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EXTREME Cordy Ryman

After a successful display of his characteristic pastel structures in Parisian Laundry‘s Summertime in Paris exhibition (July-August 2010), Cordy Ryman has been cited by Frieze Magazine as a prominent artist within today’s ‘Extreme Painting’ genre, expanding the course of Modernism with “funky, experimental and entirely winning work [that is] an epiphany in itself.” Also mentioned in the article are MMG’s own Kim Dorland and Allison Schulnik. Click here to read the article at Frieze’s website!

From here, Ryman will be installing his brightly-hued extremities as part of Dodge Gallery‘s The Thingness of Color in NYC, alongside Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, and Matthew Rich. The show is sure to stimulate the senses with all the possibilities of both geometric and abstract coloration, heating up the gallery walls as the city itself leaves colder temperatures behind. The exhibition will open April 2, and be available for viewing through March 8.

Cordy Ryman, vwxyz, 2010, acrylique, enamel, glue on wood, 7 x 6.75 x 2''

Kim Dorland’s “New Material” in NYC

After disappearing into the studio for nearly seven months, Kim Dorland has emerged armed with a legion of wolves, sasquatches, owls and crows. For his upcoming solo show at Mike Weiss Gallery (New York, NY), Dorland does exactly what his show title promises: explores the sensuous tactility and arresting challenges of new material. Glitter, feathers, string and wood slabs enhance the artist’s fascination with the dividing line between the supernatural and mundane, while a new foray into taxidermy bespeaks his connectivity with the rural Canadian landscape.

“New Material” opens November 6, 2010, and remains on view through January 8, 2011. For more information, please visit the gallery’s exhibition page.

Kim Dorland Examines the “Reflexive Self”

Last night, Mike Weiss Gallery (NY) opened their summer group exhibition, “Reflexive Self” with two incredible new paintings by Kim Dorland. On view through August 14, the show features work by Dead Dads Club Corporation, Kris Knight, Stefanie Gutheil, and Marc Seguin.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website. Better yet, swing by and see the show if you’re in New York!

Announcing: Mark Moore Gallery Statements

MMG is thrilled to announce their new in-house publication series, Mark Moore Gallery: Statements. Each booklet acts as a mini-retrospective catalogue for a featured artist, and is usually produced in tandem with a current solo exhibition at the gallery. Including an essay, artist interview, bio, selected press quotes, and examples of works both old, new and in public collections, Mark Moore Gallery: Statements will thoroughly introduce the featured artist to our readers.

Mark Moore Gallery: Statement 1 is available now for $20 (plus shipping).Featuring the gallery’s current solo exhibition artist, Kim Dorland, Statement 1 can be purchased by emailing publications@markmooregallery.com.

“1991” Draws Crowd, Temptation to Touch Work

Kim Dorland and his family flew in from their Toronto home turf to attend the opening reception for “1991” – where they were met with a gallery that smelled like his studio and impressed declarations from passerby.

With DJ MoreDillon spinning beats and Will Tee Yang capturing candids, the exhibition opened to positive acclaim and a hearty turn-out. Kim extends his thanks for the support, and MMG encourages you to come by the gallery before this show closes on April 17th, 2010.

Onto the pics…

Fair Results Abounding

As we dust ourselves off from the NYC fair madness, catch up on our sleep and prepare for installation week, we came across a couple noteworthy tidbits that highlight our experience at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair this year.

ArtInfo‘s Amber Vilas wrote a thorough wrap-up of PULSE’s run, including a prominent feature on MMG’s solo booth of works by Kim Dorland and special public installation by Tim Bavington. She also made mention of Dorland’s paintings at Mike Weiss Gallery, who exhibited at Scope this year, and Ali Smith, who showed at Freight + Volume. Read her full article here!

Additionally, ArtLog hosted a poll for readers to vote for their favorite booths at each fair during Armory Week. We’re pleased to announce that MMG snagged first place for PULSE! Check out the results of our fair, and others, here!

More to follow soon…in the meantime, make a note to come to Kim Dorland’s opening reception at MMG on March 20, from 5-7pm! Perfect opportunity to make it up to yourself in case you missed his works in NYC.

Live, From NY, It’s PULSE

Better late than never.

After seven days in the Big Apple, MMG can officially dub PULSE NY 2010 a success. Our days were peppered with finicky heaters, tinkling gelato carts and hundreds of pounds of oil paint (literally) – not to mention TMZ-worthy celebuzz and waning cell phone reception in the concrete bunker that is 330 West Street.

Kim Dorland churned out what was easily the most “hold-up-omg-is-that-all-paint?!” collection of works to date. With a solo show in Santa Monica just on the heels of his solo booth (opening March 20th), we can safely assume prolific tendencies are not an issue when it comes to him. Kim assured us we would be delivered a show-stopper, and show-stopper it was…also a spine-stopper as the focal point of the booth, “Star Gazing,” weighed over 250 pounds. Kim – clearly – has a sharp sense of humor, but with seven paintings finding homes in excellent collections, we will allow him to continue with his gluttonous oil-and-acrylic shenanigans.

A special public installation by Tim Bavington garnered quite a bit of attention as well. Between the Vegas-strip-esque striped wallpaper and amorphous paintings, the corridor between the entrance and the coat check was transformed into a vibrating optical rabbit hole. Four of these studio-fresh works found homes on just Day One of the fair.

In the few minutes that the MMG crew had to stray away from the confines our our booth, we saw a few familiar faces (so to speak): Ali Smith and Kenichi Yokono in Freight + Volume’s booth, as well as new works by David Ryan and Kiel Johnson with Davidson Contemporary looked uber-fabulous, and ultimately found their way into some choice collections.

A few other highlights:

- Dinner with Yigal Ozeri and the crew from Mike Weiss Gallery included meeting Jessica from “Jessica with Vines” – a featured painting at PULSE Miami this past December. Turns out Yigal’s accuracy is staggering, as is the length of Jessica’s strawberry-hued hair.

- Guest appearances by Dimitri Kozyrev, David Ryan, Ben Weiner and Kim Dorland - with his family in tow.

- A brief foray into the Armory Show, where DCKT’s solo booth of new works by Cordy Ryman prompted much drooling and jaw-dropping. So much so, that owner Mark Moore practically barreled over Bjork in an effort to make it back to the booth for a second viewing.

All in all, we suspect we’ll be back next year – hopefully without Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” on repeat in our brains. Adios, NYC. Love ya, mean it, kiss, kiss.