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Previewed: CASSANDRA C. JONES “Lightning Drawings” on ARTSY

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present nine new works from Cassandras C. Jones‘ acclaimed LIGHTNING DRAWINGS in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening September 14, 2022.

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


Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller. She uses digital photography to create collage works, large-scale installations, and videos that spin a narrative and present a prismatic reflection of our contemporary, consumerist, technology-based lifestyles. Jones does this to offer a space of possibility, discovery, and growth. 

In a nod to traditional mark-making techniques, the series entitled “Lightning Drawings” connects photographs of lightning bolts, end to end, to create continuous lines that are distinctively wavy, tapered, scribbled, delicate, dashed, etc. (referring to the circles).  I also use this approach of “line quality” to make large-scale drawings of urban animals in mid-air. Existing within a pile of photographs, dogs and rabbits appear to be leaping through time, space, and different rural and suburban locals. This has become an analogy for the way I navigate through the sea of photos that I collect and utilize.

Cassandra C. Jones received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has shown in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Jones has taken part in Invitational Only residencies at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov, CZ, Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and Taft Gardens Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA. Recently, her video work was purchased and included in three exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. And nominated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Jones received a commission to design two tile murals at Paseo Nuevo Mall that went up in 2020. 

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Check out this article from THE SCOTSMAN on “SCHOOL: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project”

Check out this article from THE SCOTSMAN on “SCHOOL: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project”: https://bit.ly/3BFOTD1

“SCHOOL” is an international traveling exhibition spearheaded and conceptualized by artist Joseph Rossano that casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations. 

Conceptualized and spearheaded by environmental artist Joseph Rossano, School isan international multi-media, traveling art performance and exhibition that casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations and the threatened habitat on which they depend. Sculpted from molten glass by concerned glassmakers from around the world—as well as first-hand video accounts from scientists, artists, and Indigenous peoples—the installation features a life-size school of mirrored salmon-like forms. 

To learn more about “School”, visit https://www.thesalmonschool.com/about 

To learn more about Joseph Rossano, visit https://www.josephrossano.com/ 

To learn more about STARworks, visit www.starworksnc.org 

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Previewed: CASSANDRA C. JONES “Lightning Drawings” on ARTSY

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present nine new works from Cassandras C. Jones‘ acclaimed LIGHTNING DRAWINGS in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening September 14, 2022.

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


Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller. She uses digital photography to create collage works, large-scale installations, and videos that spin a narrative and present a prismatic reflection of our contemporary, consumerist, technology-based lifestyles. Jones does this to offer a space of possibility, discovery, and growth. 

In a nod to traditional mark-making techniques, the series entitled “Lightning Drawings” connects photographs of lightning bolts, end to end, to create continuous lines that are distinctively wavy, tapered, scribbled, delicate, dashed, etc. (referring to the circles).  I also use this approach of “line quality” to make large-scale drawings of urban animals in mid-air. Existing within a pile of photographs, dogs and rabbits appear to be leaping through time, space, and different rural and suburban locals. This has become an analogy for the way I navigate through the sea of photos that I collect and utilize.

Cassandra C. Jones received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has shown in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Jones has taken part in Invitational Only residencies at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov, CZ, Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and Taft Gardens Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA. Recently, her video work was purchased and included in three exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. And nominated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Jones received a commission to design two tile murals at Paseo Nuevo Mall that went up in 2020. 

#cassandrajones #markmoorefineart #artexhibition #artshow #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #abstractart #abstractpainting #laartist #markmooregallery

OPENING TODAY: KIM RUGG “YOU’VE GOT MAIL” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

OPENING TODAY: @markmooregallery presents a KIM RUGG Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of The Postage Stamp Series works from 2007-2020 titled “You’ve Got Mail”.

VIEW NOW AT: https://bit.ly/3oAiuJ8

With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the New York 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. 

“Some people like taking their time,” says Kim Rugg, whose artistic achievements are measured in millimeters, spent X-ACTO blades and picas. We spent the afternoon with Rugg in her London home and studio talking about her work re-imagining newspapers, comics, stamps and cereal boxes using their existing form while rearranging their content. Kim finds inspiration from the mundane and common objects around us. Her wicked knife skills and tenacious attention to detail have create a body of work that is as impressive as it is curious.

Matter is neither created nor destroyed in Kim Rugg’s work, but surgically, strategically repurposed. Rugg reconfigures familiar printed materials: here newspapers, magazines and maps; previously also postage stamps, comic books and cereal boxes. By altering their forms and tweaking or altogether eliminating their legibility, she slams on the visual brakes, forcing a closer, slower inspection of objects we typically look through rather than at. The raw materials of her enterprise give up their transparency and functionality as information delivery systems to become instead sculptural interpretations of those same systems. They sacrifice one type of authority, but assume another.

Rugg is renowned for her meticulous and labor-intensive work which involves deconstructing and slicing an object into minute shards to then re-organise and reconstruct it according to arbitrary codes. The original meaning is removed in order to reveal new ones, and to corrupt or destroy the object’s function. This act of mischievous “sabotage” is applied to ephemeral and iconic objects such as newspapers, comic books, product boxes, sweaters and stamps, and more recently to larger formats such as wallpaper – and, by doing so, she turns a neutral vehicle for a message into an object to be considered.
 
By giving value to something which would normally be disposed of, Rugg transgresses conventional systems by obliterating what is conceived to be the important element, “the content”, and retaining everything else, the material, the shapes, the typography, the colour palettes and the layout. Through the new works presented in the exhibition, she continues her investigation into the relationship between images and their signifier. She questions the way in which the information we process daily is preconceived and prompts the viewer to consider the familiar from an entirely new perspective.

Related Links:

KIM RUGG: IN RETROSPECT
https://bit.ly/3LoLgFC

Kim Rugg ARTSY Viewing Room:
https://bit.ly/3LlKMjy

Cool Hunting Video On Kim Rugg’s Process:
https://youtu.be/Us55hVDg-ZE

Rugg Statements MAPS Catalog:
https://www.markmoorefineart.com/attachment/en/581c5e0c84184e51358b4568/Press/581c5ea984184e51358b80c3

Art In America Review:
https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/kim-rugg-61624/

#artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #artexhibition #artshow #kunst #artcollectors #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #contemporaryart  #markmoorefineart #kimrugg


Closing Sunday: VERNON FISHER “Seven From The Vault” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

VERNON FISHER: SEVEN FROM THE VAULT – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

July 7 – September 11, 2022

Vernon Fisher is an American artist working in a wide range of media, best known for his skillful combinations and juxtapositions of image and language. In this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition we present seven important works from the artist’s personal collection available now.

“Anything that is resolved is either delusional or dishonest. We live far more arbitrary and capricious lives than we’re ready to admit. I think if we admitted it, we’d be scared all the time. Nothing in life is ever truly neat.” – Vernon Fisher

The mid-1970s was the period when Vernon Fisher started his artistic career, in the era marked by the legacies of Pop and Conceptual art. This mixture of styles created a unique fusion between painting and installation, in that way shaping new inspiring compositions derived from juxtapositions of language and imagery. Influenced by this period in contemporary art, but also by artists such as Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, Fisher began creating his multilayered visual narratives. Resulting works – paintings, installations and collages – represent Vernon Fisher’s view on pop culture and contemporary society, enriched with art-historical and literary references. Often contextualized within a postmodernism, his works shares an influential practice of self-appraisal with Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg.

Vernon Fisher was born in 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied English literature at the Hardin-Simmons University, where he received a BA in 1967. Vernon got his MFA in 1969, from the University of Illinois. As a true Fort Worth child, Fisher was raised and is still living in his hometown, where he enjoys appreciation as one of the Texas’s most internationally recognized artists.

The art of Vernon Fisher is included in the collections of more than 40 museums across the globe, such as the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Phoenix Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The most important museum installation is in the collection of the famous Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Go to this link to access the Special ARTSY Viewing Room showcasing the seven important works just released from his studio: https://bit.ly/39WSofS

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

Previewed: CASSANDRA C. JONES “Lightning Drawings” on ARTSY

PREVIEWED: @MarkMooreGallery is pleased to present nine new works from Cassandras C. Jones‘ acclaimed LIGHTNING DRAWINGS in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition opening September 14, 2022.

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


Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist and storyteller. She uses digital photography to create collage works, large-scale installations, and videos that spin a narrative and present a prismatic reflection of our contemporary, consumerist, technology-based lifestyles. Jones does this to offer a space of possibility, discovery, and growth. 

In a nod to traditional mark-making techniques, the series entitled “Lightning Drawings” connects photographs of lightning bolts, end to end, to create continuous lines that are distinctively wavy, tapered, scribbled, delicate, dashed, etc. (referring to the circles).  I also use this approach of “line quality” to make large-scale drawings of urban animals in mid-air. Existing within a pile of photographs, dogs and rabbits appear to be leaping through time, space, and different rural and suburban locals. This has become an analogy for the way I navigate through the sea of photos that I collect and utilize.

Cassandra C. Jones received her BFA from California College of Art and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has shown in venues throughout the US and Europe, including Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. Jones has taken part in Invitational Only residencies at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Český Krumlov, CZ, Virginia Common Wealth University in Richmond, VA, and Taft Gardens Nature Preserve in Ojai, CA. Recently, her video work was purchased and included in three exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. And nominated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Jones received a commission to design two tile murals at Paseo Nuevo Mall that went up in 2020. 

#cassandrajones #markmoorefineart #artexhibition #artshow #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #abstractart #abstractpainting #laartist #markmooregallery

Previewed: 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” opening September 21, 2022 – 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.

#sterlingallen #markmoorefineart #artexhibition #artshow #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #abstractart #abstractpainting #laartist #markmooregallery

OPENING THURSDAY: KIM RUGG “YOU’VE GOT MAIL” – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

OPENING TODAY: @markmooregallery presents a KIM RUGG Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of The Postage Stamp Series works from 2007-2020 titled “You’ve Got Mail”.

VIEW NOW AT: https://bit.ly/3oAiuJ8

With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the New York 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. 

“Some people like taking their time,” says Kim Rugg, whose artistic achievements are measured in millimeters, spent X-ACTO blades and picas. We spent the afternoon with Rugg in her London home and studio talking about her work re-imagining newspapers, comics, stamps and cereal boxes using their existing form while rearranging their content. Kim finds inspiration from the mundane and common objects around us. Her wicked knife skills and tenacious attention to detail have create a body of work that is as impressive as it is curious.

Matter is neither created nor destroyed in Kim Rugg’s work, but surgically, strategically repurposed. Rugg reconfigures familiar printed materials: here newspapers, magazines and maps; previously also postage stamps, comic books and cereal boxes. By altering their forms and tweaking or altogether eliminating their legibility, she slams on the visual brakes, forcing a closer, slower inspection of objects we typically look through rather than at. The raw materials of her enterprise give up their transparency and functionality as information delivery systems to become instead sculptural interpretations of those same systems. They sacrifice one type of authority, but assume another.

Rugg is renowned for her meticulous and labor-intensive work which involves deconstructing and slicing an object into minute shards to then re-organise and reconstruct it according to arbitrary codes. The original meaning is removed in order to reveal new ones, and to corrupt or destroy the object’s function. This act of mischievous “sabotage” is applied to ephemeral and iconic objects such as newspapers, comic books, product boxes, sweaters and stamps, and more recently to larger formats such as wallpaper – and, by doing so, she turns a neutral vehicle for a message into an object to be considered.
 
By giving value to something which would normally be disposed of, Rugg transgresses conventional systems by obliterating what is conceived to be the important element, “the content”, and retaining everything else, the material, the shapes, the typography, the colour palettes and the layout. Through the new works presented in the exhibition, she continues her investigation into the relationship between images and their signifier. She questions the way in which the information we process daily is preconceived and prompts the viewer to consider the familiar from an entirely new perspective.

Related Links:

KIM RUGG: IN RETROSPECT
https://bit.ly/3LoLgFC

Kim Rugg ARTSY Viewing Room:
https://bit.ly/3LlKMjy

Cool Hunting Video On Kim Rugg’s Process:
https://youtu.be/Us55hVDg-ZE

Rugg Statements MAPS Catalog:
https://www.markmoorefineart.com/attachment/en/581c5e0c84184e51358b4568/Press/581c5ea984184e51358b80c3

Art In America Review:
https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/kim-rugg-61624/

#artist #art #modernart #contemporaryart #dailyart #instaart #instagood #contemporaryartist #artexhibition #artshow #kunst #artcollectors #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #contemporaryart  #markmoorefineart #kimrugg


Closing Soon: VERNON FISHER “Seven From The Vault”

VERNON FISHER: SEVEN FROM THE VAULT – An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition

July 7 – September 11, 2022

Vernon Fisher is an American artist working in a wide range of media, best known for his skillful combinations and juxtapositions of image and language. In this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition we present seven important works from the artist’s personal collection available now.

“Anything that is resolved is either delusional or dishonest. We live far more arbitrary and capricious lives than we’re ready to admit. I think if we admitted it, we’d be scared all the time. Nothing in life is ever truly neat.” – Vernon Fisher

The mid-1970s was the period when Vernon Fisher started his artistic career, in the era marked by the legacies of Pop and Conceptual art. This mixture of styles created a unique fusion between painting and installation, in that way shaping new inspiring compositions derived from juxtapositions of language and imagery. Influenced by this period in contemporary art, but also by artists such as Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, Fisher began creating his multilayered visual narratives. Resulting works – paintings, installations and collages – represent Vernon Fisher’s view on pop culture and contemporary society, enriched with art-historical and literary references. Often contextualized within a postmodernism, his works shares an influential practice of self-appraisal with Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg.

Vernon Fisher was born in 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied English literature at the Hardin-Simmons University, where he received a BA in 1967. Vernon got his MFA in 1969, from the University of Illinois. As a true Fort Worth child, Fisher was raised and is still living in his hometown, where he enjoys appreciation as one of the Texas’s most internationally recognized artists.

The art of Vernon Fisher is included in the collections of more than 40 museums across the globe, such as the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Phoenix Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The most important museum installation is in the collection of the famous Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Go to this link to access the Special ARTSY Viewing Room showcasing the seven important works just released from his studio: https://bit.ly/39WSofS

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

Important Works By GEORGE STOLL Now Available At Mark Moore Fine Art

George Stoll handcrafts items that are normally mass factory produced to create viewer-challenging installations whereby highly realistic objects are abstracted beyond their “domestic function.”  Included are sponges, toilet paper, and paper towels.  In creating these works, he is focused on the relationship between consumer culture and high art. View more of his work available at: https://bit.ly/3pHiY0F

Stoll’s first exhibition was in 1994 in Los Angeles, and was titled Tupperware. Stoll elevates what is usually considered disposable to art by asking viewers to take another look at those objects that surround them. He has been showing his work internationally since 1994 including one person shows at Anthony Grant in New York; Paule Anglim in San Francisco; Angles in Los Angeles; Windows in Brussels, Belgium and Gallery Seomi in Seoul, Korea among others. 

In 1996 The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati exhibited his work in a two man show with Mark Bennett and in 2000 his work was surveyed with Clay Ketter’s at the Rose Museum at Brandeis University. George Stoll’s work is in several permanent collections including The Hammer Museum, UCLA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los angeles and The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. In 2005 he became a Fellow of The American Academy in Rome. 

#georgestoll #markmoorefineart #artexhibition #artshow #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #artcurator #artconsultant #artadvisor #abstractart #abstractpainting #laartist #markmooregallery