Monthly Archives: March 2017

Zemer & Amit Peled in “Suspension/Journey with my Jewishness” at th North Dakota Museum of Art Opening April 2nd

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Suspension/Journey with my Jewishness | North Dakota Museum of Art | April 2 Opening

Suspension/Journey with my Jewishness is an exhibition and concert collaboration project between siblings Amit Peled, cellist and Zemer Peled, artist. Zemer’s site-specific environment titled Suspension, 2017 will be installed at the North Dakota Museum of Art and presented alongside brother Amit’s cello program to provide a physical composition in dialogue with Amit’s musical compositions. Just as the individual notes in music rely on one another to create a whole, Zemer’s physical composition is comprised of individual porcelain lines held together only by gravity to create a three-dimensional drawing in space.

Amit and Zemer Peled were born and grew up with their family in a small kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. The siblings collaborated previously for the 2014 exhibition Pablo and Me at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Reception: Sunday April 2, following Amit Peled’s 2pm concert

North Dakota Museum of Art

261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305

Grand Forks, ND 58202



Julie Oppermann Interview on ARTSY

Art Critic Sarah Hall got to sit down with artist Julie Oppermann, these questions come from an interview that took place in May, 2013 in Berlin. Check it out on the ARTSY Featured ARTICLES Page by clicking here.


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Kenichi Yokono: A Twenty Year Survey on ARTSY

Kenichi Yokono uses woodblock methodologies to address the stark contrast between traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, as well as the confluence between Western and Eastern pop cultures. Influences from manga, anime, horror movies, and other stereotypical aspects of Japanese pop culture merge to present iconic images of buoyant kawaii (or “cuteness”) in contrast with “the horror of everyday life,” according to the artist. Also referencing his longtime interest in American skate and surf culture, Yokono’s carvings often depict a “punk rock” sensibility that speaks to a desire to break outside of customary Japanese sensibilities.

For twenty years, Mark Moore Fine Art has shown this highly-acclaimed talent and does so again now with an Exclusive ARTSY on-line exhibition, titled Kenichi Yokono: A Twenty Year Survey. This exhibition closes April 16th.


Image: Kenichi Yokono,  / Carved wood and enamel / 59 ins diameter

Although functioning woodblocks, Yokono’s works are without the conventional prints that have historically served as the final art object – rather, the woodblock itself is the art object; a subtle pushback against orthodox Japanese art-making that bridges past and present cultural realities. Similarly, Yokono demonstrates an interest in the Western art historical canon, oftentimes including elements of Dutch vanitas or still life painting in order to draw a parallel between popularized and underrepresented notions of mortality. As has been explored in more predominantly historicized art movements, Yokono embellishes upon the Japanese fascination (and celebration) of the delicate line between life and death, beauty and vulgarity, or normalcy and the bizarre. His meticulous craft maintains the primacy of the handmade object – through which the artist retains a tangible presence. These multiple oppositions in Yokono’s work result in pieces that are rife with social critique and irony.

Born in 1972 (Kanazawa, Japan), Yokono was trained at the Kanazawa College of Art (Japan). He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Vienna and Amsterdam, among numerous international group shows at venues such as the Torrance Art Museum (CA), The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo), Mori Museum (Tokyo), Suzaka Manga Museum (Nagano), Hilger Contemporary (Vienna), and Joshua Liner Gallery (NY). He has participated in residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art (NC) and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY), and was the recipient of the 2005 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship award, as well as the Tom Eccles Prize (NY). His work in included in the collections of the West Collection (PA), Honolulu Museum of Art, The Pigozzi Collection (NY/SWZ), and Progressive Collection (OH) among others. In addition to Mark Moore Gallery, Yokono is also represented by Micheko Galerie, a German gallery with a focus on 21st Century Art from Japan, and Unseal Contemporary (Japan). The artist lives and works in Kanazawa, Japan.

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Zemer Peled highlighted in Sculpture Magazine March 2017 Issue

Zemer Peled has been featured in the article “Contemporary Art in Prisons” by Elena Goukassian in the March 2017 edition of Sculpture Magazine, page 18. The installation Hunted, 2015, which was part of the exhibition Hope, Terror, Promise, Rage: Contemporary Perspectives on the Past at the Old Montana Prison Complex in Deerlodge, Montana is included in the article which compiles and analyzes the various recent exhibitions that have been presented in a prison setting. Please click on the link HERE for the excerpt.

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A Closer Look at the Amazing Sculpture of MARTON VARO

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce a series of new short videos highlighting the work of sculpture MARTON VARO.


Image: Marton Varo, Carrara marble / 144 × 72 × 48 in (installed at the TCU School of Business Fort Worth, Texas)

Check out the new YOUTUBE webpage launched today that showcases the CUBE Series works of Marton Varo – which shows how these works are made by hand and is able to give you a sense of  these works in the round – can be viewed at the follwing link HERE for your reference. You will also find short videos these that show the artist working in his studio and how these remarkable works are made.

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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Exclusive ARTSY On-line Exhibition by KENICHI YOKONO Open Now

As one of the most noted figures of Japan’s ubiquitous manga and anime culture of the so called “Cool Japan”, Kenichi Yokono has been making his unique brand of art using traditional woodblock cutting techniques to question in his very own, eccentric manner the way of life of Japanese suburbia for over Twenty Years.

Mark Moore Fine Art now focuses on this highly-acclaimed talent with an Exclusive ARTSY on-line exhibition.
“Yokono’s dazzling work merges the playful and the dire, the upbeat graphic punch of cartoons with dark Expressionist urgency. Yokono carves woodblocks as if for printing, painting the raised surfaces cherry red and the rest a crisp white. Raw, vibrant and irreverent, the works have one foot in the pop-dominated present and the other in the tradition-bound past.”

“Several of the sculptural paintings are in the shape of skateboards, and the spectacular centerpiece of the show, “Fling Mac,” takes the form of a folded screen. The trademark golden arches blast upward within this four-panel landscape, a radioactive wonderland of ebullience and postapocalyptic toxicity.”

– Art Critic Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times

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Zemer Peled in “Slice” at the NCECA Portland, OR March 20 – 25

Zemer Peled is very pleased to exhibit in the group show titled Slice as part of NCECA’s 51st Annual Conference: Future Flux opening today. Spreading across the spectrum of abstract to high realism, expressive to figurative, Slice illustrates a diverse spectrum of what is new and exceptional in our genre. Artists include: Chris Dufala, Lauren Gallaspy, Trey Hill, Ryan Matthew Mitchell, Peter Olson, Zemer Peled, Chris Riccardo, Amanda Salov, John Souter, Bobby Tso, Russell Wrankle, and Jon Zimmerman.


Image: Zemer Peled, Sky Island, 2015 / installation view
Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT

Exhibition Information:

NCECA Reception: Friday March 24, 6-9pm


240 SE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Hours during NCECA: Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm

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The Clayton Brothers Exclusive Online Exhibition Closing Monday

A number of classic paintings by THE CLAYTON BROTHERS (who worked collectively from 1996-2016) are now included in the Mark Moore Fine Art Exclusive Online Exhibition titled “Your Most Very Special Day – A Painting Survey” opening today and closing this Monday on the ARTSY site at the following link.


Oil on paper / 30 × 58 in (76.2 × 147.3 cm)

An essay on the work of the Clayton Brothers by Michael Criley can be downloaded from our ARTSY Website at the following link.

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.



Previewed: Kenichi Yokono Exclusive Online ARTSY Exhibition Opens Tuesday, March 21st

Mark Moore Fine Art will be launching an online exclusive 20 Year Survey Exhibition on ARTSY on Tuesday, March 21st,  by artist KENICHI YOKONO. This Special Show can be found on our ARTSY website HERE beginning next Tuesday will feature 48 works spanning the two decades that Yokono has been one of the most noted figures in the “Cool Japan” Art Movement. A preview of this show can be found today at the following link.


Kenichi Yokono, Carved wood and enamel / 14 × 13 ins

Many of these works are featured in the online catalog on his work by Mark Moore Fine Art that you can download for free HERE.7f575419c02abe7721bb67a07e6ebe5d

For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link HERE.

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UNLV Barrick Museum showcases the Sculpture of Mehgan Smythe as part of “Process”

Sculptor Mehgan Smythe 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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