Monthly Archives: January 2016

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

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.


The Moore’s donate to The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA)

Mark & Hilarie Moore have donated a major work by Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope to The Santa Barbara Art Museum (CA) on behalf and in memory  of arts patron Henry Segerstrom, who passed away this year.

The Santa Barbara Art Museum’s collection of the arts of Asia, Europe, and the Americas includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, glass, jades, bronzes, lacquer, and textiles. The broad areas in which SBMA holds a significant number of works of exceptional quality include international antiquities from China, India, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East and 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century art from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Particular strengths of the collection are 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary American painting, photography, and the arts of Asia, especially China.

Cheryl Pope / Urn 1-8, 2012 / Eight elements – vintage China sugar bowls and serving bowls, vintage Dresden figurines, walnut / Dimensions variable


David Maisel in The New Yorker

The gallery is pleased to announce a new feature story on artist David Maisel by art critic Marcia Bjornerud in this week’s The New Yorker. The article highlights the works from Maisel’s series “The Fall,” shown last year at Mark Moore Gallery, that will be on view in his upcoming solo show at Haines Gallery.

“David Maisel’s aerial photographs of Toledo, Spain, and the surrounding La Mancha region, some of which will be on view at Haines Gallery, in San Francisco, through March 12th, can make Earth’s surface look more alien than terrestrial. Parts of the area that Maisel focussed on are underlain by light-colored alkaline rocks, which formed through the evaporation of an ancient body of water. The silvery soil of plowed fields almost shimmers, like a ghostly memory of that long-vanished sea.”

Read the article here.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email




Allison Schulnik Featured in Artsy Editorial

In a new editorial by Artsy, Allison Schulnik discusses the creative process behind the works in Hoof, her solo show currently on view at Mark Moore Gallery. Rachel Will interviews her about her evolving relationships with painting and animation, the artistic blood that runs in her family, and her latest work.

Read the article here.

For more information about the artist or available work, please email


Julie Heffernan: Pre-Occupations Named Best of 2015

Julie Heffernan‘s solo show at Mark Moore Gallery last year has been named one of the top ten shows of 2015 by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, in Art ltd. Magazine.

Dambrot sums up the show by stating, “Luscious, alarming self-portraits and symbolist landscapes; trees in captivity, humans in the wild, climate change in art history. ”

See the entire list here.


The Moore’s donate to Albright-Knox Museum (NY)

Mark & Hilarie Moore have donated a major work by acclaimed California Minimalist painter Eric Orr to Albright-Knox Museum (Buffalo, NY) on behalf and in memory  of arts patron Henry Segerstrom, who passed away this year.

Founded officially in December 1862, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy—the governing body of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery—is among the country’s oldest public arts institutions in the United States. Since its inception as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the museum has been dedicated to acquiring, exhibiting, and preserving modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on the collection, presentation, and interpretation of the artistic expressions of our times. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time has given rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. Thomas Hoving, art historian and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, said that “the Albright-Knox Art Gallery should be on everyone’s list to see, for it’s an overwhelming art experience. Small, intimate, and seductive, the museum has one of the most thumping modern and contemporary collections in the world.”


Red Ecliptic  | oil on canvas on gold leaf wrapped wood | 1987

Allison Schulnik, “Hoof” opens today

Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present “Hoof,” the gallery’s fourth solo show from Los Angeles based artist Allison Schulnik. Consisting of several new paintings and sculptures, “Hoof” will be her first showing of new work with the gallery in nearly four years.

The opening reception is 6-8pm. There will be a Kogi taco truck in front of the gallery.

Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Go to for more information on the show.