Tony Moore, Children of Light III, 2017. Wood-fired ceramic, porcelain, and steel, 62.25 x 29 x 29 in.

Tony Moore

Brooklyn, New York

Sideshow Gallery

The ceramic sculptures featured in Tony Moore’s recent exhibition, “Children of Light,” invoke themes of conflict, community, and survival. Alongside the work, Moore posted a warning from Dr. Martin Luther King: “Our generation will have to repent not only for the words and acts of the children of darkness but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light.” The expressive monoliths in the “Children Of Light” series weigh up to 200 pounds and, ranged atop rusted steel pylons, approximate the height of a man. The chest-high crags and proto-ziggurats glower at visitors entering their lair. Streaked and pitted like ancient citadels, their precipitous sides bulge and cradle mysterious voids, revealing constantly changing personalities. Parched ridges thrust upward, glazes drip off ledges, and spills of molten green glass appear to enfold glittering oases set against an encroaching desert. …see the entire review in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.