LOVE IS DVD OF THE MONTH IN THE JUNE, 2014 ISSUE OF BIZARRE MAGAZINE!!
Review by Billy Chainsaw
Ugly and beautiful in equal measures
An artist whose work features shit, dismemberment and feral creatures is perfect for the pages of Bizarre, so join us as we step to the disturbing, wonderfully weird world of Beth Moore-Love.
This documentary profile of the left-field American artist plays like a surgical dissection of her paintings, while providing a compelling perspective on her life.
Rather than bombarding viewers with talking heads, director Larry Wessel focuses on Moore-Love as she paints, while discussing her work with mentor Bo Caudill. And while this might sound dull on paper, on screen it 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.
So face the strange and get down with the ugly/beautiful art of Beth Moore-Love – but don’t be surprised if it gives you nightmares.
– Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre Magazine