Monthly Archives: June 2017

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

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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

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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

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