Monthly Archives: February 2020

Final Day: The Billboard Creative presents a 12 x 24 foot billboard by KARA MARIA at the corner of N. Fairfax Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd in L.A.

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Ending February 29th, The Billboard Creative will present a 12 x 24 foot billboard at the corner of North Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd. with an image of Kara Maria‘s painting Kaleidoscope Eyes (green sea turtle – 2017) as part of their 2020 Billboard Art Show.

For more information, go to: www.thebillboardcreative.com

#karamaria #markmoorefineart #thebillboardcreative

Kara Maria Selected For Mural By The San Francisco Arts Commission

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KARA MARIA  is currently painting a 10 x 45 foot mural at 1330 Polk Street (at Frank Norris Street) in San Francisco. The mural was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission as part of their StreetSmARTS mural program. The mural is expected to be completed in early March 2020.

For more information on Kara Maria and her work, go to: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/artist/kara-maria

#markmoorefineart #karamaria #StreetSmARTS

 

 

 

ARTSY Featured Show of the Week: Dennis Ekstedt “Cosmicities” – A Survey of Recent Work

LODESTAR # 32, oil on canvas, 35 x 70 inches, 2015, $ 5,300

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of twelve recent paintings by artist DENNIS EKSTEDT.  This show, titled “Cosmicities” – which marks the first exhibition with MMFA and the artist’s first online show to date – is on view from February 20 – April 29, 2020.

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In Ekstedt’s latest paintings he depicts human populations as web-like networks of light particles spun over the landscape. In these paintings, clusters of undulating lights populate vast and dramatic terrains that are literally electrified by human habitation. Ekstedt is interested in depicting populations in movement that represent the uncontrolled growth of human habitation on the global landscape. In some of his paintings he depicts masses of people, represented by particles of light, that are engaged in spectacle, celebration and ritual. Ekstedt has long been intrigued by how networks of lights can physically mark a landscape while at the same time ethereally transcending it, resembling a schematic plan that depicts a kind of celestial order.

VIEW THIS EXHIBITION AT THE FOLLOWING SITE:  http://bit.ly/3buEmxI

Dennis Ekstedt is an artist who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. He received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1986 from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver B.C and his M.F.A in 1993 from Concordia University in Montreal. He was the Eastern Canada winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002 and his paintings are included in many international public, corporate and private collections. He has exhibited in Canada, France and the U.S. 

For additional information, please contact: info@markmoorefineart.com

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On View Now: Dennis Ekstedt “Cosmicities” – A Survey of Recent Work on ARTSY

Crater, oil on canvas, 52 x 56 inches, 2020

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of twelve recent paintings by artist DENNIS EKSTADT.  This show, titled “Cosmicities” – which marks the first exhibition with MMFA and the artist’s first online show to date – is on view from February 20 – April 29, 2020.

In Ekstadt’s latest paintings he depicts human populations as web-like networks of light particles spun over the landscape. In these paintings, clusters of undulating lights populate vast and dramatic terrains that are literally electrified by human habitation. Ekstadt is interested in depicting populations in movement that represent the uncontrolled growth of human habitation on the global landscape. In some of his paintings he depicts masses of people, represented by particles of light, that are engaged in spectacle, celebration and ritual. Ekstadt has long been intrigued by how networks of lights can physically mark a landscape while at the same time ethereally transcending it, resembling a schematic plan that depicts a kind of celestial order. 

VIEW THIS EXHIBITION AT THE FOLLOWING SITE:  http://bit.ly/3buEmxI

Dennis Ekstedt is an artist who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. He received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1986 from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver B.C and his M.F.A in 1993 from Concordia University in Montreal. He was the Eastern Canada winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002 and his paintings are included in many international public, corporate and private collections. He has exhibited in Canada, France and the U.S. 

For additional information, please contact: info@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #dennisekstadt

Opening Today: Allison Schulnik “Hatch” at PPOW Gallery NYC

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ALLISON SCHULNIK

Hatch

February 20 – March 21, 2020

Opening Reception: February 20, 6-8 PM

 

PPOW GALLERY

535 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011

https://www.ppowgallery.com

 

PPOW is pleased to present “Hatch”, Allison Schulnik’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In the first presentation since Schulnik gave birth to her daughter Tupelo and moved to the remote mountain area of Sky Valley, California, Hatch incorporates the myriad methods that comprise Schulnik’s practice. Working in paint, sculpture, and animation, Schulnik seamlessly transitions between mediums, imbuing her work with a distinct sensibility that melds theatricality with intense emotional vulnerability. Known for her uncanny approach to traversing the internal and immaterial terrains of nostalgia, childhood memories, and dreams, Schulnik choreographs an honest, complex and contemporary portrait of new motherhood and life seen through the red haze and black silence of the desert.

 

Journeying into new physical and spiritual wildernesses with Hatch, Schulnik responds directly to the present as it unfolds around her, revealing that constant flux between life and death in the surrounding desert. While it can be dark, coarse, silent, and still, the desert can also be vibrant, blooming, and full of life. Connecting this new awareness of nature with the birth of her daughter Tupelo, Schulnik uses paint like clay to sculpt daily interactions with the natural surroundings where the fantastic and the real merge. In Tupelo’s Fox, Schulnik paints from memory a moment when she and a bright-eyed fox, a regular nighttime visitor to their property, locked eyes during one of her midnight nursing sessions with Tupelo. The fox, having been spotted, stares elliptically back at the viewer through the frozen black night. Although shrouded in stillness, with the rich impasto strokes, Tupelo’s Fox teems with energy and life.

 

Over the course of the exhibition, Schulnik excavates the psychological, spiritual, and literal terrain of early motherhood. In three very different portraits completed months apart, Schulnik renders each of, what she calls, “Tupelo’s sides.” Schulnik describes the side depicted in Tupelo #1 as “fiercely confident, mesmerizing, and otherworldly.” Painting her daughter on their living room carpet staring up at her with huge lashes and electric blue eyes, Schulnik creates an image that can be viewed literally, psychologically, and spiritually all at the same time. Such works for Schulnik also exist within the present, the past and the future, ultimately. Occupying this liminal space, Hatch bridges the real and magical through Schulnik’s painted environments of motherhood and the desert that expresses to the fullest both life and death simultaneously.

 

Allison Schulnik (b. 1978, San Diego, CA) lives and works in Sky Valley, CA. Her films have been included in internationally renowned festivals and museums including MASS MoCA, the Hammer Museum, LACMA, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Animafest Zagreb. Her latest film Moth is the Times Square Arts’ January 2020 Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Solo exhibitions of Schulnik’s work have been presented at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles; ZieherSmith, New York, NY; and Galeria Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid. Schulnik’s work can be found in numerous museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Santa Barbara Art Museum; Museé de Beaux Arts (Montreal); Laguna Art Museum; The Crocker Art Museum; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; and The Albright-Knox Gallery.

 

For information contact: info@ppowgallery.com

 

#allisonschulnik #ppow

 

Opening Tomorrow: Dennis Ekstedt Survey of Recent Paintings on ARTSY

Burning Man # 1, oil on canvas, 60 x 66 inches, 2019

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of twelve recent paintings by artist DENNIS EKSTEDT.  This show, titled “Cosmicities” – which marks the first exhibition with MMFA and the artist’s first online show to date – is on view from February 20 – April 29, 2020.

In Ekstedt’s latest paintings he depicts human populations as web-like networks of light particles spun over the landscape. In these paintings, clusters of undulating lights populate vast and dramatic terrains that are literally electrified by human habitation. Ekstedt is interested in depicting populations in movement that represent the uncontrolled growth of human habitation on the global landscape. In some of his paintings he depicts masses of people, represented by particles of light, that are engaged in spectacle, celebration and ritual. Ekstedt has long been intrigued by how networks of lights can physically mark a landscape while at the same time ethereally transcending it, resembling a schematic plan that depicts a kind of celestial order. 

VIEW THIS EXHIBITION AT THE FOLLOWING SITE:  http://bit.ly/3buEmxI

Dennis Ekstedt is an artist who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. He received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1986 from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver B.C and his M.F.A in 1993 from Concordia University in Montreal. He was the Eastern Canada winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002 and his paintings are included in many international public, corporate and private collections. He has exhibited in Canada, France and the U.S. 

For additional information, please contact: info@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #dennisekstadt

Two prints by artist KARA MARIA have been acquired by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

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Two prints by artist KARA MARIA were recently acquired by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts: www.legionofhonor.famsf.org

Congratulations to Kara Maria on this outstanding accomplishment!

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