Special Preview: The Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of New Work by Artist JIMI GLEASON

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View the exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by LA artist JIMI GLEASON Opening tomorrow at the following link:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-jimi-gleason

Jimi Gleason’s reflected and light transmitted paintings emphasize seductive surfaces, nontraditional materials and the luminescent use of silver deposit to catalyze intimate reflection on the mechanics of perception.

“In Gleason’s deliciously unnatural abstractions, the devil is not in the details only because diabolical beauty spills so profusely from every nook and cranny.  His densely textured surfaces are a cornucopia of unimaginable delights.”

– Art Critic DAVID PAGEL (Los Angeles Times)

Jimi Gleason has spent his career exploring the reflective possibilities of a painterly surface. “By using an iridescent surface coat, I have managed to create visual spaces that respond to both the play of light and the location of the viewer,” he says. Mixing nontraditional materials such as silver deposit with acrylic paints, Gleason’s surfaces are highly reactive to light and shifts in the viewer’s position.

To achieve his luminous surfaces, Gleason utilizes industrial materials – silver nitrate to be exact – in a process he’s been investigating and applying for over a decade. Performing an act of sheer alchemy, Gleason treats acrylic-coated canvases with a chemical mixture, which he then sprays with silver nitrate solution, transforming the surfaces into sterling sheets of metal.

His silver deposit surfaces act as enigmatic mirrors that are activated by the viewer and the environment they are situated in. Light, color and form are injected into the paintings via the external world – through this movement, Gleason hopes to induce a meditative experience for his viewers.

Jimi Gleason was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from UC Berkeley in 1985, later moving to New York. Upon his return to California, Jimi worked as a studio assistant for renowned abstract painter, Ed Moses.

Gleason is now the subject of considerable curatorial and critical applause. His work is exhibited in significant public institutions, including the Armand Hammer Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. The artist’s paintings are actively collected by a growing number of major public and private collections around the world. 

For more information on this show or this artist, please visit our website at http://www.markmoorefineart.com or contact us at: info@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #jimigleason

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Pick of the Week: ROBERT STANDISH “Aspect Dawning” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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Robert Standish, Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 24 in; 91.4 × 61 cm

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Rhythmic Series” works by acclaimed emerging Los Angeles Artist ROBERT STANDISH titled “Aspect Dawning“, on view through February 24, 2019.

This exhibition is available for you to view now at:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-robert-standish-aspect-dawning

For twenty years, Los Angeles painter Robert Standish had been abstracting reality by altering his own powerful and moving photorealistic paintings of daily life. Seven years ago, Standish shifted away from constructing lifelike replicas of the world, and into an investigation of the unconscious unknown through abstraction. His move into an Abstract Expressionist “wet-on-wet” technique developed in tandem with his interests in cosmology and topography, in addition to psychological theory – namely, Dr. Carl Jung’s notion and analysis of the human psyche. 

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DETAIL IMAGE: Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 24 in; 91.4 × 61 cm

Now in “Aspect Dawning,” Standish revisits the essential element of his early style of photorealistic painting, namely, a photo reference, but through his more recent lens of abstraction. Fed up with biased news reporting, Standish sources his imagery from top U.S. and world news stories; often selecting photos from the Internet and various social media platforms associated with polarizing content. By unifying his disparate techniques, he gradually manipulates the palette and texture of the original image to change the representation of its featured subject – and subsequently, the viewer’s interpretation of it. Transcendence being a consistent theme of his practice, Standish’s newest work is true to his rejection of the finite, and his proclivity for the universal.

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Robert Standish, Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 48 in; 91.4 × 121.9 cm

Robert Standish is an American painter living and working in Los Angeles whose organic process reveals the emotive effects of color, shape, and texture. Inspired by the color-field painters and Abstract Expressionism, Standish’s  free-flowing use of paint is his way of exploring abstraction and transcendence. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, JP MORGAN CHASE, The Weisman Foundation, Louis K. Meisel, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Patricia Arquette, Norwest Venture Partners and BRYANT/ STIBEL, along with numerous other acclaimed collections. Standish’s paintings have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including two recent group shows at the Carnegie Art Museum.

For additional information please contact us at:

mark@markmoorefineart.com

#robertstandish #markmoorefineart

“Stargazers: Intersections of Contemporary Art & Astronomy” Featuring Penelope Umbrico Opens Feb 7th

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For additional Information, go to: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/visual_arts/Arts_Pavilion/Pages/current-exhibits.aspx

#markmoorefineart #penelopeumbrico #occ #doylearts

LSU Museum of Art acquires major painting by MMFA artist JULIE HEFFERNAN

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Julie Heffernan, When the Water Rises (Collection of the LSU Museum of Art)

I wanted to share with you the good news that the LSU Museum of Art recently acquired the major diptych entitled Camp Bedlam by MMFA artist JULIE HEFFERNAN.  It is the focal point of her current traveling show “When the Water Rises,” and we are all very pleased that they purchased this amazing painting for their permanent collection.

Contemporary artist Julie Heffernan’s recent paintings explore imaginative scenarios and alternative habitats as her personal response to the threat of environmental disasters. Intricately wrought, her monumental canvases evoke the fantastical allegories of Hieronymus Bosch and the sublime vistas of Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt. A former professor of painting at Penn State, Heffernan spells out the dilemma of climate change, but also begins the conversation about how we might adapt to vastly different climatic conditions. Organized by the LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts.

#julieheffernan #markmoorefineart

On View Now: ROBERT STANDISH “Aspect Dawning” on ARTSY

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Robert Standish, Acrylic on Canvas / 48 × 36 in; 121.9 × 91.4 cm

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Rhythmic Series” works by acclaimed emerging Los Angeles Artist ROBERT STANDISH titled “Aspect Dawning“, on view now through February 24, 2019.

VIEW THIS EXCLUSIVE ONLINE EXHIBITION AT:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-robert-standish-aspect-dawning

For twenty years, Los Angeles painter Robert Standish had been abstracting reality by altering his own powerful and moving photorealistic paintings of daily life. Seven years ago, Standish shifted away from constructing lifelike replicas of the world, and into an investigation of the unconscious unknown through abstraction. His move into an Abstract Expressionist “wet-on-wet” technique developed in tandem with his interests in cosmology and topography, in addition to psychological theory – namely, Dr. Carl Jung’s notion and analysis of the human psyche. 

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DETAIL IMAGE: Alpine, 2008

Now in “Aspect Dawning,” Standish revisits the essential element of his early style of photorealistic painting, namely, a photo reference, but through his more recent lens of abstraction. Fed up with biased news reporting, Standish sources his imagery from top U.S. and world news stories; often selecting photos from the Internet and various social media platforms associated with polarizing content. By unifying his disparate techniques, he gradually manipulates the palette and texture of the original image to change the representation of its featured subject – and subsequently, the viewer’s interpretation of it. Transcendence being a consistent theme of his practice, Standish’s newest work is true to his rejection of the finite, and his proclivity for the universal.

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Robert Standish in the Studio

Robert Standish is an American painter living and working in Los Angeles whose organic process reveals the emotive effects of color, shape, and texture. Inspired by the color-field painters and Abstract Expressionism, Standish’s  free-flowing use of paint is his way of exploring abstraction and transcendence. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, JP MORGAN CHASE, The Weisman Foundation, Louis K. Meisel, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Patricia Arquette, Norwest Venture Partners and BRYANT/ STIBEL, along with numerous other acclaimed collections. Standish’s paintings have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including two recent group shows at the Carnegie Art Museum.

For additional information please contact us at:

mark@markmoorefineart.com

#robertstandish #markmoorefineart

Last Day: Mark Moore Fine Art Presents Rebecca Manson

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Rebecca Manson, “Circle #1”, 2015 / 8’’ Diameter / Porcelain, glaze, epoxy, resin

Mark Moore Fine Art Presents An ARTSY Online Exclusive Exhibition by REBECCA MANSON

Closing Tomorrow: January 12th

Manson’s work stretches the limits of ceramics, challenging preconceived notions regarding fragility. “My work uses ceramics as a metaphor for the individual and societal body,” says Manson. “This sculpture was informed by the process of working with clay, a nature that wants to collapse. For me, ceramics is tied to personal resilience and rebuilding in the face of adversity.” Through hand building and glaze she explores the body’s connective yet testing relationship to landscape. Her work often incorporates tiny porcelain sculptures, each an intimate, bone-like shape, adhered and supported by elaborate systems made of metal and epoxy. Comprised of innumerable parts which on their own may appear insignificant, the structures celebrate the idea that small things together amount to something impactful. Her spherical works serve to memorialize collective consciousness.

Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition: https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-rebecca-manson

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DETAIL: “Circle #1”, 2015 / 8’’ Diameter / Porcelain, glaze, epoxy, resin

Rebecca Manson graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She received a Windgate Project Grant in 2016 and a Windgate Fellowship Award in 2011 from The Windgate Foundation and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC. She served as artist-in-residence at Zentrum Fur Keramik (Berlin, Germany) and California State University (Long Beach, CA). Manson has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Hard and Soft at ACME Gallery, Line Describing a Cone at the Katonah Museum of Art and Fun House at 520 W. 28th by Zaha Hadid Architects. Her first exhibition of public art, “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider”  is currently on display in Tribeca Park in New York City. Manson lives and works in Brooklyn. 

ARTSY Artist Page: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/rebecca-manson

For additional information on this artist, please contact Mark Moore at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#rebeccamanson #markmoorefineart

JOSH AZZARELLA debuts new collaboration, “Untitled #198 (Persistent A)” with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra on January 26th

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MMFA artist JOSH AZZARELLA will be debuting a new collaboration, Untitled #198 (Persistent A) with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra on January 26th.

In this collaboration, Azzarella will be capturing and converting the light reflected off the orchestra as they play into the equivalent audio tones. This work finds its origin in my most recent video work and explorations.

For more information, go to:

https://louisvilleorchestra.org/concert/classics-art-music/

#joshazzarella #markmoorefineart