Christopher Russell in “Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists” at The Getty Center opening June 26th

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Image: Christopher Russell, GRFALWKV, 2013-2014

Handmade book, carbon based fountain pen ink, pigmented fountain pen ink, spray paint, pressure sensitive adhesive, bound in cloth with collage on marbled boards
24 x 18 inches

COLLECTION OF THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM (LOS ANGELES) – Gift of the Mark & Hilarie Moore Collection

Upcoming Exhibition:

“Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists”

GETTY CENTER

Upcoming, June 26 – October 28

Research Institute Galleries I and II

N Sepulveda Blvd & Getty Center Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tue–Fri, Sun 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. / Closed Mondays

Free | No ticket required

 

Artists’ books occupy a creative space between traditional books and contemporary works of art, challenging what a book can be. This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Research Institute’s extensive collections focuses on artists’ books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.

Christopher Russell (American, born 1974) begins with inkjet prints of landscapes, into which he etches intricate patterns and figures with a razorblade, transforming the photographs into layered narratives. Rather than destroying the image, his controlled, methodical process of scratching the surface adds layers of density and mystery to already enigmatic images that may capture sun glare, dense foliage, or repetitive pattern. Russell also engages in an active practice of writing and creating unique artist books and zines with psychological, folkloric undertones; photographic works connected to these texts acquire the status of hazy memories or dreamlike landscapes.

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More Artist Videos Posted to Mark Moore Fine Art Youtube Video Channel

Check out the new MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and subscribe at the following link HERE.

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We are very pleased to announce our new video channel on Youtube and the addition of several new short video interviews that have just been added to this site for your reference. I would invite you to check out the MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and encourage you to subscribe to future videos at the following link by clicking HERE.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGXgOaj_6Gp5gYH3zETamZg

The short film collection at MMFA Video Channel now features four new videos that have been just posted that include a looks inside the studios of artists: ALLISON SCHULNIK, ANDREW SCHOULTZ, VERNON FISHER, and JOHN BAUER. In total we have nearly fifty new or recent videos posted there for you to view – and that list grows weekly. Other artists featured on the MMFA Channel are: Jason Salavon, Kris Kuksi, Stephanie Washburn, Julie Oppermann, Tim Bavington, Joshua Dildine, and Julie Heffernan – just to name a few.

For additional information on all the artists featured and their work, please go to our website at www.markmoorefineart.com or check out their artist page on ARTSY at the following link:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery

#markmooregallery

ARTSY Show of the Week: Joseph Rossano “Conservation From Here”

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to share with you that the current Joseph Rossano exhibition titled “Conservation From Here” has been selected ARTSY Show of the Week.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

 

Conservation From Here” features the work of Joseph Rossano in an exhibition synthesizing art and science. It remarks on historic moments in conservation in the United States and lights the way for the future conservation of all species, including our own. This exhibition is on view concurrently as an ARTSY Online Exclusive and at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY.

VIEW THE EXHIBITION NOW BY CLICKING HERE

 

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JOSEPH ROSSANO / North Room: Black Bear Engraving Painting (2018) / 50”H x 94”W x 5.75”D / Media – Presidential Ash, Whitewash, and Douglas Fir

 

“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, October 4, 1907

“CONSERVATION FROM HERE” originates at the home of the conservation movement’s most historically recognized champion, Theodore Roosevelt. Through the visual and emotional enticement of art, and supported by ongoing programs and curricula, the exhibit leads viewers to the understanding that conservation begins, for each and every one of us, wherever “here” might be … a moment in time, a longstanding or newly formed perspective, a physical place we inhabit or otherwise hold dear. This multimedia exhibit originates at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, and examines a more than 100 year-old promise of conservation, inspiring a new generation to revere and conserve animals and their habitats.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ North Room: Doe Deer Engraving Painting (2018) / 50”H x 88”W x 5.75”D / Media – Presidential Ash, Whitewash, and Douglas Fir

JOSEPH ROSSANO’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity. 

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY 

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause. 

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, and the South Australia Museum.

#josephrossano #markmoorefineart #CFH #conservationfromhere

Featured Artist Interview of the Week: painter BEN WEINER

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Image: Benjamin Charles Weiner, Untitled, 2018

We are very pleased to announce our new video channel on Youtube and the addition of several new short video interviews that have just been added to this site for your reference. I would invite you to check out the MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and encourage you to subscribe to future videos at the following link by clicking HERE.

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Image: Benjamin Charles Weiner, Untitled (Make Up, Perfume)​, 2018

The short film collection at MMFA Video Channel now features four new videos that have been just posted that include a looks inside the studios of artists: ALLISON SCHULNIK, ANDREW SCHOULTZ, VERNON FISHER, and JOHN BAUER. In total we have nearly fifty new or recent videos posted there for you to view – and that list grows weekly. Other artists featured on the MMFA Channel are: Jason Salavon, Kris Kuksi, Stephanie Washburn, Julie Oppermann, Tim Bavington, Joshua Dildine, and Julie Heffernan – just to name a few.

This week’s featured video interview is with BENJAMIN CHARLES WEINER which can be viewed here:

For additional information on this artist and their work, please go to our website at http://www.markmoorefineart.com or check out their artist page on ARTSY at the following link:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery

#markmooregallery #BENJAMINCHARLESWEINER #benweiner

A Closer Look at the Amazing Sculpture of MARTON VARO

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce a series of new short videos highlighting the work of sculpture MARTON VARO.

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Image: Marton Varo, Carrara marble / 144 × 72 × 48 in (installed at the TCU School of Business Fort Worth, Texas)

Check out the new YOUTUBE webpage launched today that showcases the CUBE Series works of Marton Varo – which shows how these works are made by hand and is able to give you a sense of  these works in the round – can be viewed at the follwing link HERE for your reference. You will also find short videos these that show the artist working in his studio and how these remarkable works are made.

Born March 15, 1943 in Szekelyudvarhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Romania), Marton Varo studied sculpture at Ion Andreescu Institute of Arts in Cluj, Romania from 1960 to 1966. In 1970, he moved to Debrecen, Hungary, where he completed several sculptures for public places and was awarded the Munkacsy Prize in 1984.

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Receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1988, Varo became affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, studying the relationship between architecture and sculpture. In 1990, he became the Artist in Residence for a public art project in the City of Brea, California. Ever since, Varo has been working in an open-air studio at UC Irvine, California, carving his sculptures for public places throughout the US and abroad. Varo lives and works in the USA, in California and Florida, spending summers working in Carrara, Italy.

For more information on Marton Varo please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

Visit our Varo webpage to view all available works at this special link.

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Wall Street International Feature on New Work by Ben Weiner

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The Mark Moore Fine Art exclusive online exhibition “Looks” by artist Ben Charles Weiner is currently featured in the new issue of Wall Street International.  Check it out at the following link:

https://wsimag.com/art/33756-ben-charles-weiner

#markmoorefineart #benweiner #bencharlesweiner

Penelope Umbrico featured in ‘Nothing Stable under Heaven’ at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Penelope Umbrico on view now in:

‘Nothing Stable under Heaven’
March 3rd – September 16th, 2018
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco, CA

Penelope Umbrico offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. Umbrico works “within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects, and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments—but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities.”

 

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Umbrico finds these moments in the pages of consumer product mail-order catalogs, travel and leisure brochures; and websites like Craigslist, EBay, and Flickr. Identifying image typologies—candy-colored horizons and sunsets, books used as props—brings the farcical, surreal nature of consumerism to new light.

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program. Selected public collections include the Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

#markmoorefineart #penelopeumbrico