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Museums Acquire Josh Azzarella Videos


Following a successful summer solo exhibition by Josh Azzarella, several museums have acquired video works by the artist for their permanent collections. These institutions include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, the Sweeney Art Gallery at University of California, Riverside, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

Congratulations to Josh on these incredible developments.

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


‘Cause This is “Thriller”…Partially…

Remember that time that Josh Azzarella spent two years making his “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video? And how it was an eerie rendition of Michael Jackson’s 1983 opus, “Thriller?” That was pretty sweet.

What about the time that David LaChapelle and Josh Azzarella hosted a screening of the video and conversation with photography curator Edward Robinson at the LA County Museum of Art? Not ringing a bell? Maybe that’s because it’s slated for Saturday, October 30th at 2pm at LACMA’s Bing Theater – and it’s FREE. In case you wanted to kick off your Halloween weekend properly, you can learn more information about the event on LACMA’s program website.

Zombie gear optional.

Metadataphile: Say It Three Times Fast…

Curators Jennifer Frias and Lilia Lamas of the University of California, Riverside, are throwing down with technology. In their upcoming exhibition, “<Metadataphile>: The Collapse of Visual Information,” at California State University, Fullerton, Frias and Lamas evaluate our society’s preoccupation with data-centric communication and the subsequent miscommunication therein.

Opening August 28, 2010, “<Metadataphile>” will feature works by MMG’s Josh Azzarella, Jason Salavon and Kim Rugg – all of whom evaluate these central themes through distinct medium and content. For more information, sign up for the exhibition’s mailing list here!

Kim Rugg/Josh Azzarella Open in LA

As we’re preparing for the upcoming New York fairs, we’ve fallen a tad behind on posting Will Tee Yang’s lovely photos from Kim Rugg and Josh Azzarella‘s opening on February 13th. While you’ve most likely seen them on our Facebook Fan Page (*cough, cough*), we always like to post them here as well for your viewing pleasure.

Be sure to come out to the next opening on March 20th, from 5-7pm, for Kim Dorland! More info to come soon…

Josh Azzarella is Bi-Coastal!

As of tonight, Josh Azzarella officially has two solo exhibitions open at the same time: his first LA solo show here at MMG (which opened last Saturday, on view through March 13, 2010), and his third solo gig at DCKT Contemporary in New York.

On view through March 21, 2010, DCKT is featuring an exhibition of Josh’s newest photographs, which range in images derived from cinema, journalism and amateur photography.

For more information about this exhibition, or DCKT, visit the gallery website.

Josh Azzarella Already Creating Some LA Thrills

Paul Laster of Flavorpill LA wrote some early words about Josh Azzarella‘s upcoming solo exhibition with Mark Moore Gallery, “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” – which opens next Saturday, February 13th, 2010 alongside Kim Rugg’s concurrent solo exhibition, “Please Remain Calm.”

For now, read this preview of Josh’s work on Flavorpill, but make sure you ink (no pencil!) in the opening reception next Saturday, from 5-7pm, featuring event coverage by Will Tee Yang and a set by DJ MoreDillon.

De-Thrilling “Thriller” with Josh Azzarella

The School of Visual Arts (NY) recently featured Josh Azzarella on their “Visual Arts Briefs” interview blog in light of his recent “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video piece.

With his first LA solo show coming up at Mark Moore Gallery (opening February 13, 2010), Azzarella delves into some of the more pressing questions surrounding his latest artistic feat. Read the interview in its entirety here, and don’t forget to come see it for yourself in two weeks here!

Come on in, 2010!

While we are embarrassingly late in updating our blog, Mark Moore Gallery can say that we’re looking forward to a very strong 2010. Between the positivity felt at the Miami fairs, new artists being welcomed into the gallery and long-awaited shows being added to the schedule, we bid a hearty farewell to 2009.

Check out the goods for yourself with our mini-teaser below: