Category Archives: Mark Moore Gallery

Mark Moore Fine Art Celebrates 35 years!

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Founded in 1984, Mark Moore Fine Art is the evolution of the Mark Moore Gallery – a family owned and operated contemporary art gallery in Southern California.  Although it’s emphasis is on fine art advisory and consulting Mark Moore Fine Art also continues to be active in the management and representation of emerging and mid-career artists. Mark Moore Fine Art is highly active in the secondary market, and provides tailored both collection management and consultation. Additionally, Mark Moore Fine Art works closely with commercial and government agencies to develop and execute various public art projects – some of which include major works in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Dallas, New York City, and Las Vegas – to name but a few.

Mark Moore Fine Art continues to focus on a program that discovers and champions the best in new talent in the art world today that includes painting, photography, drawing, new media, video, installation, performance, sculpture, and ceramics – which is regularly in curated exhibitions, at art fairs, and institutions around the world.

You can add yourself to our weekly email list and remain updated on all our current and upcoming exhibitions and projects at the following link: 

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Kara Maria in “Strange” at the Berkeley Art Museum – On View Now!

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Image: Kara Maria, An Exercise of Freedom, 2006 – 2018 / 56 x 46 inches / acrylic on canvas

Upcoming Events for artist KARA MARIA

Strange

August 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Group exhibition featuring diverse works from BAMPFA’s collection that invoke strangeness and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

2155 Center Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-642-0808

https://bampfa.org/program/strange

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DETAIL Image: Kara Maria, An Exercise of Freedom, 2006 – 2018 / 56 x 46 inches / acrylic on canvas

 

Additional GROUP SHOWS upcoming:

Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves

September, 14 – December, 29, 2019

Group exhibition of artwork depicting revelatory encounters with animals, real or imagined

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303

650-329-2366

https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/exhibitions/upcoming.asp

Kara Maria produces paintings and work on paper that reflect on political themes such as feminism, war, and the environment.  She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements. Maria received her BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Katonah Museum of Art in New York; among others.

In 2016, Maria’s work was featured in a solo exhibition, Head Over Heels, at the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, which included an accompanying monograph.  Her work has garnered critical attention in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Art in America. Maria has completed residencies at the Montalvo Arts Center, Recology Artist in Residence Program, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and at the de Young’s Artist Studio. She is recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a grant from Artadia and an Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Maria lives and works in San Francisco.

For more information, contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#karamaria #markmoorefineart

Closing Sunday: ZEMER PELED: Recent Work on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art features eight new works from artist ZEMER PELED in this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition closing on November 24, 2019.

VIEW THIS SHOW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/2lOOBrq

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.

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The sculpture’s narrative impulses lean to encounters with the otherworldly—like complex topiaries marking a not-so-distant land–yet they remain distinctly tied to earth’s patterns. This conflation of the foreign and familiar creates a frenzied dislocation in the work. Inspired by migratory habits of birds, a sweep of feathers, and cycles of change, the works spiral outwardly in rhythmic patterns, interpreting not only the dynamism of nature, but also the startling strangeness of a life lived in transition.

Using white and colored porcelains, Peled transforms sharp slivers of porcelain into feathers, petals, leaves, and spines that describe objects of unknowable origins: seductive but untrustworthy. The forms are complexly ordered from the inside out, often bulging or spilling over with textures both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. The forms are never static; the visual dance of sharp ceramic parts conveys a sense of constant movement. Like a murmuration of starlings, the sculptures appear to shift shapes as you move around them, an identity becoming and unbecoming in front of you.

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The act of making for Peled is a feat of endurance, improvisation, and adaptation with the aim to embody a fleeting but fundamental feeling of mystery. The construction of her sculpture parallels negotiations any outsider makes in encountering a new world as they delicately construct a self that is both adaptable and resilient.

Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. 

Zemer Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), the Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT). Additional information on this incredible artist can be found on our website at: www.markmoorefineart.com

#zemerpeled #markmoorefineart

Joshua Dildine: Altered Aurus – Opening Saturday!

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Mark Moore Fine Art and Houston Art Advisory is pleased to announce “Altered Aurus“, a solo show from California artist, Joshua Dildine, of works selected spanning over the last decade, connecting the origins of his relationship with abstract painting and photography.

You can view this body of work now at:  http://bit.ly/2NRsSL9

While the aura of something describes the atmosphere or quality that surrounds it, “aurus” is a latin word describing something of or related to gold. A family photo that captures a memory can be like a treasure more valuable than gold if it holds meaning for a person. Dildine expertly alters imagery from his own family archive of photographs as a jumping off point for most of his paintings, making them both grounded and familiar, yet somehow other worldly through his painting style. They strike a balance between captured representation and dimensional abstraction, as an act of destruction and rebirth in one stroke, weaving the immediacy of the present with the nostalgia of the past. “Altered Aurus” brings together these works painted over large scale photographs with abstract paintings derived from photo + paint sketches and studies.

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Dildine (b. 1984, CA), received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University (CA). He has been featured in group exhibitions in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Murfreesboro, as well as the Frederick Weisman Museum of Fine Art (CA). His work is included in the public collection of the Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside (Riverside, CA), The Frederick Weisman Museum of Fine Art (CA), The Honolulu Art Museum, and The Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA). He was also the recipient of the 2010 Claremont Graduate University Award. The artist lives and works in Fresno, CA.

Please join us for the Artist reception this Saturday Nov. 16, 6-9pm

HOUSTON ART ADVISORY

3420 Rusk St. Houston, Texas 77003

For more information contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #houstonartadvisory #joshdildine

Don’t Miss Zemer Peled and Dirk Staschke in “Cool Clay” at the Crocker Art Museum

I thought you might be interested to know that Cool Clay currently on view at the Crocker Art Museum features the work of ZEMER PELED and DIRK STASCHKE.

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More information on this amazing exhibition can be found here: https://www.crockerart.org/exhibitions/cool-clay

Zemer 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.

The sculpture’s narrative impulses lean to encounters with the otherworldly—like complex topiaries marking a not-so-distant land–yet they remain distinctly tied to earth’s patterns. This conflation of the foreign and familiar creates a frenzied dislocation in the work. Inspired by migratory habits of birds, a sweep of feathers, and cycles of change, the works spiral outwardly in rhythmic patterns, interpreting not only the dynamism of nature, but also the startling strangeness of a life lived in transition.

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Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. She has recently been featured in Hi-Fructose Magazine, Colossal, National Public Radio, MIND Magazine, O Magazine, and Ceramics Monthly (which featured her on the cover of the May 2015 issue).

Zemer Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), the Henry Moore Gallery at the Royal College of Art (London), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT). Additional information on this incredible artist can be found on our website at: www.markmoorefineart.com

ARTSY website: www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery

#markmoorefineart #zemerpeled #crockerartmuseum #coolclay #CrockerArt @crockerart

Mark Moore Fine Art presents a new body of work by Jason Salavon titled, “Narrative Frame (Illuminated Manuscripts)”

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Mark Moore Fine Art presents a new body of work by Jason Salavon titled, “Narrative Frame (Illuminated Manuscripts)”. Works from this series are on concurrently on view as part of the show “Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

VIEW THIS WORK HERE NOW:  http://bit.ly/365wlMW

In his work from “Little Infinities” Series – of which this series is a part – Jason Salavon’s continues pioneering a multi-decade use of data and algorithms in the creation of visual art. Throughout this time, his work has unearthed unseen pattern, habit, and structure within our culture and daily life. The works in this exhibition broaden this exploration, critically probing the proliferation of image data, the historical structures of narrative, and the creative potential of the current Artificial Intelligence revival.

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In this series of suites of prints, real-time videos, and wallpapers, collectively titled “Narrative Frame”, Salavon addresses three primary historical structures used for the propagation of narrative: illuminated manuscripts, newspapers, and websites. Produced using self-authored neural network software, the works provide insight into the literal shapes and structure we’ve used to tell one another stories through time. In this particular piece from this body of work, we are focused on Salavon’s Illuminated Manuscript works.

Jason Salavon (born 1970, Indianapolis, IN) received a BA in Art and Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1993) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997). Salavon has exhibited his work extensively for the last twenty years, including recent solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2017), Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2016); the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI (2016); TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM (2016); and the Public Trust, Dallas, TX (2016). In collaboration with Microsoft Research, where he was a Visiting Artist in 2014, he exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2015). He has completed numerous large-scale commissions including for the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL (2018) and the United States Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. (2013).

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His work is included in many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY; the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A short video excerpt from “Narrative Walk (Illuminated Manuscripts)” can be viewed here:  https://vimeo.com/337862420

#jasonsalavon #markmoorefineart #littleinfinities #narrativewalk #directmessage

Kara Maria Reviewed on ARTSYSHARK

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This article about Kara Maria’s recent work was published on August 29 by Artsy Shark:

Mark Moore Fine Art presents the first ARTSY Online Exclusive Career Survey of the works of painter KARA MARIA. The show features twelve paintings scanning nearly two decades from the artist’s private collection. 

YOU CAN VIEW THIS SHOW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/32kcQ1g

In this exhibition we survey 12 painting from the career of San Francisco-based painter Kara Maria. Her work reflects on political topics – feminism, war, and the environment. She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements.

Kara Maria produces paintings and work on paper that reflect on political themes such as feminism, war, and the environment.  She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements. Maria received her BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Katonah Museum of Art in New York; among others.

In 2016, Maria’s work was featured in a solo exhibition, Head Over Heels, at the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, which included an accompanying monograph.  Her work has garnered critical attention in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Art in America. Maria has completed residencies at the Montalvo Arts Center, Recology Artist in Residence Program, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and at the de Young’s Artist Studio. She is recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a grant from Artadia and an Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Maria lives and works in San Francisco.

For more information, contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#karamaria #markmoorefineart