Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist collective OKAY MOUNTAIN titled “Prototypes”
HERE IS THE LINK TO VIEW THE SHOW: bit.ly/3Xv4j8f
Modeled after the style of invention marketed on late-night television, “Prototypes” is part documentation for sculptures that no longer exist, part performative staging for the camera, and part commentary on advertisement photography’s often ignored aesthetic history. Prototypes is not strictly about the objects themselves, but how it is we encounter objects through pictures, how meaning is reliant on the style in which depiction is carried out. Each sculpture is a character in its own consumerist drama, complete with moody lighting, expressionistic gestures, and an elaborate set. All of these aspects work together through a sense of humor to question the interlocking relationships between photography, sculpture, commodification and desire.
Okay Mountain is a nine member artist collective based in Austin, Texas. The group initially came together to run the alternative gallery space Okay Mountain (2006-2012), and began making work together in their spare time. As an artist-run gallery the collective organized group and solo exhibitions featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, hosted musical performances, readings, and other art-related events. As a creative collective, the group has exhibited their drawing, video, sound, and sculpture projects throughout the United States and in Mexico City. Okay Mountain’s immersive installations and multi-media assemblages have been widely recognized for their interest in humor, vernacular culture, and consumerist fantasy, as well as their sardonic critique of the insecurities and superficial convictions that surround such interests.
Carlos Rosales-Silva, Josh Rios, Justin Goldwater, Ryan Hennessee, Nathan Green, Peat Duggins, Michael Sieben, Sterling Allen, Tim Brown
While most artists are alumni of the University of Texas at Austin (TX), others are graduates of University of California Los Angeles (CA), Rhode Island School of Design (RI), and the University of Kansas (KS). Institutional exhibitions have included those at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston (TX), Austin Museum of Art (TX), McNay Art Museum (TX), Arthouse (TX), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN), and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (MA). Their work is included in the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (CT), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), Santa Barabara Museum of Art (CA), and Vanderbilt University (TN).
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