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Zeke Moores
Artist

Windsor
October 27, 2011

Born and raised in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Zeke Moores uses sculpture to explore the social and political economies of everyday objects and our complex relationships to them. In 2001 he worked at one of the largest art cast foundries in North America, Johnson Atelier Foundry, Fabrication and Stone Yard in New Jersey. It was there that Moores further developed his knowledge of and interest in fabrication and foundry production, which has become the focus of his contemporary practice today. Moores has received numerous grants and awards including being nominated for the 2011 Sobey Art Award. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Memphis Metal Museum, Grounds for Sculpture (New Jersey), and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. His work is currently on view in the Art Gallery of Windsor Biennial. Moores has a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Windsor. He teaches at the University of Windsor and at Brock University.

1. Motorcycles

A couple of years ago, my close friend Brandon Vickerd and I decided we needed something to take our minds off art, so we built some motorcycles. Ever since then we’ve been hooked. My current hobby is riding, fixing, and buying motorcycle parts. I now ride a 2001 1200 Harley Davidson Sportster and I LOVE IT. This hobby has inspired an exhibition called Clutch at UWAG, running from January 12 to March 3 next year.

2. The studio

I’m a bit of a workaholic. I like nothing more than my morning ritual of getting up, having a lazy breakfast, pouring a cup of tea, and going to the studio. I go to the studio everyday, regardless of whether I want to or not. It is my number one job.

3. Broken City Lab

Broken City Lab just wrapped up their HOMEWORK conference. I’m super happy to have these guys around. They are doing great things, they are making it happen in Windsor, and people should pay attention.

4. Newfoundland

Lately I’ve been really homesick for Newfoundland and I’m always looking for new excuses to get back there. The Fogo Island Residency is a great excuse. I’ve been paying attention to this new program and am really interested in it. This thing is done up proper, the architecture, consideration of the site/environment around it, the quality of the spaces created…amazing.

5. Sons of Anarchy

SOA, my guilty pleasure. It’s basically a soap opera for fat old bikers. Or wannabe bikers. I can’t believe I just admitted that online… But for some mindless entertainment, I highly recommend it.

 

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