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Kim Rugg at The Frederick R. Weisman Museum Of Art

Mark Moore Gallery artist KIM RUGG is currently included in the exhibition titled “POP CULTURE: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation” continuing through DECEMBER 2, 2012 curated by Billie Milam Weisman.

This exhibition merges art that reflects and comments on popular culture and vernacular of the 1960s until the present with selections curated from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Along with Rugg, some of the key artists featured in the exhibition are: Richard Artschwager, John Chamberlain, Gilbert & George, Red Grooms, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenberg, Nam June Paik, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, John Waters, and Tom Wesselmann.

Link to website: http://arts.pepperdine.edu/museum/2012-2013/pop-culture.htm

Rugg - Bullets Ain't Stoppin' Him

Kim Rugg – Bullets Ain’t Stoppin’ Him, 2007
Reconfigured comic book (Superman)

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


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!

Cool Hunting to Feature Kim Rugg in Video

Executive Editor Evan Orensten and the incredible team over at Cool Hunting took some time to visit with Kim Rugg in her studio earlier this month as they produce a video featuring the London-based artist. With an expected release date in the next few weeks, the video will document Rugg’s process and new projects – a real treat for those familiar with her intensely intricate work.

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…

Manchester Welcomes Kim Rugg

MMG’s Kim Rugg will be featured in a two-person exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, Manchetser, this spring. Opening February 20 and closing April 3, 2010, her new work will be shown in conjunction with Leo Fitzmaurice. Castlefield’s statement on the exhibition:

“Through the dissecting and re-arranging of mass produced information based material, such as newspapers, brochures, comics and packaging, the artists fragment our visual and cognitive understanding of images and text, and force us to reconsider the familiar from a completely new perspective.”

For more information on this exhibition, please visit the Castelfield website.

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:

Kim Rugg: USPS vs. Art

We received a lovely package from the UK this afternoon from MMG artist, Kim Rugg. In it were sixteen of her trademark envelopes, stamps appropriately dissected  and reconfigured in her highly meticulous fashion to feature a variety of onomatopoeias and designs.

Now, we release them to the world…or at least to the local Santa Monica post office.

Per Kim’s request, the envelopes get chucked into the filthy blue mailbox at the entrance of Bergamot Station, circulated through the USPS cycle, and (fingers crossed) return back to us bearing the marks of their travels.

Brave envelopes, we salute you. See you on the flip side….we hope….

Stay tuned to see the results of our assimilation art experiment! For more frequent updates, you can follow us on Twitter.

Kim Rugg installation images

Check out these installation shots from the group exhibition “Pictures of Words”, which features Kim Rugg. The show is at Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Cologne, Germany and runs until the 13th of June.

Kim Rugg at Judi Rotenburg

Judi Rotenberg Gallery opens their group show, “Paper Trail v. 5: Intimate Gestures”, which features the work of Kim Rugg, tonight in Boston, MA. The show will run until the 11th of July. If you have the opportunity, please stop by and show your support for Kim.