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“Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” with Julie Heffernan at The Strand, NY

The Strand Bookstore in New York (828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003) at 7pm on March 26th is hosting a panel of artists – including Mark Moore Gallery artist Julie Heffernan – in response to the book, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” edited by Sharon Louden and featuring essays by Heffernan, among others, about how these talents got started as artists and how they’ve continued to function over the years in the art world. It has gotten major traction all over the country and into Europe, with book events at such illustrious venues as the 92nd St. Y, the Miami Basel Art Fair among many others. For more information:  http://www.strandbooks.com/

Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan
Self-Portrait as Catastrophic Failure, 2013
oil on canvas
68 x 68 inches

Recent Museum Acquisitions: Andrew Schoultz at Monterey Museum of Art

Andrew Schoultz

The Center (Tree), 2012 / acrylic, collage, and gold leaf on dyed and stretched American flag over panel / 30 x 52 inches (76.2 x 132.1 cm)

Mark Moore Gallery artist Andrew Schoultz  is now in the Permanent Collection of Monterey Museum of Art who recently acquired his work “The Center (Tree)”. 

 

Stephanie Washburn in “Are Friends Electric?”

Mark Moore Gallery artist Stephanie Washburn will be participating in  “Are Friends Electric?” – a group exhibition produced by the Fellows of Contemporary Art’s Curators Lab.

“Are Friends Electric?” is a group art exhibition curated by the Manual History Machines, and will be dispersed between two locations as Act I and Act II. Act I is presented as a Curators Lab Exhibition at Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) in Chinatown, Los Angeles from January 18 – March 21, 2014.  Opening just a few days later, Act II will be on view in the Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery at Claremont Graduate University from January 21 – February 6th, 2014. Both exhibitions present works from the same group of artists, pushing our modes of perception and ability to relate to the artists’ works.

Participating artists include Sarah Awad, Daniela Campins, Clifford Eberly, Jay Erker, Helen Rebekah Garber, Rema Ghuloum, Rochele Gomez, Raymie Iadevaia, Bessie Kunath, Nancy Lupo, Danielle McCullough, Stephanie Washburn, and Tessie Whitmore.

The work selected for this exhibition hesitates towards a technology-driven frenetic future, addresses feelings of isolation and makes transparent the nature of shifting meanings through context/positioning. The exhibition title, “Are Friends Electric?” Is taken from Gary Numan’s iconic song, whose lyrics verge on fear of loneliness amid the appearance of friendly entities. In reflection of our truly complicated relationship with what it means to be “social” today, artists continue to forge, perhaps even more fastidiously now, personal identities in their practices despite the reality of shrinking “private” and [truly] “public” spaces.

FOCA’s exhibition space located at 970 N. Broadway, Suite 208 Los Angeles, CA 90012. Hours of operation: 10am-5pm/Tuesday through Friday. Opening reception is on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 7-9pm. A catalog release with text by David Pagel – accompanied by an Artist Talk- will be announced at a later date.

“Are Friends Electric, Act II” will be on view from January 21st – February 6th at the Peggy Phelps and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, located at 251 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Hours of operation: 10am-5pm/ Monday through Friday.

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Stephanie Washburn

Penelope Umbrico Work Acquired by Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Mark Moore Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico has had her major photo-installation work titled “136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection With Old Style Photoshop Filter” acquired for the Permanent Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

We congratulate Penelope on this milestone.

Penelope Umbrico, 136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection with Old Style Photoshop Filter, archival pigment prints on Hahnmuhle Photo Rag paper, 2013.

Penelope Umbrico, 136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection with Old Style Photoshop Filter, archival pigment prints on Hahnmuhle Photo Rag paper, 2013.

Mark Moore in Mutual Art’s “The Mid-Size Squeeze”

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Victoria Valentine | Arts Observer
Detail of “Network,” 2012 (bronze and wooden base) by Tom Price at Hales Gallery, Armory Show 2013

Check out this interview with five art dealers – including gallery founder Mark Moore – in the Mutual Art feature article titled “The Mid-Size Squeeze”. MutualArt checked in with a number of owners and directors of mid-size galleries around the world to see how they are dealing with the current market. Read the answers from:

– Loring Randolph, Casey Kaplan, New York

– Ernst Hilger, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna

– Paul Hedge, Hales Gallery, London

– Mark Moore, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles

– Edward Winkleman, Winkleman Gallery, New York

Read the article here

Recent Museum Acquisitions from Mark Moore Gallery

All of us at Mark Moore Gallery are pleased to announce many new museum acquisitions from our artists in such a short time since the beginning of the year.

Allison Schulnik - Captain, 2012

Allison Schulnik
Captain, 2012 / Oil on Linen / 68 x 84 inches
Acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has acquired Okay Mountain‘s 2011 video work, “Instructional Video,” but also, both the Orange County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego have acquired the last two remaining edition copies of Okay Mountain’s 2010 video “Water Water Everywhere So Let’s All Have a Drink.”  In addition, MCASD has also taken Allison Schulnik‘s 2009 animation “Forest” and her large oil painting titled “Captain,” that was featured in her last solo exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery in 2012.

Allison Schulnik again has had work acquired by a museum this year with “Mound,” her most recent animation that premiered at her 2011 solo show at ZieherSmith in New York as well as being featured in her current exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum.  The final edition copy of “Mound” has just been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Also in this short period of time, David Hilliard‘s “5 Cords” has been acquired by the Portland Art Museum, and Tim Bavington‘s “Cry You A Song” has gone to the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.

All of this signals an exciting start to 2013 so far with many other museum acquisitions currently pending. Institutions such as the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the McNay Art Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art are pending approval on works by Mark Moore Gallery artists Okay Mountain, Penelope Umbrico, Tim Bavington, and Cindy Wright.

Okay Mountain - Prototype #7, 2013

Okay Mountain
Prototype #7, 2013 / Digital c-print / 18 x 24 inches

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Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico will be featured in a solo exhibition of her work at Bethel University’s Olson Gallery in Twin Cities, MN. The exhibition will feature her continuation of Moving Mountains using Dr. George C. Poundstone’s photographs from Bethel University’s Permanent Collection … Continue reading

News from the Miami Fairs

As noted in yesterday’s Huffington Post, art collector SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS acquired two works by Mark Moore Gallery artist ANDREW SCHOULTZ at the Miami Art Fairs on opening day. Schoultz’s first Los Angeles show opens at the gallery January 12. 2013.

Miami Project Art Fair - Dec 4-9, 2012 - Midtown Miami / Wynwood District

Here are a few highlights–

First, a nod to something we mentioned yesterday: Sean “Diddy” Combs’ purchase of two Andrew Schoultz gold flag paintings at Marx & Zavatero Gallery.

Andrew Schoultz
Gold Dripping Flag (exposed)
acrylic & 23-karat gold leaf on stretched and dyed American flag over panel, 2012

MMG artist Ben Weiner’s upcoming solo exhibition, SMUSH, opens November 1 at Benrimon Contemporary in New York

Ben Weiner’s first solo exhibition at the Benrimon Contemporary, on view until December 15, includes paintings, a multi-channel video installation, and sculptural objects.

Ben Weiner - Shrine

Ben Weiner
Shrine, 2012
Oil on canvas, 52 x 78 inches

Engaging in a variety of media, ranging from Weiner’s signature large-scale paintings and time-lapse videos to a series of sculptural objects, SMUSH explores a process-based narrative, adapting medium specificity for the reality television era. The exhibition explores the structure of paint at a microscopic level, unveiling the organic origins of a man-made material.

Weiner bases his paintings on highly magnified views of the paint on his palette. Viewed at a perspective alien to the naked eye, blobs of paint appear as organic terrains and hyperpigmented, trompe l’oeil landscapes. These paintings chart the evolving topography of his palette, with the process creation of one painting generating source imagery for the next.

In addition to the paintings, the exhibit will present new videos and sculptural objects. Weiner’s time-lapse video projections magnify the process by which pigment, linseed oil, varnish, and turpentine are mixed together to make paint, distilling days of footage into several minutes. The resulting videos bring the viewer into a fantastical molten universe, where landscape and material is ever in flux.

For the first time in his career, Weiner will exhibit sculptural objects, crystalline forms grown from the minerals in paint pigment. By dissolving these minerals into solutions and letting them evaporate in molds, Weiner channels the natural processes by which crystals form. The objects meld glamour with the organic, while reassessing the cycle of nature and artificiality.

Ben Weiner was born in 1980 and lives and works in New York City. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Carnegie Art Museum, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, and The Riverside Art Museum. Weiner has had two solo exhibitions with Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, and his works are in the permanent collections of the Sammlung Mondstudio (Germany), Progressive Insurance (Ohio), and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (California). In 2010 Weiner was awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Opening reception:
Thursday, November 1
6-8pm
Benrimon Contemporary
514 West 24th Street
New York, New York

Kiel Johnson’s Retro Thingamajigs at the Taubman Museum

Those lamenting the disappearance of the Polaroid camera and relishing the banjo’s reappearance have something in common with Kiel Johnson: a love for the sounds and objects of a bygone era, and nostalgic affections for the handmade. Opening on June 3, 2011 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke (VA), is One Thing Leads to Another, the artist’s first major museum retrospective exhibition featuring his handmade machinery and ink drawings, in addition to an on-site painting and exterior mural. Many of Johnson’s hand-crafted cassette tapes, SLR and Polaroid cameras, boom boxes, and musical instruments will be on view – all constructed from his signature cardboard medium – in addition to Publish or Perish, a sizable tribute to his family’s newspaper printing press, in “working” condition. The collection of gadgetry will remain on view through August 28, 2011.