Previewed: Kenichi Yokono Exclusive Online ARTSY Exhibition Opens Tuesday, March 21st

Mark Moore Fine Art will be launching an online exclusive 20 Year Survey Exhibition on ARTSY on Tuesday, March 21st,  by artist KENICHI YOKONO. This Special Show can be found on our ARTSY website HERE beginning next Tuesday will feature 48 works spanning the two decades that Yokono has been one of the most noted figures in the “Cool Japan” Art Movement. A preview of this show can be found today at the following link.

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Kenichi Yokono, Carved wood and enamel / 14 × 13 ins

Many of these works are featured in the online catalog on his work by Mark Moore Fine Art that you can download for free HERE.7f575419c02abe7721bb67a07e6ebe5d

For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link HERE.

For more information on Kenichi Yokono please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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UNLV Barrick Museum showcases the Sculpture of Mehgan Smythe as part of “Process”

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

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

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

For more information on this work please contact: mark@markmooregallery.com

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Zemer Peled Awarded 2017 SELECTS at Art Palm Springs

Last month MMFA Artist Zemer Peled showed her work as part of Art Palm Springs, where her sculpture titled Dusk, 2016 was chosen as one of the 2017 SELECTS. The SELECTS are works chosen for special recognition among those works shown at the art fair by a committee of noted curators, designers, and critics to be highlighted by Art Palm Springs as must-see works. The committee included: Palm Springs Art Museum Chief Curator Katherine Hough, collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, architect Lance O’Donnell and designers Christopher Kennedy and Dann Foley, among others. Here’s what they had to say about Dusk.

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“This sculpture has such a beautiful integrity to it. I find it mesmerizing, an object I’d walk around over and over again to study its many intricacies. Art is all about engagement, and this work captures my curiosity. I was even more impressed to learn that the artist is a mere 32 years old. She has one bright future ahead of her!” – Veronica M. Fernandez, Fine Art Advising Services

“Zemer Peled’s, Dusk, sculpture has a visual texture that reminds us of a Nick Cave sound suit that we featured on our blog in 2016. The immense tactility tempts the viewer to touch it and the reduced black and white palette is settling considering how active the surface is. It has unexpected details seen in ceramics that provide a unique and fascinating mix between contemporary sculpture with a tribal or primitive motif.” – Julian Lombardi,
 Contemporary Art Digest

For more information on Zemer Peled and her work contact: mark@markmooregallery.com

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“Process” at UNLV Barrick Museum presents new works by Heidi Schwegler

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

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

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

For more information on this work please contact: mark@markmooregallery.com

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“Form Over Function” Exhibition featuring Zemer Peled Open Now

Winston Wächter Fine Art (Seattle) is presenting Form Over Function, featuring ceramicists who push beyond traditional ceramic form and function to create innovative sculptures. Quite often when we hear the term “ceramics,” we think of a vase, a cup, a bowl. Today’s ceramicists are pushing far beyond the traditions of the medium and creating innovative forms, which happen to be made from clay. Selections by artists Andrew Casto, Steve Young Lee, Jeffry Mitchell, Zemer Peled, Kim Simonsson and Dirk Staschke demonstrate how diverse these sculptures can be.

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Image: Zemer Peled, New Year’s Best Dream, 2015 / H18 X W15 X L13 inches / Porcelain shards, fired clay

Zemer Peled‘s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, and engages with themes of memories, identity, and place. Her sculptures and installations consist of thousands of hand-crafted porcelain shards; a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, Peled’s fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality.

Peled (b. 1983) was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem), she earned her MA at the Royal College of Art (UK). In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including such venues as Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery (London), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), and the Orangerie du Senate (Paris), among others. The artist currently lives and works at the Archie Bray Foundation Residency (Helena, MT).

For more information on Zemer Peled and her work, please contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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Yoram Wolberger COWBOYS & INDIANS Catalogs Now Available

You can now download Yoram Wolberger‘s free online Cowboys & Indians Project Catalog published by Mark Moore Fine Art featuring full color images of sculpture works from that series, bio information, and a Q&A with the artist at the following link HERE.

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Image: Yoram Wolberger Red Indian #4 (Spearman), 2007 
reinforced cast fiberglass composite and pigment resin / 78 x 60 x 24 inches 
Collection of The Brooklyn Art Museum

Yoram Wolberger uses childhood toys and everyday domestic items to create his large scale sculptures, foregrounding the latent symbolism and cultural paradigms of these objects that so subtly inform Western culture. By enlarging this ephemera to life size, Wolberger emphasizes the distortions of their original manufacture disallowing any real illusion and conceptually forcing the viewer to reconsider their meanings. When enlarged beyond any possibility of dismissal, we see that toy soldiers create lines between Us and Them, plastic cowboys and Indians marginalize and stereotype the Other, even wedding cake bride and groom figurines dictate our expected gender roles.

Wolberger (b. 1963, Tel Aviv, Israel) earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute’s (CA) New Genres Department. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park (MA), the Aldrich Contemporary Museum (CT), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (IL) and the Israeli Museum of Modern Art (Israel) among others. His 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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The Clayton Brothers “Your Most Very Special Day – A Painting Survey” Opening Today

A number of benchmark paintings by THE CLAYTON BROTHERS (who worked collectively from 1996-2016) are now included in the Mark Moore Fine Art Exclusive Online Exhibition titled “Your Most Very Special Day – A Painting Survey” opening today and continuing through March 21st on the ARTSY site at the following link.

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Image: Clayton Brothers,  Joy Jelly Jump Junk, 2009 Mixed media on canvas 84 × 192 in (213.4 × 487.7 cm)

During a 20 year time span, The Clayton Brothers worked collectively and together from 1996 – 2016. Collaboration was more than a process: the concept of symbiosis resonated through every aspect of their paintings and installations. In a practice devoid of ego and restraint, the Clayton brothers developed intensely compacted narratives on an intuitive basis. They seldom worked on the same canvas at the same time, or discussed their projects during their creation. Playing off of a uniquely unspoken synergy, they took turns inventing, adding to, and editing each piece, propelling their “stories” through spontaneous improvisation. Entwining their independent approaches, styles, and palettes, their works operated as co-authored epics, fusing the concept of self with the communal.

 

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Image: Clayton Brothers Mixed media on wood panel / 20 × 20 in

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

An essay on the work of the Clayton Brothers by Michael Criley can be downloaded from our ARTSY Website at the following link.

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Image: Clayton Brothers, Mixed media on canvas / 90 × 78 in

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

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

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

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