Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Moore’s donate to The Honolulu Art Museum (HI)

Mark & Hilarie Moore have donated a major work by acclaimed L.A. artist Billy Al Bengston to The Honolulu Art Museum (HI) on behalf and in memory  of arts patron Henry Segerstrom, who passed away this year.

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.

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Canopus Dracula, 1977 / Acrylic on canvas / 48 x 44 inches

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Okay Mountain Acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX)

The gallery is thrilled to announce the acquisition of “Tattoo Flash”(2011) by Okay Mountain for the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX).

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 65,000 works of art created throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. Works from the MFAH collections fill the galleries year-round with art embracing every era of history across the globe.

Okay Mountain is a nine member artist collective based in Austin, Texas. Formed in 2006 as an artist-run alternative gallery space, the group has exhibited their drawing, video, sound, and performance projects throughout the United States and in Mexico City, and has been widely recognized for its “inventive construction, loving attention to detail and keen-eyed connoisseurship.” Okay Mountain repackages, reconstitutes, and rekindles our consumerist desires with a sardonic edge. Their installations and multi-media assemblage works mimic the stock vernacular of our communal materialism, yet tweak them just enough to reveal our superficial insecurities and convictions.

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

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Penelope Umbrico in Art Forum

Congratulations to Penelope Umbrico, who’s solo show at Bruce Silverstein Gallery is an Art Forum critics’ pick.  Art critic Lori Cole reviews the show, which runs through February 20th.

Click here to read the review.

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David Maisel Acquired by Milwaukee Art Museum

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of David Maisel‘s major work, Lake Project 6 (2010) by Milwaukee Art Museum for their permanent collection.

The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. 30,000 works of art. 400,000+ visitors a year. 125 years of collecting art. From its roots in Milwaukee’s first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state.

David Maisel is a visual artist based in San Francisco, CA. His large-scaled, surreal photographs chronicle the complex relationships between natural systems and human culture. His research-based practice has been the subject of five monographs, including “The Lake Project” (Nazraeli Press, 2004), “Oblivion” (Nazraeli Press, 2006), “Library of Dust” (Chronicle Books, 2008), “History’s Shadow” (Nazraeli Press, 2011), and “Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime” (Steidl, 2013). Maisel’s images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. His hallucinatory worldview encompasses both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and explores the relationship between nature and humanity today. Maisel’s images of environmentally impacted sites consider the aesthetics and politics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, rampant urbanization and sprawl, and zones of water reclamation. These surreal and disquieting images take us towards the margins of the unknown, and as the Los Angeles Times has stated, “argue for an expanded definition of beauty, one that bypasses glamour to encompass the damaged, the transmuted, the decomposed.” Maisel also explores similar ideas of perception through alternative techniques in other bodies of work, such as “History’s Shadow” (completed during the artist’s residency at the Getty Research Institute) and “Library of Dust,” which The New York Times has called “a fevered meditation on memory, loss, and the uncanny monuments we sometimes recover about what has gone before.”

 

 

Ryan Wallace at Cooper Cole Gallery (CAN)

Gallery artist Ryan Wallace opens a solo show, “Dragnalus,” at Cooper Cole Gallery on January 22nd. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Canada.

Taking its title from the post-hardcore band Unwound’s ode to apathy, boredom and the repetition of daily existence, Wallace’s work-a-day approach mines beauty from his utilitarian materials and dogged spacial investigations. Wallace’s output is a cycle of continuously constructed, razed, rebuilt and re-flattened information. Like a field of fossils, the floor of the gallery is an optical vista of tiles that both support and trap the materials employed in his paintings and sculptures.

Click here for more information on Dragnalus. 

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

Shaun Gladwell in ABC News (AUS)

Gallery artist Shaun Gladwell was interviewed by ABC News (AUS) about his groundbreaking new work, “”Self Portrait Spinning and Falling in Paris” (2015) and his recent exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery.

To learn more about Gladwell’s process and see a clip of the video, click here.

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David Klamen at Simone DeSousa Gallery (MI)

Gallery artist David Klamen is in About Painting at Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit, MI) opening January 16th.

The exhibition of works by Macyn Bolt, Barbara Kendrick, and David Klamen brings together three artists who have made significant bodies of work that can be called meta-painting, painting about painting. The works range in their purposes from meditative abstraction, to social criticism, to self-reflexive representation.

Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

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