Category Archives: Mark Moore Gallery

Julie Oppermann Highlights “Process”

Julie Oppermann is among the ten MMFA artists will be featured in the exhibition titled PROCESS curated by Matthew Gardocki at the Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada Las Vegas which is open now and continues through May 13, 2017.


This exhibition will also include works by: Julie Oppermann; Christopher Duncan; John Bauer; Kara Joslyn; Kim Rugg; Ryan Wallace; Heidi Schwegler; Meghan Smythe; Christopher Russell, along with Lester Monzon.

You can download a complete PDF list of available works in PROCESS at UNLV by clicking here.

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Previewed: New Work by Kara Joslyn

Check out the new work by Mark Moore Fine Art artist KARA JOSLYN – these are some of the best paintings she has ever done!


Image: Kara Joslyn, No Flowers for White Powers, 2017, polymer car paint and acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches

Kara Joslyn teases out the delicate quality of her forms using polymer auto paint applied with a laborious process of masking and airbrushing, calling up tensions between the hand-made and the industrial.

Joslyn’s paintings — largely monochrome paired with her reflective surfaces — offer eerie depictions of pared down forms while examining the tensions between light and dark.


Image: Kara Joslyn, Double Byrd, 2017, polymer car paint and acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Kara Joslyn received her BFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2008), completed post-baccalaureate studies in Painting at Columbia University, NYC (2011), and MFA at University of California San Diego (2016). Recent exhibitions include two person show with SANGREE at Land and Sea (Oakland, CA), and group shows at : Aimee Friberg Exhibitions (SF), Bizkaia Aretoa Universidad del Pais Vasco (Bilbao, Spain), Egyptian Art & Antiques (Beverly Hills), SPF 15 (San Diego), Gallería Alternativa Oncé (Monterrey, Mexico) and Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles).

Joslyn received the Russell Foundation Grant for her work with Holography, is a current graduate teaching fellow in Visual Arts at UCSD, and was two-time nominee for the Robert Motherwell Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture.

You can view all the available paintings here at the MMFA ARTSY website here.



Marton Varo Releases New Sculpture Work

Mark Moore Fine Art has just received this wonderful small marble sculpture work by artist Marton Varo titled 35 Cubes (2016). In addition, an extremely insightful essay by Edward Lucie-Smith on this artist and his work was recently featured on ARTSY which you can view here.


Image: Marton Varo 35 Cubes, 2016, Carrara marble, 14”1/2 X10” X 5” – Price Upon Request

Born March 15, 1943 in Szekelyudvarhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Romania), Marton Varo studied sculpture at Ion Andreescu Institute of Arts in Cluj, Romania from 1960 to 1966.  In 1970, he moved to Debrecen, Hungary, where he completed several sculptures for public places and was awarded the Munkacsy Prize in 1984.

Receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1988, Varo became affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, studying the relationship between architecture and sculpture. In 1990, he became the Artist in Residence for a public art project in the City of Brea, California.

Ever since, Varo has been working in an open-air studio at UC Irvine, California, carving his sculptures for public places throughout the US and abroad.

Varo lives and works in the USA, in California and Florida, spending summers working in Carrara, Italy.

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Arriving Today: Classic Early Work by The Clayton Brothers

A number of classic works by THE CLAYTON BROTHERS have just been received today back from exhibition loan and are available to review now on the Mark Moore Fine Art ARTSY site at the following link.

Image: Clayton BrothersYour Blood System, 2007 / mixed media on canvas / 30 x 40 inches / Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

For brothers Rob and Christian Clayton, collaboration is more than a process: the concept of symbiosis resonates through every aspect of their paintings and installations. In a practice devoid of ego and restraint, the Clayton brothers develop intensely compacted narratives on an intuitive basis. Rob and Christian Clayton seldom work on the same canvas at the same time, or discuss their projects during their creation. Playing off of a uniquely unspoken synergy, they take turns inventing, adding to, and editing each piece, propelling their “stories” through spontaneous improvisation. Entwining their independent approaches, styles, and palettes, their works operate as co-authored epics, fusing the concept of self with the communal.


Image Clayton BrothersGoodness Grapes, 2011 / Mixed media on canvas / 84 x 84 inches
Working from their Los Angeles studio, the Clayton brothers draw inspiration from their immediate environment by incorporating local businesses, neighborhood regulars, and snippets of overheard conversations as subjects for their paintings. Composing their pieces in conjunction with one another, recurrent motifs, gestures, places, and figures appear within different works; creating the drama of linked experience. Set upon collaged canvases, the physical layers of their surfaces create a condensed tableaux. The brothers approach painting as a visual representation of pure energy: everyday scenes explode in vortexes of blinding color, movement is practically animated, and products make their placement, an effect similar to viewing every frame of a film simultaneously. In presenting a specific locality, the Clayton brothers relate the personal to the global, but still offer a vision of “America-as-it-is.” In turn, they celebrate and share all of its diverse, spectacular, and solitary splendor.


Image: Clayton BrothersStain on Lemon Yellow, 2011 / Mixed media on paper / 30 x 58 inches

Rob (b. 1963, OH) and Christian (b. 1967, CO) Clayton both received their B.F.A.s from Art Center College of Design (CA). They have had solo exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (CA), and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (WI) in addition to shows in Houston, New York, Beijing, Los Angeles, and Miami. Their work has also been included in shows at the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Santa Monica Museum of Art (CA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Kistler Beach Museum of Art (KS), Corcoran Museum of Art (DC), and the Dallas Museum of Art (TX), among others. They have also participated in more than twenty visiting artist lectures around the world, and their work appears in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Norton Museum of Art (FL), Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside (CA), and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (CA). The artists both live and work in Los Angeles, CA.

You can also download The Clayton Brothers free online STATEMENTS Catalog published by Mark Moore Fine Art featuring full color images of recent artworks, bio information, and a Q&A with the artist at the following link here.

An ARTSY feature on The Clayton Brothers last L.A. exhibition can be viewed here.



Daniel Canogar featured at the ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Opening Thursday

New Media Artist Daniel Canogar will be featured at the ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, February 23rd-27th. This Special commission for the art fair – a solo booth – will incorporate a three-projector version of Ripple, the piece Mark Moore Gallery exhibited at the gallery this past Fall using news-updates as source material.


Installation view: Daniel Canogar at ARCO Art Fair (Madrid)

Daniel Canogar has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.


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“The 7×7 Project (2006-2017)” by art collective OKAY MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow on ARTSY

An Exclusive Online Exhibition of “The 7×7 Project (2006-2017)” by art collective OKAY MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow on ARTSY. You can preview this show now at the following link by clicking HERE.


Image: Okay Mountain “The 7×7 Project” Installation from “Ultrasonic” at Mark Moore Gallery

Mark Moore Fine Art  is very pleased to bring you Okay Mountain’s ongoing “7×7 Project” – which began in 2006 and is still ongoing – resembles a process more than a finished work, and as a result has yielded hundreds of drawings. Related, but distinct from other drawing games, such as “exquisite corpse“, 7×7s visually embody the unique spirit of the group’s shared views. While the drawings are collaborative, they also provide ample room for individual decisions and styles. In fact, often times it is the combination of two distinct approaches to drawing and drawing materials that gives the works their visual intrigue. A short video interview with Okay Mountain can be viewed at the following link by clicking HERE.

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Julie Opperman featured in “Interference” at NURTUREart (Brooklyn)

Mark Moore Fine Art artist JULIE OPPERMANN was recently featured in the exhibition Interference at NURTUREart in Brooklyn.


Image: Julie Oppermann, moire 1203 (2012) / acrylic on canvas / 72 x 96 inches

NURTUREart presents Interference, curated by Steven Salzman and featuring artistsJohnny AbrahamsJohn AslanidisDaniel HillGilbert HsiaoJulie Oppermann and Jessica RosnerInterference explores the physical phenomena of the superposition of two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern. Waves of air, sound and electro-magnetism—and their subsequent interference patterns—permeate our environment. These phenomena surround, bombard and penetrate our bodies continuously. The artists in this exhibit explore these omnipresent patterns as a visual motifs, including hard-edge geometry, gestural improvisation, and handwriting. Inspirational sources include optics, physics, music and meditation. The ensemble of works on view grasp the pervasive hum of interference radiation to capture and re-present it as analysis visually and poetically.

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