Monthly Archives: January 2017

New Paintings by Andrea Joyce Heimer at Hometown (NY)

Opening next Saturday, a show of new work by Andrea Joyce Heimer in New York with a Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28, 6–9 pm. The particulars are:

Andrea Joyce Heimer
A Jealous Person
New Paintings by Andrea Joyce Heimer
1002 Metropolitan Avenue, #21, Brooklyn, NY 11211
On View: January 29–March 12


Andrea Joyce Heimer, I Am Jealous Of Everyone You Have Ever Been With And There Have Been Many, And Then I Find Out Some Of Them Were Squirters And I Am Undone By This Knowledge. It Weighs On Me Like A Stone, 2016, Acrylic and pencil on panel, 30 x 40 in.

Hometown is proud to present A Jealous Person, an exhibition of paintings by Andrea Joyce Heimer. The show features a new body of work by the artist, all relating to that timeless albatross of human emotions, envy.

This will be the gallery’s first solo exhibition, and Heimer’s first solo exhibition in New York. Please join us at the gallery for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, January 28, 6–9 pm.

Andrea Joyce Heimer is a story teller. From the banalities of suburban life, to puppy love and the awkwardness of adolescence, to soul-searching (and tripping on hallucinogens) in the wilderness, to visions of an expansive unicorn orgy, it seems nothing is unimaginable or off limits. But even at their most fantastical, Heimer’s narrative paintings are nonetheless steeped in underlying personal content. For this exhibition, Heimer turns to an emotion that has affected her in any number of ways.

Andrea Joyce Heimer was born in Great Falls, Montana, and she lives and works in Ferndale, Washington. Heimer has been a self-taught artist for most of her career, and is currently earning an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, 2017. Heimer’s work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, including at venues such as Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY; Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan, IT; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK; Lindsay Gallery, Columbus, OH; CG2 Gallery, Nashville, TN: Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK; Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

For more information on this artist and available works please contact:
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Danial Nord’s amazing “State of the Art” Video Installation

Check out the video installation titled “State of The Art” by DANIAL NORD on Vimeo:


A giant dispossessed Mickey Mouse, made from the backs of discarded television sets, pulsates with broadcast media from a bygone era. The massive icon (5 meters from ear to toe) lays in the vulnerable position of a homeless man passed out on a sidewalk after a binge. Projectors and mirrors bounce radiant video through every pore of the piece, charging the surrounding space with shifting light and sound.

Excerpt from installation created for the City of Los Angeles Fellowships Exhibition (2011), reinstalled at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2014). The work was praised in this LA Times Review of the City of Los Angeles Fellowships Exhibition:

Materials: recycled television parts, five video projectors, audio speakers, DVD player, Plexiglas mirrors, mixed materials. Sculpture dimensions: 17′ x 9′ x 6′

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Kenichi Yokono at Unseal Contemporary

A solo exhibition at Unseal Contemporary (Tokyo, Japan) will feature recent artworks from MMFA’s Kenichi Yokono. The exhibition which opens July 5 is titled, “Dancing Eyeballs.” The artist explains the title of the exhibition as a sociological metaphor.

The artist states, “people are all confused and separated from each other but connected somehow and as if moving together toward some direction.”

For more information on available new works by Kenichi Yokono, please contact MMFA.

#kenichiyokono #markmoorefineart


30 confusing eyeballs, 2012 / painted woodcut / 85 x 21cm

Jeffry Mitchell: New Work and Interview Posted

Check out the new work we just received back from exhibition loan (attached) and a video interview with artist JEFFRY MITCHELL that this work was featured at:


Jeffry Mitchell, 2014 , 50″ x 32″ x 3″, Hydrocal, wood, acrylic paint (Price Upon Request)

Identifying himself as a “gay folk artist,” Jeffry Mitchell creates work that deals largely with dualities. Using a variety of materials and methods, including ceramics, printmaking, and drawing, Mitchell manages to juxtapose seemingly disparate ideas into beautiful, fragile, and startling works.

To learn more about Mitchell and his work, and other Northwest artists in the Henry Art Museum Collection, check out:

#jeffrymitchell #markmoorefineart #henryartmuseum

Jason Salavon Acquired by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum

The gallery is proud to announce the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art acquisition of “Portrait (Rembrandt)” (2009), a major work by Jason Salavon.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States, founded in 1842 by arts patron Daniel Wadsworth.


Image: JASON SALAVON “Portrait (Rembrandt)”, 2009, digital c-print, 38.5″ x 31″ (Ed. 7 + 2 APs) Collection of The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Likely the final installment of a broader series begun in 1997 by Jason Salavon, each of these pictures from the PORTRAIT Series employs the bulk of the portrait oeuvres of Franz Hals, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Anthony van Dyck, and Diego Velazquez, respectively.  Simple mean-averaging of high-quality reproductions – or a “blending” of dozens of portrait images by the artist – yields these atmospheric meta-portraits.

“During the summer of 2009, I spent some time strolling around the painting galleries of the Prado, Louvre, and Met with my father, a painter himself.  The repetitive and contemplative nature of these walks resulted in the  Portrait project.  The “Hals vs Rembrandt” room at the Met, in particular, preternaturally pushed me towards applying my averaging strategies to Old Masters’ works.  The Met’s acquisition of the Hals piece within a few months of its completion made the process all the more satisfying.”

“An issue remains, however.  As I noted in the project’s description, museum sales or not, I don’t see doing any more averaging-style amalgation work.  In 1997, when I first blended 120 Playboy centerfolds, I was not aware of anything much like it (I only knew Nancy Burson’s exceptional “morph” work).  As it stands now, a once open area of inquiry has become so crowded, I don’t much feel like I have anything left to contribute to this particular conversation.  You never know, I just don’t see it happening.  Down the road, I’ll try to expand on this topic.”  

– Jason Salavon (2010)

#markmoorefoneart #jasonsalavon #wadsworthatheneum


Opening Next Saturday: PROCESS at UNLV

Opening next Saturday: Ten MMFA artists will be featured in the exhibition titled PROCESS curated by Matthew Gardocki at the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas which opens January 20 and continues through May 13, 2017. The Opening Reception is on January 27, 2017 (from 5-8pm).bauer_nautilus_1410_2016Image: John Bauer, Nautilus, 2016, 57″x45″, oil and enamel on linen

This exhibition will also include works by: Julie Oppermann; Christopher Duncan; John Bauer; Lester Monzon; Kim Rugg; Kara Joslyn; Heidi Schwegler; Meghan Smythe; Christopher Russell, along with Ryan Wallace. Each of the artist’s process of creation is brought to the forefront in the exhibition. While some of the work seems very immediate visually the artists process is actually quite extensive in getting to the final image. Highlighted are the artist’s use of materials including the sun and time to create abstractions while others use computers and man made materials.

#markmoorefineart, #julieoppermann, #chrisduncan, #johnbauer, #lestermonzon, #kimrugg, #karajoslyn, #heidischwegler, #meghansmythe, #christopherrussell, #ryanwallace, #barrickmuseum

Christopher Russell at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2018

The image below is of the one unsold work by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL from the upcoming  Getty Center show scheduled for 2018, “Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography” at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
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The Falls XVII, 2016
Pigment prints scratched with a razor
36×72 inches (three panels of 36 x 24 inches) unframed dimensions
For more information on this work please contact MMFA.
#markmoorefineart #christopherrussell #gettycenter #JPaulGettyMuseum

Penelope Umbrico Publishes “Moving Mountains (1850-2012)”

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce a new electronic publication from gallery artist Penelope Umbrico. “Moving Mountains (1850-2012)” is an ebook edition of Umbrico’s response to The Aperture Foundation‘s sixty year anniversary exhibition Aperture Remix. Umbrico uses contemporary photography techniques–specifically iPhone hardware and software–to make new photographs from the images of mountains that appear in the Aperture Masters of Photography books.

“Pointing my iPhone down at these mountains, the hallucinogenic effects of the camera apps’ filters blend with the disorienting effects of the iPhone’s gravity sensor. My mountains are unstable, mobile, changing with each iteration, re-mastered. Here is the biggest distance, the longest range. I present a dialogue between distance and proximity, limited and unlimited, the singular and the multiple, the fixed and the moving, the master and the copy. I propose an inverse correlation between the number of photographs that exist of mountains at any one time, and the stability of photography at that time.”  – Penelope Umrbico

     The Aperture Foundation, created in 1952, did much to alter photography’s reputation at a time when it was not yet considered art. Sixty years later, for the current anniversary exhibition, Aperture Remix, the foundation commissioned ten photographers — Rinko Kawauchi, Vik Muniz, Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, Martin Parr, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Alec Soth, Penelope Umbrico, and James Welling — to revisit and respond to one of its publications, an issue of Aperture magazine or a photography book, that inspired their own work.

Penelope Umbrico’s “Moving Mountains,” a magnificent tableau of eighty-seven photographs of mountains responding to those in Aperture’s Masters of Photography series, were taken on her iPhone and manipulated using apps. In an age when anyone can take pictures with her iPhone and, within seconds, upload them to a myriad of virtual galleries, “Moving Mountains” represents a return to nature mediated through technology. Technology’s propagation of nature, however, doesn’t simplify Umbrico’s work; on the contrary, this is what makes it art.

Penelope Umbrico’s “Mountains (1850-2012)” is now available for purchase on iTunes.
#markmoorefineart #penelopeumbrico

Penelope Umbrico Artist Talk Tomorrow at PHOTO LA

The Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce a special project by Penelope UmbricoBad Display (eBay) and TVs from Craigslist” to be featured this weekend at PHOTO L.A 2017.

In support of this project, Penelope Umbrico will appear in Conversation with Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA, on Saturday, January, 14th from 1:30pm-3pm at PHOTO LA.



Image: Penelope Umbrico Details from “35 TVs” featured at PHOTO LA 2017

PHOTO LA 2017 is located at: The REEF/LA Mart, 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca 90007

Shifting the decisive click of the shutter to the culling of cultural data with the snap of many screen grabs, Penelope Umbrico consistently places sociological fascinations, ever present within the utilitarian practice of photography, into contexts for aesthetic contemplation. The artist sits down with Eve Schillo of LACMA to talk about her current installation at the museum as well as her practice at large.

Tickets – $10

#markmoorefineart #penelopeumbrico #photola2017

Artist Julie Heffernan tackles Climate Change in two upcoming major Museum shows

Painter Julie Heffernan will be the subject to two major upcoming exhibitions – the first at the LSU Museum of Art, San Angelo Museum of Art in 2017 and the second at the University of Tampa in 2018.


There will be a full-color catalogue for the shows that will be 48-60 pp, with texts and readings forthcoming to support these exhibitions. The show brings together her work from the last several years that deals with environmental themes and some of the consequences of a changing climate on habitats and ecologies – like the image shown here that will be the catalogue cover, entitled Camp Bedlam, which is a large diptych, 68 x 104 ins.

#julieheffernan #markmoorefineart