Gallery artists Chad Person and Yoram Wolberger will soon be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Other artists featured included in the exhibition will include Takashi Murakami, Ron English, Michael Scoggins, Takeshi Murata, Cory Arcangel, and Maruzio Cattelan.
We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art will run December 7, 2012 through April 6, 2013. Delving into our fascination with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture, We Could Be Heroes will examine the relationship between today’s super heroes and the ancient quests of mythological and religious heroes against villainous monsters in recorded history and folklore. An overabundance of super hero movies has been produced around the world of late, from Hollywood to Chinese cinema to Bollywood, and is becoming a poignant part of our shared cultural subconscious. Through contemporary artworks, the exhibition will explore the complexity of the myth of the hero, the hero’s relationship to the monster, how a monster or hero is often defined by perception, and why, for many, comic-book mythologies are becoming the new morality of the 21st century.
For more information on this exhibition, and museum hours, please visit the BYU Museum website.
Following yesterday’s Los Angeles Times’ review of “Surviving the End of Your World” – by Leah Ollman – MMG thought it timely to debut our inaugural gallery-produced documentary video, featuring Chad Person himself! Pontificating on everything from “The Mayor Rests” to “RECESS,” Person takes us behind the scenes and into his fortified bunker, rounding out the solo exhibition that Ollman dubbed “survivalism meets DIY craft.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the world premiere of MarkMooreGalleryTV (LA), featuring Chad Person.
A sincere thanks to everyone who made it out to Santa Monica for Chad Person‘s first LA solo show opening – between the massive inflatable sculpture photo-ops and a live golf ball cannon demo, we’re confident that it was a unique event in and of itself.
We mustn’t be alone in that assessment to boot – as Daily Serving‘s Seth Curcio published a fabulous article on Chad’s exhibition. Read the full length article here, and check out the opening night photos below!
In tandem with his upcoming inaugural LA solo show, Chad Person is the newly-released subject of the in-house produced Mark Moore Gallery : Statements 4. Available on pre-order, the book features an interview with the artist, press excerpts and overviews of all of his bodies of work to date. Statements 4 can be purchased for $20 (plus shipping) by emailing a request to email@example.com.
If you fancy Going Green, you can also download a free e-catalogue of Statements 4 by clicking here!
In the Texas region? Head down to Marfa to check out Chad Person‘s “Dying Gaul” installation – presented in tandem with the Marfa Film Festival. On view at the Waypoint property through this Sunday, May 9th, Person’s 40-foot inflatable sculpture of a Sperm Whale will inflate and deflate in an homage to a “cyclical end to obsession.”
This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Waypoint’s website, or ChadPerson.com.
While we are embarrassingly late in updating our blog, Mark Moore Gallery can say that we’re looking forward to a very strong 2010. Between the positivity felt at the Miami fairs, new artists being welcomed into the gallery and long-awaited shows being added to the schedule, we bid a hearty farewell to 2009.
Check out the goods for yourself with our mini-teaser below:
Ochi Gallery’s group show, “In Search of the Miraculous,” opened to a full house and rave reviews on July 4th.
MMG’s Chad Person is featured in the show, and debuted three new Tax Cut pieces in addition to his infamous “Ozymandias Weeps (Big Boy).” The exhibition is on view through August 31st; for more information, visit www.ochigallery.com.
PULSE Miami 2008 opens tomorrow; have a look at our installation shots to see how our booth is shaping up. Stop by the booth to see Mark and Eric if you will be in Miami.