Monthly Archives: February 2017

First Look: New Work in the studio of Tim Bavington

I wanted to share the images of the following new works by artist TIM BAVINGTON just completed in the artist’s studio today. There are some wonderful   new paintings here – please take a look. The images and particulars are below:


TIM BAVINGTON Wildwood Flower, 2017 / Acrylic on canvas, two panels / 64 x 64 inches

Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington’s work. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become vibrant bands of color, and bridge compositional concepts between seemingly unlike disciplines. Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence.

“[His] painting is to normal aesthetic sensibility what crack cocaine is to mint tea….not so much like neon lights as they are what neon lights dream of growing up to be.” – The New Yorker Magazine


TIM BAVINGTON Dying of the Light, 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 24 x 72 inches

Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from the Art Center (CA) before making the permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV). His work is included in the public collections of Fredrick R. Weisman Collection (CA), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Creative Artists Agency (CA), Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Portland Art Museum (OR), United Talent Agency (CA), Vivendi Universal (CA), Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), Denver Art Museum (CO) and The Museum of Modern Art (NY). He has exhibited at LeeAhn Gallery (Daegu), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Space Gallery (London), Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), and the Texas Fine Arts Center (TX), among others.


TIM BAVINGTON White Room, 2017 / Acrylic on canvas, two panels / 12 x 112 inches

The best way to review available works by any given artist at the gallery is to access their PRIVATE VIEWING area on our website.

If you would like to look through our available inventory and the prices for these works, I have taken the liberty of placing all available works in the PRIVATE VIEWING area of our website for you to view there. We update these daily. To view this work, go to this special link I have set up for HERE.

Enter the following User name: artist last name

Enter the following password: artist first name

Example, for Tim Bavington:

Enter the following User name: bavington

Enter the following password: tim

Please use all lowercase letters for the username and password.

The information on the work, the price, and the piece will be there in a Private Viewing Room for you to review. Click on the arrows (“<” or “>”) to go to the next image and click on the “+” sign to enlarge.

This access information works for every artist we show. The information is current and updated daily. It may give you some ideas on what is available to you.

Hi-res images are available upon request.

“There’s little question that these paintings have a musical quality, as many abstract paintings do. What’s more, the works, and their titles, reflect a younger artist’s unapologetic aesthetic sensibility that includes pop, rock, and mod in its source material, not to mention Vegas Baroque and Marfa Minimalism, Dan Flavin, Kenneth Noland, bar codes, Bridget Riley, psychedelia, electronic, Ed Ruscha, test patterns, screen savers, Hang Ten T-shirts, Saturday Night Fever disco floors, and the communication sequences in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And like that drink that didn’t sound so good when you heard the ingredients but turned out to warrant another round, Bavington’s paintings, at their best, show that even the funky and often -maligned spirits on which his generation was weaned make for fine cocktails when properly poured.” – Art Critic Christopher Miles, ARTFORUM

Images, biography, reviews, on-line catalogs, and general information on Tim Bavington and his work can be found on our website for your reference. Please double-click on the following link to view these works HERE.

This work is all available subject to a prior sale. Shipping, customs (if applicable), and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

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Free Online Artist Catalogs Now Available

You can download or browse any of the thirty-one Mark Moore Fine Art STATEMENTS catalogs – featuring full color images of recent artworks, bio information, and a Q&A with the artist – we have published over the last ten years for FREE at our ISSUU Catalog Website by clicking on this link.


Featured artists include: Josh Azzarella, Tim Bavington, Mark Bennett, Joshua Dildine, Clayton Brothers, Kim Dorland, Vernon Fisher, Julie Heffernan, Kiel Johnson, David Klamen, Dimitri Kozyrev, Okay Mountain, Yigal Ozeri, Chad Person, Cheryl Pope, David Rathman, Kim Rugg,  Jason Salavon, Andrew Schoultz, Allison Schulnik, Ali Smith, Penelope Umbrico, Feodor Voronov , Stephanie Washburn, Ben Weiner, Cindy Wright, and Kenichi Yokono.





Julie Oppermann Highlights “Process”

Julie Oppermann is among the 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 is open now and continues through May 13, 2017.


This exhibition will also include works by: Julie Oppermann; Christopher Duncan; John Bauer; Kara Joslyn; Kim Rugg; Ryan Wallace; Heidi Schwegler; Meghan Smythe; Christopher Russell, along with Lester Monzon.

You can download a complete PDF list of available works in PROCESS at UNLV by clicking here.

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Previewed: New Work by Kara Joslyn

Check out the new work by Mark Moore Fine Art artist KARA JOSLYN – these are some of the best paintings she has ever done!


Image: Kara Joslyn, No Flowers for White Powers, 2017, polymer car paint and acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches

Kara Joslyn teases out the delicate quality of her forms using polymer auto paint applied with a laborious process of masking and airbrushing, calling up tensions between the hand-made and the industrial.

Joslyn’s paintings — largely monochrome paired with her reflective surfaces — offer eerie depictions of pared down forms while examining the tensions between light and dark.


Image: Kara Joslyn, Double Byrd, 2017, polymer car paint and acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Kara Joslyn received her BFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2008), completed post-baccalaureate studies in Painting at Columbia University, NYC (2011), and MFA at University of California San Diego (2016). Recent exhibitions include two person show with SANGREE at Land and Sea (Oakland, CA), and group shows at : Aimee Friberg Exhibitions (SF), Bizkaia Aretoa Universidad del Pais Vasco (Bilbao, Spain), Egyptian Art & Antiques (Beverly Hills), SPF 15 (San Diego), Gallería Alternativa Oncé (Monterrey, Mexico) and Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles).

Joslyn received the Russell Foundation Grant for her work with Holography, is a current graduate teaching fellow in Visual Arts at UCSD, and was two-time nominee for the Robert Motherwell Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture.

You can view all the available paintings here at the MMFA ARTSY website here.



Marton Varo Releases New Sculpture Work

Mark Moore Fine Art has just received this wonderful small marble sculpture work by artist Marton Varo titled 35 Cubes (2016). In addition, an extremely insightful essay by Edward Lucie-Smith on this artist and his work was recently featured on ARTSY which you can view here.


Image: Marton Varo 35 Cubes, 2016, Carrara marble, 14”1/2 X10” X 5” – Price Upon Request

Born March 15, 1943 in Szekelyudvarhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Romania), Marton Varo studied sculpture at Ion Andreescu Institute of Arts in Cluj, Romania from 1960 to 1966.  In 1970, he moved to Debrecen, Hungary, where he completed several sculptures for public places and was awarded the Munkacsy Prize in 1984.

Receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1988, Varo became affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, studying the relationship between architecture and sculpture. In 1990, he became the Artist in Residence for a public art project in the City of Brea, California.

Ever since, Varo has been working in an open-air studio at UC Irvine, California, carving his sculptures for public places throughout the US and abroad.

Varo lives and works in the USA, in California and Florida, spending summers working in Carrara, Italy.

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Arriving Today: Classic Early Work by The Clayton Brothers

A number of classic works by THE CLAYTON BROTHERS (who worked collectively from 1998-2016) have just been received today back from exhibition loan and are available to review now on the Mark Moore Fine Art ARTSY site at the following link.

Image: Clayton BrothersYour Blood System, 2007 / mixed media on canvas / 30 x 40 inches / Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

For brothers Rob and Christian Clayton, collaboration is more than a process: the concept of symbiosis resonates through every aspect of their paintings and installations. In a practice devoid of ego and restraint, the Clayton brothers develop intensely compacted narratives on an intuitive basis. Rob and Christian Clayton seldom work on the same canvas at the same time, or discuss their projects during their creation. Playing off of a uniquely unspoken synergy, they take turns inventing, adding to, and editing each piece, propelling their “stories” through spontaneous improvisation. Entwining their independent approaches, styles, and palettes, their works operate as co-authored epics, fusing the concept of self with the communal.


Image Clayton BrothersGoodness Grapes, 2011 / Mixed media on canvas / 84 x 84 inches
Working from their Los Angeles studio, the Clayton brothers draw inspiration from their immediate environment by incorporating local businesses, neighborhood regulars, and snippets of overheard conversations as subjects for their paintings. Composing their pieces in conjunction with one another, recurrent motifs, gestures, places, and figures appear within different works; creating the drama of linked experience. Set upon collaged canvases, the physical layers of their surfaces create a condensed tableaux. The brothers approach painting as a visual representation of pure energy: everyday scenes explode in vortexes of blinding color, movement is practically animated, and products make their placement, an effect similar to viewing every frame of a film simultaneously. In presenting a specific locality, the Clayton brothers relate the personal to the global, but still offer a vision of “America-as-it-is.” In turn, they celebrate and share all of its diverse, spectacular, and solitary splendor.


Image: Clayton BrothersStain on Lemon Yellow, 2011 / Mixed media on paper / 30 x 58 inches

Rob (b. 1963, OH) and Christian (b. 1967, CO) Clayton both received their B.F.A.s from Art Center College of Design (CA). They have had solo exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (CA), and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (WI) in addition to shows in Houston, New York, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Miami. Their work has also been included in shows at the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Santa Monica Museum of Art (CA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Kistler Beach Museum of Art (KS), Corcoran Museum of Art (DC), and the Dallas Museum of Art (TX), among others. They have also participated in more than twenty visiting artist lectures around the world, and their work appears in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Norton Museum of Art (FL), Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside (CA), and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (CA). The artists both live and work in Los Angeles, CA.

You can also download The Clayton Brothers free online STATEMENTS Catalog published by Mark Moore Fine Art featuring full color images of recent artworks, bio information, and a Q&A with the artist at the following link here.

An ARTSY feature on The Clayton Brothers last L.A. exhibition can be viewed here.



Daniel Canogar featured at the ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Opening Thursday

New Media Artist Daniel Canogar will be featured at the ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, February 23rd-27th. This Special commission for the art fair – a solo booth – will incorporate a three-projector version of Ripple, the piece Mark Moore Gallery exhibited at the gallery this past Fall using news-updates as source material.


Installation view: Daniel Canogar at ARCO Art Fair (Madrid)

Daniel Canogar has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.


For more information on this artist and his other site specific commissioned works please contact:

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“The 7×7 Project (2006-2017)” by art collective OKAY MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow on ARTSY

An Exclusive Online Exhibition of “The 7×7 Project (2006-2017)” by art collective OKAY MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow on ARTSY. You can preview this show now at the following link by clicking HERE.


Image: Okay Mountain “The 7×7 Project” Installation from “Ultrasonic” at Mark Moore Gallery

Mark Moore Fine Art  is very pleased to bring you Okay Mountain’s ongoing “7×7 Project” – which began in 2006 and is still ongoing – resembles a process more than a finished work, and as a result has yielded hundreds of drawings. Related, but distinct from other drawing games, such as “exquisite corpse“, 7×7s visually embody the unique spirit of the group’s shared views. While the drawings are collaborative, they also provide ample room for individual decisions and styles. In fact, often times it is the combination of two distinct approaches to drawing and drawing materials that gives the works their visual intrigue. A short video interview with Okay Mountain can be viewed at the following link by clicking HERE.

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Julie Opperman featured in “Interference” at NURTUREart (Brooklyn)

Mark Moore Fine Art artist JULIE OPPERMANN was recently featured in the exhibition Interference at NURTUREart in Brooklyn.


Image: Julie Oppermann, moire 1203 (2012) / acrylic on canvas / 72 x 96 inches

NURTUREart presents Interference, curated by Steven Salzman and featuring artistsJohnny AbrahamsJohn AslanidisDaniel HillGilbert HsiaoJulie Oppermann and Jessica RosnerInterference explores the physical phenomena of the superposition of two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern. Waves of air, sound and electro-magnetism—and their subsequent interference patterns—permeate our environment. These phenomena surround, bombard and penetrate our bodies continuously. The artists in this exhibit explore these omnipresent patterns as a visual motifs, including hard-edge geometry, gestural improvisation, and handwriting. Inspirational sources include optics, physics, music and meditation. The ensemble of works on view grasp the pervasive hum of interference radiation to capture and re-present it as analysis visually and poetically.

For more information on Julie Oppermann and the works MMFA has available please contact:

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David Maisel Book Signing at the LA Art Book Fair

MMFA artist DAVID MAISEL will be doing a book signing of Black Maps at Steidl’s booth at the LA Art Book Fair on Saturday February 25, at 5:00 PM.


Black Maps is the first in-depth survey of the major aerial projects by David Maisel, whose images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. In more than 100 photos that span Maisel’s career, Black Maps presents a hallucinatory worldview encompassing both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and exploring the relationship between nature and humanity today. Maisel’s images of environmentally impacted sites consider the aesthetics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, rampant urbanization and sprawl, and zones of water reclamation. These surreal and disquieting photos 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.

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