Artsy Editorial writer Melanie Edmunds recently included Mark Moore Gallery on her shortlist of art spaces for “Multicultural and Rising Talent.” Says the writer:
“Not only does this family-owned gallery represent one of the city’s strongest rosters of contemporary artists, you can also find them supporting a number of public art projects from coast to coast and around the globe. Works by hot, young artists like Ben Weiner, Joshua Dildine, and Stephanie Washburn are likely to be on view during one of the gallery’s jam-packed exhibitions in Culver City or in an art fair booth in a city near you. Stop by the gallery soon to catch the final week of the gallery’s concurrent exhibitions: “The New Suburbs,” a solo exhibition of painted wood carvings by Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono, and “Chain Reaction,” a solo exhibition of mixed-media sculpture, photography, video, and installation by Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope. Yokono’s latest body of work is a continuation of the artist’s signature brand of traditional woodcutting expressed through his unique contemporary, visual language. Meanwhile Pope’s works, ongoing explorations into personal sociopolitical issues, offer commentary on segregation, power, and privilege, manifested through imagery relating to the human body and identity.”
We thank Melanie and her team for including us on their LA highlights list!
Currently on view at Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) is “My Little Boat of Sorrow,” a group exhibition curated by Steven Hull, and featuring work by MMG’s Allison Schulnik. The show was recently featured on Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s “Art Talk” on KCRW – says the critic:
This group show was organized by Steven Hull and involves a number of artists who are friends and work together on a regular basis. Hull’s title for the show is based on the idea that the works “explore the sentiment of sorrow which can be the halfway point between sadness and distress.” Marnie Weber’s work has long engaged ideas about the spirit world and her sculpture, Sea Witch (2010-2014), a small boat carrying a uniformed pig, a despairing bird wrapped in gauze, and blue-faced woman draped in back, rests on a bed of rocks, as though ready to make passage to the other world. Jim Shaw’s shadowy untitled figure (resting) (2013) stands as a distant observer and there are pale skeletons cut from left-over plastic milk bottles by Tami Demaree. And there is Allison Schulnik’s always interesting stop-motion video, a 2014 piece called “Eager.”
The show also features work by Tami Demaree, Alex Evans, Tanya Haden, Gibby Haynes, Steven Hull, Jim Shaw, and Marnie Weber, and will remain on view through August 9, 2014.
Videos by both Cheryl Pope and Shaun Gladwell will be prominently featured in PULSE – a series of temporary and permanent artworks situated along London Road connecting Glasgow Green, and the Barras Calton in the East End of the city.
As part of PULSE, Picture Window is screening a diverse selection of video artworks by emerging and established local and international artists curated in collaboration with Patricia Fleming Projects. Artist films will be presented between 8pm-Midnight from July 26th until August 3rd in a range of windows along London Road between Charlotte Street and Templeton Street.
PULSE is a joint initiative between Glasgow City Council Development and Regeneration Services (DRS), Action Barras Calton (ABC) and VELOCITY – a cultural response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Curated and delivered by a collaborative team based in Glasgow; Pidgin Perfect, Patricia Fleming Projects and Picture Window.
We congratulate Cheryl and Shaun on their inclusion in this fantastic project!
Shaun Gladwell, BMX Channel, 2013 / HD Video / Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Opening on Friday, August 8th (7-10pm) is “In the Office of the Drunken Monkey,” a group exhibition at TSA (NY) – which will feature work by gallery artist, Stephanie Washburn. Also featuring Brian Scott Campbell, Rubens Ghenov, Rachael Gorchov, Lucia Hierro, David Humphrey, Julian Kreimer, Margrit Lewczuk, Dustin London, Rebecca Morris, Dona Nelson, Devin Troy Strother, and Christopher Ulivo, the show was curated by Christopher Ulivo and Julian Kreimer. Says the exhibition space:
The office is a removed place where abstract symbols—charts, maps, and visualizations—are manipulated to impact the outside world. It demands an understanding of complex organization, and of the delicate interactions between meaning-systems and individuals. These artists, cross-geographical and cross-generational, rely on the tension between structured systems (the office) and the intuitive, unexpected moves usually associated with elevated or altered states.
TSA is an artist-run, artist-curated exhibition space located at 44 Stewart Ave, #49 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Formed with a relationship to Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA, TSA seeks to invite a dialogue between an eclectic mix of artists and curatorial visions with a focus on emerging artists from New York and beyond. For more information, please contact the gallery directly.
“Way Out West” – a city-wide project produced by The Art City Project in San Francisco (CA) – was recently featured in the New York Times for its ambitious takeover of local billboards. Featuring work by MMG’s Andrew Schoultz (among many other noteworthy contemporary artists), the project has been the subject of praise and criticism alike. Says the Times:
In San Francisco, where tensions between established artist communities and Silicon Valley continue to rise, Luke Groesbeck, a former tech worker and the founder of the fledgling public art organization Art City, wants to help his hometown reinvest in the former. “This is a city with a major arts and cultural legacy,” he says. “How do we honor that? Then an idea came up and I got fixated on it: What happens when you turn an entire city into a gallery? Is it possible?”
From now until Aug. 17, San Franciscans will get to find out. As part of Art City’s Way Out West project, Groesbeck, along with his crew of curators and organizers, worked with advertising companies and the local creative community to coordinate his organization’s pilot urban art takeover. Eleven billboards, four buses and three transit shelters in the Mission District are being resurfaced with works from 20 artists, many of whom have long-running involvements in San Francisco’s street art scene. The subject of art versus commerce is a timely one in the Bay Area, especially in the once-gritty, rapidly gentrifying Mission. “Artists, musicians and other creatives that make San Francisco what it is are being pushed out,” says Brett Amory, an internationally exhibited artist and local resident who is also participating in the project. “The Mission District is one of the areas getting hit hardest by this change. It’s a very appropriate place to have art by local artists displayed, as a reminder of what the city is really made of.”
Don’t miss this exciting public exhibition, should you find yourself in the Bay Area this summer. Andrew’s billboard can be seen in the Mission between 17th and 18th St.
Opening tomorrow, July 10th from 6-8pm, is “HOTHOUSE VIDEO: Harder, Glorious,” featuring work by Cheryl Pope. This exhibition is produced by the Washington Project for the Arts, and will remain on view through September 14, 2014, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel for 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Also featuring work by Merike Estna, Peter Eudenbach, Kate Gilmore, and Silvia Rivas, “HOTHOUSE VIDEO” is part of the WPA’s long running Experimental Media Series, and explores how life’s struggles can also contain “beauty, absurdity, futility, and even reward in the journey.”
Pope – whose work is also currently on view at the gallery through August 9, 2014 – will be presenting her 2012 video, “Up Against.”
Cheryl Pope‘s current solo exhibition, “Chain Reaction,” was chosen by Artsy Editorial as one of its “Must-See Summer Exhibitions.” Says the site:
After Art Basel in Basel, the art world disperses to their respective summer retreats, and gears up for a bustling fall season. Galleries are left with the challenge to draw their audiences back in—and they do so through dynamic group exhibitions, solo shows, and experimental presentations to showcase their rosters. Focusing on art capitals from New York to Singapore, we offer a selection of shows that, come September, you’ll be glad you didn’t miss.
The exhibition remains on view through August 9, 2014.