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Nobu Nishigawara and Ali Smith at LAM

If you’re in the Orange County/Southern California area, better swing by the Laguna Art Museum for their current exhibition, “The OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC,” featuring MMG artists Nobuhito Nishigawara and Ali Smith, alongside artists like Ryan Callis, Kendell Carter, Virginia Katz and Noah Thomas.

The exhibition, curated by Grace Kook-Anderson, “is a survey of contemporary art and culture in the OC featuring some of the most provocative painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, multi-media installation, video, architecture, performance, music, and design that Orange County has to offer.”

The show will be on view through May 16, 2010.

Miami in Review

MMG had this fantasy of doing blog updates every night we were in Miami – but after spending ten hours in the booth, followed by two hours in meetings, followed by brief appearances at artist and colleague happenings around the city…a few hours of sleep sounded like a more pressing need.

Now that we are back, and (for the most part) caught up with our post-fair ops, we are thrilled to share some of the fair’s highlights with you:

• We were excited to place works by Tim Bavington, Julie Heffernan, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Yigal Ozeri, Jason Salavon, Allison Schulnik, Cordy Ryman, Ben Weiner and Kenichi Yokono with enthusiastic and quality collectors.

Kiel Johnson, Kim Dorland, Ben Weiner Jason Salavon and Yigal Ozeri all made the journey to Miami to visit us, for which we were very thankful and appreciative. We were able to catch up with them at our event at the Essex House, which we co-hosted with Catharine Clark Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Electric Works, Hosfelt Gallery, Marx & Zavattero, Mixed Greens, Morgan Lehman Gallery, P.P.O.W., Paul Kopeikin Gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery.

• Sarah Douglas of Art + Auction and ArtInfo.com spoke with Catlin Moore (Gallery Manager) about works in the booth, and consequently announced the Metropolitan Museum’s acquisition of Jason Salavon‘s “Portrait (Hals)” for their permanent collection in her PULSE Miami review.

Ben Weiner‘s “C6H1206″ went to the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation’s permanent collection, while Julie Heffernan‘s “Study for Self Portrait as Flat World” went to the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.

• Museum des Beaux Arts Montreal acquired one of Allison Schulnik‘s videos, and 2×2 Gallery in Amsterdam confirmed a solo exhibition of new works by Kenichi Yokono.

• According to the Wall Street Journal‘s ongoing coverage, Miami had approximately 40,000 people in town for the fairs…dangerously close to 2007’s 43,000, and – we feel – largely indicative of a returning market. MMG personally met some fabulous collectors and writers over the week.

• Parties were prevalent – including free concerts by Santigold and the Sex Pistols – but MMG was too booked up to attend any functions besides their own. Because of this, they lived vicariously through the coverage on ArtForum, Flavorpill and ArtLog, and are only marginally bitter.

We sincerely thank all of our fervent collectors and MMG advocates for making the trip out this year, your support of our gallery and our artists is always deeply appreciated. Furthermore, our featured artists floored us with amazing work created for the booth, and their support of our ever-developing program. We thank them for providing us with such incredible art on an ongoing basis.

Check out the iPhone photojournalism efforts of MMG’S Gallery Manager, Catlin Moore, who apologizes for the horrendous quality of the images, but hopes they illuminate a small fraction of Miami’s greatness.

Next up: PULSE New York, 2010. Check back for the gallery’s announcement of this year’s solo booth artist.

Dear Miami: MMG Loves You

We came, we saw, we conquered….our booth, at least.

Day one of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: Miami leaves us void of complaints and thrilled with the works we brought along. PULSE’s new location at the Ice Palace is absolutely perfect and pristine; not to mention the fabulous turnout of established and emerging galleries alike.

Check out some of the photos from our day (excuse the quality, had to snap ‘em quick with the iPhone amongst installation) – and if you’re in the area, please visit us in Booth B-202, December 3 – 6th!

“ZOOM” Over to Torrance Art Museum

MMG’s Ali Smith and Nobuhito Nishigawara will be featured in Torrance Art Museum’s ZOOM, an open-call juried survey of current developments in contemporary artistic practices from regional states.

Also featuring David Adey, Kelly Barrie, York Chang, Allison Cortson, Roni Feldman, Tony Maher, Daniel Nevers, Andrew Schoultz, Christina Shurts and Cheryl Sorg, the exhibition will be on view November 21 – December 19, 2009. For more information, visit TAM’s website.

Nobu Nishigawara and Ali Smith Take on TAM

Torrance Art Museum is at it again with its inaugural group exhibition, “ZOOM.” Opening on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 6 -9 pm, the group show will feature 12 emerging artists from the Los Angeles area, including MMG’s Nobuhito Nishigawara and Ali Smith.

Other artists include David Adey, Kelly Barrie, York Chang, Allison Cortson, Roni Feldman, Tony Maher, Daniel Nevers, Andrew Schoultz, Christina Shurts and Cheryl Sorg. For more information, visit TAM’s website.

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Palette to Palate at Laguna Art Museum

On Saturday May 30th both Allison Schulnik and Nobuhito Nishigawara participated in the Palette to Palate event held each year at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach. See below for images of Allison’s table and a sample of the revelry that ensued.

Nobuhito Nishigawara in THE Magazine

Nobu’s show got a nice review in the current THE Magazine, be sure to pick up a copy, or you can see a scan here.

Congratulations, Nobu!