Jean Shin at The Met Museum of Art

Jean Shin was recently interviewed by MetTeens volunteer Omega Nugent about a collaborative art installation Jean is planning with The Met and Materials for the Arts. Teens 13+ can create this slide art installation with Jean on Friday, October 28 at 5–8 pm during Teens Take The Met! (Ages 13–18)—an event filled with teen-only activities, performances, a dance party, and more that we do in collaboration with over 40 cultural and community partners.

Learn more about the project here.

Interview between Mark Moore and John Bauer

Check out this short video interview and studio visit between Mark Moore and artist John Bauer.

Tim Bavington Acquired by Museum of Fine Art Houston

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of “#1409,” (2015) by Tim Bavington for the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Art Houston.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, is one of the largest museums in the United States. The permanent collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has the largest and most diverse art collection in the Southwestern United States. The majority of the museum’s collection lie in the areas of Italian Renaissance painting, French Impressionism, photography, American and European decorative arts, African and pre-Columbian gold, American art, and post-1945 European and American painting and sculpture. Other facets of the collection include African-American art and Texas painting. Emerging collection interests of modern and contemporary Latin American art, Asian art, and Islamic art continue to strengthen the museum’s collection diversity. As a result of its encyclopedic collection, the museum ranks nationally among the top ten art museums in attendance.

Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington’s paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become vibrant bands of color, and bridge compositional concepts between seemingly unlike disciplines. Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence.

John Bauer Acquired by The Honolulu Art Museum

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of “#1409,” (2015) by John Bauer for the permanent collection of The Honolulu Art Museum.

.Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition to the visual arts, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the state’s cultural hub.

Fueled by the Southern California surf culture of his youth, as well as the history and contemporary practices of abstraction, John Bauer creates paintings that channel the infinite potential of both the Pacific Ocean and gestural articulation. Inspired by purists like Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, and also postmodernists like Andy Warhol and Albert Oehlen, Bauer paints using both traditional and unconventional means. His more traditional works are generated by a process of daily interactions with his mid to large scale canvases, using brushes to build up, erase, and rework layers of gestural, exuberant marks. For his more experimental works, Bauer pulls from what he calls his “image bank” of Photoshop files. Using his computer, he crafts these images into an arrangement, which he then screen-prints in layers onto the canvas; creating works situated tantalizingly between the digital and the handmade.

While John Bauer’s canvasses, as large as 90 x 102 inches, contain hints of abstract expressionism, his creative process marries digital manipulation with traditional stenciling, spraying, rolling, brushing and printing, much of the hand work influenced by German post-war painting.


Allison Schulnik at ZieherSmith Gallery is an Art Forum Critic’s Pick

Allison Schulnik‘s exhibition, Hoof II at ZieherSmith Gallery in NYC is an Art Forum’s Critic Pick.

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Museum of Art and History 30th Anniversary Exhibition

The Museum of Art and History Lancaster will be showing several Mark Moore Gallery artists in their 30th Anniversary Acquisitions Exhibit.  Artists include Clayton Brothers, Joshua Dildine, Christopher Russell, David Ryan, and Andrew Schoultz.

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Chris Duncan at Headlands Center For the Arts

As part of his residency at Headlands Center For the Arts, Chris Duncan will use the sun, time, architecture, landscape, and the history of the region to create These Are Not Fall Colors. Duncan, traditionally a painter, will employ a variety of techniques such as rubbings, field recordings & sound experiments, and long term sun exposure “paintings”, which will result in a collection of visual and sonic stories. Duncan’s “sun exposures” are created by placing colored fabrics in windows or wrapping them around objects; without the use of dye, emulsion, or any purposefully manipulated chemical process, imagery emerges on them through a combination of time and ultraviolet exposure. As homage to the power of the sun, the works also provide a haunting intimacy and a new perspective of the objects and spaces used in the process of their making. In keeping with his practice, Duncan will organize a series of performances/screenings.

In Progress: September 18–October 27
Opening Reception: October 30, 3–5PM
(stay for dinner! Sunday Supper event starts at 5:30PM—learn more)
On View: Through November 17

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