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Ends Sunday: TODD HEBERT “Three Snowmen, Three Bubbles” – An Exclusive Online ARTSY Exhibition

2_Head with Trees and Ocean, 2018 Acrylic on linen over panel 10 x 11

TODD HEBERT “Three Snowmen, Three Bubbles” – An Exclusive Online ARTSY Exhibition Opening May 14th

The Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present Todd Hebert in his first online exclusive solo exhibition. North Dakota-based artist Todd Hebert employs the atmospheric and saturated visual language associated with airbrushed graphics in his paintings. This technique heightens the uncanny humanlike engagement with vernacular activities like playing football or building snowmen. 

Hebert’s work is an American lexicon: scarecrows, picnic coolers, snowmen, ceramic owls, and satellite dishes.  The images are mysteriously odd – a kind of suburban symbolism meets the allegories of the seasons (and it is definitely not Hallmark in sensibility). The artist plays off the grandeur of nature with absurd juxtapositions – picnic tables at the foot of an immense ice flow. For Hebert, the cycle of nature is really the cycle of seasonal artifacts and holiday dramas. His paintings are peculiar, minimal narratives on the passing of time.

VIEW THIS WORK NOW AT: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/shows

4_Bubble with Iceberg, 2018 Acrylic on linen 9 x 12

Todd Hebert received his BFA from the University of North Dakota and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; and the Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Among the numerous private and public collections that have acquired his work are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Neuberger Berman Collection, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has an upcoming exhibition with Devin Borden Gallery, Houston in 2020.

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

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KIM RUGG: “Another Man’s Treasure” – Opening Tomorrow!

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KIM RUGG: “Another Man’s Treasure” – Opening July 9th

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to announce the exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by artist KIM RUGG on view now titled, “Another Man’s Treasure”. I would urge you to take a look at this beautiful, thoughtful, and compelling exhibition focused contemporary culture.

View this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition now at: https://bit.ly/2Va62Bz

With surgical blades and a meticulous hand for nearly two decades Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissected and reassembled newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. In her early work, the front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its producers’ authority as much as the message itself. Through her re-appropriation of medium and meaning, she effectively highlights the innately slanted nature of the distribution of information as well as its messengers. Rugg has also created hand-drawn works alongside wallpaper installations, both of which toy with authenticity and falsehood through subtle trompe l’oeil. In her maps, Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.

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According to the artist: 

“Some people have said that my recent work has moved into a different direction. But I would disagree with this as I am still pursuing my interest in popular iconography and still disrupting the relationship between the images and their vehicles to make the images more visible and jarring.”

“Living in an urban environment it is impossible to ignore the blanket of litter that covers our streets and parks. Each piece of litter is a highly designed piece of packaging, easily identifiable, that is no longer functional or wanted.”

“During a period of a couple of years when I was not able to produce any art, collecting selected pieces of litter became my main creative process. Passersby would praise me as a civil minded citizen and offer to add to my collection only to be told by me that I didn’t want their bottle or can they were offering me as it didn’t fit in the of my piece.”

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“I was drawn to cigarette packs, because of their gory, staged health warning images, brightly colored sweet (Candy) wrappers and of course Mc Donald’s packaging which outnumbered all other litter put together. Once home, I washed and dried all my collected rubbish (trash) and sorted it by color, brand or product. This became my new palette to produce the new series of collages.”

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“I work in a space dominated by an antique Mennonite quilt which has inspired me to investigate the language of quilting. Needlework has been a long-term interest for me.  The dialogue between the thread and the fabric is one that I am attracted to due to the physicality of the medium. Early pieces exploring the medium of stitching and quilting fused with contemporary iconography were conceptually unsuccessful but helped me understands the new vocabulary I was working with until I felt I could express my concept successfully. My process involves creating a collage with the collected litter.  My aim is to create something visually attractive at first, to lure the viewer, and for the true nature of the medium to be revealed on closer inspection.”

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“The Practice of Smoking” started as a single square where the health warning images were arranged to form an attractive color pattern, the content of diseased lungs or gangrenous toes, was just incidental. I was selecting them for their formal qualities rather than content. The collage was scanned and printed in multiples which I arranged to form a larger pattern which seen from a distance appears to be an ethnic textile.

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After assembling the parts, it was backed with batting and stitched to form a quilt. Quilts are usually made for comfort, but my process has corrupted this function to make it anything but comforting.”

“As I mentioned earlier McDonald’s dominates the world of litter. In the series of works titled “I’m Lovin’ It” the pattern is of a MC Donald’s QR code and each square is cut from a piece of litter. Thanks to the color scheme of the  branded packaging, the overall effect is quite fun. A version of the collage has been printed to make the two quilts.”

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“The piece “Keep Britain Tidy” is a long-lasting strap line for a litter campaign in the UK. It appears repeatedly in the collage as the logo is printed on most wrapping. This collage used blue, red and white packaging arranged in a herringbone pattern to form the Union Jack. It was directly inspired by the thought: “this country is covered in litter” I had when walking the streets of my neighborhood with my dog. Although the sparkly bright nature of the packaging makes the collage bright and fun, the real meaning behind the materials is one of decrepitude.”

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“Likewise, “Take Your Litter Home” Is another expression of this thought. The British Isles are made using a traditional quilting pattern to cut the litter into blocks. The sea is made from water bottle labels.”

Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Honolulu Museum of Art, the Norton Museum (FL), and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX) among others. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), and Nettie Horn Gallery (Manchester), P.P.O.W. Gallery (NYC), and was the recipient of the Thames and Hudson Prize from the Royal College of Art Society in 2004. She lives and works in London (UK).

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Special Preview: KIM RUGG: “Another Man’s Treasure” – Opening July 9th

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KIM RUGG: “Another Man’s Treasure” – Opening July 9th

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to announce the exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of new work by artist KIM RUGG on view now titled, “Another Man’s Treasure”. I would urge you to take a look at this beautiful, thoughtful, and compelling exhibition focused contemporary culture.

View this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition now at: https://bit.ly/2Va62Bz

With surgical blades and a meticulous hand for nearly two decades Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissected and reassembled newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. In her early work, the front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its producers’ authority as much as the message itself. Through her re-appropriation of medium and meaning, she effectively highlights the innately slanted nature of the distribution of information as well as its messengers. Rugg has also created hand-drawn works alongside wallpaper installations, both of which toy with authenticity and falsehood through subtle trompe l’oeil. In her maps, Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.

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According to the artist: 

“Some people have said that my recent work has moved into a different direction. But I would disagree with this as I am still pursuing my interest in popular iconography and still disrupting the relationship between the images and their vehicles to make the images more visible and jarring.”

“Living in an urban environment it is impossible to ignore the blanket of litter that covers our streets and parks. Each piece of litter is a highly designed piece of packaging, easily identifiable, that is no longer functional or wanted.”

“During a period of a couple of years when I was not able to produce any art, collecting selected pieces of litter became my main creative process. Passersby would praise me as a civil minded citizen and offer to add to my collection only to be told by me that I didn’t want their bottle or can they were offering me as it didn’t fit in the of my piece.”

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“I was drawn to cigarette packs, because of their gory, staged health warning images, brightly colored sweet (Candy) wrappers and of course Mc Donald’s packaging which outnumbered all other litter put together. Once home, I washed and dried all my collected rubbish (trash) and sorted it by color, brand or product. This became my new palette to produce the new series of collages.”

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“I work in a space dominated by an antique Mennonite quilt which has inspired me to investigate the language of quilting. Needlework has been a long-term interest for me.  The dialogue between the thread and the fabric is one that I am attracted to due to the physicality of the medium. Early pieces exploring the medium of stitching and quilting fused with contemporary iconography were conceptually unsuccessful but helped me understands the new vocabulary I was working with until I felt I could express my concept successfully. My process involves creating a collage with the collected litter.  My aim is to create something visually attractive at first, to lure the viewer, and for the true nature of the medium to be revealed on closer inspection.”

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“The Practice of Smoking” started as a single square where the health warning images were arranged to form an attractive color pattern, the content of diseased lungs or gangrenous toes, was just incidental. I was selecting them for their formal qualities rather than content. The collage was scanned and printed in multiples which I arranged to form a larger pattern which seen from a distance appears to be an ethnic textile.

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After assembling the parts, it was backed with batting and stitched to form a quilt. Quilts are usually made for comfort, but my process has corrupted this function to make it anything but comforting.”

“As I mentioned earlier McDonald’s dominates the world of litter. In the series of works titled “I’m Lovin’ It” the pattern is of a MC Donald’s QR code and each square is cut from a piece of litter. Thanks to the color scheme of the  branded packaging, the overall effect is quite fun. A version of the collage has been printed to make the two quilts.”

Rugg_Keep_Britain_Tidy_2020

“The piece “Keep Britain Tidy” is a long-lasting strap line for a litter campaign in the UK. It appears repeatedly in the collage as the logo is printed on most wrapping. This collage used blue, red and white packaging arranged in a herringbone pattern to form the Union Jack. It was directly inspired by the thought: “this country is covered in litter” I had when walking the streets of my neighborhood with my dog. Although the sparkly bright nature of the packaging makes the collage bright and fun, the real meaning behind the materials is one of decrepitude.”

Keep B Tidy detail 2

“Likewise, “Take Your Litter Home” Is another expression of this thought. The British Isles are made using a traditional quilting pattern to cut the litter into blocks. The sea is made from water bottle labels.”

Rugg received her MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (London). Her work can be seen in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art (D.C.) and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Honolulu Museum of Art, the Norton Museum (FL), and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX) among others. She has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne), and Nettie Horn Gallery (Manchester), P.P.O.W. Gallery (NYC), and was the recipient of the Thames and Hudson Prize from the Royal College of Art Society in 2004. She lives and works in London (UK).

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Ends Sunday: David Klamen: Landscapes – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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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.

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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.

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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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Award-Winning Documentary by Matt Pizzano’s “The Grass Is Always Greener On TV” charts the life and work of Mark Bennett

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Image: Mark Bennett, The Pritchett Family Plans (Modern Family), 2017 / Lithograph on Rives BFK paper / 29 × 40 in / Edition of 20 + 2AP

Capturing what feels like a lifetime in only 15-minutes, Matt Pizzano’s The Grass Is Always Greener On TV charts the life of Mark Bennett, who became famous for blueprinting every detail of the homes in the 1950s television shows he religiously watched as a child. An incredibly moving artist profile doc, the film’s glossy production and rich narrative arc echo much of the charm of the classic Hollywood that Bennett himself adored. In exploring one man’s attempt to escape into a fantasy world, Pizzano beautifully encapsulates the essence of an artist who must overcome his demons.

VIEW THIS FILM AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://youtu.be/_5UGXThye7M

 

The Grass Is Always Greener On TV uncannily juxtaposes the dark parts of Bennett’s life with the surreally perfect lives within the television shows he obsessed over. Using a combination of home video, talk show appearances, and interview footage (along with a bit of re-staging), Pizzano, alongside producer Nic Wehmeyer, build a story that feels like it should play on one of the old television screens where Bennett found so much comfort.

 

Accentuating the ironic comparison, the film was shot in the classic 4:3 aspect ratio, with a musical score that sounds just like something from decades past. As various clips from I Love Lucy and Leave It To Beaver play over Bennett’s confessions of a traumatic childhood, the effects of which would continue to plague him well into adulthood, Pizzano chillingly reveals the dangers of living in fantasy.

 

Pizzano’s greatest challenge was finding a way to bring to life both Bennett’s internal struggle and his vivid imagination, in a way that didn’t distract from the story. Motion graphics were therefore employed to illustrate Bennett’s work, with the help of the director’s creative partner and producer of the film Nic Wehmeyer.

 

As Bennett’s blueprints animate over the shows he studied so meticulously, Pizzano was able to translate the artist’s thought process to the screen. Coupled with stylish editing techniques, The Grass Is Always Greener On TV transcends the traditional profile doc and strikingly depicts a journey of a man who must overcome deep trauma and abuse.

 

Delightfully empowering and one of the most compelling real-life character arcs we’ve seen in a documentary, The Grass Is Always Greener On TV reminds us all how important it is to accept ourselves and others, flaws and all.

For more information on Mark Bennett, please contact: info@markmoorefineart.com

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Closing Soon: TODD HEBERT “Three Snowmen, Three Bubbles” – An Exclusive Online ARTSY Exhibition

2_Head with Trees and Ocean, 2018 Acrylic on linen over panel 10 x 11

TODD HEBERT “Three Snowmen, Three Bubbles” – An Exclusive Online ARTSY Exhibition Opening May 14th

The Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present Todd Hebert in his first online exclusive solo exhibition. North Dakota-based artist Todd Hebert employs the atmospheric and saturated visual language associated with airbrushed graphics in his paintings. This technique heightens the uncanny humanlike engagement with vernacular activities like playing football or building snowmen. 

Hebert’s work is an American lexicon: scarecrows, picnic coolers, snowmen, ceramic owls, and satellite dishes.  The images are mysteriously odd – a kind of suburban symbolism meets the allegories of the seasons (and it is definitely not Hallmark in sensibility). The artist plays off the grandeur of nature with absurd juxtapositions – picnic tables at the foot of an immense ice flow. For Hebert, the cycle of nature is really the cycle of seasonal artifacts and holiday dramas. His paintings are peculiar, minimal narratives on the passing of time.

VIEW THIS WORK NOW AT: https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/shows

4_Bubble with Iceberg, 2018 Acrylic on linen 9 x 12

Todd Hebert received his BFA from the University of North Dakota and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; and the Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Among the numerous private and public collections that have acquired his work are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Neuberger Berman Collection, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has an upcoming exhibition with Devin Borden Gallery, Houston in 2020.

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

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Kara Maria Featured in FLORA at Gail Severn Gallery (Sun Valley)

 

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Kara Maria Featured in FLORA at Gail Severn Gallery (Sun Valley)

JENNY ABELL, MICHAEL GREGORY, DIANE ANDREWS HALL, HUNG LIU, KARA MARIA, LAURA McPHEE, KENNA MOSER, CHRISTOPHER REILLY, ALLISON STEWART

May – June, 2020

http://www.gailseverngallery.com

Our group exhibition ‘In Bloom’ is a celebration of Spring by our contemporary artists through their individual interpretation of flowers. These artists present us with unique perspectives of the traditional symbol of spring and the concepts of beauty, vitality, and the cyclical nature of life.

 

All of these works come together for an exhibition in celebration of spring:

 

In her prints Hung Liu adopts and interprets traditional Chinese images of flowers, incorporating their historical symbolic importance in her work.

 

Laura McPhee’s large format photography captures the beauty of Idaho wildflowers and nature’s natural cycle, while the flowers in Kathy Moss’ large scale paintings serve as archetypes, representing issues of power, hierarchies, and the psychological associations we assign to flowers.

 

The subtlety and intimacy of Kenna Moser’s beeswax, vintage envelope, and collage pieces counter the vibrant colors of Michael Gregory’s tulips.

 

The ebb and flow of Allison Stewart’s gestural flower paintings balance the intimate and precisely detailed paintings of Diane Andrews Hall.

 

In her monoprints, Kara Maria explores the beauty of nature through the unique geometry found in flowers, snowflakes and other flora and fauna.

 

Christopher Reilly’s spiritual and organic encaustic paintings capture the intimate relationship between plants and wildlife.

 

Jenny Abell creates a mythical narrative based in nature though her collaged book covers.

 

For more information, contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

 

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Closing Soon: David Klamen: Landscapes – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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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.

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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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Opening Tomorrow: Energy and Motion: Abstraction 2020 – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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Energy and Motion: Abstraction 2020

June 18, 2020 – September 13, 2020

VIEW THIS EXCLUSIVE ARTSY ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE: https://bit.ly/36X540b

“Abstraction is energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space.”  – Jackson Pollock

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition including 15 artists focused on Abstraction in “Energy and Motion: Abstraction 2020” on view now through September 13, 2020.

Including the work of:

  • Charles Arnoldi
  • Michael Batty
  • Tim Bavington
  • Alex Blau
  • Tony DeLap
  • Joshua Dildine
  • Amy Myers
  • Meghan Smythe
  • Lisa Stefanelli
  • Feodor Voronov
  • Ben Weiner
  • Jimi Gleason
  • Kara Maria
  • Julie Oppermann
  • Robert Standish

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

http://www.markmoorefineart.com

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Special Preview: Energy and Motion: Abstraction 2020 – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

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Energy and Motion: Abstraction 2020

June 18, 2020 – September 13, 2020

VIEW THIS EXCLUSIVE ARTSY ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE: https://bit.ly/36X540b

“Abstraction is energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space.”  – Jackson Pollock

Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition including 15 artists focused on Abstraction in “Energy and Motion: Abstraction 2020” on view now through September 13, 2020.

Including the work of:

  • Charles Arnoldi
  • Michael Batty
  • Tim Bavington
  • Alex Blau
  • Tony DeLap
  • Joshua Dildine
  • Amy Myers
  • Meghan Smythe
  • Lisa Stefanelli
  • Feodor Voronov
  • Ben Weiner
  • Jimi Gleason
  • Kara Maria
  • Julie Oppermann
  • Robert Standish

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

http://www.markmoorefineart.com

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