Category Archives: Mark Moore Gallery

SF’s “Way Out West” featured in NY Times

“Way Out West” – a city-wide project produced by The Art City Project in San Francisco (CA) – was recently featured in the New York Times for its ambitious takeover of local billboards. Featuring work by MMG’s Andrew Schoultz (among many other noteworthy contemporary artists), the project has been the subject of praise and criticism alike. Says the Times:

In San Francisco, where tensions between established artist communities and Silicon Valley continue to rise, Luke Groesbeck, a former tech worker and the founder of the fledgling public art organization Art City, wants to help his hometown reinvest in the former. “This is a city with a major arts and cultural legacy,” he says. “How do we honor that? Then an idea came up and I got fixated on it: What happens when you turn an entire city into a gallery? Is it possible?”

From now until Aug. 17, San Franciscans will get to find out. As part of Art City’s Way Out West project, Groesbeck, along with his crew of curators and organizers, worked with advertising companies and the local creative community to coordinate his organization’s pilot urban art takeover. Eleven billboards, four buses and three transit shelters in the Mission District are being resurfaced with works from 20 artists, many of whom have long-running involvements in San Francisco’s street art scene. The subject of art versus commerce is a timely one in the Bay Area, especially in the once-gritty, rapidly gentrifying Mission. “Artists, musicians and other creatives that make San Francisco what it is are being pushed out,” says Brett Amory, an internationally exhibited artist and local resident who is also participating in the project. “The Mission District is one of the areas getting hit hardest by this change. It’s a very appropriate place to have art by local artists displayed, as a reminder of what the city is really made of.”

Don’t miss this exciting public exhibition, should you find yourself in the Bay Area this summer. Andrew’s billboard can be seen in the Mission between 17th and 18th St.



Cheryl Pope in Washington D.C.

Opening tomorrow, July 10th from 6-8pm, is “HOTHOUSE VIDEO: Harder, Glorious,” featuring work by Cheryl Pope. This exhibition is produced by the Washington Project for the Arts, and will remain on view through September 14, 2014, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel for 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Also featuring work by Merike Estna, Peter Eudenbach, Kate Gilmore, and Silvia Rivas, “HOTHOUSE VIDEO” is part of the WPA’s long running Experimental Media Series, and explores how life’s struggles can also contain “beauty, absurdity, futility, and even reward in the journey.”

Pope – whose work is also currently on view at the gallery through August 9, 2014 – will be presenting her 2012 video, “Up Against.”

Up Against

Cheryl Pope is an Artsy “Must See Summer Show”

Cheryl Pope‘s current solo exhibition, “Chain Reaction,” was chosen by Artsy Editorial as one of its “Must-See Summer Exhibitions.” Says the site:

After Art Basel in Basel, the art world disperses to their respective summer retreats, and gears up for a bustling fall season. Galleries are left with the challenge to draw their audiences back in—and they do so through dynamic group exhibitions, solo shows, and experimental presentations to showcase their rosters. Focusing on art capitals from New York to Singapore, we offer a selection of shows that, come September, you’ll be glad you didn’t miss.

The exhibition remains on view through August 9, 2014.

Chain Reaction

Andrew Schoultz in Public Spaces

Gallery artist Andrew Schoultz will be participating in two exciting public arts incentives this summer. First up is “Way Out West,” curated by Hello Art City, taking place on billboards all over San Francisco. Says the curatorial team:

The exhibition will take over outdoor advertising in San Francisco’s Inner Mission to turn the neighborhood into a public art gallery for six weeks from July 7th through August 17th, 2014. “Way Out West” will bring together emerging, mid-career and established artists with California roots to create new work that addresses the spirit of California as a fertile ground for dreamers, pioneers and counterculture. Curated by Tova Lobatz and Jenny Sharaf, the month-long exhibition will span billboards, transit shelters, and bus takeovers by artists exploring the role of art in public spaces and news ways of embedding art in daily life.

Other artists in “Way Out West” include Brett Amory, Apex, Pakayla Rae Biehn, Anthony Discenza, Annie Vought, Hannah Ireland, Jeremy Fish, Casey Gray, Desirée Holman, Chris Johanson, Jet Martinez, Alicia McCarthy, Alia Penner, Dave Schubert, Jen Stark, and Zio Ziegler.

Following this project, Schoultz will also have work featured in “The Provacateurs,” a major group exhibition occurring in collaboration with Lollapalooza, and curated by Shepard Fairey. Taking place in Chicago (IL) July 31 – August 4, 2014, the show a new 8 x 20 foot painting, alongside works by forty other contemporary artists.

Sherbert Tree

Ben Weiner’s “Post-Psychedelic Dreams” in NY

This summer, Ben Weiner will have new work on view at Glenn Horowitz, East Hampton (NY). As part of Grey Area‘s “Grey East” series, the exhibition – titled “Post-Psychedelic Dreams” – will take over the gallery space July 5 – 21, 2014. Curated by Kyle Dewoody (Grey Area co-founder), the show also includes work by Maurice Carlin, Peter Dayton, Adam Henry, Matt Jones, Nicolas Pilato, Holton Rowder, Esther Ruiz, and Dustin Yellin, as well as design objects by Amma Studio, Cheryl Ekstrom, and Cecile Zu Hohenlohe. The opening reception will take place on July 5th, 6-9pm.


Penelope Umbrico at MoMA

For another few months, work by gallery artist Penelope Umbrico is on view at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) in A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio. Also featuring work by Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston, among others, the exhibition will remain on view at the museum through October 5, 2014.

Says MoMA:

“A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” examines the ways in which photographers and other artists using photography have worked and experimented within their studios, from photography’s inception to the present. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own brings together photographs, films, and videos by [a multitude of] artists.


Cheryl Pope on

Cheryl Pope‘s upcoming solo exhibition, “Chain Reaction” – opening this Saturday, June 28th, 6-8pm – was chosen by as one of their “10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch.” Alongside major exhibitions in New York, Istanbul, and London, “Chain Reaction” made the national highlights list for the online publication.

In addition to preview support from and Artsy, the exhibition is already building meaningful momentum towards its opening this weekend. For more information about Cheryl’s work, please contact the gallery at


Jason Salavon Selected for Microsoft Residency

The gallery is very proud to announce program artist Jason Salavon‘s selection by Mircosoft’s Artist-in-Residency Program. Taking place August, 2014-March, 2015, the residency will primarily take place in the Microsoft campus’ new gallery space called Studio 99 – which presents art that melds data, creative coding, and leading-edge technology. Says the program:

The program offers an opportunity to work in a thrilling environment with cutting edge technology and world-class technologists to explore the connection between art, science, and engineering. A typical residency will last between three and six months. The artist will have an office and studio space in Microsoft Research’s building in Redmond, WA. Studio 99 (Microsoft Research’s art committee) will help connect the artist to collaborative partners across Microsoft’s research and product groups.

“We feel the artistic process bears a strong kinship to research processes,’” says Asta Roseway, principal research designer. “By introducing a venue for art, we encourage creativity in research, as well as synergies and cross-pollination between the arts and science. The arts offer a way to think differently and challenge assumptions, both of which are critical for a successful research organization.”

Jason will work on an array of new projects, with the intention of debuting new work from the program in his solo exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery in November of 2015. Stay tuned for more information – and we congratulate Jason on this major milestone!


Cheryl Pope to Participate in Fountainhead Residency

The gallery is proud to announce Cheryl Pope‘s selection by the Fountainhead Residency for this Winter, 2014. Located in Miami (FL), the Fountainhead Residency is a family owned and operated institution. Says the organization’s mission statement:

The Fountainhead Residency was founded by collectors Dan and Kathryn Mikesell in early 2008.  Later in 2008, they opened The Fountainhead Studios, which now provides over 41 Miami-based artists with affordable, flexible studio space.  In 2012, they opened The Fountainhead Haus, which provides 5 Miami based artists unique working and collaborative space.

The Fountainhead Residency was founded with five goals; to provide artists an opportunity to find new inspiration (a fountainhead), to introduce visiting artists to Miami’s art community and it’s many supporters, to infuse Miami with artistic inspiration from around the world, enable our art institutions to realize more ambitious shows, and finally to provide our family an opportunity to become more intimately integrated in the world of artists and art.  

The Fountainhead is proud to support our museums, including The Bass Museum, The Frost at FIU, MOCA and PAMM as well as alternative art spaces like Locust Projects, Dimensions Variable and Bas Fisher Invitational.

We congratulate Cheryl on this incredible opportunity.


Dimitri Kozyrev featured in Group Show at UCSB

UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design and Architecture Museum will feature work by gallery artist Dimiti Kozyrev in a group show entitled, “Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists From UCSB.”

Starting Here, will show the work of 48 artists who attended UCSB from 1950–2010. Through the artists’ works and experiences the exhibition will chart changes in art and the teaching of art on the UCSB campus, all the while highlighting the value of peer-to-peer and interdisciplinary learning. The exhibition will include book arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

The exhibition which is in its second phase will open on Friday, June 27th.

This exhibition has been curated by Elyse Gonzales, Curator of Exhibitions, AD&A Museum; Jane Mulfinger, Professor and Chair, Department of Art; and Kim Yasuda, Professor, Department of Art.