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Allison Schulnik’s MOUND at III Points Festival


Mark Moore Gallery artist Allison Schulnik will screen her most recent animation, MOUND, at The III Points Festival in Miami, followed by a musical set by Austin Paul.  Co-curated by Sean Gelb, The III Points Festival aims to deliver a fully immersive experience in all things technology, music, and art.

From the Miami New Times article “III Points Festival : Ten Artists To Watch“:

Schulnik creatively blends film with sculpted art and painted scenes in order to create a visual spectacle that will leave you wanting more. The images in Mound (2011) might appear strange at first, but you can’t help but form a connection with the moving clay creatures and feel their complex emotions.

Allison’s work will screen at Miami Light Project this Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. in a free show.

Recent Museum Acquisitions from Mark Moore Gallery

All of us at Mark Moore Gallery are pleased to announce many new museum acquisitions from our artists in such a short time since the beginning of the year.

Allison Schulnik - Captain, 2012

Allison Schulnik
Captain, 2012 / Oil on Linen / 68 x 84 inches
Acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has acquired Okay Mountain‘s 2011 video work, “Instructional Video,” but also, both the Orange County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego have acquired the last two remaining edition copies of Okay Mountain’s 2010 video “Water Water Everywhere So Let’s All Have a Drink.”  In addition, MCASD has also taken Allison Schulnik‘s 2009 animation “Forest” and her large oil painting titled “Captain,” that was featured in her last solo exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery in 2012.

Allison Schulnik again has had work acquired by a museum this year with “Mound,” her most recent animation that premiered at her 2011 solo show at ZieherSmith in New York as well as being featured in her current exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum.  The final edition copy of “Mound” has just been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Also in this short period of time, David Hilliard‘s “5 Cords” has been acquired by the Portland Art Museum, and Tim Bavington‘s “Cry You A Song” has gone to the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.

All of this signals an exciting start to 2013 so far with many other museum acquisitions currently pending. Institutions such as the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the McNay Art Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art are pending approval on works by Mark Moore Gallery artists Okay Mountain, Penelope Umbrico, Tim Bavington, and Cindy Wright.

Okay Mountain - Prototype #7, 2013

Okay Mountain
Prototype #7, 2013 / Digital c-print / 18 x 24 inches

“Where My Cones At?” Hits the Road

Need inspiration for a summer road trip? Look no further than the traveling exhibition, “Where My Cones At?”, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, and currently on view at Double Break (San Diego, CA).

Featuring artworks from over 122 artists – including MMG’s Allison Schulnik, Christopher DavisonAndrew Schoultz, and gallery Preparator extraordinaire, Jonah Olson – the show is on view through August 25th at the San Diego gallery before it takes off for Los Angeles (at POVevolving opening Sept 15th), San Francisco, NYC and Chicago. Follow the show’s progress and timeline (literally!) on the exhibition’s Facebook page.

above image: Jeff Ladouceur “Untitled (Pluck #2)” 2012
Ink, acrylic, and pencil on paper
11″ x 14″

Allison Schulnik Gets “Cryptic”

Showing alongside Francisco Goya, Folkert de Jong, Hiraki Sawa, Dana Schutz, Javier Tellez, and Erika Wanenmacher, Allison Schulnik will be keeping some pretty good artistic company during her upcoming exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, St. Louis. Featured in “Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art, with a Master Class from Goya” curated by Laura Steward, Schulnik will have several specifically selected paintings shown in the 8,000 square foot exhibition space – which will be accompanied by a publication and lecture program.

Additionally, Schulnik’s works (in addition those of the other featured artists) will be paired in conversation with a group of Goya’s prints – creating an ongoing dialogue between their open-ended allegories both past and present.

Opening this Friday, May 20th, 2011, the exhibition remains on view through August 14th, 2011.

EXTREME Cordy Ryman

After a successful display of his characteristic pastel structures in Parisian Laundry‘s Summertime in Paris exhibition (July-August 2010), Cordy Ryman has been cited by Frieze Magazine as a prominent artist within today’s ‘Extreme Painting’ genre, expanding the course of Modernism with “funky, experimental and entirely winning work [that is] an epiphany in itself.” Also mentioned in the article are MMG’s own Kim Dorland and Allison Schulnik. Click here to read the article at Frieze’s website!

From here, Ryman will be installing his brightly-hued extremities as part of Dodge Gallery‘s The Thingness of Color in NYC, alongside Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, and Matthew Rich. The show is sure to stimulate the senses with all the possibilities of both geometric and abstract coloration, heating up the gallery walls as the city itself leaves colder temperatures behind. The exhibition will open April 2, and be available for viewing through March 8.

Cordy Ryman, vwxyz, 2010, acrylique, enamel, glue on wood, 7 x 6.75 x 2''

Healthy PULSE, Happy Holidays

Three weeks, thirty-five booth sales and zero hours of sleep later, we find ourselves (relatively) caught up from on another solid run at the PULSE Miami Contemporary Art Fair. With new works from over thirteen gallery artists, MMG received an unparalleled amount of traffic in Miami this year – and by the first day, had placed a monumental work by Allison Schulnik with the Nerman Museum (KS), the last remaining Josh Azzarella “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video with a private collection (also recently acquired by LACMA) and new works by Kenichi Yokono with the Progressive Collection. Shortly thereafter, Palm Beach’s Norton Museum requested Kim Rugg‘s staggering 30-panel installation of reconfigured newspaper pages for their upcoming exhibition, Now WHAT?, on view December 15, 2010 – March 13, 2011, which they are also considering for their permanent collection. With positive review from the Miami Herald and ArtInfo.com before the close of the week, MMG couldn’t help but deem the fair an early success. The Art Newspaper‘s Anny Shaw credited PULSE as getting “collectors’ hearts racing” in her coverage of the fair and Mark Moore Gallery’s sales, alongside a mention of the gallery by Brook Mason and Marisa Mazria Katz in the same issue (for a complimentary PDF download of that edition, click here).

On the heels of a particularly inspiring fair, the Mark Moore Gallery team is both honored and thrilled to announce a completely sold-out solo exhibition by Israeli artist, Yigal Ozeri. Always fond of making a blockbuster first impression, Ozeri furnished MMG with twenty studio-fresh paintings for his first Los Angeles solo show – all of which have been acquired by collectors from across the globe. Acting as MMG’s last exhibition in the current Santa Monica space, “Lizzie in the Snow” seems an incredible testament and closing chapter to a successful twelve years  in Bergamot Station.

As we move forward (literally) with our relocation to Culver City, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Mark Moore’s twenty-fifth year in business at our grand opening on January 8th, 2011. For its inaugural exhibition in the new space, MMG presents “OPEN,” an inaugural exhibition of work by the remarkable artists that the gallery represents. Functioning as a “nice to meet you” to the Culver City community, “OPEN” with commemorate both the premiere of MMG’s new home, as well as twenty-five years of growth.

We couldn’t think of a better start to the new year. Our deepest gratitude goes out to the artists, collectors, enthusiasts and visitors that have allowed our gallery to thrive for over two decades, and support our vision as we continue to  evolve. Here’s to the next chapter, and the happiest of holidays.

New location effective January 1, 2011:

5790 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232


“Elements of Nature” in New Orleans

In addition to beignets, jazz and football, New Orleans appears to have a pretty good handle on contemporary art. Concurrently on view with the “Prospect 1.5” edition of the city’s Biennial of international art, “Elements of Nature” is showcasing selections from the CA-based Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation’s permanent collection at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans.

On view through February 27, 2011, the exhibition features works by MMG artists Todd Hebert, Allison Schulnik, Ali Smith and Cindy Wright alongside Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Billy Al Bengston and many others. More information on the show – curated by Billie Milam Weisman – can be found on the exhibition website.

Schulnik Helps Save the Planet…So Should You!

PLANET Magazine has the market on Going Green and global consciousness covered, and they do it with enviable style. Raising awareness through art, architecture, fashion, film, music and design, the publication is an e-Bible for all things Eco, with an insatiable appetite for dynamic culture to boot.

Their most recent campaign, dubbed “EARTH BY,” features ten contemporary artists’ interpretations of the world through limited-edition prints for sale. 10% of each sale is donated to Charity:Water and 350.org for their conservationist causes, and in choosing to purchase one of these fine works, you have the potential to own your very own Allison Schulnik – who was invited to participate in the project – for $75 – $375.

To view Schulnik’s contributed piece, or purchase a print, visit the PLANET website.

“Home for Hobo” Deemed “Perfect Exposure”

In Artillery Magazine‘s fourth annual “LA Issue,” four of the publication’s top critics were charged with the task of summarizing the highs and lows of the past 2009-2010 art season. Each writer was to select one show to be the titleholder for the categories of “Overexposed,” “Underexposed” and “Perfect Exposure,” the latter of the three being the coveted position.

James Scarborough – as this post’s title will suggest – awarded Allison Schulnik‘s “Home for Hobo” as his “Perfect Exposure” exhibition for the previous season. Says the critic:

“Allison Schulnik’s show at Mark Moore Gallery was primal, raw and refreshing. Her work suggests an abecedarian plunge down a rabbit hole toward an aesthetic Ground Zero, emerging conceptually uncluttered at figuration and narrative from a Lascaux-ean cave. Her fertile gobs of paint trump irony, pastiche and virtuality with humanism filtered through a videographer’s eye for kinetic staging.”

Pick up a copy of the current issue to see Scarborough’s other list picks, and stick it up on your fridge for good measure.

One Hot New York Summer

If you’re taking advantage of summer in New York, saunter on over to Times Square to check out Allison Schulnik’s “Forest” playing on the Creative Time screen (through July 15th)! In rotation with two other emerging artists, Rob Carter and Graeme Patterson, Schulnik’s wandering hobo has never looked better…

For more information on screening times and other projects by Creative Time, visit their website.