs to be seen in art classes all over the world!”
- Tanner Toobach, Unboxed Watched and Reviewed

http://www.lovethemovie.org/

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Camping with Beth Moore-Love by Josh Stuyvesant

Camping with Beth Moore-Love

Posted on November 26 2014
by Josh Stuyvesant, Writer, filmmaker, artist

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Once, when she was in high school, Beth Moore-Love walked into her counselor’s office. “What do you want to do when you grow up?” asked her counselor.

Beth Moore-Love replied, “I want to go camping.”

“Oh, Beth, be realistic.”

I’ve always found it immensely important to visit other artists’ studios. It’s osmosis or something. I’ve always learned more from being in another artist’s space than I ever learned in a workshop, lecture, or on the all-knowing internet.

"Cloacina Russula" by Beth Moore-Love - Pyragraph

“Cloacina Russula.”

So when I came to visit Beth Moore-Love, I was enchanted to discover her studio was a yurt. That is, her studio is a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. She built it during a time when she wasn’t making much art. She had been taking care of her father, who suffered from severe dementia. Since her father died, Beth has been using the yurt as her studio, where she makes chillingly beautiful, detail-laden paintings.

Beth’s free spirit and thumb-to-nose style dictate her art and the place she works. “Everything hangs from the walls and weights it. That way, you don’t have to tie it down,” Beth said. Her yurt is only as permanent as the things it holds. She’s freewheeling. She can move on any time she likes. She’s camping.

Beth Moore-Love yurt - Pyragraph

Every piece of the wall lattice and the roof poles were hand-cut by Beth with a Japanese handsaw. The crown was made with the help of a woodworking friend.

We talked all about her caring for her father and how she’s trying to get back to where she was before his dementia. We talked about the muse. We talked about her yurt. We talked a little about the movie, which just so happens to be called LOVE, but I’ll spare you those details since you can hear all about it on the podcast we recorded last week, Self-Employed Happy Hour.

Austin Madrid, who took all these photos, remarked to Beth that she was hugely photogenic. I felt the same way about the way she talked. There’s something in her speech. A slow, funky, direct delivery of quiet profundity that you just have to capture.

In keeping with the spirit of visiting one’s studio, I’ll go now and leave you to the images and words of Beth Moore-Love.

"Beauty is a Curse" by Beth Moore-Love - Pyragraph

“Beauty is a Curse.”

“I was hanging out with my friend Diego last night—probably longer than I should have— in his studio where he makes music. Oh, he’s great. He takes these cumbia, merengue, reggaeton beats and layers noise over the top and does this amazing stuff. God, I had to get up in the morning, though. I offered him a ride home, and he said ‘I can’t stop. I’m all hopped on this.’ And it reminded me of when I used to stay up all night painting. I want to get back to that place again.”

Beth Moore-Love - Pyragraph

“If I’m really slamming on it, I’ll finish a painting in about a month. The paintings are intensive. I don’t rush them. I read in one of those marketable artist books that an artist should crank out five paintings a month. Fuck that.”

Beth Moore-Love yurt - Pyragraph

“I miss being on a roll. I gotta get back in the routine of doing, moving. I would write down my hours of painting in a calendar. There are so many distractions—friends, especially. Friends who just don’t get it. Sometimes I have to put my foot down, and then people really respect it. And I have to get that back. Make sure everyone understands that this is my job. This is what I do.”

Beth Moore-Love yurt - Pyragraph

“Every good life must have a little shit fall on it. When I had to give it all up for my father, I said, ‘Now it’s our turn.’ And I felt okay at that point. That was acceptance.”

"If My Hand Should Offend Thee" by Beth Moore-Love -Pyragraph

“If My Hand Should Offend Thee.”

“I have a vision of what I want it to be, but by the end it turns into what it’s supposed to be. It’s like something else coming through you to create the vision.”

Beth Moore-Love - Pyragraph

LOVE will be screening at The Guild Cinema Monday, December 1 through Thursday December 4 at 8:30pm. Beth Moore-Love will be there in person for several of the screenings.

Beth Moore-Love - Pyragraph

Photos by Austin Madrid of JAK Media.

Beth Love speaks

Beth Moore-Love Speaks about LOVE!

Self-Employed Happy Hour: Beth Moore-Love, Painter and Documentary SubjectWe talk with Beth and Keif Henley of The Guild on Beth’s art and the film made about her

Beth Moore-Love - Pyragraph

Subscribe to the Self-Employed Happy Hour podcast at iTunes.

Beth Moore-Love paints amazing, disturbing, reality-shattering artworks. Documentary filmmaker Larry Wessel made a film about her, LOVE: The Art of Beth Moore-Love, which is currently touring across the US. Beth joins us at the Pyragraph studio to talk about her work, her evolution as an artist, working and showing internationally, and what it was like to be the subject of a documentary.

Keif Henley, owner of The Guild Cinema, also joins us to talk about the upcoming film, and about Beth’s amazing work.

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter.

LOVE: The Art of Beth Moore-Love is screening in Albuquerque at The Guild Cinema Dec. 1 to 4, and we can’t wait! Beth will speak on Dec. 1. Prints of Beth’s work will be available at some screenings!

Tomorrow (Wed) on Self-Employed Happy Hour: Painter Beth Moore-Love talks about LOVE!

Self Employed Happy Hour
Tomorrow (Wed) on Self-Employed Happy Hour: Painter Beth Moore-Love, who is the subject of LOVE, The Beth Moore-Love Documentary screening Dec. 1-4 at The Guild Cinema! We are so excited to talk to Beth about her incredible artwork and what it’s like to be the subject of a documentary. Also joining us will be Keif Henley, owner of The Guild. We absolutely can’t wait! Listen live at 10:30am (or so) at www.selfemployedhappyhour.com and call in with your questions at 562-MIMOSA-5. (We’ll announce our “live” time here on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/SelfEmployedHappyHourshortly before we go on.)

A Film by Larry Wessel