Monthly Archives: April 2019

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KIM RUGG “News / Paper” Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition – On View Now


Mark Moore Fine Art proudly presents “News / Paper”, an exclusive online ARTSY survey of the artist’s most acclaimed body of work by artist Kim Rugg. With the precision of a surgeon, Rugg dismantles and reassembles printed objects that relay information rendering their original content meaningless. 

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What really interests me is how when I remove the message – the news – I am left with the messenger. The process brings this messenger to the foreground. The “personality” and character of the paper is therefore amplified. – Kim Rugg (2003)


British artist Kim Rugg has gained recognition and acclaim for her work that altered and “re-ordered” the average daily newspaper in a strange, obsessive pursuit of purity and order. Rugg uses everyday materials such as stamps, sweaters, wallpaper, comic books, and newspapers to examine meaning in relation to construction, by taking apart and dissecting existing objects into their components in an incredible obsessive process, her reordering highlights systems of information and questions their content.

In this exclusive online ARTSY exhibition we focus on these classic “Newspaper” and “Magazine” works that put the artist at the vanguard of the conceptual art scene in her commentary of the the role of the media in society nearly two decades ago.


With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its producers’ authority as much as the message itself. Through her re-appropriation of medium and meaning, she effectively highlights the innately slanted nature of the distribution of information as well as its messengers. Rugg has also created hand-drawn works alongside wallpaper installations, both of which toy with authenticity and falsehood through subtle trompe l’oeil. In her maps, Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories, and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.

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Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Honolulu Museum of Art, the Norton Museum (FL), and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX) among others. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), and Nettie Horn Gallery (Manchester), P.P.O.W. Gallery (NYC), and was the recipient of the Thames and Hudson Prize from the Royal College of Art Society in 2004. She lives and works in London (UK).

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Daniel Canogar Unveils “Aqueous” – A New Permanent Installation at The Sobrato Organization


Daniel Canogar, Aqueous / Permanent Installation, 2019 / The Sobrato Organization/  March 2019 / Mountain View, CA

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce the debut of a new site specific commission by artist DANIEL CANOGAR.

Aqueous” is a video-triptych that features an abstract animation. The liquefied images that appear on the screen are created with Youtube videos.

A Wireless keyboard placed in proximity to the screens allows users to enter a query. The artwork will then download the first 100 videos on YouTube that appear under the selected search and abstract them into liquid forms. Certain details remain recognizable– a face, a hand, an automobile – in the constantly mutating amorphous shapes being generated by the artwork. By pressing the “D” key on the keyboard, the YouTube videos that form the abstraction will be momentarily revealed for 10 seconds. The artist hopes Aqueous will become a conversation piece within the Sobrato Foundation community, encouraging visitors and employees alike to try new queries, and witness throughout the day how such queries determine the color scheme and tempo of the abstraction

The triptych format references a rich art-historical tradition of three-panel paintings, evoking classical elegance while simultaneously being cutting-edge in its technological implementation. The abstract animation, spread over the three screens, is generative and forever changing, thus becomes a work of endless combinations.

YouTube is one of the most influential ventures that has emerged from Silicon Valley, and has had a profound global impact on the visual culture of the 21st Century. Aqueous becomes a tribute to the most significant encyclopedia of the present, as well as an homage to the relentless innovation that is part of Silicon Valley culture.


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The artwork was commissioned under the advisement of Montalvo Arts Center’s Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program.

Additional Installations by Daniel Canogar on view now are:

“Daniel Canogar: Echo” / Solo show

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum / Lafayette, LA

Feb. 08- Apr. 27, 2019

“Small Data – LAB” / Solo show

Museo Universidad de Navarra / Navarra, Spain

Apr. 10 – Oct. 6, 2019

Pulse / Permanent Installation

Zachry Engineering Education Complex Texas A&M University.

September 2018 / College Station, TX


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Amy Elkins in “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana” at Newcomb Museum / Tulane University


I am thrilled to share that several commissioned pieces that artist AMY ELKINS so quietly and intensely worked on during the latter half of 2018 continue to be on display as part of the group exhibition Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana through July 6th!  While it is hard to see in these small images, each portrait was constructed meticulously out of hundreds (if not thousands) of catalog images of prison uniforms.  If you are in New Orleans make sure to go check it out to see it in person.

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana
January 19th, 2019 – July 6th, 2019
Newcomb Museum
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut and Laura Blereau
In partnership with Syrita Steib-Martin and Dolfinette Martin


Works by Kira Akerman, Ron Bechet, Allison Beondé, Lee Deigaard, Lynn Drury, Keith Duncan, Amy Elkins, The Graduates, Glenn Ford, Butch Frosch, L. Kasimu Harris, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Ana Hernandez, Maria Hinds, Epaul Julien, MaPó Kinnord, Kimberly Rivers Roberts (Queen Koldmadina), Henrietta Mantooth, Tammy Mercure, Anastasia Pelias, Shelia Phipp, Sarah Quintana, Rontherin Ratliff, Devin Reynolds, Jackie Sumell, Nubian Sun, Taslim van Hattum, Carl Joe Williams, Ryn Wilson.

Until last year Louisiana was known as the “Incarceration Capital of the World.” With the exception of Oklahoma, our state tops every other state in its incarceration rate and even outpaces many other nations, with about one in 75 adults in prison or jail at any given moment in Louisiana.  Per the Sentencing Project, the number of incarcerated women in the United States increased more than 700 percent between 1980 and 2014. According to the ACLU  only 18 percent of our female inmates have committed violent crimes and, today, about 80 percent of female inmates are mothers, 86 percent are survivors of sexual violence (according to a report by the Vera Institute of Justice).

Newcomb Art Museum has partnered with formerly incarcerated women, community organizations, stakeholders, and those directly impacted by the prison system to create the exhibition Per(Sister), which is intended to share the stories of currently and formerly incarcerated women in Louisiana, and shine a light on the myriad issues as identified and expressed by the women themselves.

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Daniel Canogar Debuts the “The Amalgama Series Multiples” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present the first exhibition of “The Amalgama Series Multiples” by New Media artist DANIEL CANOGAR on view through June 16, 2019. This is Canogar’s debut of this new series of prints based on his acclaimed video works and his first works on paper.

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The “Amalgama” series is composed of prints created with images of significant visual artists, both from the present and the past. These images have been downloaded from the Internet, and transformed through an algorithm created by the artist’s studio. The algorithm liquefies these images into a mercurial blend that partially abstracts the original images.

“Amalgama” is an attempt to understand how digital media is filtering our experience of art, perhaps updating Malraux’s musée imaginaire to the electronic age. The swirling effects that have transformed the original artworks evoke the ceaseless flow of information that courses through the Internet, transforming how artworks are consumed, processed and circulated online. “Amalgama” above all addresses the challenge of making, viewing and circulating art in our liquid modernity.


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 photography, 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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His 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.

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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.

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Rebecca Manson’s Installation “Come Closer” Is The Talk of the Town


The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” with her installation in Tribeca Park in New York City.

Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” is a monument to collective consciousness and an invitation for viewers to look, touch, feel, and perhaps shift perspectives. The sculpture is composed of thousands of bone-like ceramic pieces, each hand-made and uniquely glazed. From a distance, the large textured globe evokes unity and delicacy. Up close, the sculpture mimics the sensation of peeking through a hole in a wall and catching a glimpse of an intimate moment.

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REBECCA 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.”


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.

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Joseph Rossano “School” at The Bellevue Arts Museum Is Breathtaking!

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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.

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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.

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