Monthly Archives: January 2015

Clayton Brothers a “Top 10” 2014 LA Show

The gallery is pleased to share Art LTD‘s “Top 10 Exhibitions of 2014” for Los Angeles, which included the Clayton Brother‘s summer show, “Open to the Public.”  Says critic Shana Nys Dambrot, the brothers’ “mixed-media paintings and objects evoke the anthropological wonderland of a local thrift store,” a quality that inspired her to include their show on her annual list.

In celebration of the artist duo’s inclusion on this list, the gallery has highlighted several available works from “Open to the Public” on its Featured Works page. For more information about the artists or these works, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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Berkeley Art Museum Acquires Schoultz & Umbrico

The gallery is proud to announce the Berkeley Art Museum‘s acquisition of works by gallery artists Andrew Schoultz and Penelope Umbrico.

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections and research resources, it aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. One of the largest university art museums in the United States, BAM/PFA opened the doors of its distinctive Modernist building on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus in 1970. BAM/PFA’s diverse exhibition programs and its collections of more than 16,000 objects and 14,000 films and videos are characterized by themes of artistic innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary, and reflect the central role of education in BAM/PFA’s mission.

The museum has added Schoultz’s “Black Flag” (2011) – pictured below – and Umbrico’s “Mountains, Moving #15” (2014) to its permanent collection.

We congratulate both Andrew and Penelope on this incredible milestone. For more information about either artist, or available works, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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DailyServing Reviews David Ryan

Congratulations to gallery artist David Ryan  whose current solo exhibition is currently on view at MCQ Fine Art (Las Vegas, NV)- on his DailyServing review! Says writer Dawn-Michelle Baude:

David Ryan’s first solo exhibition in Las Vegas pushes into fresh terrain. In the new body of seventeen works on view at MCQ Fine Art, Ryan has reduced scale, from the bright and sassy wall constructions for which he is known to intriguing, intimate works the size of manila envelopes. His hard-edged abstraction has softened, unfurling into delicate, organic planes. Yet Ryan’s signature moves—the nervy lines, the accreted shapes, the obsession with nesting—are as strong as ever in these painting-and-sculpture combos.

The exhibition admirably enlarges Ryan’s practice away from Finish Fetish minimalism into more humanistic territory. In doing so, Ryan reveals a more emotional, less controlled side of his practice. The small-scale handmade paintings and stencils suggest that he has promising resources on which to draw.

The exhibition remains on view through January 30th. For more information about the artist or available works, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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