Category Archives: Mark Moore Gallery

MMG Director Elected Chair of ArtTable

The gallery is pleased to announce that its Director, Catlin Moore, has recently been elected Chair of the Southern California chapter of ArtTable. ArtTable is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women’s professional leadership in the visual arts. It serves women at all stages of their careers, with a special effort to increase diversity in the arts professions. ArtTable’s eclectic array of programming is an essential benefit to its membership. This includes special access, panel discussions, networks, and professional development opportunities.

As Southern California’s regional Chair, Moore will lead an Executive Committee of members to develop new programming content, membership outreach, and education about the local arts community. This chapter of the organization includes more than 150 members, whom reside in cities from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

In addition to being the Director of Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City, CA), Moore is the Co-Director of 5790projects (Los Angeles, CA). She received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.A. from California State University, Long Beach. She is also a founding member of the Orange County Museum of Art’s “Contemporaries,” and sits on the Curators’ Lab Committee for the Fellows of Contemporary Art. She has also been a contributing writer for various arts and culture publications, including Beautiful/Decay, DailyServing, ArtLog, .ISM, and the Orange County Register. Prior to her time at Mark Moore Gallery, she worked as the Director of Press and Marketing for the Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine, CA) and as a Fair Assistant for PULSE Contemporary Art Fair (New York, Miami). Currently, she also sits on the Culver City Arts District council, and is an active member of many museums in the Los Angeles area.

To read ArtTable’s Member Spotlight on Moore, please click here. We congratulate her on this accomplishment. To learn more about becoming an ArtTable member, please refer to the organization’s membership page.


Allison Schulnik & Feodor Voronov in Berlin

Gallery artists Allison Schulnik and Feodor Voronov will both have works featured in 68projects’ (Berlin) upcoming exhibition, “Person, Place or Thing: Works on Paper by Over 50 Artists.” Opening on November 15, 2014, the show will remain on view through January 10th, 2015. Says the gallery:

The show reunites a selection of works on paper by emerging and established artists, including works by Brooke Werhane Maples, Gabby Collins-Fernandez, Keith Haring, Zak Prekop, Richard Serra, and Richard Tuttle amongst others. Using a single medium as the basis for the group exhibition allows for a diverse range of artworks and participating artists, tightened by asking each artist to make a work that falls into one of the three categories in a common guessing-game prompt.

68projects is run by Quang Bao, who studied literature and arts management at Boston and Columbia Universities. He has edited and written essays, fiction, nonfiction and reviews for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, National Public Radio and others. His professional experience spans twenty years of work with arts organizations, individual artists and nonprofits. For the last six years, he served as the director of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation  – and organization established through family and friends of New York City-based contemporary art collectors Susan and Michael Hort.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact the gallery.


Cheryl Pope Performs in Chicago

Tomorrow, October 11th, interdisciplinary artist Cheryl Pope will stage a performance at Gallery 400 (Chicago, IL), a not-for-profit arts exhibition space within the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In conjunction with Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse, Gallery 400 presents “A Feminist Perspective on Gun Violence in Chicago: Screening and Performance.” The event includes two film screenings, Lonnie Edwards’ Parietal Guidance and Michael Paulucci’s Shirley’s Kids, followed by INGRAVESCO, a performance by RJ EL and Cheryl Pope in collaboration with young Chicago poets.

4:00-4:30 – Screenings
4:40-5:30 – Performance

Gallery 400 has presented more than 1,000 artists in its exhibitions and programs since its founding in 1983. In so doing, they strive to make complex works and ideas accessible to a broad spectrum of the public, advance and cultivate a variety of cultural and intellectual perspectives, and foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the visual arts.
For more information about Cheryl Pope, or her available work, please email

New Featured Works: Ali Smith

New works by painter Ali Smith are the current focus of the “Featured Works” section of Mark Moore Gallery’s website. Continuing with her interest in macro-versus-mirco structures, Smith pushes the boundaries of perception and context as her compositions toe the line between architectural and cellular forms. Rendered in her signature harlequin palette, these works conjure a sense of sensory excess and stimulation that appears luxuriant in these cold, technologically-driven times.

Ali Smith (b. 1976, Newport Beach, CA) uses the canvas as an open space of exploration; an empty landscape that serves as the starting point for investigation into abstract terrains. Her work illustrates the existential plight the artist has in finding new, personal meaning and direction within the field of abstract painting. The recurring visual trope of Rococo-like excess and abundance performs a celebratory re-assertion of the endless possibilities available to the painter. Smith weaves together fleeting thoughts, moments of time, the fine lines between fact and fiction and subjective desires within her canvases, which in turn present the hopeful attitude of the artist, in the face of the realities of life and experience.

Smith received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach (CA), and has since had solo exhibitions in New York, Houston and Los Angeles. She has been included in numerous group shows, including those at the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Irvine Fine Arts Center (CA), Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (CA), and Riverside Museum (CA). Her work is included in the collections of the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), Progressive (OH). The artist lives and works in Long Beach, CA.


Julie Oppermann in Cologne

Gallery artist Julie Oppermann will open a new show of paintings at Galerie Stefan Ropke on October 17th, 2014. The exhibition, titled “Raster,” will feature her newest incarnation of optical abstraction – and will remain on view through November 22, 2014.

Julie Oppermann’s work pushes the limits of visual perception, making paintings that are physically difficult to perceive. The scintillating effects arising through the calculated layering and juxtaposition of contrasting colors through repetitive line patterns elicit shuttering afterimages, optical flicker, and disorienting sensations of movement. The paintings, on one hand, reference the digital, looking as if they might be computer-generated, vector-based interference patterns; up close, however, they reveal a gestural, intuitive approach. Glitches, bleeds and mis-registrations rupture the illusory field of the moiré, creating visual noise and also highlight the basic tools at work: taped-off line patterns and paint on canvas. Where others approach ideas such as rasterization, pixelation, image compression, data loss and corruption primarily through the more obvious channel of digital media, Oppermann succeeds, instead, by effecting these phenomena directly through the medium of perception itself. The glitch, so to speak, occurs in the viewing of the work, by distorting the viewer’s field of vision, and interfering with their ability to “see” and look at the painting.

Julie Oppermann is an artist from New York who lives and works in Berlin. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union, and a Master’s in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2012 she completed a residency at FAAP in São Paulo, an academic exchange with Professor Robert Lucander at the Berlin University of the Arts, and completed her M.F.A. at Hunter College. In 2013 she had solo exhibitions at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, and Galeria Árnes y Roepke in Madrid. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA).

For more information about the artist or available works, please email


Christopher Russell Acquired by University City Art Museum (China)

Mark Moore Gallery congratulates gallery artist Christopher Russell on the recent acquisition of his work by the University City Art Museum, Guanhzhou China.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts(GAFA) – which houses the University City Art Museum – is the only one of its kind in South China. It is the result of Central South College of Fine Arts, a merger of South China Institute of Art and Literature in Guangzhou, Central South Institute of Art and Literature in Wuhan, and the Guangxi Institute of Art. The merger, which was initiated in 1953, moved to Guangzhou in 1958 and was renamed as Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. In the same year, the school began to enroll undergraduate students. The Academy, which once operated under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, is now directly under the provincial government of Guangdong.The collection treasures up more than 10,000 pieces of rare works of art dating back to the Tang Dynasty, and includes a number of international modern and contemporary works.

For more information about the artist or available works, please email

Explosion 15b


Vernon Fisher at Hiram Butler Gallery

Gallery artist Vernon Fisher opened a solo show of new work at Hiram Butler Gallery on October 4, 2014. On view through November 29, 2014, the exhibition focuses on the many “Faces” created by the artist throughout his career.

Vernon Fisher’s preoccupation with archive, information transmission, memory, and taxonomy stems from an early interest in how people make sense of the world. His hallmark blackboard paintings recall pedagogical lessons or speculative renderings, oftentimes replacing sequential logic with disordered notations analogous to excerpts from an unrepressed mindscape. Fisher’s work is often contextualized within a postmodern lineage, as expounded in Frances Colpitt’s essay for the monograph, Vernon Fisher, University of Texas Press, 2010, which was produced in tandem with “Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism,” the artist’s career retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Vernon Fisher (b. 1943, Texas) has been included in two Whitney Biennials (most recently in 2000). Museum installations include the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Major public collections include: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, (NY), Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Dallas Museum of Art (TX), Denver Art Museum (CO), Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis (MN), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), San Antonio Museum of Art (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), Tucson Museum of Art, (AZ), Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN). The artist lives and works in Fort Worth, TX.

For more information about the artist or available works, please email

The Fall of Icarus (after Bruegel)