March 21, 2021 a good friend of the gallery Jay McCafferty, one of Los Angeles’s most important and convention-defying artists, died March 21 at his home north of Santa Barbara. He was 73.
Although commonly known as a Minimalist, he was also grouped with the Post-Minimalist tendencies of Conceptual and Process art. His working method remained constant-focusing rays of sunlight through a magnifying glass to achieve perforated surfaces of great variety; from early works resembling transgressive, cigarette -sized burns on various grounds and later to delicate, complex compositions on pigmented papers.
McCafferty was born and raised in San Pedro, California where he lived and worked for his entire life-with sojourns to his ranch north of Santa Barbara. As a young artist, McCafferty won the LACMA New Talent Award and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant. His art has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally, in well over one hundred exhibitions between 1971 and 2019. McCafferty’s work is held in numerous public collections including The Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
After graduating San Pedro High School, McCafferty studied for a brief time at Los Angeles Harbor College, in Wilmington. Subsequently, he attended Chapman College where he also studied on the World Campus Afloat before attending California State University, Los Angeles. There he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. In 1973 he received an MFA degree from the University of California, Irvine(UCI). At UCI, McCafferty studied with such artists as Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses and Tony Delap. His classmates included Charles Christopher Hill, John Knight, Richard Newton, Chris Burden and Alexis Smith. McCafferty presented his first video exhibition, solo, in 1974 at the Long Beach Museum of Art. It was described by the Getty’s Glenn Phillips as a “suite of truly humorous and poetic single-channel videos”.
ZEMER PELED: BLOSSOM – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening April 13, 2021
Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present a series of twenty new works by Israeli born artist Zemer Peled that have just been completed in her studio. I wanted to share some images of these amazing ceramic works now available on a priority basis before the opening of her new ARTSY Exclusive Online Exhibition titled, “Blossom”.
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.
Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce our new video channel on Youtube and the addition of several new short video interviews that have just been added to this site for your reference.
We would invite you to check out the MARK MOORE FINE ART VIDEO CHANNEL and encourage you to subscribe to future videos at the following link: https://bit.ly/3bKCPVg
In total we have nearly fifty new or recent videos featuring nearly 100 artists posted there for you to view – and that list grows weekly. In these interviews, the artist each discuss their backgrounds, the development of their work, the concepts and ideas behind it, and we look at some of the artist’s most acclaimed and recent pieces.
For additional information on our artist program and available work, please go to our website at http://www.markmoorefineart.com or check out their artist page on ARTSY at the following link: