Monthly Archives: September 2013

OCMA Acquires Penelope Umbrico

We are pleased to announce the Orange County Museum of Art has acquired work by program artist Penelope Umbrico. “Sunset Portraits from 9,673,302 Sunset Pictures on Fickr 8/31/11” (2013) is a major site-specific  installation work of almost 10 million images, and will make its public debut at OCMA in their upcoming exhibition, “California Landscape into Abstraction.” The show will have a soft opening on December 13, 2013, and will remain on view through mid-March of 2014.

Congratulations to Penelope on this major milestone.


Joshua Dildine: Solo Show in Nashville

On October 7th at 6 p.m., Lipscomb University’s John C. Hutcheson Gallery will host an art opening and artist talk for MMG’s Joshua Dildine. The solo exhibition will be Dildine’s first presentation of work in Nashville (TN), and will include a wide selection of new paintings by the artist as well as a Visiting Artist program developed by Dildine.

Says Lipscomb faculty member and curator, Rocky Horton:

“Why should you pay attention? Because Dildine makes work that will grab you — think late-’90s Mark Romanek video stills painted over by Jose Parla or Harmony Korine — but also because Lipscomb secretly harbors one of the hippest art programs in Nashville, name-checking Daniel Johnston and Nick Cave among its recent visitors.”

If you find yourself in the Nashville area, don’t miss this stunning show – which remains on view through November 1, 2013.


SLIDE SHOW: Penelope Umbrico at LMAKprojects


Mark Moore Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico presents her second solo exhibit with LMAKprojects in New York, now on view.

“Slide Show” features 136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection With Old Style Photoshop Filter, a vitrine containing the photographs Umbrico made during her Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Though once revolutionary tools, in their current state these cameras are inanimate and obsolete. Carefully tagged and archived, Umbrico’s archival pigment prints, with “Old Style” Photoshop filter appear as faded cameras entombed within the vitrine.

In dialogue with these photographs, Umbrico presents “Mountains, Moving – Slide Show,” a work from her ongoing project “Mountains, Moving.” Here, she looks to the mountain as a subject of stability in relation to the present instability of photography.

Umbrico’s “Slide Show” concentrates on a singular mountain photographed by Ansel Adams (whose intention it was to make his negatives and prints available to his students to learn by). By processing this mountain though the 526 filters of 27 smart-phone camera apps she uses, Umbrico constructs a synthetic time-lapse: everything changes, but the ghostly apparition of the mountain remains.

The exhibition runs until October 20th, 2013 at:


139 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
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MMG at Moving Image Video Fair in London

Moving Image Art Fair returns to the distinctive four-story Bargehouse, behind the Oxo Tower, for its third London edition, October 17-20, 2013. Moving Image London 2013 will host an international selection of over 30 single-channel videos, video sculptures, and larger video installations, presented by galleries from Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East. Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving-image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms.

Mark Moore Gallery artist Josh Azzarella has been selected by the curatorial committee of Moving Image to present a solo video project. Focusing on his most recent work, “Untitled #160 (Balcombe),” Azzarella will make use of the venue’s unique characteristics in order to bring the eerie, haunting qualities of his video to life through projection.

For more information on fair hours, location, or special events, please visit the fair details page on the Moving Image website.


Josh Azzarella & Okay Mountain at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will screen videos by gallery artists Josh Azzarella and Okay Mountain in its upcoming members-only program, “The Screening Room.” Taking place on September 19th, the event will feature video art by six emerging artists in SBMA’s Mary Craig auditorium. Renowned artist and UCSB alum Ilene Segalove, Karen Sinsheimer (Curator of Photography), and Julie Joyce (Curator of Contemporary Art) will introduce the videos answer questions about the nature of collecting video and new-media works.

To learn more about SBMA’s programming or membership, visit the support  website.

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Penelope Umbrico at Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal will feature work by Penelope Umbrico in its upcoming exhibition, Drone: The Automated Image. Visitors will have a chance to explore 25 concurrent exhibitions, all free of charge, in 14 sites across Montreal. Umbrico’s work will be featured in the Darling Foundry site, along with seven other artists selected by British curator Paul Wombell.

The exhibition runs from September 5 to October 5, 2013. For more information, please visit the exhibition website.


Now Representing: Lester Monzon

Mark Moore Gallery is proud to announce its representation of LA-based painter, Lester Monzon, who opens his first solo exhibition with the gallery on Saturday, September 14th, 6-8p.

Since the war between “fine art” and “design” has been waged – a distinction increasingly diminishing in the advent of accessible technology – context has historically been the dividing faction between the two practices. Lester Monzon largely aims to debunk such superficial systems of value and distinction by fusing disparate aesthetics, an engagement that tests the suppositions of the viewer. Colorful gesticulations conceal sections of rigid patterning, a tete-a-tete between abstract expressionism and hard-edge abstraction that implies a gentle lampooning of the taxonomic tradition. Monzon upends the formalism and segregation innate to the fine art world, and fabricates a composite genealogy of painting – a pithy resolution to an otherwise vapid debate. Monzon’s luscious brushstrokes slyly creep into a Hirst-esque field of dots or Noland-like plane of stripes, like the resurrection of a once-declared dead practice through a satirical hand. In his recent work, Monzon applies this critique of contextual art to mark-making in public spaces; be it graffiti on tiles in a public bathroom, stains on the sidewalk, or the popularized notion of “street art.”

Monzon (b. 1973, Brooklyn) received his M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design (CA). His work has been exhibited at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art (CA), in addition to shows in San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles (CA).

For more information about the artist, or available work, please feel free to email, and we will accommodate your needs.

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