Monthly Archives: October 2017

Final Days: Allison Schulnik at Galeria Javier Lopez & Fer Frances (Madrid)

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Allison Schulnik’s exhibition “Nest” is on view now in Madrid, Spain closing on November 3, 2017.

This exhibition includes new paintings, drawings and sculpture inspired by her recent travels to Scotland. For more information, go to:

http://javierlopezferfrances.com/exhibitions/2017-09-21_allison-schulnik/

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GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ & FER FRANCES

Guecho, 12 B, 28023 – Madrid, SPAIN
Tlf.: 34 91 593 21 84, info@javierlopezferfrances.com

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Featured Artist Interview of the Week: YORAM WOLBERGER

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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 YORAM WOLBERGER 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 #yoramwolberger

TIM BAVINGTON SOUNDS OF SILENCE: On view: November 8 – January 5, 2018 at MCQ Las Vegas

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On view: November 8 – January 5, 2018

MCQ Fine Art is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Tim Bavington: Sounds of Silence featuring unique, hand-painted watercolors by internationally recognized and local artist, Tim Bavington. This is only the second exhibition of Bavington’s work in Las Vegas, the first being in 2006 at GC Arts, also curated by Michele C Quinn.

Taking a slight departure from his traditional acrylic painting medium, these new watercolor paintings have a graceful subtlety that are more reflective of the artist’s hand. Color is gently transformed and the watercolor washes along the page for a more lyrical approach. Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence. Michele Quinn stated after a recent studio visit “It was exciting to see how Tim has used what can typically be a very quiet and traditional medium and bring it new life through his use of color and technique.“

OPENING RECEPTION WITH ARTIST:

Wednesday, November 8 6:00PM-8:00PM

MCQ Fine Art, LLC

620 South 7th Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

T: 702.366.9339

E: info@mcqfineart.com

http://www.mcqfineart.com

Yoram Wolberger Releases Two New Works From His “ARMY MEN” Series

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce the release of three 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
Toy Soldier #4, (Offhand Position), 2016
3D digital scanning, CNC digital sculpting, Reinforced Fiberglass Composite, Urethane
Approximate dimensions: 72 x 60 x 24 inches (182.9 × 152.4 × 61 cm)
Edition: 3 + 2 A/Ps
Price Upon Request

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.

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

From the series Toy Soldier Series
Cast Resin
20 × 10 × 10 in (50.8 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm)
Edition 5/5 + 2AP

Price Upon Request
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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Frontal View: YORAM WOLBERGER, Soldier Portrait #2, 2016

From the series Toy Soldier Series

ABOUT THE ARTIST – BY ART CRITIC MARK MIAN:

“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.”

“By slicing and collapsing familiar household objects, Wolberger demolishes reassuring symbols of domestic comfort and stability. Still standing, a refrigerator cut into layers provokes the uneasy feelings of instability and displacement that arise when trusted relationships are cut. Turning things inside out, deconstructing and reconstructing objects into newly functioning configurations, he exposes the intimate personal space housed within and around them. Through such manipulation he explores the construction of meaning at the junction of our physical, social and personal worlds.”

“Through his process of enlargement, he meticulously magnifies toy figurines and models to expose the flawed faces of our cultural ideals. Gun-slinging cowboys and brutish Indians, the iconic American “good guys and bad guys”, idolize society’s original villains and heroes. His toy soldiers and chromed sports trophy figurines aggrandize our essential ideals of heroism, patriotism, physical prowess and beauty that drive our economy. A life size wedding cake bride-and-groom garishly mass-markets marital love as pure saccharine sweetness. Now, he is enlarging unassembled toy models of war machines to confront us with our society’s industrialized vision of peace through rigidly uniform order.”

“Each of Wolberger’s sculptures is a perfectly rendered tribute to the pantheon of imperfect stereotypes upon which our society’s continuing order is dependent. Seeking a unified view beyond the contradictions of cultural concept and physical form, his art transcends the realms of the trivial and the traumatic.”

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YORAM WOLBERGER
Soldier Portrait #1, 2015
Resin cast
20 × 10 × 10 in (50.8 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm)
Edition 3/3 + 1AP

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, Soldier Portrait #1, 2015 (detail image)

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

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

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Tim Bavington Unveils New Major Sculpture in Dallas

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Artist Tim Bavington has completed a major new sculpture commission adjacent to the W Dallas in Victory Park, near Downtown, Uptown, Turtle Creek, the high-style Design District of Dallas.

The work was a commissioned piece for this site and is titled Matchbox and stands 15 feet high by 34 feet feet wide. Made with steel pipe and automotive paint, “Matchbox” will be a visual translation of “Matchbox” – the song recorded by The Beatles in 1964.

The Beatles version of Matchbox was chosen for both its connection to the artist Tim Bavington (UK) as well as the songs historical beginnings in TX. Dating as far back as the 1927 recording by Blind Lemon Jefferson to more recent covers by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Albert King. The 1927 Jefferson connection is especially significant to the proposed sculpture as outlined below.

Blind Lemon Jefferson born (c) 1893 in Coutchman,TX. now a ghost town that had at one time existed in the Freestone County area 100 miles south of Dallas. Blind Lemon Jefferson was an American blues and gospel singer whose musical career got started around 1910 while playing the street corners in and around the Deep Ellum section of Dallas. Playing alongside other blues musicians including Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter and a young Texan Aaron “T- Bone” Walker. The artist felt that this is a significant conceptual connection as Deep Ellum lays just 2.5 miles from the proposed site in Victory Park.

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The work was developed by Tim Bavington (NV), La Paloma Fine Art Fabricators (CA), and Mark Moore Fine Art (CA).

Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington’s paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become vibrant bands of color, and bridge compositional concepts between seemingly unlike disciplines. Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence.

Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from the Art Center (CA) before making the permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV). His work is included in the public collections of Fredrick R. Weisman Collection (CA), Crocker Art Museum (CA), Honolulu Art Museum (HI), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Creative Artists Agency (CA), Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Portland Art Museum (OR), United Talent Agency (CA), Vivendi Universal (CA), Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), Denver Art Museum (CO), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University (UT) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). He has exhibited at LeeAhn Gallery (Daegu), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Space Gallery (London), Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, and the Texas Fine Arts Center (TX) among others.

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Highly Recommended: Kim Rugg Drawing Exhibition Featured 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: 

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.
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Featured Artist Interview of the Week: KRIS KUKSI

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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 KRIS KUKSI 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 #kriskuksi