Monthly Archives: December 2018

Closing Soon: Mark Moore Fine Art Presents Rebecca Manson

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Rebecca Manson, “Billow”, 2014 / 56’’ x 45’’ x 31’’ / Porcelain, resin, epoxy, fiberglass, metal

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

Closing: January 12, 2019

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: https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-rebecca-manson

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“Mound #1”, 2015 / Ceramic / 24’’ x 14’’ x 16’’

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: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/rebecca-manson

For additional information on this artist, please contact Mark Moore at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#rebeccamanson #markmoorefineart

Closing Soon: “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.

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“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

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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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Pick of the Week: REBECCA MANSON Featured Online Exclusive Exhibition on ARTSY

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Rebecca Manson, “Sphere”, 2015 / 48’’ x 48’’ x 48’’ / Porcelain, epoxy, glaze, aluminum, paint, fiberglass

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

On View Through January 12, 2019

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: https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-rebecca-manson

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Rebecca Manson, “Sphere”, 2015 / 48’’ x 48’’ x 48’’ / Porcelain, epoxy, glaze, aluminum, paint, fiberglass

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: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/rebecca-manson

For additional information on this artist, please contact Mark Moore at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#rebeccamanson #markmoorefineart

ARTSY Selects Mark Moore Fine Art Online Exhibition by REBECCA MANSON As This Week’s FEATURED Show of the Week!

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Rebecca Manson, “Square”, 2014 / 76’’ x 76’’ x 3’’/ Porcelain, glaze, paint, epoxy, metal

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

On View: Through January 12, 2019

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: https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-rebecca-manson

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“Cube #2”, 2015 / 14’’ x 20’’ x 16’’/  Porcelain, glaze, epoxy

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: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/rebecca-manson

For additional information on this artist, please contact Mark Moore at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#rebeccamanson #markmoorefineart

ART TALK: A Conversation With 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.

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This exhibition can be viewed now at the following link:

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

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

Special Preview: ROBERT STANDISH Exclusive ARTSY Online Show Opening January 8th!

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Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Rhythmic Series” works by acclaimed emerging Los Angeles Artist ROBERT STANDISH titled “Aspect Dawning“, opening January 8th and continuing through February 24, 2019. This exhibition is available for you to PREVIEW now at:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-robert-standish-aspect-dawning

For twenty years, Los Angeles painter Robert Standish had been abstracting reality by altering his own powerful and moving photorealistic paintings of daily life. Seven years ago, Standish shifted away from constructing lifelike replicas of the world, and into an investigation of the unconscious unknown through abstraction. His move into an Abstract Expressionist “wet-on-wet” technique developed in tandem with his interests in cosmology and topography, in addition to psychological theory – namely, Dr. Carl Jung’s notion and analysis of the human psyche. 

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Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 48 in; 91.4 × 121.9 cm

Now in “Aspect Dawning,” Standish revisits the essential element of his early style of photorealistic painting, namely, a photo reference, but through his more recent lens of abstraction. Fed up with biased news reporting, Standish sources his imagery from top U.S. and world news stories; often selecting photos from the Internet and various social media platforms associated with polarizing content. By unifying his disparate techniques, he gradually manipulates the palette and texture of the original image to change the representation of its featured subject – and subsequently, the viewer’s interpretation of it. Transcendence being a consistent theme of his practice, Standish’s newest work is true to his rejection of the finite, and his proclivity for the universal.

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Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 48 in; 91.4 × 121.9 cm

Robert Standish is an American painter living and working in Los Angeles whose organic process reveals the emotive effects of color, shape, and texture. Inspired by the color-field painters and Abstract Expressionism, Standish’s  free-flowing use of paint is his way of exploring abstraction and transcendence. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, JP MORGAN CHASE, The Weisman Foundation, Louis K. Meisel, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Patricia Arquette, Norwest Venture Partners and BRYANT/ STIBEL, along with numerous other acclaimed collections. Standish’s paintings have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including two recent group shows at the Carnegie Art Museum.

For additional information please contact us at:

mark@markmoorefineart.com

#robertstandish #markmoorefineart

Sneak Peak: ROBERT STANDISH “Aspect Dawning” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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Robert Standish, Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 24 in; 91.4 × 61 cm

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of the recent “Rhythmic Series” works by acclaimed emerging Los Angeles Artist ROBERT STANDISH titled “Aspect Dawning“, Opening January 8, 2019.

This exhibition is available for you to view now at:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-robert-standish-aspect-dawning

For twenty years, Los Angeles painter Robert Standish had been abstracting reality by altering his own powerful and moving photorealistic paintings of daily life. Seven years ago, Standish shifted away from constructing lifelike replicas of the world, and into an investigation of the unconscious unknown through abstraction. His move into an Abstract Expressionist “wet-on-wet” technique developed in tandem with his interests in cosmology and topography, in addition to psychological theory – namely, Dr. Carl Jung’s notion and analysis of the human psyche. 

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DETAIL IMAGE: Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 24 in; 91.4 × 61 cm

Now in “Aspect Dawning,” Standish revisits the essential element of his early style of photorealistic painting, namely, a photo reference, but through his more recent lens of abstraction. Fed up with biased news reporting, Standish sources his imagery from top U.S. and world news stories; often selecting photos from the Internet and various social media platforms associated with polarizing content. By unifying his disparate techniques, he gradually manipulates the palette and texture of the original image to change the representation of its featured subject – and subsequently, the viewer’s interpretation of it. Transcendence being a consistent theme of his practice, Standish’s newest work is true to his rejection of the finite, and his proclivity for the universal.

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Robert Standish, Acrylic on Canvas / 36 × 48 in; 91.4 × 121.9 cm

Robert Standish is an American painter living and working in Los Angeles whose organic process reveals the emotive effects of color, shape, and texture. Inspired by the color-field painters and Abstract Expressionism, Standish’s  free-flowing use of paint is his way of exploring abstraction and transcendence. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, JP MORGAN CHASE, The Weisman Foundation, Louis K. Meisel, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Patricia Arquette, Norwest Venture Partners and BRYANT/ STIBEL, along with numerous other acclaimed collections. Standish’s paintings have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including two recent group shows at the Carnegie Art Museum.

For additional information please contact us at:

mark@markmoorefineart.com

#robertstandish #markmoorefineart