Monthly Archives: June 2014

Penelope Umbrico at MoMA

For another few months, work by gallery artist Penelope Umbrico is on view at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) in A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio. Also featuring work by Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston, among others, the exhibition will remain on view at the museum through October 5, 2014.

Says MoMA:

“A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” examines the ways in which photographers and other artists using photography have worked and experimented within their studios, from photography’s inception to the present. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own brings together photographs, films, and videos by [a multitude of] artists.


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Cheryl Pope‘s upcoming solo exhibition, “Chain Reaction” – opening this Saturday, June 28th, 6-8pm – was chosen by as one of their “10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch.” Alongside major exhibitions in New York, Istanbul, and London, “Chain Reaction” made the national highlights list for the online publication.

In addition to preview support from and Artsy, the exhibition is already building meaningful momentum towards its opening this weekend. For more information about Cheryl’s work, please contact the gallery at


Jason Salavon Selected for Microsoft Residency

The gallery is very proud to announce program artist Jason Salavon‘s selection by Mircosoft’s Artist-in-Residency Program. Taking place August, 2014-March, 2015, the residency will primarily take place in the Microsoft campus’ new gallery space called Studio 99 – which presents art that melds data, creative coding, and leading-edge technology. Says the program:

The program offers an opportunity to work in a thrilling environment with cutting edge technology and world-class technologists to explore the connection between art, science, and engineering. A typical residency will last between three and six months. The artist will have an office and studio space in Microsoft Research’s building in Redmond, WA. Studio 99 (Microsoft Research’s art committee) will help connect the artist to collaborative partners across Microsoft’s research and product groups.

“We feel the artistic process bears a strong kinship to research processes,'” says Asta Roseway, principal research designer. “By introducing a venue for art, we encourage creativity in research, as well as synergies and cross-pollination between the arts and science. The arts offer a way to think differently and challenge assumptions, both of which are critical for a successful research organization.”

Jason will work on an array of new projects, with the intention of debuting new work from the program in his solo exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery in November of 2015. Stay tuned for more information – and we congratulate Jason on this major milestone!


Cheryl Pope to Participate in Fountainhead Residency

The gallery is proud to announce Cheryl Pope‘s selection by the Fountainhead Residency for this Winter, 2014. Located in Miami (FL), the Fountainhead Residency is a family owned and operated institution. Says the organization’s mission statement:

The Fountainhead Residency was founded by collectors Dan and Kathryn Mikesell in early 2008.  Later in 2008, they opened The Fountainhead Studios, which now provides over 41 Miami-based artists with affordable, flexible studio space.  In 2012, they opened The Fountainhead Haus, which provides 5 Miami based artists unique working and collaborative space.

The Fountainhead Residency was founded with five goals; to provide artists an opportunity to find new inspiration (a fountainhead), to introduce visiting artists to Miami’s art community and it’s many supporters, to infuse Miami with artistic inspiration from around the world, enable our art institutions to realize more ambitious shows, and finally to provide our family an opportunity to become more intimately integrated in the world of artists and art.  

The Fountainhead is proud to support our museums, including The Bass Museum, The Frost at FIU, MOCA and PAMM as well as alternative art spaces like Locust Projects, Dimensions Variable and Bas Fisher Invitational.

We congratulate Cheryl on this incredible opportunity.


Dimitri Kozyrev featured in Group Show at UCSB

UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design and Architecture Museum will feature work by gallery artist Dimiti Kozyrev in a group show entitled, “Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists From UCSB.”

Starting Here, will show the work of 48 artists who attended UCSB from 1950–2010. Through the artists’ works and experiences the exhibition will chart changes in art and the teaching of art on the UCSB campus, all the while highlighting the value of peer-to-peer and interdisciplinary learning. The exhibition will include book arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

The exhibition which is in its second phase will open on Friday, June 27th.

This exhibition has been curated by Elyse Gonzales, Curator of Exhibitions, AD&A Museum; Jane Mulfinger, Professor and Chair, Department of Art; and Kim Yasuda, Professor, Department of Art.


Andrew Schoultz on the cover of Pop Surrealism

Gallery artist Andrew Schoultz’s work is featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of Pop Surrealism Magazine.

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Artsy: Five Video Artists to Watch at MMG

Artsy Editorial recently published a lovely, comprehensive feature article highlighting “Five Video Artists to Watch at Mark Moore Gallery.” Included in their overview is Josh Azzarella, Okay Mountain, Cheryl Pope, Allison Schulnik, and Shaun Gladwell.

Says Artsy:

Culver City’s Mark Moore Gallery has cultivated a roster that includes several artists fluent in the medium of video. We offer a look at five such masters of the screen, whose practices represent a variety of styles and incorporate a range of other media—including sculpture, performance, and photography.

Examples of each artist’s videos can be found both on their individual artist pages on the gallery website, and on Artsy. Cheryl Pope will debut two new video works during her upcoming exhibition, “Chain Reaction,” which opens June 28th, 2014.


Andrew Schoultz’s Summer Exhibitions

Program artist Andrew Schoultz will have work included in two group exhibitions this summer. Opening on July 12th at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco (CA) is “Holding It Together: Collage, Montage, Assemblage,” which also features work by John Ashbery, Rina Banerjee, Joe Brainard, Sarah Cain, Nick Cave, Bruce Conner, Jean Conner, Jay DeFeo, Mathew Hale, Tim Hawkinson, Jess, Matt Lipps, Emil Lukas, Ruth Marten, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, John O’Reilly, Patricia Piccinini, Liliana Porter, Alan Rath, Ed Ruscha, and William T. Wiley. Says the gallery:

This group exhibition showcases artists whose practice involves combining disparate elements to create a coherent object that takes on a completely different meaning than the sum of its parts. Though collage, montage and assemblage can be used to create abstract work, this exhibition focuses on representation, particularly that dealing with the human body or psychology.

The exhibition will remain on view through August 16, 2014.

Concurrently on the other side of the country, Schoultz will also have work in Joshua Liner Gallery‘s “Summer Mixer,” which runs July 17 – August 27, 2014. For more information about either of these shows, please contact the respective galleries directly.


David Ryan at Morgan Lehman Gallery

Gallery artist David Ryan will be featured in Morgan Lehman’s (NY) upcoming group exhibition, “Conversations,” curated by Sharon Louden. Paired with conceptual artist Jean Shin (who will show with Mark Moore Gallery in February, 2015), David Ryan was selected for his unique ability to engage in a visual discourse with diverse media and artists. Says the gallery:

Sharon Louden has selected five pairings of artists in whose work she sees a unique visual dialogue. Each selected artist was asked to choose an artwork by his or her conversation partner with which he or she wanted to engage. They were challenged to speak and collaborate to create a conversation specific to their aesthetics and the priorities and challenges of their individual processes and motivations. In essence, a collaboration and/or curating process was established between each pairing. All five groups were given no creative restrictions other than prescribed space limitations.

Other featured artist pairings include Timothy Nolan and Cordy Ryman,  Amy Rathbone and Louise Belcourt, Zachary Keeting and Samantha Bittman, and Elizabeth Gilfilen and Laurie Reid.

In addition to the opening reception on July 9, from 6-8pm, there will be a gallery talk on Monday, July 28 from 6-8pm between Sharon Louden and several of the exhibited artists. The discussion will explore Louden’s curatorial choices as well as particulars of each piece and a discovery of each of the artist’s interactions. The exhibition will remain on view through August 22, 2014.

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Shaun Gladwell Wins Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize

It is with great pride that the gallery announces program artist Shaun Gladwells receipt of the 2014 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize! Says ArtInfo:

“Gladwell won the $50,000 award with a moving diptych of Aboriginal actor Meyne Wyatt dressed as a Black Digger in Army uniform costume. ‘Portrait of Meyne Wyatt/Black Digger’ was one of 35 finalists selected from almost 200 entries submitted for the award, which is a celebration of realistic portraiture and one of Australia’s best loved and richest portrait prizes.

The Award was judged by Sarah Engledow, a curator at the National Portrait Gallery, who identified Gladwell’s work as ‘the one that sustained my interest, aesthetically and sympathetically. I was moved by the restraint of the work, its gentleness, and the effect of its miniscule differences.’ “

Simultaneously, Gladwell is also the 2014 recipient of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, a distinction that is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions (first prize is $20,000), is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program, and was awarded to Gladwell last month for his work, “The Flying Dutchman in Blue (Coogee 2)” (2013).

We congratulate Shaun on these incredible, distinctive awards.

The artist currently also has work on view in several international locations, including “In the Midst of Breakers” at The Collection Museum (UK) through July 13th, and “Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan” at the Samstag Museum, University of South Australia, through July 18th. We encourage you to visit these exhibitions.

Portrait of Meyne Wyatt