Monthly Archives: September 2019

Closing This Sunday: IN BLOOM (AGAIN) 2019 – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Group Exhibition

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Image: Kris Kuksi

Closing September 15th: IN BLOOM (AGAIN) – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Group Exhibition. View this show now at: http://bit.ly/2XQZsm0

This exhibition includes works by: Andy Warhol; Ben Charles Weiner; Kenichi Yokono; Allison Schulnik; Julie Heffernan; Amy Elkins; Sebastiaan Bremer; David Klamen; Kim Rugg; Okay Mountain; Jeffry Mitchell; Joshua Dildine; Jimi Gleason; Dirk Staschke; Robert Standish; Kris Kuksi; Yoram Wolberger; Zemer Peled; Meghan Smythe; Kara Maria; and, Ken Craft.

This exhibition marks the third incarnation of “In Bloom” for Mark Moore Fine Art and the first ARTSY online exclusive exhibition from this series. Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents “In Bloom (Again)”, a group show featuring work by twenty artists from around the globe. 

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Image: Julie Heffernan

Webster’s dictionary not only defines “Bloom” to refer to “the period of flowering”, but also “the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor” or, “(of fire, color, or light) become radiant and glowing”. Bloom – as it turns out – for such a simple word, has many different meanings an interpretations.

As the current “blooming” nature of art and commerce has facilitated industry-wide conversations about the evolving role of artists, galleries, museums, art fairs, and the Internet, Andy Warhol’s philosophies appear more topical and relevant than ever before. Using his iconic “Flowers” painting from 1964 as the foundation for this show, we assembled twenty artists we have worked with over the last 35 years to present “In Bloom (Again)”.

“In Bloom (Again)” uncovers a through-line between artists with disparate practices and preoccupations, prompting a larger “art world” dialogue that is truly Warholian and is blossoming with possibilities.

For more information on these artists, go to: www.markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #BenWeiner #KenichiYokono #AllisonSchulnik #JulieHeffernan #AmyElkins #SebastiaanBremer #DavidKlamen #KimRugg #OkayMountain #OKM #JeffryMitchell #JoshuaDildine #JimiGleason #DirkStaschke #RobertStandish #KrisKuksi #Yoram Wolberger; #ZemerPeled #MeghanSmythe #KaraMaria #KenCraft #AndyWarhol

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Kara Maria Featured in “Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves” at the Palo Alto Art Center Opening September 14, 2019

An Exercise of Freedom

Image: Kara Maria, An Exercise of Freedom, 2006 – 2018 / 56 x 46 inches / acrylic on canvas

Upcoming Events for artist KARA MARIA

Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves

September, 14 – December, 29, 2019

Group exhibition of artwork depicting revelatory encounters with animals, real or imagined

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303

650-329-2366

https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/exhibitions/upcoming.asp

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DETAIL Image: Kara Maria, An Exercise of Freedom, 2006 – 2018 / 56 x 46 inches / acrylic on canvas

Current Ongoing Group Exhibitions:

Strange

August 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Group exhibition featuring diverse works from BAMPFA’s collection that invoke strangeness and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

2155 Center Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-642-0808

https://bampfa.org/program/strange

 

Kara Maria produces paintings and work on paper that reflect on political themes such as feminism, war, and the environment.  She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements. Maria received her BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Katonah Museum of Art in New York; among others.

In 2016, Maria’s work was featured in a solo exhibition, Head Over Heels, at the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, which included an accompanying monograph.  Her work has garnered critical attention in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Art in America. Maria has completed residencies at the Montalvo Arts Center, Recology Artist in Residence Program, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and at the de Young’s Artist Studio. She is recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a grant from Artadia and an Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Maria lives and works in San Francisco.

For more information, contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#karamaria #markmoorefineart

Featured Show of the Week: Ben Charles Weiner “Gel Variations” on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to present “Gel Variations,” an exclusive solo ARTSY online exhibition of Ben Charles Weiner’s recent paintings on view now through September 29, 2019.

VIEW THIS SHOW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/2GVsLu6

In these works, Weiner acts out the adage that “we are the sum of our habits” through a sort of painterly double entendre: by executing a series of rigorous formal operations upon his long-favored subject of hair gel, Weiner iterates his own identity as an aggregation of daily routines—whether in the studio, or in front of the bathroom mirror.

This show is on view through September 19, 2019.

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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

#bencharlesweiner #benweiner #markmoorefineart

On View Now: Kara Maria “Nevertheless” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Career Survey Exhibition

4 km_Not Fade Away, polar bear, 46 x 46 inches, acrylic on canvas, $8,500

Mark Moore Fine Art presents the first ARTSY Online Exclusive Career Survey of the works of painter KARA MARIA. The show, titled “Nevertheless” features twelve paintings scanning nearly two decades from the artist’s private collection is on view now through October 6, 2019.

In this exhibition we survey 12 painting from the career of the San Francisco-based painter. Maria’s work reflects on political topics – feminism, war, and the environment. She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements.

VIEW THIS SHOW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/32kcQ1g

Kara Maria produces paintings and work on paper that reflect on political themes such as feminism, war, and the environment.  She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements. Maria received her BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Katonah Museum of Art in New York; among others.

2 km_Red-Tailed Hawk,2015, 30.5 x 46.25 inches, acrylic on found digital print on canvas, $7,000

In 2016, Maria’s work was featured in a solo exhibition, Head Over Heels, at the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, which included an accompanying monograph.  Her work has garnered critical attention in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Art in America. Maria has completed residencies at the Montalvo Arts Center, Recology Artist in Residence Program, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and at the de Young’s Artist Studio. She is recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a grant from Artadia and an Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Maria lives and works in San Francisco.

For more information, contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#karamaria #markmoorefineart