Monthly Archives: February 2017

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.

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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: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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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.

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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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Kenichi Yokono Selected for Rokko Meets Art 2017

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce that artist Kenichi Yokono has been selected as a featured artist for the prestigious Rokko Meets Art 2017 exhibition in Japan this Fall.

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Image: Kenichi Yokono, Happy Squat, 2014 / carved wood and enamel / 72 x 72 inches / Collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art

Mt. Rokko comes alive with artwork for two months. “Rokko Meets Art 2017” is an exhibition of modern art held on the summit of Mt. Rokko located in the port city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture (next to Osaka Prefecture). In this the 8th exhibition, exhibits by over 40 artists from Japan and overseas active in various genres will make use of the alluring scenery of Mt.Rokko. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy and appreciate the exhibits in a relaxed picnic mood, and at ACCESS.

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For more information of Kenichi Yokono and works available please contact us at: mark@markmooregallery.com

The Work of Marton Varo highlighted on ARTSY

Check out the feature on ARTSY on the work of Marton Varo written by Edward Lucie-Smith at this link. It is an excellent introduction to this acclaimed Hungarian sculptor.

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Image: Marton Varo 15 Cubes • NTNU, Trondheim, Norway • 10’ x 6′ x 2′
Edward Lucie-Smith takes a look into the work of acclaimed sculptor Marton Varo and his influences. Varo will be the subject of an exclusive online exhibition with Mark Moore Fine Art in Spring 2017.

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Christoph Schmidberger reviewed in Wall Street International Magazine

Check out the article in today’s Wall Street International Magazine on the current Mark Moore Fine Art online exhibition by Christoph Schmidberger at this link.

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Image: CHRISTOPH SCHMIDBERGER, Deep Silence” 2009
Oil On Panel , 19.5 x 16.5  ins / 49,5 cm x 42,6 cm

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present the first on-line only exhibition of work from the personal collection of the artist. “Seventeen From the Vault” includes classic examples of Christoph Schmidberger’s best paintings and works on paper from the apogee of his career.

Seventeen From the Vault” can be viewed on ARTSY by clicking on the following link now. This exhibition ends this Monday, February 20, 2017.

For more information on Schmidberger and the works in this exhibition, please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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Okay Mountain’s “The 7×7 Project” Exclusive Online Exhibition Coming to ARTSY

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. An Exclusive Online Exhibition of this series will be launched on ARTSY later this month. Stay tuned!

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Image: Okay Mountain, “7 x 7 Collaborative Drawing #19” (2011), 7 x 7 inches, mixed media on paper

Okay Mountain’s ongoing “7×7 Project” 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, 7x7s 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. The game’s stipulations are as follows: a drawing must be started by one person and finished by another, the drawing surface must be 7 inches by 7 inches. Aside from that everything is open, including who participates in the game. Many artists outside of the collective have contributed. Initially devised to while away afternoons at a shade covered picnic table during sweltering Texas summers, the project has since evolved into a highly complex, yet remarkably intuitive, thesis on collaboration, camaraderie, and drawing. The Surrealists used to employ a similar technique in a process referred to as “Exquisite corpse”.

A free on-line catalog on the recent work of Okay Mountain can be viewed or downloaded here.

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Image: Okay Mountain “The 7×7 Project” as shown at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in 2015

While most of the artists in Okay Mountain are alumni of the University of Texas at Austin (TX), others are graduates of University of California Los Angeles (CA), Rhode Island School of Design (RI), and the University of Kansas (KS). Institutional exhibitions have included those at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston (TX), Austin Museum of Art (TX), McNay Art Museum (TX), Arthouse (TX), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN), and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (MA). Their work is included in the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (CT), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), Santa Barabara Museum of Art (CA), and Vanderbilt University (TN). The CV for Okay Mountain can be viewed here.

A short video interview with Okay Mountain can be viewed below.

More information and images of works by Okay Mountain can be viewed on the Mark Moore Fine Art ARTSY Page by clicking here.

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ARTSY NEWS: Current Trends in Contemporary Ceramic Art

Check out the article on CURRENT TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ART on our ARTSY NEWS page posted today which includes links to two video interviews on artist Jeffry Mitchell and Zemer Peled with new works featured by Meghan Smythe.

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Image: Meghan Smythe, A Light Culture, 2015; ceramic, glaze, resin, epoxy, and plasticine; 70 x 50 x 60 inches

@mehgansmythe is also currently featured in the exhibition titled PROCESS curated by Matthew Gardocki at the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas which continues through May 13, 2017. 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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