Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cordy Ryman Opens at MMG

With stunning new works, a  journey out from NYC and positive response, Cordy Ryman opened his show at Mark Moore Gallery on November 21st – an inaugural solo exhibition for both the gallery and Los Angeles!

Check out some of the opening night photos below, and be sure to see the show for yourself before it closes on December 19th, 2009!

Beautiful/Decay Previews Cordy Ryman’s Solo Show

Beautiful/Decay ran an extensive preview of Cordy Ryman‘s first solo exhibition both in LA and with Mark Moore Gallery. As you can see from the picture snapped by Associate Editor, Sasha Lee, this show has been a true labor of love.

Opening Reception for Hail to the Grid is November 21, from 5 – 7 pm. Which, for all intensive purposes, should help you make up your mind about what you’re doing tomorrow night (i.e. coming to the opening…).

To read the full interview, take a look behind the scenes and get a sneak peek of the show, visit B/D’s website.

Cindy Wright’s Work Assumes Post in Museum

Cindy Wright’s “Untitled (Self Portrait)” found a rather nice home in the permanent collection of The Contemporary Museum (HI). Looks like it’s being well-guarded, too.

New York Post Suggests Bjork/Schulnik Rivalry

In a recent article, the New York Post gave serious props to Allison Schulnik‘s much buzzed-about video for Grizzly Bear. We can’t say that making Bjork jealous is a bad thing…

If you haven’t seen it already (tsk, tsk!), you can watch the video on the NYP’s website.

“ZOOM” Over to Torrance Art Museum

MMG’s Ali Smith and Nobuhito Nishigawara will be featured in Torrance Art Museum’s ZOOM, an open-call juried survey of current developments in contemporary artistic practices from regional states.

Also featuring David Adey, Kelly Barrie, York Chang, Allison Cortson, Roni Feldman, Tony Maher, Daniel Nevers, Andrew Schoultz, Christina Shurts and Cheryl Sorg, the exhibition will be on view November 21 – December 19, 2009. For more information, visit TAM’s website.

Kim Rugg: USPS vs. Art

We received a lovely package from the UK this afternoon from MMG artist, Kim Rugg. In it were sixteen of her trademark envelopes, stamps appropriately dissected  and reconfigured in her highly meticulous fashion to feature a variety of onomatopoeias and designs.

Now, we release them to the world…or at least to the local Santa Monica post office.

Per Kim’s request, the envelopes get chucked into the filthy blue mailbox at the entrance of Bergamot Station, circulated through the USPS cycle, and (fingers crossed) return back to us bearing the marks of their travels.

Brave envelopes, we salute you. See you on the flip side….we hope….

Stay tuned to see the results of our assimilation art experiment! For more frequent updates, you can follow us on Twitter.

MMG Announces PULSE Miami Booth

With the Miami fairs just around the corner, Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce the artists that will be featured in their booth at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami:

Tim Bavington

Kim Dorland

Julie Heffernan

Nobuhito Nishigawara

Cordy Ryman

Yigal Ozeri

Jason Salavon

Allison Schulnik

Ben Weiner

Cindy Wright

Kenichi Yokono

For a sneak peek of of the works heading to Miami, please visit the Preview Exhibition Page. Please note that all works traveling to the fair are not represented on the website – so if you want to see the full version, book your ticket to Miami and visit us in:

Booth B-202

The Ice Palace

1400 North Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

PULSE Miami 2009

Allison Schulnik + Grizzly Bear = Mind-Blowing

Allison Schulnik’s music video directorial debut for Grizzly Bear’s “Ready, Able” is – in a word – incredible.

The 4 minute and 30 second stop-motion animated piece was meticulously crafted out of clay by the artist, and uses the beloved Hobo Clown character oftentimes seen in her paintings.

Pitchfork calls it “mesmerizing,” but see it for yourself either on the Grizzly Bear website or YouTube. Round of applause for Allison…now for the VMA nom….

"Ready, Able"