Jun 07 - 29 2014
Moe Profane: Nihilism and Nanner Puddin

Moe Profane: Nihilism and Nanner Puddin

Presented by Redbud Gallery at Redbud Gallery

Redbud Gallery presents the exhibition Moe Profane: Nihilism and Nanner Puddin on view June 7 through June 29. Opening Reception Saturday, June 7, 6pm-9pm.

Moe is the 5th generation of his family to grow up in what is now the decaying little Ohio River city of Evansville, IN. He spent what he is afraid will be the best years of his life in Louisville, KY before moving to San Antonio in 2010.

His perspective has been shaped by his experiences as a recovering Catholic, cancer survivor and heart disease patient.

He now resides with his loving wife and two half crazy kids in a pleasant ranch style home in suburban San Antonio.

Artist Statement:

My work is profane in that I refuse to prostrate myself before symbolic meaning. Nothing is sacred because nothing is absolute. Only good come from a rational defusing of the history’s sacred symbols, reflecting a more relativistic perspective back to the world. It is in this context that I struggled to discover Art’s personal, cultural, and biological function and to justify a place for myself within its broad expanse.

In my latest body of work there are:

• Relativist Pop Art Icons — exposing the absurdity of absolutes as simplistic impossibilities to be abandoned forever

• Existentialist Sign Boards — combining the ways in which we ponder our existences with the ways we distract ourselves from our inevitable demise

• Shrines to the Mundane — giving importance to the most mundane objects of everyday life.

The vintage sign-like imagery I paint onto used fence pickets resembles the quick, simple imagery of conventional pop art and ad design, but my layering technique creates complex physical depth to slow the eye down. The results are pieces that possess a perceptible history that gives them a more authoritative tone and sense of importance while the typographic elements and unexpected juxtapositions reveal a depth of concept with varying degrees of humor. Rather than making a snotty faced sneer, I present positive guides towards independent thought, free of the subconscious manipulations of rituals archetypes and traditions.

The exhibit will be on display from June 7 through June 29, 2014.

Admission Info


Phone: 713-862-2532

Dates & Times

2014/06/07 - 2014/06/29

Additional time info:

The exhibit will be on display from June 7 through June 29, 2014.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 7, 6pm-9pm

The exhibit will be on display from May 17 through June 1, 2014

Gallery hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm

Location Info

Redbud Gallery

303 East 11th St., Houston, Tx 77008