Monthly Archives: April 2010

LA Film Fest Invites Allison Schulnik

If you haven’t already seen Allison Schulnik‘s fifth full-length video, “FOREST” (2009), you must  live in an alternate universe…but you also have the chance to catch it at this year’s Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival!

As a featured film in the “Shorts and Music Videos” category, FOREST will screen along other independent filmmakers’ creations June 17 – 27, 2010. Join Allison and MMG for the summertime screening as we celebrate the tenth festival presentation of the video!

A “Decade” of Tim Bavington

Tim Bavington‘s fifth solo exhibition – which also marked his tenth year of representation with Mark Moore Gallery – opened last Saturday night to the classic rock-inspired beats of DJ More Dillon and an array of long-standing enthusiasts.

A selection of these photos also appear on our gallery page on Facebook – so don’t delay in “liking” us and tagging yourself in the album! Thanks to Will Tee Yang for the event coverage and general awesomeness.

Mario Ybarra Jr. Hits Up Berlin

Willkommen in Deutschland, Mario! The Slanguage Studio extraordinaire, Mario Ybarra Jr., is heading to the land of lederhosen and ales for his first solo exhibition at Galerie Michael Janssen (Berlin).

Opening Friday, April 30th from 6 – 9pm, the exhibition will remain on view through June 19th, 2010.

As indicated in the gallery’s press release:

“the American artist will show two installations: Silver and Blacks, a series of works on paper with both abstract and figurative works and an installation with an ongoing activity of Ybarra‘s studio in which customized t-shirts and hats will be sold.”

For more information on the gallery or the works included in the show, please visit the gallery website.

David Hilliard Garners New Catalogue; Residency

In his lecture earlier this month at Dartmouth University, artist-in-residence David Hilliard offered up some frank insight to his photography practice and background – a rare quality afforded to college students seeking artistic direction and development. Said the artist:

“I often show my own experience, but it may also relate to someone else’s life. We may not do this in particular, but we do something else that may raise some eyebrows.”

In addition to the artist’s current mini-retrospective at the university, “Highway of Thoughts” (on view through May 2, 2010), Hilliard will hold several classes for active photography students, and offer portfolio critiques. Dartmouth has also produced a new catalogue chronicling Hilliard’s work to date, along with an insightful essay.

The catalogue is available for purchase for $10 (plus shipping) by emailing

Jason Salavon Earning Praise in NY

Keeping busy on the heels of his Chicago opening at Tony Wight Gallery, which closed April 10th and was featured in Time Out Chicago, Jason Salavon‘s “Old Codes” has traveled to Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (NY) for another round of ooh-ing and ahh-ing.

On view through May 9th, Salavon’s first solo exhibition at the gallery has been the point of positive review from PBS’ Sunday Arts News, Discover, and New York Art Beat. Should you find yourself in the New York area, this show is not to be missed.

For more information, please visit RFFA’s website.

Tony Wight Features Allison Schulnik in Chicago

Missed Allison Schulnik‘s solo exhibition in LA? Good news for you: there’s another chance to see new work from her in Chicago!

Opening last night (04/16), “Home for Hobo Too” will be on view through May 15th at Tony Wight Gallery. For more information on the exhibition, please visit the gallery’s website.

Mario Ybarra Jr. Now in LACMA Collection

In other recent museum news, Mario Ybarra Jr.‘s “Take Me Out: No Man is an Island” (2008) – which was featured in Mark Moore Gallery’s 2009 group exhibition, “Ultrasonic IV: Fresh Perspectives” – has been acquired for the LA County Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

The museum will acquire the installation piece originally shown at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 – making LACMA the first public institution to include Ybarra Jr. in their collection.

Laguna Art Museum Acquires Jeremy Fish

The Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA) has recently announced their acquisition of Jeremy Fish‘s “Everything is Going to be Ok?” (2009) for their permanent collection.

Following the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, “Weathering the Storm,” the museum selected one of the largest paintings that served as the installation focal point of the show. MMG congratulates both the museum and Jeremy on this addition to LAM’s collection.

For Your Eyes Only: Cindy Wright

MMG’s Cindy Wright will be featured in “For Your Eyes Only,” a group exhibition at De Markten (Brussels) featuring Mary Heilmann, Marilyn Minter and Kati Heck among others. Curated the Hans Theys, the exhibition will be on view April 23 – May 25, 2010 – with a vernissage taking place on April 22, 7:30-10pm.

For more information, please visit DeMarkten’s website.

Julie Heffernan at PPOW

The luscious paintings of Julie Heffernan are once again making their way over to PPOW (NY) for her sixth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Opening on April 29 (from 6-8pm), “Boy, Oh Boy” features new paintings by the artist that – for the first time – utilize a male primary figure. Art in America recently caught up with Julie in her studio to preview the works, which will be on view at PPOW through June 5, 2010.