Monthly Archives: May 2018

Featured Artist Interview of the Week: THE CLAYTON BROTHERS

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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  THE CLAYTON BROTHERS which can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FGLqUmX3X0

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 #theclaytonbrothers

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Joseph Rossano “Conservation From Here” – On View Now

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to announce the opening of a new touring exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO on view now on ARTSY. Please find below a quick look at some of the highlights of this featured show for your reference. I would urge you to take a look at this beautiful, thoughtful, and compelling exhibition.

Photography and Media

JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

Conservation From Here” features the work of Joseph Rossano in an exhibition synthesizing art and science. It remarks on historic moments in conservation in the United States and lights the way for the future conservation of all species, including our own. This exhibition is on view concurrently as an ARTSY Online Exclusive and at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY.

PREVIEW THE EXHIBITION NOW BY CLICKING HERE

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, October 4, 1907

“CONSERVATION FROM HERE” originates at the home of the conservation movement’s most historically recognized champion, Theodore Roosevelt. Through the visual and emotional enticement of art, and supported by ongoing programs and curricula, the exhibit leads viewers to the understanding that conservation begins, for each and every one of us, wherever “here” might be … a moment in time, a longstanding or newly formed perspective, a physical place we inhabit or otherwise hold dear. This multimedia exhibit originates at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, and examines a more than 100 year-old promise of conservation, inspiring a new generation to revere and conserve animals and their habitats.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

JOSEPH ROSSANO’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity. 

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY 

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause. 

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

Photography and Media

JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, and the South Australia Museum.

#josephrossano #markmoorefineart #CFH #conservationfromhere

Previewed: Joseph Rossano “Conservation From Here” Opening Wednesday

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to announce the opening of a new touring exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO opening to the public this coming Wednesday. Please find below a Special Private Preview of this exhibition for your reference. I would urge you to take a look at this beautiful, thoughtful, and compelling exhibition.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

Conservation From Here” features the work of Joseph Rossano in an exhibition synthesizing art and science. It remarks on historic moments in conservation in the United States and lights the way for the future conservation of all species, including our own. This exhibition is on view concurrently as an ARTSY Online Exclusive and at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY.

PREVIEW THE EXHIBITION NOW BY CLICKING HERE

ROSSANO.CFH.North.Room.Installation.Tusk.Elk.(W.Geddes)

JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, October 4, 1907

“CONSERVATION FROM HERE” originates at the home of the conservation movement’s most historically recognized champion, Theodore Roosevelt. Through the visual and emotional enticement of art, and supported by ongoing programs and curricula, the exhibit leads viewers to the understanding that conservation begins, for each and every one of us, wherever “here” might be … a moment in time, a longstanding or newly formed perspective, a physical place we inhabit or otherwise hold dear. This multimedia exhibit originates at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, and examines a more than 100 year-old promise of conservation, inspiring a new generation to revere and conserve animals and their habitats.

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JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

JOSEPH ROSSANO’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity. 

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

ROSSANO.CFH.North.Room.Installation.(W.Geddes)

JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY 

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause. 

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

ROSSANO.CFH.North.Room.Installation.Buffalo.(W.Geddes)

JOSEPH ROSSANO/ Conservation From Here (2017-2018) / Installation View at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Oyster Bay Historical Society, “Conservation From Here”, Oyster Bay, NY

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, and the South Australia Museum.

#josephrossano #markmoorefineart #CFH #conservationfromhere

New Work in the Studio of Vernon Fisher

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present to annonnce the completion of two new works in the studio of Vernon Fisher. I wanted you to be among the first to these these fantastic new pieces given your expressed interest in Fisher and his work. The images and details are below:

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VERNON FISHER / The Lord of Misrule, 2017 / acrylic on canvas / 50 x 56 inches
Price Upon Request

Drawing upon his early interest in how people make sense of the world, Fisher weaves together literary references, pop cultural imagery, and cartography with his own symbolic lexicon. Renouncing the convention of a singular or autonomous narrative, his works imply a seemingly endless metonymic chain.

Art Critic Dave Hickey stated that Fisher works in a kind of formula of “imperfectly analogous juxtapositions of three imperfectly distinct kinds of phenomena (the personal, the social, the natural), described by three imperfectly distinct information systems (the literary narrative, the iconographic image, and the cartographic grid).”

In viewing various works made over time, these “imperfectly analogous juxtapositions” begin to form their own story, revealing Fisher’s expertise in creating a unique and elusive narrative with a comic’s sensibility.

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VERNON FISHER / Cosmicomics, 2017 / acrylic on canvas / 45 x 54 inches
Price Upon Request

Vernon Fisher (b. 1943, Texas) has been included in two Whitney Biennials (most recently in 2000). Museum installations include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Hirshhorn Museum (D.C.), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL). Major public collections include: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, (NY), Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Dallas Museum of Art (TX), Denver Art Museum (CO), Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis (MN), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), San Antonio Museum of Art (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), Tucson Museum of Art, (AZ), Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN). The artist lives and works in Fort Worth, TX.

Images, biography, reviews, on-line catalogs, and general information on VERNON FISHER and his work can be found on our website for your reference:

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/vernon-fisher

For more information, please email: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#vernonfisher #markmoorefineart

 

Dirk Staschke Acquired by The Crocker Art Museum

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Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to announce the acquisition of a major work (pictured below) by artist DIRK STASCHKE for the The Crocker Art Museum Permanent Collection.

The Crocker Art Museum, formerly the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery is the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West. Located in Sacramento, California, the Museum hosts one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art. The collection contains works dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a collection of master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest international ceramics collections in the U.S. and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art

Dirk Staschke is best known for his exploration of Dutch Vanitas still life themes in the medium of ceramics. His current body of work explores the space in between sculpture and painting. His work often uses meticulous representation as foil for examining skill and craft.

I would highly recommend that you view this high informative 4 minute film visit with the artist for additional information on his work and the concepts behind it at this link provided HERE.

DIRK STASCHKE

Soliloquy #4, 2017 / Ceramic, Scrap, Wood, Epoxy / 28 x 21 x 9 inches

Collection of The Crocker Art Museum

“I make sculptures based on paintings in what is traditionally considered a craft medium. In this translation, the sculptural representation of still life painting creates abstract forms. The results are beautifully made objects that simultaneously expose the crude structures of their creation.The pieces are both a simple exploration of residual forms derived from representation and a question regarding the merits of an Art object.” – Dirk Staschke

MMFA is also very pleased to present the first online exhibition of the work of Dirk Stachke in an exclusive featured ARTSY feature on view now.

VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE

Dirk Staschke received his BFA from the University of Montevallo followed by an MFA from Alfred University and has maintained an ongoing studio practice and extensive exhibition record for the last twenty years. During this time, he has taught at many notable universities, including Alfred University and New York University. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington (DC); Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center (Gwango-dong) South Korea; Portland Art Museum (OR); Birmingham Museum of Art;  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;. He has received various artist’s grants including grants from The Virginia Groot Foundation and the Canada Council on the Arts. Staschke currently resides in Portland Oregon where he is a full time studio artist.

#markmoorefineart #dirkstaschke #crockerartmuseum

Christopher Russell in “Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists” at The Getty Center opening June 26th

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Image: Christopher Russell, GRFALWKV, 2013-2014

Handmade book, carbon based fountain pen ink, pigmented fountain pen ink, spray paint, pressure sensitive adhesive, bound in cloth with collage on marbled boards
24 x 18 inches

COLLECTION OF THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM (LOS ANGELES) – Gift of the Mark & Hilarie Moore Collection

Upcoming Exhibition:

“Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists”

GETTY CENTER

Upcoming, June 26 – October 28

Research Institute Galleries I and II

N Sepulveda Blvd & Getty Center Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tue–Fri, Sun 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. / Closed Mondays

Free | No ticket required

 

Artists’ books occupy a creative space between traditional books and contemporary works of art, challenging what a book can be. This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Research Institute’s extensive collections focuses on artists’ books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.

Christopher Russell (American, born 1974) begins with inkjet prints of landscapes, into which he etches intricate patterns and figures with a razorblade, transforming the photographs into layered narratives. Rather than destroying the image, his controlled, methodical process of scratching the surface adds layers of density and mystery to already enigmatic images that may capture sun glare, dense foliage, or repetitive pattern. Russell also engages in an active practice of writing and creating unique artist books and zines with psychological, folkloric undertones; photographic works connected to these texts acquire the status of hazy memories or dreamlike landscapes.

#markmoorefineart #christopherrussell #gettycenter

Closing Soon: CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL in “Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography” at The J. Paul Getty Museum

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Christopher Russell, Explosion #31, 2014 (Donated by the Mark & Hilarie Moore Family Collection in 2016 in memory of the Orlando Pulse Night Club Shooting Victims of 6/12/2016)

I wanted to inform you about an upcoming exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum that will include one of my favorite artists, CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL, closing on May 27th.

Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography will feature the work of six contemporary photographers whose interaction with paper is an integral part of their practice. Some create paper models with images gleaned from current events, popular magazines, or the internet for the express purpose of photographing them. Others cut, layer, fold, and/or assemble representational photographs to introduce tactile or narrative elements. Cut! provides a contemporary counterpart to Paper Promises: Early American Photography, which outlines the ways in which photography on paper only belatedly came to be popularized in the United States in the mid- to late nineteenth century. Both exhibitions will be on view simultaneously the Center for in Photographs at the Getty Center from February 27 to May 27, 2018.

We are pleased that Christopher Russell’s Explosion #31, which was donated by the Mark & Hilarie Moore Family Collection in 2016 in memory of the Orlando Pulse Night Club Shooting Victims of 6/12/2016, is one of four photographs by the artist that will be featured in Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography.

For additional information, go to: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_1996.html

#markmoorefineart #christopherrussell #jpaulgettymuseum