Monthly Archives: January 2018

Amy Elkins “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” Featured Online Exhibition on ARTSY Opening Today

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Image: AMY ELKINS (American, born 1979), from the “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” Project

In “Black is the Day, Black is the Night”, a project that spanned seven years from 2009-2016, Amy Elkins explores how the notion of passing time can affect an individual’s psychology, sense of self, and perception of reality.

Check out her Exclusive Online Exhibition on ARTSY for more more images and information on this award-winning Series of works at:

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

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Exhibition of the Month: AMY ELKINS “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” at The High Museum (Atlanta)

AMY ELKINS: BLACK IS THE DAY, BLACK IS THE NIGHT

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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Image: Amy Elkins (American, born 1979), Four Years out of a Death Row Sentence (Forest), pigmented inkjet print, Purchase with funds from The Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund, Joe B. Massey, Lindsay W. Marshall and Dr. Lucius C. Beebe, Sr., Avery Kastin, Jane Cofer, and William Boling

On view through March 4, 2018

Black is the Day, Black is the Night is a multi-layered photographic project by artist Amy Elkins (American, born 1979) that explores the psychological effects of long-term solitary confinement. Of the 2.2 million people incarcerated in the United States, 100,000 of them are kept in isolation, often for years on end. Because her subjects are physically inaccessible and hidden from view (prisons generally do not allow photography inside), Elkins drew on correspondence with several men living on death row or serving life sentences. In addition to seven photographs from the project, the exhibition includes letters and ephemera written by the incarcerated men over the course of many years.

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Image: Amy Elkins (American, born 1979), 13/32 (Not the Man I Once Was), 2009-2016, pigmented inkjet print

Elkins blended fact and fantasy to create extensively processed portraits and landscapes that evoke her subjects’ unstable senses of identity, fading memories, and the banal realities of everyday life in prison. The selection on view in this exhibition is drawn from a larger body of work that culminated in a book.

Elkins’s photographs are not an overt indictment of the American criminal justice system, yet in asking us to question the impact of a system designed to be out of sight, she implicates us in a decidedly political act. Elkins does not demand that we empathize with her subjects but instead asks us to pause and question our own stances on the use of capital punishment and solitary confinement before passing judgment on these men and dismissing them from our thoughts.

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Featured Artist Interview of the Week: VERNON FISHER

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 VERNON FISHER which can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25H8iJtfxYU

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

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Major TIM BAVINGTON Painting Acquired by The Crocker Art Museum

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TIM BAVINGTON
BNS #1 (Brand New Start), 2016
Acrylic polymer on canvas
24 × 96 in / 61 × 243.8 cm
COLLECTION OF THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce the acquisition by Crocker Art Museum of TIM BAVINGTON‘s work BNS #1 (Brand New Start) (2016).

The first public art museum founded in the Western United States, the Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is now one of the leading art museums in California. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions and programs to complement its collections of Californian art, works on paper, European art, international ceramics, photography, Asian art, and African and Oceanic art. The Crocker Art Museum is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a recognition given to less than 800 of the nation’s 17,500 museums. AAM accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly, and provides quality service to the public.

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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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Dirk Staschke on view now in “C’est le bouquet!” at the Fondation Bernardaud (Limoges)

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IMAGE: Dirk Staschke, “Flux #8”, 2017, Ceramic, 32 x 24 x 4 inches

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to announce Portland-based Artist DIRK STASCHKE in “C’est le bouquet!” at the Fondation Bernardaud (Limoges).

Confined for centuries to vase bodies and plate rims, flowers are breaking out from the decorative arts to enrich contemporary art. The Fondation Bernardaud is presenting seventeen international artists, inspired by the floral theme, that have elected to work in ceramics, most of whom have never exhibited in France. The broad spectrum of ideas expressed in these pieces demonstrates that this ancient, timeless theme has an amazing ability to regenerate itself.

In ages past, floral motifs and ceramics were associated with the decorative arts. Prior to the 20th century, the floral subject in sculpture was non-existent. Only recently have artists begun to understand the potential of ceramics as a medium and create works that have made their way into art galleries. C’est le bouquet! explores this new and different relationship, underscoring that the flower has gone from ornamental motif to subject in its own right. Appropriating the rich heritage of ceramics, these artists are inventing new ways of working with the material and overcoming technical difficulties to create on a monumental scale and develop unexpected new textures.

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DETAIL IMAGE: Dirk Staschke, “Flux #8”, 2017, Ceramic, 32 x 24 x 4 inches

In all cultures, flowers are present in the transactions between the living and the dead, between humans and divinities, and many different meanings are assigned to them. For the artist, the floral theme offers an inexhaustible repertory to address topical issues, whether defending endangered biodiversity or denouncing forms of domination. Several of the works refer to the grand tradition of 17th-century still-life painting. This is a way for the artists to criticize today’s waste-generating society while claiming the status of “art work” for ceramics. In a day and age when challenges to all forms of authority is giving rise to the rejection of hierarchies and frameworks, ceramic flowers are doing away with the old academic distinctions between “major” arts and decorative arts, between art history and mass culture. Flowers and ceramics may be the ultimate expression of modernity. That’s the message that C’est le bouquet ! is sending us.

Hélène Huret

Director of the Fondation Bernardaud and exhibition curator

Joséphine Le Foll

Author of the catalogue and art historian specialized in the floral painting genre and Renaissance art

FONDATION BERNARDAUD

27, avenue Albert Thomas

87 000 Limoges (France)

Exhibition ends February 24th, 2018

Artists:

Christopher ADAMS

Joan BANKEMPER

BERTOZZI & CASONI

Alice COUTTOUPES

Phoebe CUMMINGS

Kim DICKEY

Rain HARRIS

Malene HARTMANN RASMUSSEN

Susan HIPGRAVE

Hitomi HOSONO

Christopher RUSSELL

Dirk STASCHKE

Maria TEN KORTENAAR

Zemer PELED

Matt WEDEL

Anne WENZEL

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Featured Artist Interview of the Week: STEPHANIE WASHBURN

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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 STEPHANIE WASHBURN which can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQaAbxhIt_M

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

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British Artist KIM RUGG Shares “A Day In The Life Of Words”

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KIM RUGG
A Day In The Life Of Words, 2016-2018
Ink on paper
60 x 158 inches (150 x 400 cm)

As Kim Rugg explains, “The work titled “A Day In The Life Of Words” is a continuation of the large scale written drawings I have been making. After transcribing a few newspapers I decided to scale it up and see what 24 hours of speech would look like. As with all my work I worked with an existing media. This time BBC Radio 4 – a mostly speech based radio Station. This station has some iconic programs, notably the Shipping forecast, The World  Service, The News, Woman’s hour, The Archers, Desert Island Discs.”

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“In the first stage I had to transcribe the broadcast verbatim – featuring all the hesitations, interruptions, and repetitions of the broadcaster. I was working from the playback service. These programs were available for a few weeks after broadcast but not long enough for my needs, so I decided that when I finished transcribing one hour I would move to the program available at the time of commencing the next hour. This means that at around 2 am I was featuring the second Clinton Trump debate of the Presidential campaign, but by midday the time line had progressed and the midday program was by then the announcement of Trump’s election.” 

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The artist continues, “I worked on this piece from October 2016 until completion in January 2018. The transcribing filled over 400 pages. These pages were then transcribed into the actual work. Although I was working as uniformly as possible, using the same tool, a Rötring rapidograph pen 0.2mm,throughout, the surface is far from uniform. There is a nuance in the intensity of the grey as the pens ran out of ink or leaked and even wore out. The nature of the speech also caused the texture of the surface to vary. The work is displayed “landscape” even though the writing reads the other way. This allows the words to become a graphic device and marks rather than just words.”

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to share this work with you now.

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I have taken the liberty of placing all the available works by KIM RUGG on our ARTSY website for you to view there. To view this work, go to the following special link I have set up for you:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/kim-rugg

In addition, here is the link to ur website where to can download a free copy of our STATEMENTS online catalog on the artist:

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/attachment/en/581c5e0c84184e51358b4568/Press/581c5ea984184e51358b80c3

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