Monthly Archives: September 2019

Closing Soon: 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

Opening Today! An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by Artist ZEMER PELED

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Mark Moore Fine Art features eight new works from artist ZEMER PELED in this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition on view from September 25 to November 3, 2019.

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

Zemer Peled’s labor-intensive process that bridges narrative and formalist elements. Peled utilizes a process of creation and destruction to make sculptures consisting of thousands of handcrafted porcelain shards resulting in works that can be read in relation to art historical tradition, outsider art, and natural phenomena.

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The sculpture’s narrative impulses lean to encounters with the otherworldly—like complex topiaries marking a not-so-distant land–yet they remain distinctly tied to earth’s patterns. This conflation of the foreign and familiar creates a frenzied dislocation in the work. Inspired by migratory habits of birds, a sweep of feathers, and cycles of change, the works spiral outwardly in rhythmic patterns, interpreting not only the dynamism of nature, but also the startling strangeness of a life lived in transition.

Using white and colored porcelains, Peled transforms sharp slivers of porcelain into feathers, petals, leaves, and spines that describe objects of unknowable origins: seductive but untrustworthy. The forms are complexly ordered from the inside out, often bulging or spilling over with textures both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. The forms are never static; the visual dance of sharp ceramic parts conveys a sense of constant movement. Like a murmuration of starlings, the sculptures appear to shift shapes as you move around them, an identity becoming and unbecoming in front of you.

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The act of making for Peled is a feat of endurance, improvisation, and adaptation with the aim to embody a fleeting but fundamental feeling of mystery. The construction of her sculpture parallels negotiations any outsider makes in encountering a new world as they delicately construct a self that is both adaptable and resilient.

Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. 

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Zemer Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), the Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT). Additional information on this incredible artist can be found on our website at: www.markmoorefineart.com

#zemerpeled #markmoorefineart

Congratulations to artist ROBERT STANDISH

Congratulations to artist ROBERT STANDISH who’s work was featured in the MLK Studio installation that received the 2019 CA Home +Design Residential Interior and Design Award (pictured below).

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Two of Standish’s “Rhythmic” paintings were featured in the project and their (CA Home +Design) magazine feature as well as @sagevaughn @damienhirst @rusconistudios  @olvierarmsart @elainedekooninghouse #warhol #markmoorefineart #robertstandish

Previewed: Zemer Peled: Recent Work on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art features eight new works from artist ZEMER PELED in this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition on view from September 25 to November 3, 2019.

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

Zemer Peled’s labor-intensive process that bridges narrative and formalist elements. Peled utilizes a process of creation and destruction to make sculptures consisting of thousands of handcrafted porcelain shards resulting in works that can be read in relation to art historical tradition, outsider art, and natural phenomena.

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The sculpture’s narrative impulses lean to encounters with the otherworldly—like complex topiaries marking a not-so-distant land–yet they remain distinctly tied to earth’s patterns. This conflation of the foreign and familiar creates a frenzied dislocation in the work. Inspired by migratory habits of birds, a sweep of feathers, and cycles of change, the works spiral outwardly in rhythmic patterns, interpreting not only the dynamism of nature, but also the startling strangeness of a life lived in transition.

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Using white and colored porcelains, Peled transforms sharp slivers of porcelain into feathers, petals, leaves, and spines that describe objects of unknowable origins: seductive but untrustworthy. The forms are complexly ordered from the inside out, often bulging or spilling over with textures both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. The forms are never static; the visual dance of sharp ceramic parts conveys a sense of constant movement. Like a murmuration of starlings, the sculptures appear to shift shapes as you move around them, an identity becoming and unbecoming in front of you.

The act of making for Peled is a feat of endurance, improvisation, and adaptation with the aim to embody a fleeting but fundamental feeling of mystery. The construction of her sculpture parallels negotiations any outsider makes in encountering a new world as they delicately construct a self that is both adaptable and resilient.

Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. 

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Zemer Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), the Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT). Additional information on this incredible artist can be found on our website at: www.markmoorefineart.com

#zemerpeled #markmoorefineart

MUST SEE: 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

Featured Show of the Week: Kara Maria “Nevertheless” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Career Survey Exhibition

5 km_Anthropocene Shuffle, 2014, 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.

6 km_Mex-Italy Rose, 2012, 56 x 46 inches, acrylic on canvas, $10,500

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

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