Previewed: Kara Maria “Cloud Crystals” – Opening January 9th!

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Mark Moore Fine Art presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of a new body of work by artist KARA MARIA. “Cloud Crystals” is a collaborative monotype project between artist Kara Maria and artist/master printmaker Kathryn Kain. In November 2019 Maria and Kain worked together for four days at Kain’s press Atelier Blu Rose in San Francisco to produce 33 unique, handmade monotypes that celebrate winter.

YOU CAN VIEW THIS SHOW NOW AT: http://bit.ly/37lyRPa

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In this exhibition we survey 29 monotypes from 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.

These works were inspired by the 1864 book Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album. It documents the work of Frances Chickering—who used a cut-out method based on her direct observation of individual snowflakes under magnification to record more than 200 shapes. Maria and Kain utilized stencils they made based on Chickering’s original illustrations to create their Cloud Crystals series.

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Maria and Kain began working together while Kain was Master Printer for Smith Andersen Editions (SAE) in Palo Alto, CA. Founded by Paula Kirkeby in 1969, the small fine arts press encouraged experimentation with the monoprint and monotype until its closure in 2016. After completing several projects published by SAE between 2002 and 2010 in the more traditional artist/master printmaker relationship, Maria and Kain decided to try something new. They made their first collaborative monotype project (Arcadian Duet) published by SAE in 2015—meaning that the two worked together equally as both artists and printmakers for the project. Cloud Crystals marks their second such collaborative effort, and the first published by Atelier Blu Rose.

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

Featured Show of the Week: Amy Myers Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition with Mark Moore Fine Art

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Amy Myers Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition Opening Today

AMY MYERS

Selected Works 2003-2019

View Now on ARTSY at: http://bit.ly/2D9m9Ga

Amy Myers (b. 1965, Austin, TX) is a New York-based artist whose large-scale abstract drawings and paintings simultaneously reference particle physics, biology, philosophy, the human mind, and the mechanics of the universe.

Myers has received numerous grants and fellowships, including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; Ellen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Studio Residency and Award at MANA Contemporary; and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Grant. Past residencies include Yaddo Artist Residency (Saratoga Springs, NY); Dora Maar House (Menerbes, France); and The American Academy in Rome.

Previous solo exhibitions include Mike Weiss Gallery (New York, NY); Mary Boone Gallery (New York, NY);  Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles, CA); Danese Gallery (New York, NY); Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, IL); and Dunn and Brown Contemporary (Dallas, TX).

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Past museum exhibitions include The Sweeney Art Museum at California State University (Riverside, CA); Pomona College, Montgomery Art Center (Claremont, CA); and University Art Museum, California State University (Long Beach, CA).

Myers has artworks in the permanent collections of the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY); Pérez Art Museum Miami (Miami, FL); California State University Art Museum (Long Beach, CA); Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, IN); Greenville County Museum of Art (Greenville, SC); Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY); Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA); Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); and the American Express Corporate Collection.

Myers’ artworks have been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Artnews, Art in America, and BOMB.

View the short video interview with the artist titled “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Amy Myers”  at this link: https://youtu.be/QZtKNb97qzk

Mark Moore Fine Art on ARTSY

#markmoorefineart #amymyers

“OUT OF CONTEXT” ARTSY Online Group Exhibition Ends Tuesday!

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Mark Bennett, Homes of The Pritchetts (Modern Family), 2019

Lithograph on Rives BFK paper / Edition of 20 / 29 × 40 in

OUT OF CONTEXT – A Mark Moore Fine Art Exclusive ARTSY Online Group Exhibition on view now at: http://bit.ly/2YyOcb7

“There are things that I’m constantly looking at that I feel should be elevated to greater status, almost to philosophical status or to a religious status. That’s why taking things out of context is a useful tool to an artist. It’s the concept of taking something that’s not subject matter and making it subject matter.”

—Ed Ruscha

In “Out of Context” we look at seven contemporary artists that have made the incorporation of text and language a cornerstone for their art – both conceptually and visually. Each artist approaches the subject from his or her own unique perspective. Artists featured are: Ed Ruscha; Mark Bennett; Kim Rugg; Vernon Fisher; Kay Rosen; Feodor Voronov; Kara Maria, and Ken Craft.

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Ed Ruscha, Untitled (Blank Sign), 1989 / Lithograph on grey Rives BFK paper / Edition of 20 / 27 × 36 in

Texts—writings, readings, signs, titles, guides, catalogues, blog posts like this one—are part and parcel of how art is presented in museums. Curious visitors come hungry for enlightening information, for tidbits to connect the dots or stories that humanize the work on view. Art historians act as writers, readers, and investigators whose success can be measured in published output. For those who work with art and appreciate it, language and art are endlessly intertwined.

It is out of this convergence of Pop Art and Conceptual Art from the Sixties that artists like Ed Ruscha and Vernon Fisher were born and influenced generation of artists to follow, like Mark Bennett; Kim Rugg; Kay Rosen; Feodor Voronov; Kara Maria, and Ken Craft. From this collision of pop culture and high art, we find that some of the most interesting art and ideas born of this period are nothing more than our own lives taken Out of Context.

For more information: http://www.markmoorefineart.com

#edrusha #markbennett #kimrugg #vernonfisher #kayrosen #feodorvoronov #kencraft #karamaria

Kara Maria Featured in “Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves” at the Palo Alto Art Center – Closing Sunday

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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

Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves

Closing 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

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

Current Ongoing Group Exhibitions:

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

 

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

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

Joshua Dildine: Altered Aurus – On View Now!

Dildine,ChewyCheckers,2019,acrylic,oil, and uvcoated ink on canvas, 96x144, 72dpi

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.

On View Now At:

HOUSTON ART ADVISORY

3420 Rusk St. Houston, Texas 77003

For more information contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

#markmoorefineart #houstonartadvisory #joshdildine

Ending Soon: OUT OF CONTEXT – A Mark Moore Fine Art Exclusive ARTSY Online Group Exhibition

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Vernon Fisher, Schrodinger’s Cat, 2013

OUT OF CONTEXT – A Mark Moore Fine Art Exclusive ARTSY Online Group Exhibition on view now at: http://bit.ly/2YyOcb7

“There are things that I’m constantly looking at that I feel should be elevated to greater status, almost to philosophical status or to a religious status. That’s why taking things out of context is a useful tool to an artist. It’s the concept of taking something that’s not subject matter and making it subject matter.”

—Ed Ruscha

In “Out of Context” we look at seven contemporary artists that have made the incorporation of text and language a cornerstone for their art – both conceptually and visually. Each artist approaches the subject from his or her own unique perspective. Artists featured are: Ed Ruscha; Mark Bennett; Kim Rugg; Vernon Fisher; Kay Rosen; Feodor Voronov; Kara Maria, and Ken Craft.

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Feodor Voronov, Nothing Is New, 2013

Texts—writings, readings, signs, titles, guides, catalogues, blog posts like this one—are part and parcel of how art is presented in museums. Curious visitors come hungry for enlightening information, for tidbits to connect the dots or stories that humanize the work on view. Art historians act as writers, readers, and investigators whose success can be measured in published output. For those who work with art and appreciate it, language and art are endlessly intertwined.

It is out of this convergence of Pop Art and Conceptual Art from the Sixties that artists like Ed Ruscha and Vernon Fisher were born and influenced generation of artists to follow, like Mark Bennett; Kim Rugg; Kay Rosen; Feodor Voronov; Kara Maria, and Ken Craft. From this collision of pop culture and high art, we find that some of the most interesting art and ideas born of this period are nothing more than our own lives taken Out of Context.

For more information: http://www.markmoorefineart.com

#edrusha #markbennett #kimrugg #vernonfisher #kayrosen #feodorvoronov #kencraft #karamaria