Opening Today: David Klamen “Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation)” on ARTSY

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David Klamen Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation)  

An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition on view now at: http://bit.ly/2vZSGLr

In recent years, the work of David Klamen has used various visual images and processes to investigate the question of how we know our cultures and ourselves.  In his most recent variation on this theme, Klamen has created a collection of paintings of paintings, or “meta-paintings.”   This multi-canvas installation consists of an historically diverse set of twenty-four separate paintings, each inspired by a masterwork, carefully arranged together to create a unified installation. 

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Consistent with his other works, Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation) overlaps multiple artistic traditions into a single work, combining the installation style of the nineteenth century salon with his trompe l’oeil meta-paintings.  From a distance, the large oval installation offers an intricately composed play of fractured angles that suggest a nearly cubistic sense of space.  Rectangular canvases depicting paintings at tilted angles ricochet our attention across the picture planes.  From the sparkling gilded frames of the old masters to the punctuated color of Mondrian and Monet, Klamen compresses the scale of the originals into a carefully orchestrated intertextual performance.  Like an art historical library, this meta-painting installation offers an experience of ongoing comparison, discovery and contemplation.

Klamen is represented in the Public Collections of the following Museums (to name but a few): Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; The Searle Collection of Contemporary Art, Chicago; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Elmhurst Art Museum; and the Berkeley Art Museum.

#davidklamen #markmoorefineart

 

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Final Days: Dirk Staschke Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of New Work

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Extuent“, and exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by Portland-based artist DIRK STASCHKE – best known for his exploration of Dutch Vanitas still life themes in the medium of ceramics. This show is on view through June 30, 2019.

View this show now at: http://bit.ly/2Wddeex

In this current body of work, artist Dirk Staschke explores the space in between ceramics, sculpture, and painting. His work often uses meticulous representation as foil for examining skill and craft. As the artist explains: 

“Dutch still life paintings, sometimes called Vanitas, are concerned with the futility of pleasure and the certainty of death. Religious in nature, the paintings also confer the belief that this world is somehow less real than the one that awaits. It is this modulation between the real and illusionistic that most interests me and ultimately makes my work about perception.” 

“I endeavor to explore the space in between sculpture and painting that neither medium can occupy alone. Look behind a painting and the illusion of space is lost. My work seeks to give that space a tangible form. The knowable gives way to a backdrop of structures that exist in support and in reaction to its creation. Representation becomes a departure point and a foil for examining skill and craft.” 

“My latest investigations have taken me directly to painting. The notion of futility is key in the Vanitas tradition. I look to translate that futility into an artistic gesture by rendering what is representational and static in the fluid medium of glaze, knowing that what is painstakingly depicted will change beyond my control once fired. It captures a fleeting moment reminiscent of the temporal nature of life. Conversely, history has shown fired ceramic to be among the most permanent materials in existence.” 

“Invoking the impermanent in the enduring medium of ceramic becomes a hopeful act, and in some small way, futility gives way to optimism.”

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DETAIL IMAGE

Staschke received his BFA from the University of Montevallo followed by an MFA from Alfred University and has maintained an ongoing studio practice and extensive exhibition record for the last twenty years. During this time, he has taught at many notable universities, including Alfred University and New York University. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington (DC), Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center (Gwango-dong) South Korea, Portland Art Museum (OR). He has received various artist’s grants including grants from The Virginia Groot Foundation and the Canada Council on the Arts.

For additional information on the work of Dirk Staschke, go to:

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/dirk-staschke

#dirkstaschke #markmoorefineart

Previewed: David Klamen “Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation)” – Opening May 24th 

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David Klamen Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation)  

An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition on view now at: http://bit.ly/2vZSGLr

In recent years, the work of David Klamen has used various visual images and processes to investigate the question of how we know our cultures and ourselves.  In his most recent variation on this theme, Klamen has created a collection of paintings of paintings, or “meta-paintings.”   This multi-canvas installation consists of an historically diverse set of twenty-four separate paintings, each inspired by a masterwork, carefully arranged together to create a unified installation. 

Blue installation detail 1

Consistent with his other works, Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation) overlaps multiple artistic traditions into a single work, combining the installation style of the nineteenth century salon with his trompe l’oeil meta-paintings.  From a distance, the large oval installation offers an intricately composed play of fractured angles that suggest a nearly cubistic sense of space.  Rectangular canvases depicting paintings at tilted angles ricochet our attention across the picture planes.  From the sparkling gilded frames of the old masters to the punctuated color of Mondrian and Monet, Klamen compresses the scale of the originals into a carefully orchestrated intertextual performance.  Like an art historical library, this meta-painting installation offers an experience of ongoing comparison, discovery and contemplation.

Klamen is represented in the Public Collections of the following Museums (to name but a few): Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; The Searle Collection of Contemporary Art, Chicago; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Elmhurst Art Museum; and the Berkeley Art Museum.

#davidklamen #markmoorefineart

 

Opening Today: Josh Azzarella Exhibition of New Work on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present artist JOSH AZZARELLA’s new body of work in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition on view through July 7, 2019. In this new series of photo-based works, Azzarella explores time and space and contemporary culture through the medium of film.

View this exhibition now at: http://bit.ly/2ZNjTOO

Josh Azzarella (b. 1978, Ohio) creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. By illuminating the individual encounter with communal experiences, Azzarella evaluates the perception of realness – which can ultimately be rooted in both the fantastic as much as the pragmatic.

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“Time exists somewhere between memory and anticipation”  – Carlo Rovelli

Ones first impulse is to think of time as a large expanse. However, time is also that slim moment between what has just happened and what we anticipate will happen next.  In cinema, this moment materializes in the unimaged space between two frames of film – 1/24th of a second. 

This body of work collects pieces of film that have been screened in cinemas throughout the world, and which portray moments of transition in the narrative. One image or understanding is leaving the frame, and another is about to appear; the black space in between is for a moment the liminal space between these realities. These fragments are scanned and enlarged (including their scratches, blemishes, and detritus gained from use) and reproduced at large scale. 

Further, the mechanics of the projector and the lens system in the theater have been undone. When a film is viewed using a projector, the film is fed through the projector upside down and backwards and the mechanics of the lens corrects the image so it is oriented properly. Undoing the corrections creates images that are upside down and backwards, both of which complicate our understanding of images with which we may be familiar.

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Josh Azzarella was the recipient of the 2006 Emerging Artist Award and related solo exhibition from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT). He has previously shown at the California Museum of Photography (CA), University Art Museum, Long Beach (CA), Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Kavi Gupta Gallery (IL), Academie der Kunste (Berlin), Sean Kelly Gallery (NY), Catharine Clark Gallery (CA), Mississippi State University (MS), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA) and DCKT Gallery (NY). His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), the San Diego Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Margulies Collection (FL), Western Bridge (WA) and JP Morgan Chase (NY). He lives and works in Easton, PA.

For additional information on the work on this artist, please contact us or go to: www.markmoorefineart.com

#joshazzarella #markmoorefineart

Pick of the Month: Joseph Rossano at The Bellevue Arts Museum

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The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project

School, an exhibition spearheaded and conceptualized by artist Joseph Rossano, casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations. The installation features a life-size school of mirrored salmon, sculpted from molten glass by concerned glassmakers from around the world. Participating makers send their contributions to a central location where the glass fish are silvered by Joseph Rossano and then sent to join the exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum.

Rossano’s project is inspired by the Skagit River, the fourth largest outflow to the Pacific Ocean in the continental United States, and its dwindling run of salmon and steelhead. Once numbering in the millions, the Skagit’s salmon stocks now number barely in the tens of thousands. Whereas the river’s steelhead population, which historically numbered in the tens of thousands, now numbers only in the hundreds. Because the steelhead return to the Skagit in the late winter when cupboards were bare, they once served as an important food supply to indigenous peoples. The stories of the region’s people and their use of its land over thousands of years offers captivating and actionable insights that Rossano hopes will bring disparate groups together for the benefit of these fish and those dependent on them.

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To kick off the project, the Museum of Glass will host a makers event on October 12, 13, and 14. During that long weekend, the MOG team will work with Rossano and a range of other glass artists to create fish for the exhibition. Trout Unlimited, an organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of wild fish populations will co-host the event, making it a celebration of the fish with refreshments, films and talks from scientists, indigenous peoples, and sportsman.

Check out “School” The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project – A Collaboration in Conservation on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/article/mark-moore-fine-art-school-joseph-rossano-salmon-project-collaboration-conservation

#jospehrossano #school #bellevueartsmuseum #markmoorefineart #rossanosalmonproject

Special Preview: An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of New Work by Josh Azzarella

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present artist JOSH AZZARELLA’s new body of work in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening May 17th and on view through July 7, 2019. In this new series of photo-based works, Azzarella explores time and space and contemporary culture through the medium of film.

View this exhibition now at: http://bit.ly/2ZNjTOO

Josh Azzarella (b. 1978, Ohio) creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. By illuminating the individual encounter with communal experiences, Azzarella evaluates the perception of realness – which can ultimately be rooted in both the fantastic as much as the pragmatic.

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“Time exists somewhere between memory and anticipation”  – Carlo Rovelli

Ones first impulse is to think of time as a large expanse. However, time is also that slim moment between what has just happened and what we anticipate will happen next.  In cinema, this moment materializes in the unimaged space between two frames of film – 1/24th of a second. 

This body of work collects pieces of film that have been screened in cinemas throughout the world, and which portray moments of transition in the narrative. One image or understanding is leaving the frame, and another is about to appear; the black space in between is for a moment the liminal space between these realities. These fragments are scanned and enlarged (including their scratches, blemishes, and detritus gained from use) and reproduced at large scale. 

Further, the mechanics of the projector and the lens system in the theater have been undone. When a film is viewed using a projector, the film is fed through the projector upside down and backwards and the mechanics of the lens corrects the image so it is oriented properly. Undoing the corrections creates images that are upside down and backwards, both of which complicate our understanding of images with which we may be familiar.

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Josh Azzarella was the recipient of the 2006 Emerging Artist Award and related solo exhibition from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT). He has previously shown at the California Museum of Photography (CA), University Art Museum, Long Beach (CA), Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Kavi Gupta Gallery (IL), Academie der Kunste (Berlin), Sean Kelly Gallery (NY), Catharine Clark Gallery (CA), Mississippi State University (MS), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA) and DCKT Gallery (NY). His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), the San Diego Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Margulies Collection (FL), Western Bridge (WA) and JP Morgan Chase (NY). He lives and works in Easton, PA.

For additional information on the work on this artist, please contact us or go to: www.markmoorefineart.com

#joshazzarella #markmoorefineart

 

Opening Today: Dirk Staschke “Extuent” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Extuent“, and exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by Portland-based artist DIRK STASCHKE – best known for his exploration of Dutch Vanitas still life themes in the medium of ceramics. This show opens  TODAY and is on view through June 30, 2019.

View this show now at: http://bit.ly/2Wddeex

In this current body of work, artist Dirk Staschke explores the space in between ceramics, sculpture, and painting. His work often uses meticulous representation as foil for examining skill and craft. As the artist explains: 

“Dutch still life paintings, sometimes called Vanitas, are concerned with the futility of pleasure and the certainty of death. Religious in nature, the paintings also confer the belief that this world is somehow less real than the one that awaits. It is this modulation between the real and illusionistic that most interests me and ultimately makes my work about perception.” 

“I endeavor to explore the space in between sculpture and painting that neither medium can occupy alone. Look behind a painting and the illusion of space is lost. My work seeks to give that space a tangible form. The knowable gives way to a backdrop of structures that exist in support and in reaction to its creation. Representation becomes a departure point and a foil for examining skill and craft.” 

“My latest investigations have taken me directly to painting. The notion of futility is key in the Vanitas tradition. I look to translate that futility into an artistic gesture by rendering what is representational and static in the fluid medium of glaze, knowing that what is painstakingly depicted will change beyond my control once fired. It captures a fleeting moment reminiscent of the temporal nature of life. Conversely, history has shown fired ceramic to be among the most permanent materials in existence.” 

“Invoking the impermanent in the enduring medium of ceramic becomes a hopeful act, and in some small way, futility gives way to optimism.”

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DETAIL IMAGE

Staschke received his BFA from the University of Montevallo followed by an MFA from Alfred University and has maintained an ongoing studio practice and extensive exhibition record for the last twenty years. During this time, he has taught at many notable universities, including Alfred University and New York University. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington (DC), Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center (Gwango-dong) South Korea, Portland Art Museum (OR). He has received various artist’s grants including grants from The Virginia Groot Foundation and the Canada Council on the Arts.

For additional information on the work of Dirk Staschke, go to:

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/dirk-staschke

#dirkstaschke #markmoorefineart