Now Representing: Zemer Peled

Mark Moore Gallery is proud to announce its exclusive United States representation of Israeli sculpture artist, Zemer Peled. The artist will have her first solo show with the gallery in September of 2016.

Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. She has recently been featured in Hi-Fructose Magazine, Colossal, National Public Radio, MIND Magazine, O Magazine, and Ceramics Monthly (which featured her on the cover of the May 2015 issue).

Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), the Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT).

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MMG Hiring: Part-Time Registrar

The gallery is looking to hire a part-time employee for the position of “Registrar.” This position requires that the employee be present in the gallery Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (11am-6pm), and during selected opening receptions – as guided by the Director. A full job description is below:

GENERAL TASKS:

• Update gallery contacts/mailing lists as required by supervising staff
• Occasionally write blog/Artsy posts as asked by supervising staff
• Update, replace, and re-format artist bios on server and website as needed
• Format and archive 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
• Assist with wrapping, packing, and organizing physical artwork inventory
• Writing press releases for upcoming exhibitions
• Assist with general exhibition/art fair preparation and logistics

REQUIRED SKILLS:

• Excellent verbal and written communication
• 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 hourly employees, and is managed/logged by the employee under the supervision of the Director. Opportunities to assist with client relations and sales will be made available based on performance. No benefits shall apply to this position.

Interested candidates may send resumes to: INFO@MARKMOOREGALLERY.COM (Subject: “Registrar Position.”)

No phone calls, please.

OFFICE VIEW

Christopher Russell at LACMA (CA)

Gallery artist Christopher Russell is currently featured in “Lens Work: Celebrating LACMA’s Experimental Photography at 50,” a group exhibition on Level 3 of the Hammer Building. Says the museum:

Photography was founded on and developed as a result of experimentation: it is a technology-based practice rife with inherent uncertainties, despite its reputation for reliably documenting reality. This installation celebrates the curatorial drive informing over 50 years of collecting at LACMA, which embraces experimentation in photography.

From works by the medium’s earliest practitioners to those by contemporary artists, LACMA’s collection is rich in innovative examples of what is often referred to as “the magic of photography.” As lenses evolve and choices of final output increase, photographic practice will no doubt continue to inspire new ways of perceiving, seeing, and believing.

The gallery congratulates Christopher on his inclusion in this exhibition, as well as the museum’s permanent collection. “Lens Work” remains on view through July 4, 2015.

For more information about the artist or available works, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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Jean Shin at the Crow Collection (Dallas)

The gallery is proud to share Jean Shin‘s current solo exhibition – “Inclusions” – at the Crow Collection (Dallas, TX), which will be on view concurrently with the Dallas Art Fair – in which the gallery will be included (Booth G14), and featuring new works by the artist.

In tandem with the exhibition, the museum also produced an artist talk with Shin, and featured new works in the Sculpture Garden, entitled “Celadon Landscape.” “Inclusions” will remain on view through October 18, 2015.

For more information about the artist, available works, or works to be featured in the Dallas Art Fair booth, please email info@markmooregallery.com

Shin

Okay Mountain Takes Over Blanton Museum (TX)

In celebration of the Blanton Museum of Art‘s recent acquisition of “Roadside Attractions” (2012) by artist collective Okay Mountain,  the museum is allowing for the 9 artists to take over many aspects of the museum for nearly a month.

Starting with a special mural commission on the “Frank Public Art Wall” (4th Street and Colorado in downtown Austin), the collective’s takeover will showcase their interest in public art incentives. Titled “All Things are Possible” (2015), the mural demonstrates Okay Mountain’s interest in tongue-in-cheek pop culture, while also facilitating a dialogue about art outside of the traditional museum or gallery space. There will be an opening reception for the mural (which was completed on March 30th) at Frank on April 15 from 6-9pm. Concurrently, “Roadside Attractions” will be on view at the museum.

On Saturday, April 4 at 2pm, the collective will participate in an artist talk titled “Perspectives: Okay Mountain,” which will focus on their role in the contemporary art scene in Austin (TX). Says Glasstire Magazine:

The Blanton will host a lecture with all nine current members of Okay Mountain. Formed in 2006 and based in Austin, the members are scattered around a number of cities. This lecture will mark the first time that the entire group has ever spoken together in Austin.

Access to the talk is included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the artists or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

Okay Mountain

Kiel Johnson at Sherry Leedy Contemporary (KS)

The gallery is proud to share Kiel Johnson‘s inclusion in “In Good Company,” a group exhibition opening at Sherry Leedy Contemporary (Kansas City) tonight (April 3, 2015) from 7-9pm.

Also including work by Jane Booth, Mark Cowardin, Amir H. Fallah, Damon Freed, Bill Hassell, Tom Huck, Anne Austin Pearce, Kent Michael Smith, Mary Ann Strandell, Caleb Taylor, and Larry Thomas, the exhibition remains on view through May 21, 2015. Says the gallery:

“2015 marks the 30th year anniversary of Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Over that time the gallery has been privileged to work with amazing artists and generous collectors in our community and throughout the country. We have always been in good company and that experience is the core of this exhibition, ‘In Good Company.'”

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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Penelope Umbrico Acquired by MFA Houston

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of Penelope Umbrico‘s “Mirrors (from Home Décor Catalogs and Websites)” (2001-11) by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As part of the museum’s permanent collection, the work is currently featured in part of an ongoing series entitled “A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection.” This exhibition is located on the ground floor of the museum, and will be on view through July 19, 2015.

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program. Selected public collections include the Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

We congratulate Penelope on this milestone! For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

Umbrico