Monthly Archives: May 2017

Yoram Wolberger Releases Two New Works

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce the release of two new sculpture works by gallery artist YORAM WOLBERGER. The artist has just released a new edition of his trademark oversized fiberglass sculptures. Much like the (now sold-out) “Cowboy and Indian” series and the “Trophy” series of sculpture works, Wolberger’s new “Toy Soldiers” strike a chord for nostalgic Americana and pop culture.

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YORAM WOLBERGER
Soldier Portrait #1, 2015
resin cast; Edition of 5 (+ 2 A/Ps)
20 x 10 x 10 in

Yoram Wolberger uses childhood toys and everyday domestic items to create his large scale sculptures, foregrounding the latent symbolism and cultural paradigms of these objects that so subtly inform Western culture. By enlarging this ephemera to life size, Wolberger emphasizes the distortions of their original manufacture disallowing any real illusion and conceptually forcing the viewer to reconsider their meanings. When enlarged beyond any possibility of dismissal, we see that toy soldiers create lines between Us and Them, plastic cowboys and Indians marginalize and stereotype the Other, even wedding cake bride and groom figurines dictate our expected gender roles.

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YORAM WOLBERGER
Soldier Portrait #2, 2016
resin cast; Edition of 5 (+ 2 A/Ps)
20 x 10 x 10 in

As the HUFFINGTON POST put it: “Wolberger’s Cowboys & Indians is based on the widely familiar toy figurines with which Wolberger played during his youth, and invites viewers to consider the manufacturing of common cultural stereotypes. Faithfully reproducing the seemingly innocent figurines at life size proportions with all their original design “flaws” intact, the artist compels us to reexamine the cultural attitudes implied by such distorted portrayals.”

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YORAM WOLBERGER
Soldier Portrait #2, 2016
resin cast; Edition of 5 (+ 2 A/Ps)
20 x 10 x 10 in

For additional information on all available works currently available by YORAM WOLBERGER please reference his artist page on our ARTSY website for you to view there by clicking on this link.

Please note that shipping, crating, and taxes for in-state sales will be additional, and all editioned pieces are available subject to prior sale.

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Julie Oppermann featured in Wall Street International

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The MMFA online exhibition “Waking Lines” by artist Julie Oppermann is currently featured in the new issue of Wall Street International.  Check it out at the following link:

http://wsimag.com/art/25879-david-maisel

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David Maisel “History’s Shadow” Review on WSI Magazine

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The MMFA online exhibition “History’s Shadow” by artist David Maisel is currently featured in the new issue of Wall Street International.  Check it out at the following link:

http://wsimag.com/art/25879-david-maisel

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MMFA presents “False Idols” – an exclusive online exhibition on ARTSY by artist YORAM WOLBERGER opening today

Mark Moore Fine Art is very proud to present an exclusive online exhibition on ARTSY by artist YORAM WOLBERGER opening today.

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Yoram Wolberger, Blue Cowboy #2 (Rifleman), 2008 (close-up)
reinforced cast fiberglass composite and pigmented resin  
75 x 75 x 22 inches / edition of 3 + 2 APs

In a recent essay on his work by Mark Mian titled The Archaeology of False Idols – Mundane as Medium in Wolberger’s Cowboys & Indians – available now to read in it’s entirety at the following link – he states:

“Wolberger’s body of work encompasses a variety of everyday objects; toys, models, appliances, furniture. His method is the painstaking manipulation of these iconic artifacts. Grossly enlarging, dissecting or reconstructing them, he overthrows their utilitarian context to expose associations normally concealed by their continuity with the environment. His pieces are at times ironic and personal, even tender, while at others they are highly critical.

Transformed beyond their expected appearance, construction or functioning, Wolberger’s arrestingly mutated objects stimulate renewed contemplation of their ideological origins and significance. Typically, his sculptural interventions employ three principal approaches for evicting viewers from their comfort zone of habituated perception.”

Your can preview this exhibition now on our ARTSY website by clicking here.

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CLOSING TODAY: David Maisel “History’s Shadow” on ARTSY

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to present History’s Shadow, an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition by American artist David Maisel on view through today. You can view this show at the following link HERE.

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For over twenty-five years, Maisel’s photographic work has been wide-ranging in scope, and yet deeply focused on what he describes as a “long-term investigation into the aesthetics of entropy, and the dual processes of memory and excavation.”

History’s Shadow has as its source material x-rays of art objects that date from antiquity through just prior to the invention of photography. The x-rays have been culled from museum conservation archives, re-photographed and re-worked. Through the x-ray process, the artworks of origin become de-contextualized, yet acutely alive and renewed. The series concerns the dual processes and intertwined themes of memory and excavation.

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Rendering three dimensions into two is at the heart of the photographic process. With the x-ray, this sense is compounded, since it maps both the inner and outer surfaces of its subject. The mysterious images that result encompass both an inner and an outer world, as the two-dimensional photographs bring us into a realm of indeterminate space, depth, and scale.

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The x-ray has historically been used for the structural examination of art and artifacts much as physicians examine bones and internal organs; it reveals losses, replacements, methods of construction, and internal trauma that may not be visible to the naked eye. The resulting prints of History’s Shadow make the invisible visible, and express through photographic means the shape-shifting nature of time itself, and the continuous presence of the past contained within us.

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PREVIEW: Yoram Wolberger Exclusive Online Exhibition on ARTSY Opening May 16th

Mark Moore Fine Art proudly presents “False Idols” an exclusive online exhibition on ARTSY by artist Yoram Wolberger from May 16th through June 19, 2017.

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Yoram Wolberger uses childhood toys and everyday domestic items to create his large scale sculptures, foregrounding the latent symbolism and cultural paradigms of these objects that so subtly inform Western culture. By enlarging this ephemera to life size, Wolberger emphasizes the distortions of their original manufacture disallowing any real illusion and conceptually forcing the viewer to reconsider their meanings. When enlarged beyond any possibility of dismissal, we see that toy soldiers create lines between Us and Them, plastic cowboys and Indians marginalize and stereotype the Other, even wedding cake bride and groom figurines dictate our expected gender roles.

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Human error and its consequences can be simultaneously disturbing and beautiful. We are not ‘perfect’. Our blemishes – as the faults of our culture’s icons and stereotypes – are in fact what make us human. We are ‘all the above’ – beautiful and ugly, compassionate and mean, and so on. Through my work, I am struggling with the need to accept the faults along with the disillusionment they bring of being denied the perfect world that we were promised. – Yoram Wolberger

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Wolberger (b. 1963, Tel Aviv, Israel) earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute’s (CA) New Genres Department. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park (MA), the Aldrich Contemporary Museum (CT), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (IL) and the Israeli Museum of Modern Art (Israel) among others. His works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside (CA) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

You can view this exhibition now in preview at:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery

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Closing Today: PROCESS curated by Matthew Gardocki at the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Painter Kara Joslyn and Sculptor Mehgan Smythe are two of ten MMFA artists featured in the exhibition titled PROCESS curated by Matthew Gardocki at the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas which closes today.

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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.

For more information on this work please contact: mark@markmooregallery.com

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