In search of an alluring new coffee table book? Kiel Johnson’s carboard sculptures are included in the newly published “500 Paper Objects: New Directions in Paper Art (500 Series).” Juried by author Gene McHugh, an award-winning arts writer and well-established expert in the field, the book presents a broad range of techniques, forms, and aesthetic approaches, with magnificent examples of origami, kirigami, cutting, quilling, papier-mâché, and casting. The book published by Lark Crafts, features Johnson’s work on pages 21, 199, 234, 255 & 360.
Mark Moore Gallery proudly announces two new museum acquisitions of work by program artists.
Okay Mountain, Prototype #6 (of 10), 2013 / edition of 3 / digital c-print / 18 x 24 inches
Acquired by the McNay Art Museum
This week, the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX) confirmed their acquisition of Okay Mountain’s set of ten “Prototypes” (2013) photographs – as featured in their 2013 solo exhibition at the gallery – as well as Penelope Umbrico’s large-scale wall work, “All the Embarrassing Books” (2007).
Penelope Umbrico, Embarrassing Books, 2011 / c-prints / dimensions variable
Acquired by the McNay Art Museum
Congratulations to both Okay Mountain and Penelope Umbrico on this exciting news. We thank the McNay for their generous continuing support of our gallery and artists.
The Rochester Art Center’s (Rochester, MN) newest exhibition, “The Protagonist: Narrative and Animation” will feature gallery artist Allison Schulnik. The exhibition will mark the first curation at the Center by its new Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald. “The Protagnoist” explores narrative in short animated film and video, and presents enthralling work that pushes the boundaries of storytelling through the perspective of several highly performative protagonists created by six internationally recognized artists. Schulnik will present her videos, Mound (2011), Hobo Clown (2008) as well as her painting, Flower Face #2 (2007).
The exhibition, which opens May 17, will remain on view through August 25, 2013.
Jack Shainman Gallery
is pleased to announce New Paintings,
MMG artist Tim Bavington’s
fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. With this exhibition, Bavington continues to translate music into exuberant patterns and color fields that emote a vibrancy and electricity through the precisely painted synthetic polymer atop canvas. Each piece is an evocation of a song’s bridge, melody, a section of notes, systematically reinterpreted for the eye resulting in a vivid synesthesia of the senses.
Marking a new direction in Bavington’s oeuvre, Quadrophenia moves the more classical and strictly vertical and horizontal lines into an intense swirl of brilliant blues, magentas, greens and yellows. Bavington creates a visceral and emotional reverberation using The Who’s operatic album as a departure point and what results is an almost hypnotic optical experience that references the four-point structure of quadraphonic audio.
The exhibition opens Thursday, May 16th (6-8pm), and remains on view through June 29th, 2013.
Andrew Schoultz, the artist that never sleeps, has completed yet another mural in his native San Francisco. Located at 24th and York Street, the mural spans the length of Pop’s Bar – one of the neighborhood’s favorite establishments. Complete with his trademark horses, flags, falling bricks, and telephone poles, the work will undoubtedly be a Schoultz signature for years to come.
All of us at Mark Moore Gallery are pleased to announce many new museum acquisitions from our artists in such a short time since the beginning of the year.
Captain, 2012 / Oil on Linen / 68 x 84 inches
Acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has acquired Okay Mountain‘s 2011 video work, “Instructional Video,” but also, both the Orange County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego have acquired the last two remaining edition copies of Okay Mountain’s 2010 video “Water Water Everywhere So Let’s All Have a Drink.” In addition, MCASD has also taken Allison Schulnik‘s 2009 animation “Forest” and her large oil painting titled “Captain,” that was featured in her last solo exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery in 2012.
Allison Schulnik again has had work acquired by a museum this year with “Mound,” her most recent animation that premiered at her 2011 solo show at ZieherSmith in New York as well as being featured in her current exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. The final edition copy of “Mound” has just been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Also in this short period of time, David Hilliard‘s “5 Cords” has been acquired by the Portland Art Museum, and Tim Bavington‘s “Cry You A Song” has gone to the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.
All of this signals an exciting start to 2013 so far with many other museum acquisitions currently pending. Institutions such as the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the McNay Art Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art are pending approval on works by Mark Moore Gallery artists Okay Mountain, Penelope Umbrico, Tim Bavington, and Cindy Wright.
Prototype #7, 2013 / Digital c-print / 18 x 24 inches
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Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico will be featured in a solo exhibition of her work at Bethel University’s Olson Gallery in Twin Cities, MN. The exhibition will feature her continuation of Moving Mountains using Dr. George C. Poundstone’s photographs from Bethel University’s Permanent Collection archive. The show runs from April 11 – May 25, 2013 and will include a conversation with the artist and David Little, Curator of Photographs at the Minneapolis Institute, on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.