Category Archives: Mark Moore Gallery

PREVIEWED: Jimi Gleason “Amor Fati” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening December 7th

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of six new works by Southern California artist JIMI GLEASON titled “Amor Fati”.

VIEW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/3O5jmkU

“In Gleason’s deliciously unnatural abstractions, the devil is not in the details only because diabolical beauty spills so profusely from every nook and cranny.  His densely textured surfaces are a cornucopia of unimaginable delights.” – Art Critic DAVID PAGEL (Los Angeles Times)

Gleason is now the subject of considerable curatorial and critical applause. His work is exhibited in significant public institutions, including the Armand Hammer Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. The artist’s paintings are actively collected by a growing number of major public and private collections around the world. 

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ON VIEW NOW: Joseph Rossano “Her One Voice” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening 12/1/22

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO.Her One Voice” is an installation of recent work configured especially for Mark Moore Fine Art. Everything in the exhibit is made from repurposed or gifted materials. 

VIEW NOW AT: bit.ly/3AAk5oM

The HER ONE VOICE installation comprises elements from two series, “Divine Forms” and “At the Top of Her Lungs”. Below are excerpts from each series description:

At the Top of Her Lungs

At this penning, on September 11th, 2020, the West is ablaze. A mere 40 miles away, a temperate rainforest, home to life aged greater than 2,000 years, struggles for its last breath. Forests as filtration systems for life are essential to all beings on this planet. By recasting our failings to project beauty, viewers are placed in direct contact with the history of their kind and in a way that engages their own activism. By activating a community to save animals, perhaps, we can save each other.  At the Top of Her Lungs is an ongoing series of portraits. The creatures depicted in these works, present, and past, beseech us to heed mother nature’s plea —  wake.

Divine Forms

In this new exhibition, Divine Forms, mirrored vessels – the forms of which reference early Christian iconography – are placed centrally in the gallery, reflecting and engaging the paintings that encircle them. Each artwork invites exploration of the natural world. At the same time, the installation turns the mirror on us, the viewer, causing us to reflect upon the power we have on the planet and the role we play in the preservation – or destruction – of the natural world. She asks us: how will we wield our collective power?

In the many animal portraits, and also reflections seen of oneself in-gallery, are the faces of mother nature. “Her One Voice” asks us to see ourselves as the solution and to take action in the best interest of all species.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rossano’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity.

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause.

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, the South Australia Museum, Google, and more. Integrating cutting edge technology and science with his art, Rossano engages and challenges the viewer to reflect upon humankind’s impact on our planet and its varied ecosystems. Much of his youth was spent exploring the North Shore of New York’s Long Island and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. These were formative years that evolved a life focused on creating environmental awareness through art.

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OPENS TODAY: Joseph Rossano “Her One Voice” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening 12/1/22

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO.Her One Voice” is an installation of recent work configured especially for Mark Moore Fine Art. Everything in the exhibit is made from repurposed or gifted materials. 

VIEW NOW AT: bit.ly/3AAk5oM

The HER ONE VOICE installation comprises elements from two series, “Divine Forms” and “At the Top of Her Lungs”. Below are excerpts from each series description:

At the Top of Her Lungs

At this penning, on September 11th, 2020, the West is ablaze. A mere 40 miles away, a temperate rainforest, home to life aged greater than 2,000 years, struggles for its last breath. Forests as filtration systems for life are essential to all beings on this planet. By recasting our failings to project beauty, viewers are placed in direct contact with the history of their kind and in a way that engages their own activism. By activating a community to save animals, perhaps, we can save each other.  At the Top of Her Lungs is an ongoing series of portraits. The creatures depicted in these works, present, and past, beseech us to heed mother nature’s plea —  wake.

Divine Forms

In this new exhibition, Divine Forms, mirrored vessels – the forms of which reference early Christian iconography – are placed centrally in the gallery, reflecting and engaging the paintings that encircle them. Each artwork invites exploration of the natural world. At the same time, the installation turns the mirror on us, the viewer, causing us to reflect upon the power we have on the planet and the role we play in the preservation – or destruction – of the natural world. She asks us: how will we wield our collective power?

In the many animal portraits, and also reflections seen of oneself in-gallery, are the faces of mother nature. “Her One Voice” asks us to see ourselves as the solution and to take action in the best interest of all species.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rossano’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity.

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause.

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, the South Australia Museum, Google, and more. Integrating cutting edge technology and science with his art, Rossano engages and challenges the viewer to reflect upon humankind’s impact on our planet and its varied ecosystems. Much of his youth was spent exploring the North Shore of New York’s Long Island and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. These were formative years that evolved a life focused on creating environmental awareness through art.

#artexhibition #artshow #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #laartist #contemporaryart #abstractart #artcurator #artstudio #studioview #artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #kunst #artcollectors #markmoorefineart #thesalmonschool #josephrossano

A Major New Work by YORAM WOLBERGER Released

NEW WORK BY YORAM WOLBERGER

Image: YORAM WOLBERGER, Thank You (Poppy), 2023, Fiberglass Composite and Ink, 60 x 63 x 5 inches / Edition: 5/5 plus 2 Aps

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Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a new major wall sculpture work by gallery artist YORAM WOLBERGER. The first of this series is now available for presale at this time.

Of this work, Wolberger writes:

“A commonly used, mass-produced shopping bag, stamped with the iconic graphic of a red Poppy and “Thank You”, escaped an overloaded trash bin near a Mall’s food court. It has been lifted high up into the air, following us on our way back home, floating over the city’s buildings, highways, and bridges. We watch it struggling to transform its beaten and wrinkled form, as if it is trying to elevate its existence, from a utilitarian by-product of consumerism to a featherlike, translucent spectacle with a new destiny.”

“My art strives to manipulate and challenge perceptions of the familiar through a variety of sculptural interventions. I often choose to work with everyday, culturally familiar iconic objects to which we attach deep-seated and often unconscious meanings.  Transformed beyond their original context, these objects suggest new associations and provoke fresh insights into their larger societal relevance and influence.”

Wolberger’s (b. 1963, Tel Aviv, Israel)  works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), the Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside (CA) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

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SPECIAL PREVIEW: Joseph Rossano “Her One Voice” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening 12/1/22

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO.Her One Voice” is an installation of recent work configured especially for Mark Moore Fine Art. Everything in the exhibit is made from repurposed or gifted materials. 

VIEW NOW AT: bit.ly/3AAk5oM

The HER ONE VOICE installation comprises elements from two series, “Divine Forms” and “At the Top of Her Lungs”. Below are excerpts from each series description:

At the Top of Her Lungs

At this penning, on September 11th, 2020, the West is ablaze. A mere 40 miles away, a temperate rainforest, home to life aged greater than 2,000 years, struggles for its last breath. Forests as filtration systems for life are essential to all beings on this planet. By recasting our failings to project beauty, viewers are placed in direct contact with the history of their kind and in a way that engages their own activism. By activating a community to save animals, perhaps, we can save each other.  At the Top of Her Lungs is an ongoing series of portraits. The creatures depicted in these works, present, and past, beseech us to heed mother nature’s plea —  wake.

Divine Forms

In this new exhibition, Divine Forms, mirrored vessels – the forms of which reference early Christian iconography – are placed centrally in the gallery, reflecting and engaging the paintings that encircle them. Each artwork invites exploration of the natural world. At the same time, the installation turns the mirror on us, the viewer, causing us to reflect upon the power we have on the planet and the role we play in the preservation – or destruction – of the natural world. She asks us: how will we wield our collective power?

In the many animal portraits, and also reflections seen of oneself in-gallery, are the faces of mother nature. “Her One Voice” asks us to see ourselves as the solution and to take action in the best interest of all species.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rossano’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity.

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause.

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, the South Australia Museum, Google, and more. Integrating cutting edge technology and science with his art, Rossano engages and challenges the viewer to reflect upon humankind’s impact on our planet and its varied ecosystems. Much of his youth was spent exploring the North Shore of New York’s Long Island and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. These were formative years that evolved a life focused on creating environmental awareness through art.

#artexhibition #artshow #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #laartist #contemporaryart #abstractart #artcurator #artstudio #studioview #artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #kunst #artcollectors #markmoorefineart #thesalmonschool #josephrossano

ON VIEW NOW: Mark Moore Fine Art Presents BEN WEINER titled “Colors Of You” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

PREVIEWED: Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of new work by artist BEN WEINER titled “Colors Of You” on view now through February 5, 2023.

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

Weiner’s large-scale paintings combine elements of process-abstraction and still life painting to create a material history of his own existence.

By photographing paint and luxurious ephemera at close range, then using the resulting image as his subject, Ben Weiner creates works that pose a confusion of object, subject and medium. Weiner’s paintings harness the idolatrous fetishistic desire of consumer culture, the fashion industry, and the art world. Thus, his paintings self-critically describe the duality of their own identity as both transcendent creation and commercial item. Likewise, all of the themes and references in the paintings reinforce their status as consumer/art objects. Roland Bathes’ application of Freud’s concept of “the uncanny” to landscape photography is the pertinent reference.

Art Critic David Shapiro writes of the work: “Meditating on the rapturous designs of the ephemera of our time, Ben Weiner transforms prosaic objects such as aluminum foil, paint, and hair gel into ambiguous, often erotic landscapes of the mind. Weiner’s images are enlarged to the point of near unrecognizability, making the paintings hover on the brink of extreme representation and abstract sublimity. The altered scale combined with dramatic lighting and subtle photographic distortions produces an uncanny effect characteristic of the digital age.”

“Weiner’s large paintings are technically flawless and strikingly realistic, living up to still life’s reputation for naturalistic realism set by Parrhasios in ancient Greece. His involvement in the genre of still life is, however, not based merely in its ability as an effective vehicle for delivering realism but also for the power of objects to communicate metaphorically. In Weiner’s visions, styrofoam can be the ruins of commodity culture, while gold covered mannequins conjure fantasy narratives of transcendence through the decadence of love. The abstract method of communication inherent in still life painting reflects Weiner’s strongly felt belief in the power of implication.”

“While Weiner’s paintings are contemporary, particularly in his interest in the experience of visual disorientation, his techniques reflect an interest in preserving the most effective and archival artistic methods of the Old Masters. He uses Dutch paint and clove oil over Belgian linen to ensure images of great permanence. But, just as Weiner updates the ancient art of still life with photographic distortion, he also adds to his nearly scientifically-mixed palettes a number of prismatic synthetic hues.”

Ben Weiner (b. 1980, Burlington, VT) received his BA from Wesleyan University (CT). He also studied under Mexican muralist José Lazcarro at Universidad de las Americas (Mexico) and has worked closely with artists Jeff Koons, Kim Sooja and Amy Yoes as an assistant. He has exhibited his work widely across the United States and in Mexico with solo shows in Los Angeles, New York and Puebla, and group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Miami, New Haven, Ridgefield, Los Angeles and Riverside. His paintings can be found in the Sammlung/Collection (Germany), the Progressive Collection (OH), and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection (CA). The artist lives and works in New York City.

#benweiner #markmoorefineart #artexhibition #artshow #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #abstractart #markmooregalllery

SPECIAL PREVIEW: Joseph Rossano “Her One Voice” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening 12/1/22

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO.Her One Voice” is an installation of recent work configured especially for Mark Moore Fine Art. Everything in the exhibit is made from repurposed or gifted materials. 

VIEW NOW AT: bit.ly/3AAk5oM

The HER ONE VOICE installation comprises elements from two series, “Divine Forms” and “At the Top of Her Lungs”. Below are excerpts from each series description:

At the Top of Her Lungs

At this penning, on September 11th, 2020, the West is ablaze. A mere 40 miles away, a temperate rainforest, home to life aged greater than 2,000 years, struggles for its last breath. Forests as filtration systems for life are essential to all beings on this planet. By recasting our failings to project beauty, viewers are placed in direct contact with the history of their kind and in a way that engages their own activism. By activating a community to save animals, perhaps, we can save each other.  At the Top of Her Lungs is an ongoing series of portraits. The creatures depicted in these works, present, and past, beseech us to heed mother nature’s plea —  wake.

Divine Forms

In this new exhibition, Divine Forms, mirrored vessels – the forms of which reference early Christian iconography – are placed centrally in the gallery, reflecting and engaging the paintings that encircle them. Each artwork invites exploration of the natural world. At the same time, the installation turns the mirror on us, the viewer, causing us to reflect upon the power we have on the planet and the role we play in the preservation – or destruction – of the natural world. She asks us: how will we wield our collective power?

In the many animal portraits, and also reflections seen of oneself in-gallery, are the faces of mother nature. “Her One Voice” asks us to see ourselves as the solution and to take action in the best interest of all species.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rossano’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity.

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause.

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, the South Australia Museum, Google, and more. Integrating cutting edge technology and science with his art, Rossano engages and challenges the viewer to reflect upon humankind’s impact on our planet and its varied ecosystems. Much of his youth was spent exploring the North Shore of New York’s Long Island and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. These were formative years that evolved a life focused on creating environmental awareness through art.

#artexhibition #artshow #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #laartist #contemporaryart #abstractart #artcurator #artstudio #studioview #artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #kunst #artcollectors #markmoorefineart #thesalmonschool #josephrossano

PREVIEWED: Jimi Gleason “Amor Fati” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening December 7th

Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of six new works by Southern California artist JIMI GLEASON titled “Amor Fati”.

VIEW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/3O5jmkU

“In Gleason’s deliciously unnatural abstractions, the devil is not in the details only because diabolical beauty spills so profusely from every nook and cranny.  His densely textured surfaces are a cornucopia of unimaginable delights.” – Art Critic DAVID PAGEL (Los Angeles Times)

Gleason is now the subject of considerable curatorial and critical applause. His work is exhibited in significant public institutions, including the Armand Hammer Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. The artist’s paintings are actively collected by a growing number of major public and private collections around the world. 

#contemporaryart #abstractart #artcurator #artstudio #studioview #artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #kunst #artcollectors #markmoorefineart 

SPECIAL PREVIEW: Joseph Rossano “Her One Voice” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening 12/1/22

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist JOSEPH ROSSANO.Her One Voice” is an installation of recent work configured especially for Mark Moore Fine Art. Everything in the exhibit is made from repurposed or gifted materials. 

VIEW NOW AT: bit.ly/3AAk5oM

The HER ONE VOICE installation comprises elements from two series, “Divine Forms” and “At the Top of Her Lungs”. Below are excerpts from each series description:

At the Top of Her Lungs

At this penning, on September 11th, 2020, the West is ablaze. A mere 40 miles away, a temperate rainforest, home to life aged greater than 2,000 years, struggles for its last breath. Forests as filtration systems for life are essential to all beings on this planet. By recasting our failings to project beauty, viewers are placed in direct contact with the history of their kind and in a way that engages their own activism. By activating a community to save animals, perhaps, we can save each other.  At the Top of Her Lungs is an ongoing series of portraits. The creatures depicted in these works, present, and past, beseech us to heed mother nature’s plea —  wake.

Divine Forms

In this new exhibition, Divine Forms, mirrored vessels – the forms of which reference early Christian iconography – are placed centrally in the gallery, reflecting and engaging the paintings that encircle them. Each artwork invites exploration of the natural world. At the same time, the installation turns the mirror on us, the viewer, causing us to reflect upon the power we have on the planet and the role we play in the preservation – or destruction – of the natural world. She asks us: how will we wield our collective power?

In the many animal portraits, and also reflections seen of oneself in-gallery, are the faces of mother nature. “Her One Voice” asks us to see ourselves as the solution and to take action in the best interest of all species.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rossano’s work uses the spectacle of art to disarm an audience, opening that audience to truths about man and nature. On the surface, it appears as though he is manufacturing representational art; the hidden reality is quite different. Rossano has made butterflies from fighter aircrafts; used whitewash and tar to tell a story of human behavior refusing to disappear; and employed 800-year-old trees as a historic reference to modern humanity.

Through the use of contextually significant materials, the artist’s work relates an environmental truth hidden in plain sight. Engaging in intensively researched life science theory, Rossano curates a narrative of his own manufacture, which exposes the viewer to that hidden truth and the theory it supports. Through a mutual desire to protect the natural world, he enlists prominent life scientists to, together, lead viewers to poignant, of the moment theories, represented in three dimensions.

Until a recent shift in scale, the vast majority of what he made reflected personal toil, crafted, conceived and researched by his hand and mind alone. No longer pursuing intimate works, Rossano now continues in the same vein with large-scale installations in the homes of U.S. President’s, and more, exposing ever larger audiences to the conceptual matrix surrounding his work and our world. These new works are created in association with other artists, corporations, and individuals, all willing to donate their time and materials to the causes Rossano addresses and messages they deliver – a model of community collaborating for a cause.

The scientist, the environmentalist, and the conservationist constantly face the challenge of convincing an audience to care about their work, cause, etc. Although artists face the same challenges, more often than not, it is an ego driven exercise. Rossano have chosen to make makes things regardless of profit, that are about something bigger than ourselves, , about individuals and creatures—whether they be human or other—that need our help. 

Joseph Rossano, born to clinicians and research scientists, graduated from Louisiana State University as an artist. His path joined him, via mentorship, collaboration, and exhibition, with renowned artists and institutions including Dale Chihuly, Judy Pfaff, The Pilchuck Glass School, Waterford Crystal, Museum of Glass, the South Australia Museum, Google, and more. Integrating cutting edge technology and science with his art, Rossano engages and challenges the viewer to reflect upon humankind’s impact on our planet and its varied ecosystems. Much of his youth was spent exploring the North Shore of New York’s Long Island and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. These were formative years that evolved a life focused on creating environmental awareness through art.

#artexhibition #artshow #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #laartist #contemporaryart #abstractart #artcurator #artstudio #studioview #artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #kunst #artcollectors #markmoorefineart #thesalmonschool #josephrossano

Closing Sunday: 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” – 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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