Clayton Brothers Open to Press, Crowds

In their inaugural solo exhibition with Mark Moore Gallery, “Open to the Public,” the Clayton Brothers have indeed opened with all of the enthusiasm and support one would hope for. Before their jam-packed reception on Saturday, August 16th, the brothers treated an exclusive crowd of patrons and press to an artist talk – moderated by critic Shana Nys Dambrot and artist Aaron Smith. Following the talk, the artist duo signed limited edition newspapers for those in attendance, and opened formally their show to hundreds of guests. Recently, the brothers were the subject of an Artsy Editorial interview and preview, which has garnered much attention in the few days it has been live. They have also received glowing preview press from Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and the LA Weekly (in two articles).

We congratulate both artists on a tremendous start to their exhibition, which remains on view through September 27th. The gallery will also host a closing reception party on Saturday, September 13th. For information about works available, please contact

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Featured Works


Four new paintings by Dmitri Kozryev are currently on display in the the new “Featured Works” section on our website!

Dimitri Kozyrev regards the current political and military polemic as relative to past Totalitarian and Imperialistic regimes. He therefore associates contemporary events with the climate of suspicion and censorship (and thus instability) that prevailed in his homeland during the last century, especially in relation to art. The series entitled Lost Edge focuses on notions of the avant-garde and both the military and artistic implications of the phrase. A Modernist and Constructivist re-arranging of pictorial space references artistic movements at the turn of the last century and acts as a reflection on the censoring of the avant-garde artists within the increasing totalitarianism of the early Soviet Union. This body of work illustrates Kozyrev’s contemplation of this history in an attempt to critique, through association, the current state of affairs in both the military and artistic spheres.

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Kris Kuksi presenting at “The Human Form Symposium”


Kris Kuksi

September 10-13, 2014, the Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN will be hosting “Figurative Association: The Human Form Symposium.” This symposium will have presentation and demonstrations by artists who address the human figure through works in all media. Two major exhibitions of figurative art will coincide with the symposium, for which a catalog will be published and available.

A demonstration by Kris Kuksi, entitled “Putting Things on Top of Things” will be included.

The symposium organizer describe Kuksi’s demonstration:

With the aesthetic flow of the Baroque and Rococo fused with modern world rigidity, Kris Kuksi will demonstrate his assemblage technique that bridges time and emotion, religion and warfare, sociological issues and cerebral conditioning all from the use of kitschy bric a brac, hobby trinkets, cheap jewelry, expensive collectables and even dead snails. Join him for a trip into his mild-mannered livelihood as an artist working in the minuet details of his carefully hacked-up compositions and OCD laden approach of putting things on top of things on top of some more things.

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The Los Angeles Summer Sound Series at Mark Moore Gallery

Picture 5LASSS Vol III:
In continuation of the Los Angeles Sound Series happening at Mark Moore Gallery in the Summer of 2014, PARK DETAIL’S BAND (featuring Yasi Perera and Chris Cohen) will headline with opening sets by CORPSEKISSER and PETER KOLOVOS. This series showcases the rich history and thriving present state of exploratory music and experimental sound shaping in and around Los Angeles.

LASSS began in June of 2014 with an historical performance by AIRWAY, the original Los Angeles experimental noise band, featuring 15 members: Ted Byrnes, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Michael Foster, Juan Gomez, Fredrik Nilsen, Joseph Hammer, Kevin Laffey, Jorge Martin, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Dani Tull, John Wiese, and Vetza, all essential members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society and important purveyors of experimentalism in Los Angeles in their own rights as far back as the early 1970s



LASSS Vol II took place in July with MOOMAW and BULBS performing in the back patio at Mark Moore Gallery, representing a new generation of experimental and electronic song in Southern California.

This series is curated by Jonah Fernandez Olson

Saturday August 9th

$5 donation goes entirely to the performers

There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments




Juxtapoz Previews Clayton Brothers at MMG

Marking their first solo show in LA since their 2012 retrospective at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, The Clayton Brothers will be “Open to the Public” on Saturday, August 16th! In anticipation of the exhibition, Juxtapoz Magazine released a preview of the duo’s new works, stating:

“This should be one of LA’s standout shows in the latter part of the year…We were lucky enough to have a few great pieces by the Brothers at our 20th Anniversary show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery this past May, and we love the direction that the 2x cover artists have gone with their new work.”

We thank Juxtapoz for its continued support of the brothers’ work – and invite you to join us at their opening reception on the 16th, from 6-8pm!




MMG is a Destination for “Rising Talent”

Artsy Editorial writer Melanie Edmunds recently included Mark Moore Gallery on her shortlist of art spaces for “Multicultural and Rising Talent.” Says the writer:

“Not only does this family-owned gallery represent one of the city’s strongest rosters of contemporary artists,  you can also find them supporting a number of  public art projects from coast to coast and around the globe. Works by hot, young artists like Ben Weiner, Joshua Dildine, and Stephanie Washburn are likely to be on view during one of the gallery’s jam-packed exhibitions in Culver City or in an art fair booth in a city near you. Stop by the gallery soon to catch the final week of the gallery’s concurrent exhibitions: “The New Suburbs,” a solo exhibition of painted wood carvings by Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono, and Chain Reaction,” a solo exhibition of mixed-media sculpture, photography, video, and installation by Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope. Yokono’s latest body of work is a continuation of the artist’s signature brand of traditional woodcutting expressed through his unique contemporary, visual language. Meanwhile Pope’s works, ongoing explorations into personal sociopolitical issues, offer commentary on segregation, power, and privilege, manifested through imagery relating to the human body and identity.”

We thank Melanie and her team for including us on their LA highlights list!


Allison Schulnik in “Little Boat of Sorrow”

Currently on view at Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) is “My Little Boat of Sorrow,” a group exhibition curated by Steven Hull, and featuring work by MMG’s Allison Schulnik. The show was recently featured on Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s “Art Talk” on KCRW – says the critic:

This group show was organized by Steven Hull and involves a number of artists who are friends and work together on a regular basis. Hull’s title for the show is based on the idea that the works “explore the sentiment of sorrow which can be the halfway point between sadness and distress.” Marnie Weber’s work has long engaged ideas about the spirit world and her sculpture, Sea Witch (2010-2014), a small boat carrying a uniformed pig, a despairing bird wrapped in gauze, and blue-faced woman draped in back, rests on a bed of rocks, as though ready to make passage to the other world. Jim Shaw’s shadowy untitled figure (resting) (2013) stands as a distant observer and there are pale skeletons cut from left-over plastic milk bottles by Tami Demaree. And there is Allison Schulnik’s always interesting stop-motion video, a 2014 piece called “Eager.”

The show also features work by Tami Demaree, Alex Evans, Tanya Haden, Gibby Haynes, Steven Hull, Jim Shaw, and Marnie Weber, and will remain on view through August 9, 2014.