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 info@markmooregallery.com
Pope

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.

Voyager

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 info@markmooregallery.com.

Oppermann

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 info@markmooregallery.com

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 info@markmooregallery.com.

The Fall of Icarus (after Bruegel)

David Klamen Acquired by McNay Art Museum

The gallery is proud to announce the acquisition of work by David Klamen by the McNay Art Museum (TX). Now included in the museum’s permanent collection, “Untitled (Velazquez)” (2009) is an excellent example of the artist’s coveted (and somewhat rare) works on paper.

David Klamen’s (American, b.1961) work grows in conjunction with his interest in philosophy and scholarship, centralized around the questions,”How do I know what I know?” and “How do I know myself?” Klamen paints figuratively and abstractly, sometimes combining the two by incorporating geometric lines or patterns atop his high finished landscapes. Says Richard Gray Gallery, “His current paintings test epistemological strategies as diverse as OP Art (and its implication that knowledge may be a purely retinal experience), empiricism (the idea that the sole source of knowledge is direct quantifiable experience), introspection, and others. In this investigation, Klamen plays with the history of art, utilizing modern and pre-modern conventions as metaphors for our communal search for meaning.”

Klamen earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in 1983 and his Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting at the School of the Art Institute in 1985. He is currently is a Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Northwest. Klamen is represented in the following public collections: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (IL), the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Chazen Museum of Art (WI), and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.

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

Klamen

David Maisel Acquired by Crocker Art Museum

The gallery is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of work by gallery artist David Maisel by the Crocker Art Museum (CA). Now part of the museum’s permanent collection, “The Lake Project 6” (2001) is from the artist’s heralded body of work by the same name.

The Lake Project comprises images from Owens Lake, the site of a formerly 200 square-mile lake in California on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains. Beginning in 1913, the Owens River was diverted into the Owens Valley Aqueduct, to bring water to Los Angeles. By 1926, the lake had been depleted, exposing vast mineral flats and transforming a fertile valley into an arid landscape.

For decades, fierce winds have dislodged microscopic particles from the lakebed, creating carcinogenic dust storms. Indeed, the site has become the highest source of particulate matter pollution in the United States, emitting 300,000 tons annually of cadmium, chromium, arsenic and other materials. The concentration of minerals in the remaining water yields blooms of microscopic bacteria, turning the liquid a deep, bloody red.

The lake has become the locus of water’s absence, a negation of itself, a void. The images serve, in a sense, as the lake’s autopsy. Viewed from the air, vestiges of the lake appear as a river of blood, a microchip, a bisected vein, or a galaxy’s map. It is this contemporary version of the sublime that Maisel finds find compelling– a strange beauty born of environmental degradation.

We congratulate David on this exciting milestone! For information about the artist, or available works, please email info@markmooregallery.com

Lake Project 6