Monthly Archives: August 2018

Just Released from the Studio: Mark Bennett “The Home of Jim & Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch)”

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MARK BENNETT, Home of James West (The Wild Wild West), 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

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 Mike & Carol Brady.

The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with six children. Considered one of the last of the old-style family sitcoms, the series aired for five seasons and, after its cancellation in 1974, went into syndication in September 1975. While the series was never a critical or ratings success during its original run, it has since become a popular staple in syndication, especially among children and teenaged viewers.

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The house used in exterior shots, which bears little relation to the interior layout of the Bradys’ home, is located in Studio City, within the city limits of Los Angeles. According to a 1994 article in the Los Angeles Times, the San Fernando Valleyhouse was built in 1959 and selected as the Brady residence because series creator Schwartz felt it looked like a home where an architect would live. A false window was attached to the front’s A-frame section to give the illusion that it had two full stories. Contemporary establishing shots of the house were filmed with the owner’s permission for the 1990 TV series The Bradys. The owner refused to allow Paramount to restore the property to its 1969 look for The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995, so a facade resembling the original home was built around an existing house. The house was for sale in 2018 with an asking price of $1.885 million, and television network HGTV outbid seven others for it.

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Detail Image: MARK BENNETT, Home of James West (The Wild Wild West), 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

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.

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On View Now: Meghan Smythe “Recent Work” on ARTSY

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to announce an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of award-winning sculptor MEHGAN SMYTHE titled “RECENT WORK” continuing through September 15, 2018. This exhibition features a slection of new ceramic sculptures works from her studio that have just been made available which you can preview today on a priority basis.

This Preview can be viewed now at the following link:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-meghan-smythe-praxis

 

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Meghan Smythe, Ceramic, glaze, epoxy, foam, resin, plasticine / 44 × 24 × 40 in

In addition, “Meghan Smythe: Recent Work” has been selcted as the Featured Exhibition of the Week by WSI Magazine. You can view the article at the following link on the Wall Street International website:

https://wsimag.com/art/41068-meghan-smythe-praxis
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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Meghan Smythe, Ceramic, glass, chalk, pastel / 28 × 15 × 8 in

On last note.  You may also view these works in person now at the gallery exhibition below:

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.

PRAXIS is also on view now at LBMAx, a part of the Long Beach Museum of Art. LBMAx is curated and mentored by LBMA. As part of the Museum, it is an art incubator that values innovation and promotes creativity. For more information on this brick and mortar exhibition, check out the The Art Exchange website at: http://artexchangelongbeach.org/upcoming-exhibtions/

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

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“Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair” featuring JEAN SHIN at The 8th Floor Gallery, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation in NYC

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“Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair at The 8th Floor Gallery, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation in NYC

Organized by curatorial team Sara Reisman, George Bolster and Anjuli Nanda through December 8, 2018

Exhibition featuring artists who employ strategies of reuse in their artmaking, include artworks by El Anatsui, Maren Hassinger, Elana Herzog, Samuel Levi Jones, Mary Mattingly, Lina Puerta, Michael Rakowitz, Jean Shin, Shinique Smith, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Roberto Visani, and Michael Kelly Williams.

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Artworks in the exhibition are embedded with content such as cultural heritage and preservation, technological obsolescence, spiritual engagement, sustainable ecology, the impacts of gun culture on the environment, and more generally, social responsibility, using artifacts of human existence to reinterpret the cycles of creation, consumption, and waste.

Born in South Korea and raised in the United States, Jean Shin currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her works have been shown at more than 150 museums and cultural institutions, including in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. In 2016 she completed a landmark commission, Elevated, for New York City’s Second Avenue subway.

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On View: Daniel Canogar “Ripple” at Mark Moore Fine Art

DANIEL CANOGARRipple“, 2016, Dimensions: 167.6 x 96 x 5.8 cm / 75 inch high-resolution screen display, generative animation, computer.

Internet has created an unrelenting flow of information. Previous news consumption rituals – including purchasing the daily paper or the concentrated viewing of television’s nightly news – have been disrupted by a perpetual flow of information that leaves us in a constant state of update anticipation. Despite this anxiety-provoking state, we can’t stop gawking at our screens that feed us news that ranges from the numbingly banal to the profoundly traumatic.

Ripple attempts to capture the constant stream of information of our digital world via a generative artwork. The palette used to create it’s abstract video animation are CNN videos. Each time this ubiquitous media outlet uploads a video to it’s webpage – approximately one every 10 minutes – it appears in the artwork, dropping from the top of the screen and leaving behind an undulating wake that covers up earlier news items. The result is an artwork shaped by global news that is constantly mutating and never repeats itself.

The abstraction created with the videos looks like a textile, an effect that explores the relationship between the electronic image and textiles that so fascinates the artist. Ripple uses abstraction to capture the social fabric created by the incessant flow of electronic news.

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Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on photograpy, video, and installation art.

Daniel Canogar has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural LED screen for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a sculptural LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; Helix, a permanent LED sculptural screen made for Quantum of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship andClandestinos, a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.

Canogar’s recent work includes Storming Times Square, screened on 47 of the LED billboards in Times Square, New York; “Small Data”, a solo exhibition at bitforms, New York, and Max Estrella Gallery in Madrid; “Quadratura”, a solo exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Lima; “Vórtices”, an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II in Madrid;Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition “Brain: The Inside Story” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and two installations at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 in Park City, Utah.

He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.

For more information on Daniel Canogar go to the following link on the Mark Moore Fine Art website HERE or contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

Viewing are available by appointment.

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Mark Your Calendar – First Glimpse: The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA)

The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA) is a global magnet for the exhibition of, and research into, California art and its social and cultural framework. UCI IMCA offers the public, artists, art scholars, and the campus community a focal point for the exploration of California art, as a vital engine in the creative evolution of society and aesthetics in the United States and worldwide.

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First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection
September 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University Art Gallery and Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

200 Mesa Arts Building, Irvine, CA 92697

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For more than twenty years, Newport Beach developer Gerald Buck engaged in an unexpected pastime: building an unparalleled collection of artworks in a wide variety of genres and media.

Initially collecting for pleasure, eventually Mr. Buck realized that he had in fact built something unique: more than thirty-two hundred works, most of which were bought, boxed, and stored away. Many of the works in the collection have not been seen since they were purchased and stored, though Mr. Buck lent works to exhibitions across Southern California. As an autodidact regarding artwork, Mr. Buck focused his attention on his own personal study of the works, the artists, the genres, and their cultural significance. Among his chief desires was that the works be studied and appreciated for their many values.

In order to fulfill that commitment, at his death in 2013 Gerald Buck passed the collection to UCI. We are indeed delighted that we have received this great opportunity. UCI will construct a fitting home for the Buck Collection (and others, centrally The Irvine Museum Collection, gifted to UCI in 2016). Over the next several years, UCI will build the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art, the focus for the exhibition of, and research on, California Art. But we are eager to introduce this great collection to the public. Toward this goal, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts will host the first public exhibition of selected works from the Buck Collection. An accompanying exhibition catalogue with essays by the exhibition curators, Cécile Whiting, Kevin Appel, and Stephen Barker, will be available late in the fall.

The exhibition, sponsored by the UCI Office of the Provost and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will be a unique opportunity to see some of the finest art produced in California.

Stephen Barker
Executive Director, UCI IMCA
https://imca.uci.edu

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For media inquiries, please contact Jaime DeJong, Communications Director for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at: https://directory.uci.edu/?jaime+dejong

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ARTSY Online Exclusive Exhibition of the Month – Ben Charles Weiner: Recent Works on Paper

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Image: Benjamin Charles Weiner, ​​Abstract (Gold), 2018

Painter Ben Charles Weiner is featured in a very interesting article in W Magazine featuring artists who work with unconventional materials. Weiner is in good company, alongside Jenny Holzer, Sterling Ruby and others. Click here on this link to read the full article.

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to present a selection of sixteen new paintings on paper and limited edition prints by New York Artist BEN CHARLES WEINER. This ARTSY Online Exclusive Exhibition is on view through September 30th. You can view these works now at the following link: 

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-ben-charles-weiner-recent-works-on-paper

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Image: Benjamin Charles Weiner, Mirage Pearls, 2018

We are also 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.

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Image: Benjamin Charles Weiner, Untilted, 2018

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.

A brief artist interview can be viewed from this collection below with BENJAMIN CHARLES WEINER:

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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On View: Daniel Canogar “Draft 2” at Mark Moore Fine Art

DANIEL CANOGARDRAFT 2“, 2017, Liquid crystal display, metal structure, computer

In this work by Daniel Canogar, a monitor has been altered by separating its LCD panel from the LED surface that back-lights it. The result is a sculptural screen that evokes the form of an open book. Visible on the semi-transparent LCD surface is a generative animation created with extracts from foundational texts of the democratic system, including the Magna Carta, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the US Constitution.

The extracts become progressively distorted, the result in real time of the direction and intensity of the wind in the cities from which these texts emerged: Runnymede, Paris and Philadelphia. The Draft series explores the erosion of constitutional law, individual rights and the rule of law due to profound political and social upheavals we are witnessing in the present. The works also examine how technology is a catalyst for these changes.

Runnymede, Paris and Philadelphia. The Draft series explores the erosion of constitutional law, individual rights and the rule of law due to profound political and social upheavals we are witnessing in the present. The works also examine how technology is a catalyst for these changes.

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Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on photograpy, video, and installation art.

Daniel Canogar has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural LED screen for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a sculptural LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; Helix, a permanent LED sculptural screen made for Quantum of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship andClandestinos, a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.

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Canogar’s recent work includes Storming Times Square, screened on 47 of the LED billboards in Times Square, New York; “Small Data”, a solo exhibition at bitforms, New York, and Max Estrella Gallery in Madrid; “Quadratura”, a solo exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Lima; “Vórtices”, an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II in Madrid;Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition “Brain: The Inside Story” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and two installations at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 in Park City, Utah.

He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.

For more information on Daniel Canogar go to the following link on the Mark Moore Fine Art website HERE or contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

Viewing are available by appointment.

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