Monthly Archives: October 2018

IMCA Announces “An Artist’s Glimpse” Lecture Series and a Private Reception with Billy Al Bengston on November 13th


Dr. Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and Executive Director of the Institute and Museum for California Art, cordially invites you to a talk featuring Billy Al Bengston.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6:00 –  7:00 p.m. Talk

Winifred Smith Hall

Moderated by Carol Dunstan, Independent Art Advisor

Private Reception to follow at 7:00 p.m.

 Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Contemporary Arts Center

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts 

RSVP Today

Please respond by November 7, 2018

Complimentary parking available in the Mesa Parking Structure (directions)

#imca #uci #firstglimpse

Featured Artist Interview of the Week: YORAM WOLBERGER


Featured Artist Interview of the Week: YORAM WOLBERGER

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 or check out their artist page on ARTSY at the following link:

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Check out the following article on Mark Moore Fine Art just published on ARTSY

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Check out the following article just recently published on ARTSY:

“Success Story: Mark Moore Fine Art” — Read on

The feature is a very insightful look into the past, present, and future of Mark Moore Fine Art.

Since 1984, Mark Moore has been a leading champion of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists in Southern California. Until 2016, he was the founder and principal of Mark Moore Gallery – an acclaimed Los Angeles space that was family owned and operated for nearly thirty-two years. Recognizing the rapid changes of the gallery industry and the modern needs of his clients, Moore decided to pivot the focus of his business from the traditional gallery model to a private agency that would allow for increased project flexibility and individualized consulting.  Mark Moore Fine Art is a progression from Moore’s gallery history, with a similarly ambitious roster of represented artists and activity in the secondary market. With Moore’s broad experience, MMFA provides tailored collection management, consulting, project management, public artwork commissions, exhibition design, and curatorial services with the attentiveness of a small-scale firm.

For a detailed history of our past exhibitions and projects, please click here.


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Allison Schulnik, Centaurette, 2017; cast bronze on unique stone base; Unique work from a series of eight; 29″ H x 8″ x 20″ overall (19″ H  x 20″ x 5″ bronze, attached to base 10″ H x 13″ x 8″)

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Please find below the link to the current Allison Schulnik “The Centaurette Bronzes” Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition – including the prices and alternate images of each work:


LA Show of The Month: “First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection” at UC Irvine

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.


“First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection”
On View Through: 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


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

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SCHOOL: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project at The Bellevue Arts Museum



The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project

School, an exhibition spearheaded and conceptualized by artist Joseph Rossano, casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations. The installation features a life-size school of mirrored salmon, sculpted from molten glass by concerned glassmakers from around the world. Participating makers send their contributions to a central location where the glass fish are silvered by Joseph Rossano and then sent to join the exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum.

Rossano’s project is inspired by the Skagit River, the fourth largest outflow to the Pacific Ocean in the continental United States, and its dwindling run of salmon and steelhead. Once numbering in the millions, the Skagit’s salmon stocks now number barely in the tens of thousands. Whereas the river’s steelhead population, which historically numbered in the tens of thousands, now numbers only in the hundreds. Because the steelhead return to the Skagit in the late winter when cupboards were bare, they once served as an important food supply to indigenous peoples. The stories of the region’s people and their use of its land over thousands of years offers captivating and actionable insights that Rossano hopes will bring disparate groups together for the benefit of these fish and those dependent on them.

To kick off the project, the Museum of Glass will host a makers event on October 12, 13, and 14. During that long weekend, the MOG team will work with Rossano and a range of other glass artists to create fish for the exhibition. Trout Unlimited, an organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of wild fish populations will co-host the event, making it a celebration of the fish with refreshments, films and talks from scientists, indigenous peoples, and sportsman.

#jospehrossano #school #bellevueartsmuseum #markmoorefineart #rossanosalmonproject

Closing Sunday: RECENT WORK by Meghan Smythe

MMFA has just posted a new “Art Talk” video interview with Meghan Smythe on the Mark Moore Fine Art YouTube Channel for your reference. The video was shot in her studio last month and shows a number of new work and works in progress in addition to those in our current ARTSY exhibition. This short and insightful chat with the artist can be view today at the following link:

In addition, Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of award-winning sculptor Meghan Smythe titled “Recent Work”, which has been extended through this Sunday, October 21, 2018.


This exhibition can be viewed now at the following link:

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.

#markmoorefineart #megahnsmythe

On View Now: Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity


Amy Elkins, The Golden State, 2018, examines California’s death row, which is the largest in the United States.

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity

Main Gallery
Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion 
Orange Coast College
Through December 1, 2018

Amy Elkins’ first survey of photographs and first solo exhibition in the Western States, explores contemporary masculinity with photographs of male athleticism, of men serving life and death row sentences, and of cisgender and transgender masculine identifying individuals.


For additional information on Amy Elkins, go to:

#markmoorefineart #amyelkins #occ #doyleartspavillion

Daniel Canogar Unveils Major New Work in Madrid

Check out the new major DANIEL CANOGAR piece unveiled this week in the entrance lobby of the new Herzog De Meuron architects building of the new LA VELA BBVA Bank in Madrid! It’s fantastic! The images are derived from processed YouTube searches are made with BBVA bank related themes. 


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ON VIEW NOW: Daniel Canogar “Mirrors” at Mark Moore Fine Art

You can view our exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by Daniel Canogar on view now at the following link:

The exhibition will include alternate views of these works, all particulars, in addition to all pricing information.


New LA VELA building designed by Herzog De Meuron Architects

For more information on this work and the Mark Moore Fine Art art program please check out our website:

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FEATURED ARTSY SHOW OF THE WEEK: Daniel Canogar “Mirrors” at Mark Moore Fine Art


FEATURED ARTSY SHOW OF THE WEEK: Daniel Canogar “Mirrors” at Mark Moore Fine Art

You can view our exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by Daniel Canogar on view now at the following link:

The exhibition will include alternate views of these works, all particulars, in addition to all pricing information.

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For more information on this work and the Mark Moore Fine Art art program please check out our website: