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Healthy PULSE, Happy Holidays

Three weeks, thirty-five booth sales and zero hours of sleep later, we find ourselves (relatively) caught up from on another solid run at the PULSE Miami Contemporary Art Fair. With new works from over thirteen gallery artists, MMG received an unparalleled amount of traffic in Miami this year – and by the first day, had placed a monumental work by Allison Schulnik with the Nerman Museum (KS), the last remaining Josh Azzarella “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video with a private collection (also recently acquired by LACMA) and new works by Kenichi Yokono with the Progressive Collection. Shortly thereafter, Palm Beach’s Norton Museum requested Kim Rugg‘s staggering 30-panel installation of reconfigured newspaper pages for their upcoming exhibition, Now WHAT?, on view December 15, 2010 – March 13, 2011, which they are also considering for their permanent collection. With positive review from the Miami Herald and ArtInfo.com before the close of the week, MMG couldn’t help but deem the fair an early success. The Art Newspaper‘s Anny Shaw credited PULSE as getting “collectors’ hearts racing” in her coverage of the fair and Mark Moore Gallery’s sales, alongside a mention of the gallery by Brook Mason and Marisa Mazria Katz in the same issue (for a complimentary PDF download of that edition, click here).

On the heels of a particularly inspiring fair, the Mark Moore Gallery team is both honored and thrilled to announce a completely sold-out solo exhibition by Israeli artist, Yigal Ozeri. Always fond of making a blockbuster first impression, Ozeri furnished MMG with twenty studio-fresh paintings for his first Los Angeles solo show – all of which have been acquired by collectors from across the globe. Acting as MMG’s last exhibition in the current Santa Monica space, “Lizzie in the Snow” seems an incredible testament and closing chapter to a successful twelve years  in Bergamot Station.

As we move forward (literally) with our relocation to Culver City, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Mark Moore’s twenty-fifth year in business at our grand opening on January 8th, 2011. For its inaugural exhibition in the new space, MMG presents “OPEN,” an inaugural exhibition of work by the remarkable artists that the gallery represents. Functioning as a “nice to meet you” to the Culver City community, “OPEN” with commemorate both the premiere of MMG’s new home, as well as twenty-five years of growth.

We couldn’t think of a better start to the new year. Our deepest gratitude goes out to the artists, collectors, enthusiasts and visitors that have allowed our gallery to thrive for over two decades, and support our vision as we continue to  evolve. Here’s to the next chapter, and the happiest of holidays.

New location effective January 1, 2011:

5790 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

http://www.markmooregallery.com

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.