Monthly Archives: April 2020

New Limited Edition Work by Tim Bavington Released

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New Limited Edition Work by Tim Bavington

Underdog, 2020 / Ink on Hahnemule 308gsm paper / 24 × 48 1/2 in (61 × 123.2 cm) / Editions 1-11 of 11 + 2AP

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Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from the Art Center (CA) before making the permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV). His work is included in the public collections of Fredrick R. Weisman Collection (CA), Crocker Art Museum (CA), Honolulu Art Museum (HI), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Creative Artists Agency (CA), Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Portland Art Museum (OR), United Talent Agency (CA), Vivendi Universal (CA), Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), Denver Art Museum (CO), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University (UT) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). He has exhibited at LeeAhn Gallery (Daegu), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Space Gallery (London), Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, and the Texas Fine Arts Center (TX) among others.

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Closing Soon: Joseph Rossano “Artifacts of the Feed” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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In this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition, “Artifacts of the Feed“, artist JOSEPH ROSSANO presents 23 man-made manifestations of reality that represent how the process of documentation has evolved throughout a career of observation with camera, film, and now cellphone. 

VIEW THIS SHOW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/38PIg2A

Today we view our lives through an endless feed of computer-generated images. Our modern global community records life through use of the cellphone and social media, tools provided by technology. The continuous feed of data comprises digital artifacts — excerpts of our lives, our reality — that we feed to the world. An artifact is an object or work that has been manufactured by humans; it is not something from nature, but a signal of the presence and influence of man. The term “feed” refers not only to the act of giving or receiving food, but also to a channel through which matter passes and can be accessed. “Artifacts of the Feed” presents man-made manifestations of reality that represent how the process of documentation has evolved throughout a career of observation with camera, film, and now cellphone. Analog and digital means of chronicling the world will result in two very different records of the moment of exposure or capture — one which you can hold in your hand, the other requiring a computer to view. Both are intended to record reality.

Although transiently, monochrome photography has been a part of my process since first developing a roll of film as a fourteen-year-old. To me, photography is transient because making pictures with the camera has come in and out of my daily activities: sometimes picture making is an all-consuming endeavor, while at other times many months can pass without me reaching for the camera. Yet whenever I do pick up the camera, I am guided by the works of naturalist Edward A. Samuels (1836–1908) — embodied in his book “With Fly-Rod and Camera” (1890) — and Darius Kinsey, who more than a century ago spent his life documenting the virgin forests of the Pacific Northwest and those who harvested them. The images of both photographers appear a combination of silver and charcoal, ultra-high contrast, otherworldly. Leafing through the pages of their books, I find myself transported back in time by the images. In their conscientious documentation of a natural world undergoing great change, I find also a model for my own work.

Both Samuels and Kinsey employed field cameras to make monochrome analog images. These field cameras consisted of a simple box, bellows, and lens, into which was placed a sheet of film. Then, onto the film was exposed an image composed by the photographer. Experience with light, camera, and the chemistry of the day informed what would be the appropriate exposure and development for these photographers. The quality of the negative, which was on glass plate or acetate, would dictate the quality of the final image. The negative would be placed in intimate contact with photographic paper and exposed to light. The result, a contact print ranging in size from 6″ x 7″ to 14″ x 17″ and receiving no additional manipulation, was referred to as “straight photography.”

The images comprising “Artifacts of the Feed”, however, are anything but straight photographs. While these images borrow from the aesthetic of Samuels and Kinsey, they are created using a machine that houses high-tech sensors and conducts advanced mathematical processes: the cellphone. Nevertheless, as was the case for both Samuels and Kinsey, I have spent many countless hours in the forests of the Northeast and the Northwest. I have done so with vintage cameras at my side — some identical to Kinsey’s. Conveniently, both view camera and cellphone employ composing the image on a plate of glass, the outcomes — though similar in appearance — are in reality quite different. Then, in this transfer between processes, it is the action of making the image that becomes most poignant. “Artifacts of the Feed” presents contemporary documentation with digital capturing as its core — one might even say it is “With Fly-Rod and Camera 2020”. These images, manufactured through digital technology and by their nature slaves to big data, are artifacts of man. And, just as Samuels and Kinsey fed a world of people hungry for documentation of their world, their lives, and their homes, this series continues in the same vein, feeding the desire for records that present reality.

Joseph Rossano is a multidisciplinary artist who actively collaborates with prominent scientists and conservationists to create large-scale installations that explore the impact of humankind on the natural world. His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the Seattle area and beyond, including Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA; Google, Palo Alto, CA; San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA; Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home and library of President Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, NY; The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, responsible for nine Nobel laureates, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, among others. He is based in Arlington, WA.

All work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

For additional information or hi-resolution images of these works, please contact: info@markmoorefineart.com

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More New Works by Dennis Ekstedt Added to His Exclusive ARTSY Online Show Today

Ekstedt_Dreamland (Coney island, 1911), oil on canvas,, 26 x 56, inches, 2020

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of twelve recent paintings by artist DENNIS EKSTEDT.  This show – which marks the first exhibition with MMFA and the artist’s first online show to date – is on view now featuring NEW WORKS just completed and added today through May 3, 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

Ekstedt_LODESTAR # 4, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches,, 2014

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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David Klamen: Landscapes – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening Tomorrow!

Klamen_Drawing 3 2018 copy

David Klamen: Landscapes 

An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening Thursday

View these works now at: https://bit.ly/3chbFEc

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to present an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of five new landscape works by acclaimed artist DAVID KLAMEN. These new works on paper continues Klamen’s exploration of work centered on his interest in philosophy and scholarship.

In contrast to the tradition of artists creating works informed by a consistent visual language, David Klamen embraces an aesthetic diversity that is directed instead by an exploration of an expanding idea. In recent years, the scale of his work has shifted from tiny to larger than life, the imagery from pictorial to digital abstraction, and the tone from the silent to the aggressive, yet in each there is a common commitment. All of these works use various visual images and processes in order to investigate the question of how we know our culture and ourselves. His current paintings test epistemological strategies as diverse as OP Art (and its implication that knowledge may be a purely retinal experience), empiricism (the idea that the sole source of knowledge is direct quantifiable experience), introspection, memory, and others. In this investigation, Klamen plays with the history of art, utilizing modern and pre-modern conventions as metaphors for our communal search for meaning.

Klamen_Drawing 8 2018 copy

In this recent body of landscape-based work, Klamen examines the veracity of his memories, creating images based upon the distant recollections of his surrounding childhood environment. These quiet, humid, existential spaces share a familiarity that emerges from the accumulated embodied experiences of his past. Each work celebrates and solidifies a fleeting facet of his prior experience. In one painting, Klamen overlaps the image with an investigation into an eastern method for acquiring wisdom. In Nichiren Buddhism there is a belief that enlightenment can be reached through repetitive chanting, referred to as “daimoku.” In this work, and a number of earlier paintings, Klamen paints a small dab of white paint as a physical record of a chanted Buddhist prayer, recording his repetitive act of chanting while painting to seek enlightenment. Each white dot engages him in an exercise of focused contemplation until a familiar image from his memory becomes activated with a unified surface of dots that create their own structured patterns. The resulting work overlaps the painted memory of an absent external landscape with a physical record of his internal meditative search for wisdom and affirmation of the present moment.

In other works, Klamen incorporates geometric tubes or patterns that float atop his highly refined landscapes. These contrast the sensuous memory of his embodied experience in the landscape with a present and vivid abstract element, overlapping two seemingly incompatible planes of cognition.The results are meditative and quiet, engaging the audience with deep tonal values and extreme control.  They ask the viewer to look more than once into the complexity of each work and encourage a shared comparison of our past memories with the present moment.

Klamen_drawing 2 2018 copy

Klamen earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and his Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Klamen’s work has been exhibited in international-level solo and group exhibitions across the US, Europe and Asia. His works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin; The Berkeley Museum of Art in California; The Illinois State Museum, Springfield; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; and the McNay Museum, San Antonio.

For additional information, please visit our website or contact us at: info@markmoorefineart.com

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New Works by Dennis Ekstedt Added to His Exclusive ARTSY Online Show Today

Ekstedt_Aurora # 3, oil on wood, 41 x 48 inches,, 2018

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of twelve recent paintings by artist DENNIS EKSTEDT.  This show – which marks the first exhibition with MMFA and the artist’s first online show to date – is on view now featuring NEW WORKS just completed and added today through May 3, 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

Ekstedt_Crater # 5, oil on canvas,, 66 x 84 inches,, 2019

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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David Klamen: Landscapes – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening Thursday

Klamen_inverted landscape on paper 2019 copy

David Klamen: Landscapes 

An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening Thursday

View these works now at: https://bit.ly/3chbFEc

Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to present an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of five new landscape works by acclaimed artist DAVID KLAMEN. These new works on paper continues Klamen’s exploration of work centered on his interest in philosophy and scholarship.

In contrast to the tradition of artists creating works informed by a consistent visual language, David Klamen embraces an aesthetic diversity that is directed instead by an exploration of an expanding idea. In recent years, the scale of his work has shifted from tiny to larger than life, the imagery from pictorial to digital abstraction, and the tone from the silent to the aggressive, yet in each there is a common commitment. All of these works use various visual images and processes in order to investigate the question of how we know our culture and ourselves. His current paintings test epistemological strategies as diverse as OP Art (and its implication that knowledge may be a purely retinal experience), empiricism (the idea that the sole source of knowledge is direct quantifiable experience), introspection, memory, and others. In this investigation, Klamen plays with the history of art, utilizing modern and pre-modern conventions as metaphors for our communal search for meaning.

Klamen_2019 oil on paper landscape copy

In this recent body of landscape-based work, Klamen examines the veracity of his memories, creating images based upon the distant recollections of his surrounding childhood environment. These quiet, humid, existential spaces share a familiarity that emerges from the accumulated embodied experiences of his past. Each work celebrates and solidifies a fleeting facet of his prior experience. In one painting, Klamen overlaps the image with an investigation into an eastern method for acquiring wisdom. In Nichiren Buddhism there is a belief that enlightenment can be reached through repetitive chanting, referred to as “daimoku.” In this work, and a number of earlier paintings, Klamen paints a small dab of white paint as a physical record of a chanted Buddhist prayer, recording his repetitive act of chanting while painting to seek enlightenment. Each white dot engages him in an exercise of focused contemplation until a familiar image from his memory becomes activated with a unified surface of dots that create their own structured patterns. The resulting work overlaps the painted memory of an absent external landscape with a physical record of his internal meditative search for wisdom and affirmation of the present moment.

In other works, Klamen incorporates geometric tubes or patterns that float atop his highly refined landscapes. These contrast the sensuous memory of his embodied experience in the landscape with a present and vivid abstract element, overlapping two seemingly incompatible planes of cognition.The results are meditative and quiet, engaging the audience with deep tonal values and extreme control.  They ask the viewer to look more than once into the complexity of each work and encourage a shared comparison of our past memories with the present moment.

Klamen landscape detail

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Klamen earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and his Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Klamen’s work has been exhibited in international-level solo and group exhibitions across the US, Europe and Asia. His works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin; The Berkeley Museum of Art in California; The Illinois State Museum, Springfield; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; and the McNay Museum, San Antonio.

For additional information, please visit our website or contact us at: info@markmoorefineart.com

http://www.markmoorefineart.com

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Closing Soon: Dennis Ekstedt “Cosmicities” – A Survey of Recent Work on ARTSY

Mars, 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, 2020

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.

Gyre, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2019

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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