Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jean Shin Acquired by Honolulu Art Museum (HI)

The gallery is thrilled to announce the Honolulu Museum of Art‘s acquisition of Jean Shin‘s photograph, “Stump” (2015),  for its permanent collection.

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition to the visual arts, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the state’s cultural hub.

Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. For each project, she amasses vast collections of a particular object—prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters—which are often sourced through donations from individuals in a participating community. These intimate objects then become the materials for her conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process, and her engagement of community, Shin’s arresting installations reflect individuals’ personal lives as well as collective issues that we face as a society.

Her work has been widely exhibited in major national and international museums, including in solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona (2010), Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC (2009), the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2006), and Projects at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (2004).

Other venues have been the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Art and Design, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Asia Society and Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Sculpture Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York City. Site-specific permanent installations have been commissioned by the US General Services Administration Art in Architecture Award, New York City’s Percent for the Arts and MTA Art for Transit. She has received numerous awards, including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures (2008) and Sculpture (2003), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Art Award. Her works have been featured in many publications, including Frieze Art, Flash Art, Tema Celeste, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Artnews, and The New York Times.

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the United States, Shin attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999 and received a BFA and MS from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She lives and works in New York City.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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Penelope Umbrico Acquired by Honolulu Art Museum (HI)

The gallery is pleased to announce that a major work, “Range” (2014), by Mark Moore Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico has been acquired by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition to the visual arts, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the state’s cultural hub.

Penelope Umbrico offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. Umbrico works “within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects, and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments—but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities.”
She finds these moments in the pages of consumer product mail-order catalogs, travel and leisure brochures; and websites like Craigslist, EBay, and Flickr. Identifying image typologies—candy-colored horizons and sunsets, books used as props—brings the farcical, surreal nature of consumerism to new light.

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program. Selected public collections include the Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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David Maisel in art ltd.

Congratulations to gallery artist David Maisel for his inclusion in the article, “New Angles on Landscape” in this months edition of art ltd. The article was written by George Melrod and features Maisel’s work.

Read the article here.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

archival pigment print, 48" x 48"

Untitled 08-06, 2015 / archival pigment print / 48″ x 48″

Zemer Peled in the Missoula Independent

Congratulations to gallery artist Zemer Peled on the recent review of her work at the Missoula Art Museum in the Missoula Independent.

Read the review here.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

Zemer Peled’s “Sky Island”

Zemer Peled’s “Sky Island”

David Maisel on KQED

The gallery is pleased to present a new KQED documentary on the work of David Maisel. The film follows Maisel as he returns to Owens Lake and documents his unique process of photographing radically altered terrains.

For more than three decades, David Maisel has been making aerial photographs of Western lands that have suffered “traumatic” interventions by human beings. These include open pit mines, large swaths of clear-cut forests and over-developed urban areas.

“I don’t consider myself an environmental photographer,” Maisel said. “I don’t even consider myself a landscape photographer…the pictures are a starting point to seeing how traumatic these sites are and how natural resource collection is incredibly damaging.”

Watch the documentary here.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

The Lake Project 13, 2002

The Lake Project 13, 2002

Christopher Russell in Drawing from the Inside Out

The gallery is pleased to announce Christopher Russell‘s inclusion in a new college textbook by Barbara Kerwin, “Drawing from the Inside Out.”

DRAWING FROM THE INSIDE OUT is a 216 page, three-course, college textbook. This unique textbook offers 140 projects with techniques and strategies in drawing, spanning The Renaissance through Contemporary art, training young artists into the art of our time.

The book is being sponsored in part by Kerwin collectors, with assistance from the Pasadena Arts Council. It will be available for purchase through Amazon.com and college and university bookstores in August, 2015 for $89.00.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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Ryan Wallace Reviewed by Daily Serving

Congratulations to gallery artist Ryan Wallace on his recent review for his show at Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco by Daily Serving.

Read the review here.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.
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Stephanie Washburn Acquired by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The gallery is pleased to announce Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s acquisition of “Reception 5” (2011) by Stephanie Washburn for its permanent collection.

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives, such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement at lacma.org. Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown.

Stephanie Washburn (1980, MA) works in various media including drawing, painting, photography, and video. Her practice explores the material digital interface and the persistence of the body and human touch in pictorial space. Washburn combines everyday materials and televised imagery to stage a series of photographs. The images that result generate a range of painterly abstractions and counter narratives to the programmed content flickering beneath. With references to Abstract Expressionism, feminist art practice, and early performance, they pose a real physicality as the dramatic player in the fictive space of both the digital spectacle and her own hybrid image making.

Washburn received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work has been exhibited at The University Art Museum (CA), The Palms Bar (CA), Atkinson Gallery (CA), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA), Eagle Rock Center for the Arts (CA), Los Angeles Municipal Gallery (CA) and Davidson Art Center (CT). Washburn’s photographs have been acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA) and Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside (CA). She currently lives and works between Ojai and Los Angeles.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

Digital c-print / 30 x 30 inches

Reception 5, 2011 / Digital c-print / 30 x 30 inches

Video Interview with Vernon Fisher

The gallery (with Will Tee Yang) recently produced a video interview with artist Vernon Fisher that delves into the ideas relating to his current solo exhibition, which remains on view through July 18, 2015. You may watch the full-length interview now on VIMEO.

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present “Vernon Fisher: A Retrospective,” curated by Hugh Davies – Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (CA). For nearly forty-five years, Fisher has been creating innovative mixed media works that reckon with disjointed streams of consciousness and push the boundaries of post-modernism. Having exhibited widely since the late 1970s, this retrospective presents hallmark works from various stages in Fisher’s career, and highlights his preoccupation with archive, information transmission, memory, and taxonomy.

Drawing upon his early interest in how people make sense of the world, Fisher weaves together literary references, pop cultural imagery, and cartography with his own symbolic lexicon. Renouncing the convention of a singular or autonomous narrative, his works imply a seemingly endless metonymic chain. Hugh Davies first saw Fisher’s work in the late seventies and was immediately impressed with the combination of conceptual rigor, and consummate craftsmanship. Davies, along with co-curator Madeleine Grynsztejn, organized a mid-career retrospective of Fisher’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 1989. In the accompanying catalogue essay, critic Dave Hickey stated that Fisher works in a kind of formula of “imperfectly analogous juxtapositions of three imperfectly distinct kinds of phenomena (the personal, the social, the natural), described by three imperfectly distinct information systems (the literary narrative, the iconographic image, and the cartographic grid).” In viewing various works made over time, these “imperfectly analogous juxtapositions” begin to form their own story, revealing Fisher’s expertise in creating a unique and elusive narrative with a comic’s sensibility.

Vernon Fisher (b. 1943, Texas) has been included in two Whitney Biennials (most recently in 2000). Museum installations include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Hirshhorn Museum (D.C.), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL). Major public collections include: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, (NY), Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Dallas Museum of Art (TX), Denver Art Museum (CO), Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis (MN), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), San Antonio Museum of Art (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), Tucson Museum of Art, (AZ), Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN). The artist lives and works in Fort Worth, TX

Hugh M. Davies, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego since 1983, is an internationally recognized scholar of contemporary and modern art. He has organized major exhibitions including: Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface (2011-2012), Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries (2007), Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953 (1999), and William Kentridge: Weighing…and Wanting (1998). Davies co-curated the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial (2000), and was U.S. Exhibition Director at the 37th Venice Biennale (1976). A Francis Bacon scholar, Davies has published extensively and serves on the Francis Bacon Authentication Committee. He holds his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

For more information about the artist or available works, please email info@markmooregallery.com.

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