Three weeks, thirty-five booth sales and zero hours of sleep later, we find ourselves (relatively) caught up from on another solid run at the PULSE Miami Contemporary Art Fair. With new works from over thirteen gallery artists, MMG received an unparalleled amount of traffic in Miami this year – and by the first day, had placed a monumental work by Allison Schulnik with the Nerman Museum (KS), the last remaining Josh Azzarella “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video with a private collection (also recently acquired by LACMA) and new works by Kenichi Yokono with the Progressive Collection. Shortly thereafter, Palm Beach’s Norton Museum requested Kim Rugg‘s staggering 30-panel installation of reconfigured newspaper pages for their upcoming exhibition, Now WHAT?, on view December 15, 2010 – March 13, 2011, which they are also considering for their permanent collection. With positive review from the Miami Herald and ArtInfo.com before the close of the week, MMG couldn’t help but deem the fair an early success. The Art Newspaper‘s Anny Shaw credited PULSE as getting “collectors’ hearts racing” in her coverage of the fair and Mark Moore Gallery’s sales, alongside a mention of the gallery by Brook Mason and Marisa Mazria Katz in the same issue (for a complimentary PDF download of that edition, click here).
On the heels of a particularly inspiring fair, the Mark Moore Gallery team is both honored and thrilled to announce a completely sold-out solo exhibition by Israeli artist, Yigal Ozeri. Always fond of making a blockbuster first impression, Ozeri furnished MMG with twenty studio-fresh paintings for his first Los Angeles solo show – all of which have been acquired by collectors from across the globe. Acting as MMG’s last exhibition in the current Santa Monica space, “Lizzie in the Snow” seems an incredible testament and closing chapter to a successful twelve years in Bergamot Station.
As we move forward (literally) with our relocation to Culver City, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Mark Moore’s twenty-fifth year in business at our grand opening on January 8th, 2011. For its inaugural exhibition in the new space, MMG presents “OPEN,” an inaugural exhibition of work by the remarkable artists that the gallery represents. Functioning as a “nice to meet you” to the Culver City community, “OPEN” with commemorate both the premiere of MMG’s new home, as well as twenty-five years of growth.
We couldn’t think of a better start to the new year. Our deepest gratitude goes out to the artists, collectors, enthusiasts and visitors that have allowed our gallery to thrive for over two decades, and support our vision as we continue to evolve. Here’s to the next chapter, and the happiest of holidays.
New location effective January 1, 2011:
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232