Monthly Archives: January 2017

Penelope Umbrico featured at PHOTO LA 2017

The Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to annoiunce a special project by Penelope Umbrico “Bad Display (eBay) and TVs from Craigslist” to be featured opening night at the upcoming PHOTO L.A. 2017 Art Fair opening next Thursday, January 12th. More information on this and all the Featured Programs for this event can be found at this link by double clicking here.

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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.

About Photo LA 2017:

Opening Night: To Benefit John Wayne Cancer Foundation and The LUCIE Foundation

Thursday, January 12, 7pm – 10pm

The REEF/LA Mart
1933 Broadway
Los Angeles, Ca 90007

The 2017 edition will mark photo l.a.’s third year at The REEF, with 60,000 square feet of premium event space on the building’s second floor. The REEF is a “complete habitat of creation”, with a mission to support all types of creators and bring together diverse artistic communities. Based in the historic LA Mart building, The REEF’s central downtown location is conveniently situated near LA’s major freeways and Metro system, providing easy access by car and public transit. The REEF offers affordable onsite parking and is within walking distance to many prime restaurants, hotels, and retailers.

Public Hours:

Friday, January 13, 11am – 7pm; Saturday, January 14, 11am – 7pm; Sunday, January 15, 11am – 6pm




Welcome to Mark Moore Fine Art


After 33 years, Mark Moore Gallery will suspend its exhibition program, and close its physical space on January 1, 2017. The exhibition space in Culver City is now closed.

I have been wrestling with this decision for some time now, but after a significant amount of soul-searching and discussions with my family, I have decided that it is time for me to move on to the next phase of my life and career.

During its lengthy and critically recognized tenure, my gallery focused on serving the art community with its mission of presenting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. I still believe that this is a vital market, but I am now interested in exploring alternative business models to the traditional gallery setting. The fact of the matter is that running a gallery as productive and involved as ours requires undivided attention and energy and I would like to now find new and more innovative ways to put my experience to good use while also allowing myself personal and professional flexibility at this time.

I intend to continue to be an important resource for private collectors, museum curators, and commercial galleries on curatorial projects, public commissions, and acquisitions moving forward as Mark Moore Fine Art. Given that, I will continue to privately represent artists on a limited basis. My hope is that you will continue to reach out to me with questions or needs in this new context. While I will no longer maintain a formal gallery space, I will remain active as an independent consultant, dealer, and arts advocate; I will share the details of my new business structure with you in the coming months. Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can assist you with new projects or collection advice in the meantime.

It has been a distinct honor and privilege to work with you, and watch this remarkable, personal venture take shape over the greater portion of my life. I am deeply grateful to my amazing staff, artists, patrons, curators, and colleagues who have played a vital role in the gallery’s success.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and I look forward to seeing you in the next chapter.

Please note our new contact information is:

Mark Moore Fine Art 

Contemporary Art Associates, Inc.

6507 Sycamore Glen Drive

Orange Park Acres, California 92869 

Office: +1.714.289.0431

Fax: +1.714.289.0546

Mobile: +1.310.266.2283

10 MMFA artists featured in “PROCESS” curated by Matthew Gardocki at the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

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).


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.

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Josh Azzarella Film Screening Series at UNLV

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present a semester-long video screening series featuring works by Josh Azzarella.

Screenings occur every Thursday (4-7pm) and Saturday (1pm and 3pm), and by appointment in the Barrick Museum Auditorium. The 16 week series is divided into four programs detailed below. To make an appointment to view the programs outside of the regular screening schedule hours, contact us at 702-895-3381 or email: