Monthly Archives: May 2014

MMG Hiring Part Time, Remote Employee

The gallery is looking to hire a part time, remote employee for the position of “Remote Registrar.” This position requires that the employee be present in the gallery on Saturdays only, and work on select projects from home on his/her own timetable – as guided by the Director. A full job description is below:

 

Remote Registrar
Position Overview (Part Time)

Must be physically present in gallery Saturday, 11am-6pm (or possibly 8pm, as required by opening receptions every 4-6 weeks) positioned in Director’s office side desk. Log hours from home into shared GoogleDoc as required by projects from remote location or home during the week.

Remote Tasks:
• Produce Statements catalogues with interviews, and correspond with artists to procure images, information, and text related to book.
• Write selected press releases for upcoming exhibitions.
Onsite Tasks (Saturdays Only):
• Update LinkedIn and new contacts as required by supervising staff
• Occasionally write blog posts as asked by supervising staff
• Update, replace, and re-format artist bios on server and website as needed
• Format new press articles and links, place on server and website
• Update artist pages on website accordingly with new press, collections acquisitions, or exhibitions/images
• Maintain and update Artsy, Artnet inventory online
Required Skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communications
• Graphic Design experience: preferably Photoshop and InDesign
• Ability to self-manage deadlines, routine inventory checks, etc.
Beneficial Skills:
• Familiarity with ArtBase, Artsy inventory systems, and WordPress

 
Compensation follows the guidelines for part time employees, and is managed/logged by the employee under the supervision of the Director. No benefits shall apply to this position.

Interested candidates may send resumes to:

INFO@MARKMOOREGALLERY.COM

Subject: “Remote Registrar Position.”

No phone calls, please.

MMG

Recent Acquisitions: Penelope Umbrico at LACMA

Congratulations to Mark Moore Gallery artist, Penelope Umbrico, whose work “TVs from Craigslist” (2008-2011) was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) for its permanent collection.

PENELOPE UMBRICO / Detail from TVs from Craigslist,  2008-2011 / digital c-prints on metallic Kodak paper mounted on aluminum / Thirty-five unique elements; 11" x 17" each / Dimensions Variable / Permenant Collection of LACMA

PENELOPE UMBRICO / Detail from TVs from Craigslist, 2008-2011 / digital c-prints on metallic Kodak paper mounted on aluminum / Thirty-five unique elements; 11″ x 17″ each / Dimensions Variable / Permenant Collection of LACMA

Tim Bavington Acquired by McNay Art Museum

Congratulations to Mark Moore Gallery artist, Tim Bavington, whose painting “She is Love” (2011) was recently acquired by the McNay Art Museum (TX) for its permanent collection.

Tim Bavington, She is Love, 2011 / Synthetic polymer on canvas / 72 x 72 inches / Collection of the McNay Art Museum

Tim Bavington, She is Love, 2011 / Synthetic polymer on canvas / 72 x 72 inches / Collection of the McNay Art Museum

David Klamen Reviewed by Huffington Post

The gallery is pleased to share Annabel Osberg‘s review of David Klamen‘s current solo exhibition at the gallery! The full article discusses the works at length, here are a few key excerpts:

Klamen works from the inside out: in copying an artwork with his own hand, he positions himself between his viewer and the depicted painting. In Struth’s photos, each painting is mediated by the camera and by the depicted viewers standing between the painting and the camera lens. Klamen’s paintings are more spatiotemporally disorienting because they present the viewer directly with a picture in the same medium as the depicted artwork: the viewer has the rather uncomfortable feeling of being a participant in the painterly recontextualization, not just a bystander…”

“When paintings become canonized in museums and art history books, they are effectively placed on a linear timeline subclassified by categories of movement and style. Klamen pulls paintings off the continuum and flattens them all onto the same plane into a new curatorial state, promoting new associations between them. Taken as a whole, Klamen’s entire show operates in much the same way as this single work…”

“In Klamen’s hands, art history is a pliable tool, an inexhaustible resource for creating new meanings. Few artists possess his ability to appropriate others’ work with such deadpan conspicuity and arrive at such inspiring results.”

The author also makes mention of the accompanying solo exhibition of paintings and collages by Joseph Hart:

“In the room adjacent to Klamen’s show is a concurrent exhibition by Joseph Hart, a New York-based artist engaged with art history in interesting contrast to Klamen. Hart’s paintings and collages vibrate with expressive lines and colorful snippets of paper in compositions reminiscent of Twombly, Kandinsky, and even Miro. The title of his show, “KISS IDIOMS,” bespeaks Hart’s autobiographical painterly language. In his collages, he juxtaposes idiosyncratic marks with bits and pieces of cut paper, paint chips, and fabric. Many of these collaged scraps are of personal significance to him: they are pieces of his work pants, his daughter’s stickers, studio detritus, scraps of deconstructed drawings. The result is engagingly diaristic and lyrical.”

David Klamen, Meta-Paintings 2, 2013. Oil on multiple canvases, 90 x 135 inches.

David Klamen, Meta-Paintings 2, 2013. Oil on multiple canvases, 90 x 135 inches.

Joseph Hart,Untitled (K.I.04), , 2014. Collaged paper, work pants, acrylic, oil crayon and graphite on paper; 50 x 38 inches.

Joseph Hart,Untitled (K.I.04), 2014. Collaged paper, work pants, acrylic, oil crayon and graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches.

See both exhibitions before they close on Saturday, June 21!

Christopher Russell Acquired by LACMA and SBMA

Mark Moore Gallery artist Christopher Russell is now in the Permanent Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) who recently acquired his two work on paper, “Fingerprint #3, 2013″ and “Explosion #1, 2013″. Russell is also now in the Permenant Collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) who acquired his piece, “Aftermath #15, 2013.”

Christopher Russell, Fingerprint #3, 2013, unique HDR print scratched with a razor, 26 x 38 inches

Christopher Russell, Fingerprint #3, 2013, unique HDR print scratched with a razor, 26 x 38 inches, Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Christopher Russell, Explosion #1, 2013, Ultrachrome print scratched with a razor, 22 x 34 inches

Christopher Russell, Explosion #1, 2013, Ultrachrome print scratched with a razor, 22 x 34 inches, Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Christopher Russell, Aftermath #15, 2013, Pigment print scratched with a razor, 54 x 36 inches, Collection of the Santa Barbara Art Museum

Christopher Russell, Aftermath #15, 2013, Pigment print scratched with a razor, 54 x 36 inches, Collection of the Santa Barbara Art Museum

 

 

Recent Museum Acquisitions: Kim Rugg at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Mark Moore Gallery artist Kim Rugg is now in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX) who recently acquired her work on paper, “America, 2013″. 

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Yoram Wolberger Acquired by McNay Art Museum

Congratulations to Mark Moore Gallery artist, Yoram Wolberger, whose sculpture “Hutch” (2001) was recently acquired by the McNay Art Museum (TX) for its permanent collection.

Yoram Wolberger, Hutch, 2001, wood, wood products, and brass hardware, 156 x 72 x 24 inches

Yoram Wolberger, Hutch, 2001, wood, wood products, and brass hardware, 156 x 72 x 24 inches

About the artist: Wolberger (b. 1963, Tel Aviv, Israel) earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute’s (CA) New Genres Department. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park (MA), the Aldrich Contemporary Museum (CT), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (IL) and the Israeli Museum of Modern Art (Israel) among others. His works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside (CA) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Yoram Wolberger uses childhood toys and everyday domestic items to create his large scale sculptures, foregrounding the latent symbolism and cultural paradigms of these objects that so subtly inform Western culture. By enlarging this ephemera to life size, Wolberger emphasizes the distortions of their original manufacture disallowing any real illusion and conceptually forcing the viewer to reconsider their meanings. When enlarged beyond any possibility of dismissal, we see that toy soldiers create lines between Us and Them, plastic cowboys and Indians marginalize and stereotype the Other, even wedding cake bride and groom figurines dictate our expected gender roles.