Monthly Archives: September 2017

Featured Artist Interview of the Week: Jason Salavon

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We are very pleased to announce our new video channel on Youtube and the addition of several new short video interviews that have just been added to this site for your reference. I would invite you to check out the MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and encourage you to subscribe to future videos at the following link by clicking HERE.

The short film collection at MMFA Video Channel now features four new videos that have been just posted that include a looks inside the studios of artists: ALLISON SCHULNIK, ANDREW SCHOULTZ, VERNON FISHER, and JOHN BAUER. In total we have nearly fifty new or recent videos posted there for you to view – and that list grows weekly. Other artists featured on the MMFA Channel are: Jason Salavon, Kris Kuksi, Stephanie Washburn, Julie Oppermann, Tim Bavington, Joshua Dildine, and Julie Heffernan – just to name a few.

This week’s featured video interview is with JASON SALAVON which can be viewed here:

For additional information on this artist and their work, please go to our website at http://www.markmoorefineart.com or check out their artist page on ARTSY at the following link:

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

#markmooregallery #jasonsalavon

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Kim Rugg Exhibition Feature in Wall Street Journal Magazine

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Please find the link below to Kim Rugg’s exhibition published on WSI Magazine today:

https://wsimag.com/art/30801-kim-rugg

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Map Series” works by British Artist Kim Rugg titled “Physical Graffiti” opening today and continuing through October 29th.

For this newest incarnation of her practice, Rugg has recently re-envisioned maps of countries, states, and cities around the world – all without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and the names of regions and the missing topographic features as reference points.

This special presentation of these amazing works can be previewed now at the following link: 

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

 

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In her “Maps”, Kim Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In her own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories, and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.

Through this visual ruse in the “Maps” Series of works, Rugg critiques the media’s tendency to seduce its viewership through sensation and illusion rather than verisimilitude. A consistent theme throughout all of her work, patterns within the tactics of journalists, broadcasters, historians, and reporters alike are given clarity through Rugg’s purposeful distortion. At first glance, Rugg’s work appears disconnected from our regular lines of communication, but upon closer inspection, her visual subterfuge astutely mimics that of the everyday propagandist.

I have taken the liberty of placing all available works currently available by Kim Rugg for you the artist page of our ARTSY website for you to view there. To view this work, go to the following special link I have set up for you by clicking here.
Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), and the Norton Museum (FL), among others. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), and Nettie Horn Gallery (Manchester), and was the recipient of the Thames and Hudson Prize from the Royal College of Art Society in 2004. She lives and works in London (UK).

To view all available works by Kim Rugg, a full biography, recent reviews, video interviews, press, and other materials, please visit his artist page on the Mark Moore Fine Art website.

#markmoorefineart #kimrugg

Highly Recommended: John Bauer Exhibition on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition on view now through October 8, 2017 by Los Angeles painter JOHN BAUER. 

Merging the authentic signifiers of abstraction, the reproducibility of pop, and the graphic starkness of design, John Bauer’s canvases set up planes where visual language is refracted, confused, and reconstructed into disjointed, antagonistic compositions. Beginning each painting with a low-tech computer drawing, Bauer develops his work through a complicated process incorporating hands-off painting techniques such as stenciling, silk-screening and spraying that translate digitized graphics towards sublime fields of painterly abstraction. The concentration of his replicated gestures aggregate as veneers of suggestive descriptions, as if condensing multiple film frames into one overall composition. Alluding to external environment as much as internal psychological state, Bauer uses the monochromatic palette associated with photography and the pixilated effect of print media to heighten the sense of virtuality and information overload. His images exude a frenetic, apocalyptic energy reflective of urban experience.

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John Bauer – Vulture Magazine
For the past 150 years, pretty consistently, art movements moved in thrilling but unmysterious ways. They’d build on the inventions of several extraordinary artists or constellations of artists, gain followings, become what we call a movement or a school, influence everything around them, and then become diluted as they were taken up by more and more derivative talents. Soon younger artists would rebel against them, and the movement would fade out. This happened with Impressionism, Postimpressionism, and Fauvism, and again with Abstract Expressionism after the 1950s. In every case, always, the most original work led the way. – Jun 17, 2014
John Bauer – ArtScene Magazine
While John Bauer’s canvasses, as large as 90 x 102 inches, contain hints of abstract expressionism, his creative process marries digital manipulation with traditional stenciling, spraying, rolling, brushing and printing, much of the hand work influenced by German post-war painting. – Oct 12, 2013

John Bauer – The Huffington Post
John Bauer, Angel of Light Eternity is both endless time and timelessness. It is a contradiction; it is a riddle. It is that which exists outside of our space-time reality, and by definition outside of our understanding and our consciousness. When we live so firmly ensnared in this self-consciousness reality, how do we fathom the unfathomable? – Sep 19, 2013

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John Bauer (b. 1971 San Diego, California) received a BA in Studio Art in 1993 from the University of California in Santa Barbara, California. Selected solo exhibitions include: Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2013); Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland (2010); Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway (2009); Gallery Van Bau, Vestfossen, Norway (2009); Maruani & Noirhomme, Knokke, Belgium (2008); solo presentation Art Brussels with Patricia Low Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium (2008); Patricia Low Contemporary in Gstaad, Switzerland (2007); John Bauer at Bellwether Gallery in New York (2007); Free-Floating Anxiety at Bellwether Gallery in New York (2003); and New Oils at Clementine Gallery in New York (1998).

Selected group exhibitions include Abstract America: New Art from the US, Saatchi Gallery, London, England (2009); New York’s Finest at Canada Gallery in New York (2005); Grotto II at Jessica Murray Projects in Brooklyn (2004); and Hello Chelsea at Bellwether Gallery in New York. He is represented by Patricia Low Contemporary, Switzerland. John Bauer lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

If you would like to have a Special Private Viewing of this exclusive online exhibition by this very exciting and telented artists, please take a look on our ARTSY website now and you can review everything available at this time. To view this work, go to the following special link I have set up for you: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/shows

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

Please note that all work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

#markmoorefineart #johnbauer

Previewed: Kim Rugg Exclusive Online Exhibition on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Map Series” works by British Artist Kim Rugg titled “Physical Graffiti” opening today and continuing through October 29th.
For this newest incarnation of her practice, Rugg has recently re-envisioned maps of countries, states, and cities around the world – all without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and the names of regions and the missing topographic features as reference points.
This special presentation of these amazing works can be previewed now at the following link: 
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In her “Maps”, Kim Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In her own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories, and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.
Through this visual ruse in the “Maps” Series of works, Rugg critiques the media’s tendency to seduce its viewership through sensation and illusion rather than verisimilitude. A consistent theme throughout all of her work, patterns within the tactics of journalists, broadcasters, historians, and reporters alike are given clarity through Rugg’s purposeful distortion. At first glance, Rugg’s work appears disconnected from our regular lines of communication, but upon closer inspection, her visual subterfuge astutely mimics that of the everyday propagandist.
I have taken the liberty of placing all available works currently available by Kim Rugg for you the artist page of our ARTSY website for you to view there. To view this work, go to the following special link I have set up for you by clicking here.
Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), and the Norton Museum (FL), among others. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), and Nettie Horn Gallery (Manchester), and was the recipient of the Thames and Hudson Prize from the Royal College of Art Society in 2004. She lives and works in London (UK).
To view all available works by Kim Rugg, a full biography, recent reviews, video interviews, press, and other materials, please visit his artist page on the Mark Moore Fine Art website.
#markmoorefineart #kimrugg

Check out the MMFA Youtube Video Channel

Check out the new MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and subscribe at the following link HERE.

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We are very pleased to announce our new video channel on Youtube and the addition of several new short video interviews that have just been added to this site for your reference. I would invite you to check out the MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and encourage you to subscribe to future videos at the following link by clicking HERE.

The short film collection at MMFA Video Channel now features four new videos that have been just posted that include a looks inside the studios of artists: ALLISON SCHULNIK, ANDREW SCHOULTZ, VERNON FISHER, and JOHN BAUER. In total we have nearly fifty new or recent videos posted there for you to view – and that list grows weekly. Other artists featured on the MMFA Channel are: Jason Salavon, Kris Kuksi, Stephanie Washburn, Julie Oppermann, Tim Bavington, Joshua Dildine, and Julie Heffernan – just to name a few.

For additional information on all the artists featured and their work, please go to our website at www.markmoorefineart.com or check out their artist page on ARTSY at the following link:

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

#markmooregallery

New Release: Mark Bennett “The Big Valley”

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MARK BENNETT, Home of Victoria Barkley (The Big Valley), 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/mark-bennett-home-of-jim-and-margaret-anderson

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Mark Bennett: Dream Houses – The Blueprint Drawings 1992-2017” an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition focusing on the Mark Bennett unique original “SitCom” drawings of the last two decades just recently released from the artist studio.

Concurrent with this presentation, I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new very limited print edition related to this body of work, The Home of Victoria Barkley.

The Big Valley is an American Western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969, starring Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy 19th-century California rancher and Richard Long, Lee Majors, Peter Breck and Linda Evans as her family. The series was created by A. I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.

Mark Bennett‘s (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect’s design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For the past 25 years, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett has made art firmly rooted in the collective American experience of television. His drawings and lithographs are “blueprints” of famous television houses from such classic sitcoms as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Perry Mason. Drawing these fictional dwellings from memory, Bennett documents the minutiae of the characters’ lives by constructing their environments with a painstaking level of detail. His floor plans narrate the American Dream, charting not only the architecture, but also the subtext of our culturally accepted models for living.

You can view this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of the original drawings that remain available from this body of work now by clicking on the follwing link below:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-mark-bennett-dream-houses-the-blueprint-drawings-1992-2017

To order, please contact Mark at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

This work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

#markmoorefineart #markbennett

 

Closing Soon: Mark Bennett “Dream Houses” Exhibition on ARTSY

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Image: Mark Bennett, Home of Dr. Fraiser Crane, 1998 / ink and pencil on vellum / 24 x 36 inches

Don’t miss “Mark Bennett: Dream Houses – The Blueprint Drawings 1992-2017” – an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition focusing on the Mark Bennett unique original “SitCom” drawings of the last two decades just recently released from the artist studio. This presentation ends on September 25th.

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Image: Mark Bennett, Town of Mayberry, 2015 / ink & pencil on graph vellum / 24 x 36 inches

Mark Bennett’s (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect’s design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For the past 25 years, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett has made art firmly rooted in the collective American experience of television. His drawings and lithographs are “blueprints” of famous television houses from such classic sitcoms as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Perry Mason. Drawing these fictional dwellings from memory, Bennett documents the minutiae of the characters’ lives by constructing their environments with a painstaking level of detail. His floor plans narrate the American Dream, charting not only the architecture, but also the subtext of our culturally accepted models for living.

You can view this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of these works now by clicking on the follwing link below:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-mark-bennett-dream-houses-the-blueprint-drawings-1992-2017

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Image: Mark Bennett, Home of Blanche Devaeuraux, 2015 / ink & pencil on graph vellum / 24 x 36 inches

Born in 1956 in Chattanooga, the artist was a self-described “television addict” as a youth, watching and re-watching episodes until he had memorized the details of more than 45 situation comedies. The instant familiarity inspired in viewers who see these imagined spaces — “homes” where many Americans of the television generation, in effect, “grew up” — reflects the penetrating influence of this medium into our own private houses from the 1950s onward.

Unlike American Pop artists of the 1960s such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who appropriated images from mass media as subjects for their work, Bennett has reconstructed spaces that were intended only to flicker on the screen. In labeling his seemingly straightforward blueprints with colorful details about the interiors, architecture, and inhabitants, he reflects on the idealized and stereotyped notions of American life as perpetuated by mass culture. He also makes us realize how often that these ideas are, in turn, mirrored in our own domestic architecture.

For additional information on this work or this artist please visit the website at http://www.markmoorefineart.com or contact Mark Moore Fine Art at: info@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #markbennett