Monthly Archives: July 2018

Opening Tomorrow: Meghan Smythe in “Praxis” at ARTexchange Long Beach 

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Please find above the invitation for upcoming group exhibition at The Art Exchange titled PRAXIS that MMFA artist MEGHAN SMYTHE is featured in and link to their announcement on their website: http://artexchangelongbeach.org/upcoming-exhibtions/

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Image: “Untiled A” (2018) in the studio

PRAXIS 

July 14-August 26

ARTexchange Long Beach 

356 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802

Featuring: Julia Haft-Candell, Armando Cortes, Ben Jackel, Samuel Jernigan, Narsiso Martinez, Alexander Anderson, Anabel Juarez, Meghan Smythe, Tam Van Tran and Joakim Ojanen. Curated by Gerardo Monterrubio.

The opening for PRAXIS is tomorrow with a VIP Opening from 5-7pm for you and all guests you may wish to bring and invite if you think you might be in the area. The Opening for the public is from 7-9pm.

If you have any questions on this exhibition, contact ARTex at:

Phone:+1 (562) 999-2267

Email: arthappens@artexchangelb.org

Gallery Hours:
Thursday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Second Saturdays 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information on Smythe and her work, go to out website at:

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/meghan-smythe

#meghansmythe #markmoorefineart

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Joseph Rossano’s ARTSY Exhibition “EDNA” Closing July 14th

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I wanted to remind you that JOSEPH ROSSANO‘s exclusive featured ARTSY Online Exhibition “EDNA” closes July 14th. I would urge you to take a look at this beautiful and compelling exhibition.

Joseph Rossano’s exhibition “EDNA” conveys a deep admiration for nature, science and history. While the interdisciplinary systems of the natural world are highlighted through his works, Rossano’s show serves as a sampling of different organisms and their connections to one another.

VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE

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Joseph Rossano’s exhibition “EDNA” conveys a deep admiration for nature, science and history. While the interdisciplinary systems of the natural world are highlighted through his works, Rossano’s show serves as a sampling of different organisms and their connections to one another.

VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE

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

#markmoorefineart #josephrossano #edna

Benchmark MEGHAN SMYTHE Sculpture Acquired by The Crocker Art Museum

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MEGHAN SMYTHE
Naked, 2015
Ceramic, glaze
24 × 36 × 24 in (61 × 91.4 × 61 cm)
COLLECTION OF THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce the acquisition of major sculpture work by gallery artist MEGHAN SMYTHE by The Crocker Museum.

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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Out of each our 5790projects group shows that focuses solely on debuting and showcasing young emerging talent from Los Angeles each year, a selection committee nominates one featured artist to be considered for the annually-awarded Moore Family Trust Grant. This prize consists of a cash prize and a gallery exhibition. After much deliberation, the committee has elected to award the 5790projects Award prize to sculpture artist, MEGHAN SMYTHE.

Using a traditional sculptural format (the monument), Meghan Smythe captures contradicting extremes within human gesture: intimacy and brutality, beauty and ugliness, or the lewd and tender. In her attempt to achieve an “elegant vulgarity,” she encapsulates moments that define our mortality in unanticipated ways; oftentimes toeing the delicate line between erotic and macabre tendencies that give way to life, and ultimately death. Glass, ceramic, and concrete are woven together in an elaborate, orgy-like web of body parts and organic artifacts, as if suddenly cast with Pompeii-like circumstances. Like excavated antiquities or fossils, Smythe’s ceramic compositions allude to the cyclical nature of civilization – a dramedy in which all of the players are subject to conquest and demise.

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Mehgan Smythe (b. 1984, Kingston, ON) received her MFA from the Alfred University School of Art and Design (NY). Her work has been shown at the Arizona State University Art Museum (AZ) and the Gardiner Museum, Toronto (ON). She was the Visiting Artist in Residence at California State University, Long Beach (CA) from 2012-2014, where she continues to teach Ceramic Arts. The artist lives and works in Long Beach, CA.

Available works by Meghan Smythe can be found on the Mark Moore Fine Art ARTSY Website at:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/meghan-smythe

Additional information, current biography, reviews, press, images of past works, videos, and interviews on this incredible artist can be found on our WEBSITE.

 

 

 

#meghansmythe #crockerartmuseum #markmoorefineart

Penelope Umbrico featured in “Screenscapes” at Postmasters Gallery NYC – Opening Today!

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SCREENSCAPES
American Artist
Diana Cooper
Luke Murphy
Rafaël Rozendaal
Penelope Umbrico
Artie Vierkant
July 6 – August 11, 2018
Please join us for the opening on July 6 from 6–8pm.


I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
–Dwight D. Eisenhower

so I was thinking……

much of the world comes to us through the screen now
the grid of pixels carrying data
content formalized by geometry
abstracted by remote delivery
systematized by structure
networked and shared on and off line
there is no abstraction, there are screenscapes
let’s look at them

–magda

Postmasters Gallery
located at 54 Franklin Street in Tribeca
Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 6 PM
with Thursday hours extended to 8 PM
Please contact Magdalena Sawon or
Kerry Doran with
questions and image requests
postmasters@thing.net
www.postmastersart.com
#penelopeumbrico #markmoorefineart #postmastergallery

Major YORAM WOLBERGER Sculpture Acquired by The Crocker Art Museum

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YORAM WOLBERGER
Soldier Portrait #1, 2015
resin cast; Edition of 5 (+ 2 A/Ps)
20 x 10 x 10 in
COLLECTION OF THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce the acquisition of major sculpture work by gallery artist YORAM WOLBERGER by The Crocker Museum. Much like his acclaimed “Cowboy and Indian” series and the “Trophy” series of sculpture works, Wolberger’s “Toy Soldiers” strike a chord for nostalgic Americana and pop culture.

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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Detail Image: YORAM WOLBERGER, Soldier Portrait #1, 2015 / resin cast; Edition of 5 (+ 2 A/Ps) / 20 x 10 x 10 in

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.”

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.

#yoramwolberger #crockerartmuseum #markmoorefineart

In Conversation: Artist Dirk Staschke sits down with Stefano Catalani the former head curator of the Bellevue Arts Museum

Please find below a very insightful interview between MMFA Artist DIRK STASCHKE and Stefano Catalani the former head curator of the Bellevue Arts Museum.

 

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. It is a real pleasure to introduce you to this work at this time.

Mark Moore Fine Art recently presented an exclusive ARTSY online Exhibition of the work of Dirk Staschke, which can be viewed now at: 

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-dirk-staschke

“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

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. He Currently resides in Portland Oregon where he is a full time studio artist.

For additional information please go to: 

http://www.markmoorefineart.com/artists/dirk-staschke

 

#markmoorefineart #dirkstaschke