John’s Luv is a nearly 1,000 page handwritten and painted book, complete with a 4 x 11 foot foldout painting. Alternately fiction, diary, mise-en-scène, and meta-narrative, this illustrated tale follows John’s attempt to love better and more deeply those around him. Begun in 2003, this massive undertaking pursues answers to Moore’s unremitting ambiguities and doubts relative to community, God, love, and daily life. Also on view in the gallery are four related paintings by Moore.
Andy Moore has an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Moore’s first show in Chicago was at Beret International, now defunct, and he has since shown in many local venues, including Kavi Gupta Gallery, TBA Exhibition Space, Western Exhibitions, and Dogmatic Gallery. Additionally, his work has been included in an exhibition at Vox Populi. From 2000–2004, Moore was one of four co-owners of the artist-run space Deluxe Projects in Philadelphia.