Monthly Archives: September 2022

Jack Brogan R.I.P.

Jack Brogan

Jack Brogan, a renowned fabricator of artworks for Light and Space artists such as Robert Irwin, has died at the age of 92. “The artists may have seen the Light,” writes Gordy Grundy in an obituary in Artillery, “but Brogan knew how to create the Space.”

Jack was a good friend of the gallery and a huge part of L.A. art history. He will be greatly missed.

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ROBERT STANDISH: Artist Spotlight at the Laguna Art Museum Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm

Artist Spotlight: Robert Standish

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Join artist Robert Standish as he discusses his career, style evolution, and techniques. Robert Standish is an American painter living and working in Los Angeles whose organic process reveals the emotive effects of color, shape, texture and gesture. Inspired by the color-field painters, Abstract Expressionism, and Abstract Spritualism, Standish’s free-flowing use of paint is his way of exploring abstraction, composition and transcendence. His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, JP MORGAN CHASE, Weisman Foundation, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, Louis K. Meisel, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Patricia Arquette, Norwest Venture Partners, and BRYANT/ STIBEL, along with numerous other acclaimed collections. Standish’s paintings have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, including group shows at the Carnegie Art Museum, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, a duo show with Sam Francis at Martin Lawrence Gallery, and a solo show at the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster.

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Opening Today: STERLING ALLEN: Damage Control – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

Sterling Allen, “Untitled”, 2020, Ceramic, wire, epoxy

Many may know Sterling Allen from his work over the last decade as one of the foiunders of the OKAY MOUNTAIN Art Collective. I am pleased now to introduce you to the work of Sterling Allen created outside of that collaboration in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition titled, “Damage Control” opening September 21, 2022 – which you can view here now: https://bit.ly/3Cq2rWs

Sterling Allen holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College. He is a co-founder of Okay Mountain, a collective and former gallery based in Austin, Texas. He has exhibited, organized, and completed projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, TX and a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.

The works in this show were created for an exhibition in Austin, Texas with Partial Shade and Co-Lab Projects titled “A Pit Fire”. The first weekend consisted of a pit fire, followed by an exhibition of the resulting fired ceramic objects. The contents of the fire dictate the surface color and texture of the objects. The methods for creating different surfaces reframe domestic materiality as a series of chemical actions/reactions, compounds, and sensitivities. Vapors from burning sawdust, copper, newsprint, compost etc. enter the open pores of the objects, resulting in a pattern shaped by context and environment— residual evidence of contact.  

The works were then presented in Sterling Allen’s project “Our New Room” – a series of temporary site-specific installations in unsanctioned spaces that address some of the issues inherent in thinking about objects, site, sculpture, and photography. This body of work is presented as a full-color publication, alongside a feature essay by art historian Sarah Hamill, a sequence of poems by Christopher Rey Pérez, a short essay by Emily Lee, and an interview conducted by fellow artist Ian Pedigo. Book design in collaboration with French & Michigan and M. Wright. (http://www.frenchandmichigan.com/store/sterling-allen).

Allen has exhibited at numerous venues including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and VOLTA NY. He has been twice nominated for an Art Matters Grant and was recently awarded a Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. Sterling lives and works in Austin, TX and is currently an Associate Professor at Texas State University.

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ARTSY Featured Show Of The Week: STERLING ALLEN “Damage Control” – Opening Wednesday

Sterling Allen, “Untitled”, 2020, Ceramic, wire, epoxy

Many may know Sterling Allen from his work over the last decade as one of the foiunders of the OKAY MOUNTAIN Art Collective. I am pleased now to introduce you to the work of Sterling Allen created outside of that collaboration in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition titled, “Damage Control” opening September 21, 2022 – which you can view here now: https://bit.ly/3Cq2rWs

Sterling Allen holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College. He is a co-founder of Okay Mountain, a collective and former gallery based in Austin, Texas. He has exhibited, organized, and completed projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, TX and a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.

The works in this show were created for an exhibition in Austin, Texas with Partial Shade and Co-Lab Projects titled “A Pit Fire”. The first weekend consisted of a pit fire, followed by an exhibition of the resulting fired ceramic objects. The contents of the fire dictate the surface color and texture of the objects. The methods for creating different surfaces reframe domestic materiality as a series of chemical actions/reactions, compounds, and sensitivities. Vapors from burning sawdust, copper, newsprint, compost etc. enter the open pores of the objects, resulting in a pattern shaped by context and environment— residual evidence of contact.  

The works were then presented in Sterling Allen’s project “Our New Room” – a series of temporary site-specific installations in unsanctioned spaces that address some of the issues inherent in thinking about objects, site, sculpture, and photography. This body of work is presented as a full-color publication, alongside a feature essay by art historian Sarah Hamill, a sequence of poems by Christopher Rey Pérez, a short essay by Emily Lee, and an interview conducted by fellow artist Ian Pedigo. Book design in collaboration with French & Michigan and M. Wright. (http://www.frenchandmichigan.com/store/sterling-allen).

Allen has exhibited at numerous venues including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and VOLTA NY. He has been twice nominated for an Art Matters Grant and was recently awarded a Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. Sterling lives and works in Austin, TX and is currently an Associate Professor at Texas State University.

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Previewed: STERLING ALLEN: Damage Control – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

Sterling Allen, “Untitled”, 2020, Ceramic, wire, epoxy

Many may know Sterling Allen from his work over the last decade as one of the foiunders of the OKAY MOUNTAIN Art Collective. I am pleased now to introduce you to the work of Sterling Allen created outside of that collaboration in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition titled, “Damage Control” opening September 21, 2022 – which you can view here now: https://bit.ly/3Cq2rWs

Sterling Allen holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College. He is a co-founder of Okay Mountain, a collective and former gallery based in Austin, Texas. He has exhibited, organized, and completed projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, TX and a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.

The works in this show were created for an exhibition in Austin, Texas with Partial Shade and Co-Lab Projects titled “A Pit Fire”. The first weekend consisted of a pit fire, followed by an exhibition of the resulting fired ceramic objects. The contents of the fire dictate the surface color and texture of the objects. The methods for creating different surfaces reframe domestic materiality as a series of chemical actions/reactions, compounds, and sensitivities. Vapors from burning sawdust, copper, newsprint, compost etc. enter the open pores of the objects, resulting in a pattern shaped by context and environment— residual evidence of contact.  

The works were then presented in Sterling Allen’s project “Our New Room” – a series of temporary site-specific installations in unsanctioned spaces that address some of the issues inherent in thinking about objects, site, sculpture, and photography. This body of work is presented as a full-color publication, alongside a feature essay by art historian Sarah Hamill, a sequence of poems by Christopher Rey Pérez, a short essay by Emily Lee, and an interview conducted by fellow artist Ian Pedigo. Book design in collaboration with French & Michigan and M. Wright. (http://www.frenchandmichigan.com/store/sterling-allen).

Allen has exhibited at numerous venues including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and VOLTA NY. He has been twice nominated for an Art Matters Grant and was recently awarded a Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. Sterling lives and works in Austin, TX and is currently an Associate Professor at Texas State University.

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Opening Today: CASSANDRA C. JONES “Lightning Drawings” on ARTSY

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present nine new works from Cassandras C. Jones‘ acclaimed LIGHTNING DRAWINGS in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening September 14, 2022.

VIEW THIS NOW SHOW AT: https://bit.ly/3KbhUvo


Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller. She uses digital photography to create collage works, large-scale installations, and videos that spin a narrative and present a prismatic reflection of our contemporary, consumerist, technology-based lifestyles. Jones does this to offer a space of possibility, discovery, and growth. 

In a nod to traditional mark-making techniques, the series entitled “Lightning Drawings” connects photographs of lightning bolts, end to end, to create continuous lines that are distinctively wavy, tapered, scribbled, delicate, dashed, etc. (referring to the circles).  I also use this approach of “line quality” to make large-scale drawings of urban animals in mid-air. Existing within a pile of photographs, dogs and rabbits appear to be leaping through time, space, and different rural and suburban locals. This has become an analogy for the way I navigate through the sea of photos that I collect and utilize.

Cassandra C. Jones received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has shown in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Jones has taken part in Invitational Only residencies at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov, CZ, Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and Taft Gardens Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA. Recently, her video work was purchased and included in three exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. And nominated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Jones received a commission to design two tile murals at Paseo Nuevo Mall that went up in 2020. 

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Closing This Sunday: JEFFRY MITCHELL “Works On Paper” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works on paper by artist JEFFRY MITCHELL – View this ARTSY ONLINE EXCLUSIVE SHOW at: 

https://bit.ly/3OvsuOB

Jeffry Mitchell’s primary medium is ceramic and he is well versed in its traditions around the globe (references to Early American glazes, Pennsylvania Dutch pickle jars, asymmetrical Japanese aesthetic decisions and Chinese Foo Dogs abound). Mitchell takes a very direct approach to working, often eschewing refinements that commonly accompany many ceramic processes. The resulting pieces radiate an exuberant, unbridled immediacy. He feels that this unfettered approach is essentially relatable to our shared human experience. To explain this idea Mitchell talks about a fundamental familiarity with clay that we all carry with us from our formative years. Perhaps we came to it through playing as children making mud pies or maybe it was making pinch pots in elementary school, regardless he feels that clay is a material that is universally relatable at a very basic level. The imagery that he uses is also very accessible. Bears, elefants (he prefers ‘f’ to ‘ph’), bunnies and flowers appear over and over in his work and though they can be definitely be related to his own personal story he feels that these too spring from an early and universally familiar place. Throughout the work Mitchell seeks to tap into and broadcast a sense of vitality whether it be joyful or colored with more a complex mix of emotions. This throughline can been seen in the thick, dripping glazes, the unabashed appropriation of decorative motifs and an unmistakeable suffusion of playfulness.

Notable solo exhibitions of Mitchell’s work include: Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell, 2012-2013, Henry Art Gallery; Some Things and Their Shadows, 2009, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; Shiny Happy Pretty (with Tina Hoggatt), 2008, Missoula Art Museum; Hanabuki, 2001, Henry Art Gallery; My Spirit, 1992, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; and Documents Northwest: The Poncho Series, 1990, Seattle Art Museum.

Mitchell’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University), Honolulu Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum.

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Previewed: CASSANDRA C. JONES “Lightning Drawings” on ARTSY

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present nine new works from Cassandras C. Jones‘ acclaimed LIGHTNING DRAWINGS in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening September 14, 2022.

VIEW THIS NOW SHOW AT: https://bit.ly/3KbhUvo


Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller. She uses digital photography to create collage works, large-scale installations, and videos that spin a narrative and present a prismatic reflection of our contemporary, consumerist, technology-based lifestyles. Jones does this to offer a space of possibility, discovery, and growth. 

In a nod to traditional mark-making techniques, the series entitled “Lightning Drawings” connects photographs of lightning bolts, end to end, to create continuous lines that are distinctively wavy, tapered, scribbled, delicate, dashed, etc. (referring to the circles).  I also use this approach of “line quality” to make large-scale drawings of urban animals in mid-air. Existing within a pile of photographs, dogs and rabbits appear to be leaping through time, space, and different rural and suburban locals. This has become an analogy for the way I navigate through the sea of photos that I collect and utilize.

Cassandra C. Jones received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has shown in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Jones has taken part in Invitational Only residencies at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov, CZ, Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and Taft Gardens Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA. Recently, her video work was purchased and included in three exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. And nominated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Jones received a commission to design two tile murals at Paseo Nuevo Mall that went up in 2020. 

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Check out this article from THE SCOTSMAN on “SCHOOL: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project”

Check out this article from THE SCOTSMAN on “SCHOOL: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project”: https://bit.ly/3BFOTD1

“SCHOOL” is an international traveling exhibition spearheaded and conceptualized by artist Joseph Rossano that casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations. 

Conceptualized and spearheaded by environmental artist Joseph Rossano, School isan international multi-media, traveling art performance and exhibition that casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations and the threatened habitat on which they depend. Sculpted from molten glass by concerned glassmakers from around the world—as well as first-hand video accounts from scientists, artists, and Indigenous peoples—the installation features a life-size school of mirrored salmon-like forms. 

To learn more about “School”, visit https://www.thesalmonschool.com/about 

To learn more about Joseph Rossano, visit https://www.josephrossano.com/ 

To learn more about STARworks, visit www.starworksnc.org 

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Previewed: CASSANDRA C. JONES “Lightning Drawings” on ARTSY

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present nine new works from Cassandras C. Jones‘ acclaimed LIGHTNING DRAWINGS in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening September 14, 2022.

VIEW THIS NOW SHOW AT: https://bit.ly/3KbhUvo


Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller. She uses digital photography to create collage works, large-scale installations, and videos that spin a narrative and present a prismatic reflection of our contemporary, consumerist, technology-based lifestyles. Jones does this to offer a space of possibility, discovery, and growth. 

In a nod to traditional mark-making techniques, the series entitled “Lightning Drawings” connects photographs of lightning bolts, end to end, to create continuous lines that are distinctively wavy, tapered, scribbled, delicate, dashed, etc. (referring to the circles).  I also use this approach of “line quality” to make large-scale drawings of urban animals in mid-air. Existing within a pile of photographs, dogs and rabbits appear to be leaping through time, space, and different rural and suburban locals. This has become an analogy for the way I navigate through the sea of photos that I collect and utilize.

Cassandra C. Jones received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has shown in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Jones has taken part in Invitational Only residencies at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov, CZ, Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and Taft Gardens Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA. Recently, her video work was purchased and included in three exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. And nominated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Jones received a commission to design two tile murals at Paseo Nuevo Mall that went up in 2020. 

#cassandrajones #markmoorefineart #artexhibition #artshow #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #abstractart #abstractpainting #laartist #markmooregallery