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Cordy Ryman Heads to the Bay

Up next for MMG artist Cordy Ryman is a solo show at Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco, opening this coming Saturday, November 12th. Inclusive of his characteristic abstraction and bold color, the show furthers his practice of combining ordinary substances (such as velcro, spray paint, wood, debris, and staples) into three-dimensional geometric works. Part minimalism, part constructivism, part sculpture, and part architecture, Ryman’s latest batch of pieces will grace Northern California in his first Bay area exhibition, on view through December 22nd.

For more information and a selection of preview images, visit the gallery’s website.

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''

Cordy Ryman Heads to D.C.

Now that our new gallery is (relatively) in place and completed, we can get back to reporting on the exciting happenings our artists are facilitating around the world. First up: Cordy Ryman, whose environmental “sculptural paintings” are pushing the limits in Washington D.C. With multiple solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Brussels and Austin in the last two  years alone, Ryman has been on an art-making tear – with incredible results.

Opening tonight (January 15, 2011) is “Windowboxing,” Ryman’s first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C. with Conner Contemporary Art. Given the images we’ve seen so far, this show is not to be missed if you’re in the area. Perhaps some works will foreshadow his upcoming exhibition with MMG this summer…stay tuned…

Cordy Ryman at DCKT Contemporary

The oppressively hot summer in New York apparently held no bearing on Cordy Ryman‘s abilities to produce some serious art. For his second solo show at DCKT Contemporary, Ryman trots out his trademark mastery of the three-dimensional and spatial – a trait Stephen Westfall of Bomb Magazine refers to as “a hybridized zone between sculpture and painting.”

Surely an ideal way to kick off your dose of the fall art season, the opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 12, 5-7pm at the gallery. For more information, visit  DCKT’s website.

Cordy Ryman Gets Scrappy in Austin

With over a dozen new works from the studio on view, Cordy Ryman‘s first Texas solo exhibition – dubbed “Scrapple” – opens at Lora Reynolds Gallery this Saturday, July 17, 2010.

The exhibition will remain on view through September 4th, and is certainly a must-see for our Texan contemporary art enthusiasts. For more information, please visit the gallery website.

Cordy Ryman Blows Up in NYC

Stephen Westfall of BOMB Magazine recently featured Cordy Ryman in the publication’s summer issue, speaking highly of Ryman’s adept use of materiality and spontaneity. Says Westfall:

“His paint can be sticky as tar or fluid as a thin milkshake. A tough, tiny urchin of a painting might be fastened to the wall with nuts and bolts as though it possesses the will and strength to pull itself free and escape out the door.”

Ryman will have his second solo exhibition with DCKT Contemporary this fall, opening September 8, 2010 – a show surely not to be missed.

Mark Moore Gallery also recommends checking out DCKT’s current summer exhibition, Brion Nuda Rosch, an artist that you may see in a certain Los Angeles gallery sometime this fall….just sayin’….

Cordy Ryman Impresses LA

For his first solo show in LA, and with Mark Moore Gallery, Cordy Ryman is sure creating quite a buzz.

In addition to being featured in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Aberrant Abstraction,” which was recently reviewed by the Kansas City Star, “Hail to the Grid” here in Santa Monica was the subject of positive review by Allison Gibson of Daily Serving, Sasha Lee of Beautiful/Decay and Heather Jeno Silva of Flavorpill.

Be sure to come see the show before the gallery closes for the holidays on December 19th – January 4th!

Miami in Review

MMG had this fantasy of doing blog updates every night we were in Miami – but after spending ten hours in the booth, followed by two hours in meetings, followed by brief appearances at artist and colleague happenings around the city…a few hours of sleep sounded like a more pressing need.

Now that we are back, and (for the most part) caught up with our post-fair ops, we are thrilled to share some of the fair’s highlights with you:

• We were excited to place works by Tim Bavington, Julie Heffernan, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Yigal Ozeri, Jason Salavon, Allison Schulnik, Cordy Ryman, Ben Weiner and Kenichi Yokono with enthusiastic and quality collectors.

Kiel Johnson, Kim Dorland, Ben Weiner Jason Salavon and Yigal Ozeri all made the journey to Miami to visit us, for which we were very thankful and appreciative. We were able to catch up with them at our event at the Essex House, which we co-hosted with Catharine Clark Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Electric Works, Hosfelt Gallery, Marx & Zavattero, Mixed Greens, Morgan Lehman Gallery, P.P.O.W., Paul Kopeikin Gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery.

• Sarah Douglas of Art + Auction and ArtInfo.com spoke with Catlin Moore (Gallery Manager) about works in the booth, and consequently announced the Metropolitan Museum’s acquisition of Jason Salavon‘s “Portrait (Hals)” for their permanent collection in her PULSE Miami review.

Ben Weiner‘s “C6H1206” went to the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation’s permanent collection, while Julie Heffernan‘s “Study for Self Portrait as Flat World” went to the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.

• Museum des Beaux Arts Montreal acquired one of Allison Schulnik‘s videos, and 2×2 Gallery in Amsterdam confirmed a solo exhibition of new works by Kenichi Yokono.

• According to the Wall Street Journal‘s ongoing coverage, Miami had approximately 40,000 people in town for the fairs…dangerously close to 2007’s 43,000, and – we feel – largely indicative of a returning market. MMG personally met some fabulous collectors and writers over the week.

• Parties were prevalent – including free concerts by Santigold and the Sex Pistols – but MMG was too booked up to attend any functions besides their own. Because of this, they lived vicariously through the coverage on ArtForum, Flavorpill and ArtLog, and are only marginally bitter.

We sincerely thank all of our fervent collectors and MMG advocates for making the trip out this year, your support of our gallery and our artists is always deeply appreciated. Furthermore, our featured artists floored us with amazing work created for the booth, and their support of our ever-developing program. We thank them for providing us with such incredible art on an ongoing basis.

Check out the iPhone photojournalism efforts of MMG’S Gallery Manager, Catlin Moore, who apologizes for the horrendous quality of the images, but hopes they illuminate a small fraction of Miami’s greatness.

Next up: PULSE New York, 2010. Check back for the gallery’s announcement of this year’s solo booth artist.

Dear Miami: MMG Loves You

We came, we saw, we conquered….our booth, at least.

Day one of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: Miami leaves us void of complaints and thrilled with the works we brought along. PULSE’s new location at the Ice Palace is absolutely perfect and pristine; not to mention the fabulous turnout of established and emerging galleries alike.

Check out some of the photos from our day (excuse the quality, had to snap ’em quick with the iPhone amongst installation) – and if you’re in the area, please visit us in Booth B-202, December 3 – 6th!

Cordy Ryman Opens at MMG

With stunning new works, a  journey out from NYC and positive response, Cordy Ryman opened his show at Mark Moore Gallery on November 21st – an inaugural solo exhibition for both the gallery and Los Angeles!

Check out some of the opening night photos below, and be sure to see the show for yourself before it closes on December 19th, 2009!