Monthly Archives: June 2017

One Night Only: “Monument” at Gowanus E-waste Warehouse Brooklyn featuring Penelope Umbrico and Jean Shin

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In the context of the term “recycling” these artists engage with questions of up-cycling, down-cycling, value, commerce, consumption, materiality, and obsolescence. They ask what it means to “make” in a world filled with the aftermath and by-products of industrial consumer culture, where e-obsolescence insists on being visible and physically negotiated in the material world – a world in which optimistic Modernist ideologies of efficiency, productivity, mass-production, and newness result in dystopic technological breakdown and ecological disaster.

With the generosity and collaboration of the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, some of the installations are monumental and some are so small they’re barely detectable. In all cases, these objects received by the warehouse at the end of their life are re-cast, given new life and new meaning.

Organized by Yazmine Mihojevich and Penelope Umbrico, with special thanks to Christine Datz-Romero, Daniel Vargas, Troy Hanna and Anastasia Plavnicky, and all the volunteers at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.

*Because the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse is a working warehouse, this installation and event is ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse is located at 469 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Vendor support for this project includes:  Threes Brewing; Breuckelen Distilling; Brooklyn Brine … more vendors to be confirmed.

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ARTSY FEATURE: The Solo Show as Group Portrait: David Klamen’s Multifarious Paintings – by David Pagel

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Multifarious Paintings” an exhibition of paintings by artist, David Klamen, opening today. Marking the artist’s first solo online exhibition, this recent body of work showcases Klamen’s newest paintings of paintings. In these works, the artist further investigates the nature, source, and limits of knowledge by undermining the foundation of our empirical experience: our sense of sight. In each new painting, Klamen radically re-invents famous paintings from the pre-modern and modern era, overlapping seemingly incompatible artistic visions as a metaphor for our phenomenological search for meaning.

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David Klamen, “Blue Meta-Painting” (2016) – 24 elements, oil on canvas, dimensions variable

According to Plato’s concept of forms, the world that we know through our senses often deceives us by way of subjective images. Klamen’s multi-canvas installation, “Meta-Paintings” (2016), elaborates on this concept by presenting well-known works of art in a re-contextualized space, highlighting the deception of each image through masterful illusion and imagination. In these twenty-five smaller paintings, Klamen presents an installation that playfully mimics a salon style hanging. The diagonal slopes created by the various slanting paintings suggest a cubist bas-relief that compresses art historical time periods and physical space. As is the case with nearly all of his paintings, each iconic artwork (as well as its frame, and oftentimes wall label) is meticulously rendered as a representation of a representation, moving further and further from its archetypal form—pointing to a distortion of reality already present in the original image. To further complicate the simulacrum, Klamen plays with the viewer’s perception by drastically altering the perspective of the painting, tilting the work at an oblique angle within his own canvas. In his “remixes,” Klamen manipulates images from the art historical canon by warping then into optical oscillations full of contingencies and surprises. The psychedelic result suggests a disoriented ocular state that hints at the malleable nature of our reality—a reality that relies heavily on the conviction of our individual experiences.

This special presentation can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-david-klamen-multifarious-paintings

#markmooregallery #davidklamen

 

 

Yoram Wolberger Online Catalogs

You can now download Yoram Wolberger‘s free online Cowboys & Indians Project Catalog published by Mark Moore Fine Art featuring full color images of sculpture works from that series, bio information, and a Q&A with the artist at the following link HERE.

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Image: Yoram Wolberger
Blue Cowboy #1 (Gunslinger), 2008
reinforced cast fiberglass composite and pigmented resin 
75 x 75 x 22 inches / Edition of 3 + 2 APs

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.

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.

In addition, Mark Moore Fine Art is very proud to present an exclusive online exhibition on ARTSY by artist YORAM WOLBERGER on view through June 19, 2017. View this presentation of recent work now at:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-yoram-wolberger-false-idols

For more information on Yoram Wolberger please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #yoramwolberger

New Work by Jeffry Mitchell Now On View On ARTSY

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Image: New Work In the Studio of JEFFRY MITCHELL

For more information on this artist and the Mark Moore Fine Art program please check out our website: www.markmoorefineart.com

You can find additional available works by this artist and prices on our ARTSY website at: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/jeffry-mitchell

#markmoorefineart  #jeffrymitchell

Art Critic Dave Hickey looks into the work of Artist Tim Bavington on ARTSY

For your reference, there is an expeceptional essay on the work of Las Vegas artist  Tim Bavington by noted art critic and writer Dave Hickey titled “Gravity’s Rainbow” now posted on ARTSY at the link below:

 

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/article/mark-moore-fine-art-gravitys-rainbowsdave-hickey

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For more information on Bavington and his work, please go to:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/tim-bavington

#markmoorefineart #timbavington

Jeffry Mitchell Work Acquired by The Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired a major work by MMFA artist Jeffry Mitchell for it’s Renwick Gallery. The piece, “Gold Pickle Jar” (2007) was purchased through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art. We congratulate Jeffry on the milestone!

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Jeffry Mitchell, “Gold Pickle Jar”, 2007, earthenware and glaze15 1/4 × 14 × 13 in. (38.7 × 35.6 × 33.0 cm)

Jeffry Mitchell was born in 1958, the fourth of nine children of working-class parents. After experiencing a largely itinerant childhood owing to his father’s career, Mitchell continued this nomadic lifestyle in his young adulthood. Although his family eventually established a somewhat permanent residency in Seattle, he decided to attend the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and spent a semester in Rome, an experience that had a profound effect on his work. After graduating with a BA in painting, Mitchell moved to Japan to teach English and landed an apprenticeship with a production potter in Seto (known as one of the “Six Old Kilns” in traditional Japanese pottery).

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Detail: “Gold Pickle Jar” 2007

Impressed and changed by his experiences abroad, Mitchell returned to Seattle in 1984 and enrolled in a printmaking class at the Cornish College of the Arts. This spurred his decision to pursue an MFA in printmaking at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. During his studies he returned to Rome, setting up a studio in the basement classrooms at Villa Caproni. Notable solo exhibitions of Mitchell’s work include: Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell, 2012-2013, Henry Art Gallery; Some Things and Their Shadows, 2009, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; Shiny Happy Pretty (with Tina Hoggatt), 2008, Missoula Art Museum; Hanabuki, 2001, Henry Art Gallery; My Spirit, 1992, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; and Documents Northwest: The Poncho Series, 1990, Seattle Art Museum.

Mitchell’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Seattle Art Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University), Honolulu Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and – now, The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

A short video, produced by the Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian American Art Museum can be viewed below:

 

For more information:  http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/jeffry-mitchell

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YORAM WOLBERGER featured in Beautiful Decay “Toy Art: Artists Incorporate The Objects Of Our Youth” along side Koons, Fischer, and Cattelan

YORAM WOLBERGER is featured in a recent issue of  Beautiful Decay Magazine article Toy Art: Artists Incorporate The Objects Of Our Youth along with Jeff Koons, Urs Fischer, Hans Hemmert, Joe Black, Maurizio Cattelan, Jud Bergeron, and Hiroshi Fuji.

Check it out online at the following link.

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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.

All Wolberger sculpture pieces are available on a commissioned basis and all works are subject to prior sale. The price on this work is subject to change without notice. Shipping, site preparation, and all installation charges would be additional.

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Yoram 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.

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Additional articles, reviews, and features on Wolberger and his work can be found on our gallery website at:

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/yoram-wolberger

You can also download free PDF reprints of the following catalogs on his work at the links below:

Yoram Wolberger : E-Catalogue 1 – Cowboys and Indians
http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_markmooregallery_com/6192c52a.pdf

Yoram Wolberger : E-Catalogue 2 – Trophies
http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_markmooregallery_com/abba922f.pdf

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For more information on available works by Yoram Wolberger, please visit the MMFA site on ARTSY at:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/yoram-wolberger

#markmoorefineart

#yoramwolberger