Monthly Archives: November 2018

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity – Last Day Tomorrow!


Amy Elkins, From the series Wallflower, Kevin, Brooklyn, NY, 2006

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity
September 20-December 1, 2018

Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion  
Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5563

Please check out this rave review of this exhibition featured in the Los Angeles Times last weekend:

In addition, a very thoughtful and positive review of Amy Elkins’ exhibition appeared in the OC Weekly this week. I’ve attached a PDF of it and a link below:

Amy Elkins’ first survey of photographs and first solo exhibition in the Western States, approaches various subjects such as male athleticism, whether as dancers or rugby players, as well as men serving life and death row sentences, as a way of exploring the many facets of male identity, masculinity, and vulnerability.

Amy Elkins (b. 1979 Venice, CA) is a photographer currently based in the Greater Los Angeles area.  She received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, including at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA; Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria; the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; North Carolina Museum of Art; Light Work Gallery in Syracuse, Aperture Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, De Soto Gallery in Los Angeles, the Houston Center for Photography in Houston, TX among others. Elkins has been awarded The Lightwork Artist-in-Residence in Syracuse, NY in 2011, the Villa Waldberta International Artist-in-Residence in Munich, Germany in 2012, the Aperture Prize and the Latitude Artist-in-Residence in 2014 and The Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in 2015.


Elkins’ first book Black is the Day, Black is the Night won the 2017 Lucie Independent Book Award.  It was Shortlisted for the 2017 Mack First Book Award and the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Prize as well as listed as one of the Best Photobooks of 2016 by TIME, Humble Arts Foundation, Photobook Store Magazine and Photo-Eye among others.

Her work stems out of an exploration of masculinity and male identity often within constructed or impermanent environments.  Elkins’ earlier work, Wallflower (2004-2008), looks into the nuances of gender identity, vulnerability and the female gaze.  She later went on to investigate aspects of male identity and athleticism through projects Elegant Violence (2010),  where she documented young Ivy League rugby players moments after a game and Danseur (2012), looking to young male ballet dancers moments after intensive training.   In 2016 Elkins returned to the Wallflower portrait.  Though unlike the original series, which aimed the lens at cisgender men almost entirely photographed within her personal space, Wallflower II explores a much broader sense of masculine identity- shot in the personal space of strangers in urban and rural Georgia upon first meeting and found through online calls / searches surrounding ideas of masculinity and gender in the American South. The work aims to confront socially constructed ideas and standards surrounding both gender and masculinity, vulnerability and beauty.

The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion presents transformative experiences through the arts by focusing on contemporary visual culture and creates dynamic programming that inspires interaction and dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and local and international communities, and offers free admission in order to make these experiences accessible for everyone.

#occ #amyelkins #doyleartspavillion #markmoorefineart

Helen Pashgian Speaks at UC Irvine IMCA on Thursday, December 6th


The Institute and Museum for California Art will host a talk featuring Artist Helen Pashgian on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Winifred Smith Hall on the campus of University of California Irvine.

 There will be a Private Reception to follow at 6:30pm at the Contemporary Arts Center Outreach Room.

Please RSVP by December 2, 2018 to attend

Complimentary parking available


Helen Pashgian is a pioneer and pre-eminent member of the Light and Space Movement. One of her pieces is featured in the First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection exhibition.

See Helen’s artwork in person — the galleries will be open until 8 p.m. on the evening of this talk. Arrive early and explore “the best collection of California art that no one has ever seen.”

#uci #imca #helenpashgian #buckcollection #markmoorefineart


Current and Recent Events: AMY ELKINS


Four Years out of a Death Row Sentence (Forest), 2009-2016
Archival Pigment Print
20×30 (edition of 5), 30×45 (edition of 5) and 40×60 (edition of 5)
Collection of the High Musuem of Art, Atlanta, GA
Please note the Current / Recent Events for AMY ELKINS:

– Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. Costa, Mesa, CA. September 20- December 1, 2018

– “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” (BITDBITN) at Kathleen O’ Ellis Gallery, Syracuse, NY. August 2018

– SUNSHINE STATE on display at Goethe Institut: Ludlow 38. New York, NY. August 2018

– GOLDEN STATE on display at Carnegie Art Museum Studio Gallery through July 2018

– BITDBITN featured exhibition at 2018 Athens Photo Festival! Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece June 2018

– BITDBITN at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA Sept 2017-April 2018

– BITDBITN Winner of the 2017 Lucie Independent Book Prize

– BITDBITN Shortlisted for the 2017 Mack First Book Awards

– BITDBITN Shortlisted for the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Book Awards

In addition, please find below the link to artist AMY ELKINS’ Project “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” featured in WSI Magazine currently on view as on exclusive online exhibition on ARTSY:

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

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Previewed: Mark Moore Fine Art Presents An ARTSY Online Exclusive Exhibition by REBECCA MANSON


Rebecca Manson, “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider”, 2016 / 93’’ x 93’’ x 110’’ / Porcelain, epoxy, glaze, aluminum, steel

Mark Moore Fine Art Presents An ARTSY Online Exclusive Exhibition by REBECCA MANSON

Opening November 27, 2018

Manson’s work stretches the limits of ceramics, challenging preconceived notions regarding fragility. “My work uses ceramics as a metaphor for the individual and societal body,” says Manson. “This sculpture was informed by the process of working with clay, a nature that wants to collapse. For me, ceramics is tied to personal resilience and rebuilding in the face of adversity.” Through hand building and glaze she explores the body’s connective yet testing relationship to landscape. Her work often incorporates tiny porcelain sculptures, each an intimate, bone-like shape, adhered and supported by elaborate systems made of metal and epoxy. Comprised of innumerable parts which on their own may appear insignificant, the structures celebrate the idea that small things together amount to something impactful. Her spherical works serve to memorialize collective consciousness.

Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition:


Rebecca Manson graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She received a Windgate Project Grant in 2016 and a Windgate Fellowship Award in 2011 from The Windgate Foundation and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC. She served as artist-in-residence at Zentrum Fur Keramik (Berlin, Germany) and California State University (Long Beach, CA). Manson has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Hard and Soft at ACME Gallery, Line Describing a Cone at the Katonah Museum of Art and Fun House at 520 W. 28th by Zaha Hadid Architects. Her first exhibition of public art, “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider”  is currently on display in Tribeca Park in New York City. Manson lives and works in Brooklyn. 

ARTSY Artist Page:

For additional information on this artist, please contact Mark Moore at:

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Final Days: 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:



Few Remaining: Limited Edition Works on Paper by Painter BEN CHARLES WEINER

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce our partnership with Davis Editions to release three new limited edition works on paper by artists BEN CHARLES WEINER scheduled to be released today that I currently can offer you in pre-publication as a special offer.


Ben Charles Weiner
Gel Monochrome Variation 1, 2016
18 × 18 in; 45.7 × 45.7 cm (paper size)
Archival pigment print 
Edition of 20 + 2AP

These works, published in association with Davis Editions, are wonderful examples of the artists best work. Davis Editions uses archival pigment inks and 100% cotton rag paper to create museum-quality prints that are fully archival. Each of these works is a limited edition of just twenty with two artists proofs. Once an edition is sold out, those prints are no longer available. Each print is hand-stamped and numbered on the back by Davis Editions and validated with a certificate of authenticity. The certificate includes pertinent information about the print including publication date, print number, and edition size, and is signed and dated by the publisher. 

For more information, images, and the details on all six of these works, please go to the following link:


Ben Charles Weiner
Gel Monochrome Variation 3, 2016
18 × 18 in; 45.7 × 45.7 cm (paper size)
Archival pigment print
Edition of 20 + 2AP

By photographing paint and luxurious ephemera at close range, then using the resulting image as his subject, BEN CHARLES WEINER creates works that pose a confusion of object, subject and medium. Weiner’s paintings harness the idolatrous fetishistic desire of consumer culture, the fashion industry, and the art world. Thus, his paintings self-critically describe the duality of their own identity as both transcendent creation and commercial item. Likewise, all of the themes and references in the paintings reinforce their status as consumer/art objects. Roland Bathes’ application of Freud’s concept of “the uncanny” to landscape photography is the pertinent reference.

Weiner (b. 1980, Burlington, VT) received his BA from Wesleyan University (CT). He also studied under Mexican muralist José Lazcarro at Universidad de las Americas (Mexico) and has worked closely with artists Jeff Koons, Kim Sooja and Amy Yoes as an assistant. He has exhibited his work widely across the United States and in Mexico with solo shows in Los Angeles, New York and Puebla, and group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Miami, New Haven, Ridgefield, Los Angeles and Riverside. His paintings can be found in the Sammlung/Collection (Germany), the Progressive Collection (OH), and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection (CA). The artist lives and works in New York City.

Ben Charles Weiner
Gel Monochrome Variation 2, 2016
18 × 18 in; 45.7 × 45.7 cm (paper size)
Archival pigment print 
Edition of 20 + 2AP

You can download a free online catalog on this artist on with a more in depth overview of their work on our website at: 

For additional information on these works or these artists, please contact Mark Moore at:

All 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.

#markmoorefineart #benweiner #bencharlesweiner #daviseditions

Closing Soon: “Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity” at The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion 


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