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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

Mark Moore Gallery Statements 2: Tim Bavington

Now in its second installment, Mark Moore Gallery Statements features currently exhibiting artist Tim Bavington. Spotlighting works from throughout Bavington’s career, and those in public collections, Statements 2: Tim Bavington acts as condensed overview of the stylistic progression of the artist.

To purchase a copy of this issue of Statements for $20 (plus shipping), please email publications@markmooregallery.com. You may also download a free PDF copy by visiting Tim’s artist press page here!

A “Decade” of Tim Bavington

Tim Bavington‘s fifth solo exhibition – which also marked his tenth year of representation with Mark Moore Gallery – opened last Saturday night to the classic rock-inspired beats of DJ More Dillon and an array of long-standing enthusiasts.

A selection of these photos also appear on our gallery page on Facebook – so don’t delay in “liking” us and tagging yourself in the album! Thanks to Will Tee Yang for the event coverage and general awesomeness.

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.

MMG at PULSE: New York 2010

We can’t believe it’s already March, but apparently it is and we’re getting on a plane to go to New York on Monday for art fair week!

PULSE New York is moving to a new location at 330 West Street, at the corner of the West Side Highway and West Houston Street. The new venue, a former New York Central Railroad freight train terminal housing five blocks of the original High Line, has 30-foot high ceilings with varying levels of lofted space to be used for special projects. The fifth edition of PULSE New York will take place March 4 through 7, 2010.

Mark Moore Gallery will be featuring a solo booth of new work by Canadian painter, Kim Dorland, in Booth A-16. These paintings have never been seen previously, are studio-fresh and created especially for MMG’s booth at PULSE NY. Additionally, artist Tim Bavington has been selected to create a special public installation near the entrance of the fair venue – complete with new works!

To preview the Bavington and Dorland works going to PULSE, visit our art fair preview page. Additionally, you can keep abreast of all the fair activity by reading our Fair Reports here, or following our updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Planning on heading to the fairs, or being in the New York area? Send us a message on Facebook or @-reply us on Twitter, and we’ll send you day passes!

Bavington Heads to San Diego

Scott White Contemporary Art will be mounting a group exhibition featuring MMG’s Tim Bavington, Gene Davis and Kenneth Noland this coming spring. Opening on March 12, 2010, and on view through May 8th, “Intervals” will showcase the three aforementioned artists’ use of rhythm and pattern through painting.

Further information and details can be located on the gallery’s website.

Tim Bavington at the Bemis Center

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts recently opened “Borderland Abstraction,” an exhibition of new abstraction in the United States featuring MMG’s Tim Bavington alongside Mary Heilmann, Nils Folke Anderson and others.

On view through May 8, 2010, the group show addresses the varying debates around contemporary abstraction through a myriad of mediums and concepts. If you’re in the Omaha area, be sure to drop by!

This exhibition was organized by Hesse McGraw, Bemis Center curator. For more information on the Bemis Center, or “Borderland Abstraction,” please visit the center’s website.

Come on in, 2010!

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:

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.