Major Amy Elkins Acquired by the Newcomb Museum / Tulane University


I am thrilled to share that the following pieces by artist AMY ELKINS have been acquired by the Newcomb Museum. These works will continue to be on display as part of the group exhibition Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana through July 6th!  While it is hard to see in these small images, each portrait was constructed meticulously out of hundreds (if not thousands) of catalog images of prison uniforms.  If you are in New Orleans make sure to go check it out to see it in person.

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana
January 19th, 2019 – July 6th, 2019
Newcomb Museum
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut and Laura Blereau
In partnership with Syrita Steib-Martin and Dolfinette Martin


Works by Kira Akerman, Ron Bechet, Allison Beondé, Lee Deigaard, Lynn Drury, Keith Duncan, Amy Elkins, The Graduates, Glenn Ford, Butch Frosch, L. Kasimu Harris, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Ana Hernandez, Maria Hinds, Epaul Julien, MaPó Kinnord, Kimberly Rivers Roberts (Queen Koldmadina), Henrietta Mantooth, Tammy Mercure, Anastasia Pelias, Shelia Phipp, Sarah Quintana, Rontherin Ratliff, Devin Reynolds, Jackie Sumell, Nubian Sun, Taslim van Hattum, Carl Joe Williams, Ryn Wilson.

Until last year Louisiana was known as the “Incarceration Capital of the World.” With the exception of Oklahoma, our state tops every other state in its incarceration rate and even outpaces many other nations, with about one in 75 adults in prison or jail at any given moment in Louisiana.  Per the Sentencing Project, the number of incarcerated women in the United States increased more than 700 percent between 1980 and 2014. According to the ACLU  only 18 percent of our female inmates have committed violent crimes and, today, about 80 percent of female inmates are mothers, 86 percent are survivors of sexual violence (according to a report by the Vera Institute of Justice).

Newcomb Art Museum has partnered with formerly incarcerated women, community organizations, stakeholders, and those directly impacted by the prison system to create the exhibition Per(Sister), which is intended to share the stories of currently and formerly incarcerated women in Louisiana, and shine a light on the myriad issues as identified and expressed by the women themselves.

Read more about the exhibition here.

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Ending Soon: Josh Azzarella Featured Show on ARTSY

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present artist JOSH AZZARELLA’s new body of work in an exclusive ARTSY online exhibition ending on July 7, 2019. In this new series of photo-based works, Azzarella explores time and space and contemporary culture through the medium of film.

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Josh Azzarella (b. 1978, Ohio) creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. By illuminating the individual encounter with communal experiences, Azzarella evaluates the perception of realness – which can ultimately be rooted in both the fantastic as much as the pragmatic.

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“Time exists somewhere between memory and anticipation”  – Carlo Rovelli

Ones first impulse is to think of time as a large expanse. However, time is also that slim moment between what has just happened and what we anticipate will happen next.  In cinema, this moment materializes in the unimaged space between two frames of film – 1/24th of a second. 

This body of work collects pieces of film that have been screened in cinemas throughout the world, and which portray moments of transition in the narrative. One image or understanding is leaving the frame, and another is about to appear; the black space in between is for a moment the liminal space between these realities. These fragments are scanned and enlarged (including their scratches, blemishes, and detritus gained from use) and reproduced at large scale. 

Further, the mechanics of the projector and the lens system in the theater have been undone. When a film is viewed using a projector, the film is fed through the projector upside down and backwards and the mechanics of the lens corrects the image so it is oriented properly. Undoing the corrections creates images that are upside down and backwards, both of which complicate our understanding of images with which we may be familiar.

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Josh Azzarella was the recipient of the 2006 Emerging Artist Award and related solo exhibition from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT). He has previously shown at the California Museum of Photography (CA), University Art Museum, Long Beach (CA), Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Kavi Gupta Gallery (IL), Academie der Kunste (Berlin), Sean Kelly Gallery (NY), Catharine Clark Gallery (CA), Mississippi State University (MS), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA) and DCKT Gallery (NY). His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), the San Diego Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Margulies Collection (FL), Western Bridge (WA) and JP Morgan Chase (NY). He lives and works in Easton, PA.

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Upcoming Events for artist KARA MARIA

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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

Solo Exhibition: 

Kara Maria: Vanishing Fauna

July 3 – August 3, 2019

Solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper featuring endangered animals.

Reception: Saturday, July 13, 6-9pm

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923 Twentieth Street

Sacramento, CA 95811


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

Group Exhibitions: 


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


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


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.

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Closing Soon: Joseph Rossano at The Bellevue Arts Museum

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The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project

School, an exhibition spearheaded and conceptualized by artist Joseph Rossano, casts light on the diminished state of global salmon and steelhead populations. The installation features a life-size school of mirrored salmon, sculpted from molten glass by concerned glassmakers from around the world. Participating makers send their contributions to a central location where the glass fish are silvered by Joseph Rossano and then sent to join the exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum.

Rossano’s project is inspired by the Skagit River, the fourth largest outflow to the Pacific Ocean in the continental United States, and its dwindling run of salmon and steelhead. Once numbering in the millions, the Skagit’s salmon stocks now number barely in the tens of thousands. Whereas the river’s steelhead population, which historically numbered in the tens of thousands, now numbers only in the hundreds. Because the steelhead return to the Skagit in the late winter when cupboards were bare, they once served as an important food supply to indigenous peoples. The stories of the region’s people and their use of its land over thousands of years offers captivating and actionable insights that Rossano hopes will bring disparate groups together for the benefit of these fish and those dependent on them.

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To kick off the project, the Museum of Glass will host a makers event on October 12, 13, and 14. During that long weekend, the MOG team will work with Rossano and a range of other glass artists to create fish for the exhibition. Trout Unlimited, an organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of wild fish populations will co-host the event, making it a celebration of the fish with refreshments, films and talks from scientists, indigenous peoples, and sportsman.

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Penelope Umbrico featured in: “Maan/ Moon” On View Now through October 10th at FOMU – Fotomuseum Antwerpen  – Antwerp, Belgium


Penelope Umbrico featured in:

Maan/ Moon
June 6th – October 10th, 2019
FOMU – Fotomuseum Antwerpen  – Antwerp, Belgium


PENELOPE UMBRICO offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. Umbrico works “within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects, and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments—but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities.”

She finds these moments in the pages of consumer product mail-order catalogs, travel and leisure brochures; and websites like Craigslist, EBay, and Flickr. Identifying image typologies—candy-colored horizons and sunsets, books used as props—brings the farcical, surreal nature of consumerism to new light.

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program. Selected public collections include the Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

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Rebecca Manson’s Installation “Come Closer” In Tribeca Park Ending Soon!


The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” with her installation in Tribeca Park in New York City.

Come Closer and the View Gets Wider” is a monument to collective consciousness and an invitation for viewers to look, touch, feel, and perhaps shift perspectives. The sculpture is composed of thousands of bone-like ceramic pieces, each hand-made and uniquely glazed. From a distance, the large textured globe evokes unity and delicacy. Up close, the sculpture mimics the sensation of peeking through a hole in a wall and catching a glimpse of an intimate moment.

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REBECCA MANSON’s work stretches the limits of ceramics, challenging preconceived notions regarding fragility. “My work uses ceramics as a metaphor for the individual and societal body,” says Manson. “This sculpture was informed by the process of working with clay, a nature that wants to collapse. For me, ceramics is tied to personal resilience and rebuilding in the face of adversity.”


Rebecca Manson graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She received a Windgate Project Grant in 2016 and a Windgate Fellowship Award in 2011 from The Windgate Foundation and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC. She served as artist-in-residence at Zentrum Fur Keramik (Berlin, Germany) and California State University (Long Beach, CA). Manson has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Hard and Soft at ACME Gallery, Line Describing a Cone at the Katonah Museum of Art and Fun House at 520 W. 28th by Zaha Hadid Architects. Her first exhibition of public art, “Come Closer and the View Gets Wider”  is currently on display in Tribeca Park in New York City. Manson lives and works in Brooklyn.

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ARTSY Show of the Week: David Klamen “Untitled 2015” at Mark Moore Fine Art

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David Klamen Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation)  

An Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition on view now at:

In recent years, the work of David Klamen has used various visual images and processes to investigate the question of how we know our cultures and ourselves.  In his most recent variation on this theme, Klamen has created a collection of paintings of paintings, or “meta-paintings.”   This multi-canvas installation consists of an historically diverse set of twenty-four separate paintings, each inspired by a masterwork, carefully arranged together to create a unified installation. 

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Consistent with his other works, Untitled 2015 (Blue Meta-Painting Installation) overlaps multiple artistic traditions into a single work, combining the installation style of the nineteenth century salon with his trompe l’oeil meta-paintings.  From a distance, the large oval installation offers an intricately composed play of fractured angles that suggest a nearly cubistic sense of space.  Rectangular canvases depicting paintings at tilted angles ricochet our attention across the picture planes.  From the sparkling gilded frames of the old masters to the punctuated color of Mondrian and Monet, Klamen compresses the scale of the originals into a carefully orchestrated intertextual performance.  Like an art historical library, this meta-painting installation offers an experience of ongoing comparison, discovery and contemplation.

Klamen is represented in the Public Collections of the following Museums (to name but a few): Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; The Searle Collection of Contemporary Art, Chicago; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Elmhurst Art Museum; and the Berkeley Art Museum.

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