Monthly Archives: November 2010

MMG Packs Bags for Culver City

After twelve successful years in Bergamot Station (Santa Monica, CA), Mark Moore Gallery is thrilled to announce its permanent relocation to Culver City, CA. In conjunction with the grand opening of the new space, the gallery will also debut the much-anticipated solo exhibition for renowned local artist, Mario Ybarra Jr.

Originally built in 1925, the building that will soon house Mark Moore Gallery has been deemed a Historic Building by Culver City’s preservation program. Featuring a brick façade, vaulted wood ceilings and an enclosed courtyard, the 3,200 square-foot gallery is located in close proximity to Roberts & Tilton, Carmichael Gallery and Blythe Projects on Washington Boulevard two blocks from La Cienega Boulevard.

The interior concept and design was developed by the globally-reputed architect Peter Zellner of ZELLNERPLUS (Culver City, CA), whose previous projects have included Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (CA), REDCAT (CA), LA><ART (CA), Wallspace Gallery (NY), Matthew Marks Gallery (opening 2011, CA), and many others. With both a main gallery exhibition space and Project Room integrated into the gallery, Zellner has accounted for the need to showcase the diversified nature of Mark Moore Gallery’s program, with specified features tailored to display video and installation works. Opening to the public for the first time on January 8th, 2011, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition will be new work by Ybarra Jr., a showcase that will include multimedia elements as we celebrate his first solo show in Los Angeles since 2007.

Gallery President Mark Moore founded Mark Moore Gallery in 1992 in Santa Monica (CA). Since its inception, the gallery has gone on to participate in international art fairs – including those in Miami, New York, Chicago, Cologne, and London – and represents over twenty-five contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. Joined by Director Catlin Moore, Assistant Director Matthew Gardocki, Registrar Ashley Ayala and Preparator Jonah Olson, Moore is eager to join the Culver City community with an ambitious schedule for 2011.

Edit your address book entry to reflect MMG’s new home, and join us on January 8th from 6-8pm in celebration of Mario Ybarra Jr.‘s brand new work in our brand new space:

5790 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Needless to say, we’re just a little excited.

“Elements of Nature” in New Orleans

In addition to beignets, jazz and football, New Orleans appears to have a pretty good handle on contemporary art. Concurrently on view with the “Prospect 1.5″ edition of the city’s Biennial of international art, “Elements of Nature” is showcasing selections from the CA-based Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation’s permanent collection at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans.

On view through February 27, 2011, the exhibition features works by MMG artists Todd Hebert, Allison Schulnik, Ali Smith and Cindy Wright alongside Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Billy Al Bengston and many others. More information on the show – curated by Billie Milam Weisman – can be found on the exhibition website.

“Lizzie in the Snow” Opens to Warm Reception

Nevermind the fact it’s 93 degrees in Santa Monica, Lizzie Jagger is reclining in the snow at Mark Moore Gallery . For his first LA solo exhibition, Yigal Ozeri furnished us with over a dozen photorealistic oil paintings and one exquisite video – works that captured the eye of Beautiful/Decay Associate Editor Sasha Lee, who interviewed the artist for the publication’s preview feature article.

Acting as the last exhibition in the gallery’s current space (before relocating), “Lizzie in the Snow” opened to Ozeri enthusiasts from around the globe – and will remain on view through December 19th, 2010. A sincere thanks on behalf of the gallery and the artist to all those who attended the reception; it was an incredible way to end our time in Bergamot Station, and mark the beginning of MMG’s next chapter…