Category Archives: Mark Moore Gallery

Allison Schulnik in “Little Boat of Sorrow”

Currently on view at Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) is “My Little Boat of Sorrow,” a group exhibition curated by Steven Hull, and featuring work by MMG’s Allison Schulnik. The show was recently featured on Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s “Art Talk” on KCRW – says the critic:

This group show was organized by Steven Hull and involves a number of artists who are friends and work together on a regular basis. Hull’s title for the show is based on the idea that the works “explore the sentiment of sorrow which can be the halfway point between sadness and distress.” Marnie Weber’s work has long engaged ideas about the spirit world and her sculpture, Sea Witch (2010-2014), a small boat carrying a uniformed pig, a despairing bird wrapped in gauze, and blue-faced woman draped in back, rests on a bed of rocks, as though ready to make passage to the other world. Jim Shaw’s shadowy untitled figure (resting) (2013) stands as a distant observer and there are pale skeletons cut from left-over plastic milk bottles by Tami Demaree. And there is Allison Schulnik’s always interesting stop-motion video, a 2014 piece called “Eager.”

The show also features work by Tami Demaree, Alex Evans, Tanya Haden, Gibby Haynes, Steven Hull, Jim Shaw, and Marnie Weber, and will remain on view through August 9, 2014.

Eager

Cheryl Pope and Shaun Gladwell in Glasgow

Videos by both Cheryl Pope and Shaun Gladwell will be prominently featured in PULSE - a series of temporary and permanent artworks situated along London Road connecting Glasgow Green, and the Barras Calton in the East End of the city.

 

As part of PULSE, Picture Window is screening a diverse selection of video artworks by emerging and established local and international artists curated in collaboration with Patricia Fleming Projects. Artist films will be presented between 8pm-Midnight from July 26th until August 3rd in a range of windows along London Road between Charlotte Street and Templeton Street.

 

PULSE is a joint initiative between Glasgow City Council Development and Regeneration Services (DRS), Action Barras Calton (ABC) and VELOCITY – a cultural response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Curated and delivered by a collaborative team based in Glasgow; Pidgin Perfect, Patricia Fleming Projects and Picture Window.

We congratulate Cheryl and Shaun on their inclusion in this fantastic project!

Shaun Gladwell, BMX Channel, 2013 / HD Video / Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Shaun Gladwell, BMX Channel, 2013 / HD Video / Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

 

 

Stephanie Washburn in New York

Opening on Friday, August 8th (7-10pm) is “In the Office of the Drunken Monkey,” a group exhibition at TSA (NY) – which will feature work by gallery artist, Stephanie Washburn. Also featuring Brian Scott Campbell, Rubens Ghenov, Rachael Gorchov, Lucia Hierro, David Humphrey, Julian Kreimer, Margrit Lewczuk, Dustin London, Rebecca Morris, Dona Nelson, Devin Troy Strother, and Christopher Ulivo, the show was curated by Christopher Ulivo and Julian Kreimer. Says the exhibition space:

The office is a removed place where abstract symbols—charts, maps, and visualizations—are manipulated to impact the outside world. It demands an understanding of complex organization, and of the delicate interactions between meaning-systems and individuals. These artists, cross-geographical and cross-generational, rely on the tension between structured systems (the office) and the intuitive, unexpected moves usually associated with elevated or altered states.

TSA is an artist-runartist-curated exhibition space located at 44 Stewart Ave, #49 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Formed with a relationship to Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA, TSA seeks to invite a dialogue between an eclectic mix of artists and curatorial visions with a focus on emerging artists from New York and beyond. For more information, please contact the gallery directly.

Washburn

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.

Schoultz

 

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.

Weiner

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.

Umbrico

Cheryl Pope on MutualArt.com

Cheryl Pope‘s upcoming solo exhibition, “Chain Reaction” – opening this Saturday, June 28th, 6-8pm – was chosen by MutualArt.com 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 ForYourArt.com 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 info@markmooregallery.com.

Pope