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MMG Packs Bags for Culver City

After twelve successful years in Bergamot Station (Santa Monica, CA), Mark Moore Gallery is thrilled to announce its permanent relocation to Culver City, CA. In conjunction with the grand opening of the new space, the gallery will also debut the much-anticipated solo exhibition for renowned local artist, Mario Ybarra Jr.

Originally built in 1925, the building that will soon house Mark Moore Gallery has been deemed a Historic Building by Culver City’s preservation program. Featuring a brick façade, vaulted wood ceilings and an enclosed courtyard, the 3,200 square-foot gallery is located in close proximity to Roberts & Tilton, Carmichael Gallery and Blythe Projects on Washington Boulevard two blocks from La Cienega Boulevard.

The interior concept and design was developed by the globally-reputed architect Peter Zellner of ZELLNERPLUS (Culver City, CA), whose previous projects have included Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (CA), REDCAT (CA), LA><ART (CA), Wallspace Gallery (NY), Matthew Marks Gallery (opening 2011, CA), and many others. With both a main gallery exhibition space and Project Room integrated into the gallery, Zellner has accounted for the need to showcase the diversified nature of Mark Moore Gallery’s program, with specified features tailored to display video and installation works. Opening to the public for the first time on January 8th, 2011, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition will be new work by Ybarra Jr., a showcase that will include multimedia elements as we celebrate his first solo show in Los Angeles since 2007.

Gallery President Mark Moore founded Mark Moore Gallery in 1992 in Santa Monica (CA). Since its inception, the gallery has gone on to participate in international art fairs – including those in Miami, New York, Chicago, Cologne, and London – and represents over twenty-five contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. Joined by Director Catlin Moore, Assistant Director Matthew Gardocki, Registrar Ashley Ayala and Preparator Jonah Olson, Moore is eager to join the Culver City community with an ambitious schedule for 2011.

Edit your address book entry to reflect MMG’s new home, and join us on January 8th from 6-8pm in celebration of Mario Ybarra Jr.‘s brand new work in our brand new space:

5790 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Needless to say, we’re just a little excited.

Mario Ybarra Jr. Hits Up Berlin

Willkommen in Deutschland, Mario! The Slanguage Studio extraordinaire, Mario Ybarra Jr., is heading to the land of lederhosen and ales for his first solo exhibition at Galerie Michael Janssen (Berlin).

Opening Friday, April 30th from 6 – 9pm, the exhibition will remain on view through June 19th, 2010.

As indicated in the gallery’s press release:

“the American artist will show two installations: Silver and Blacks, a series of works on paper with both abstract and figurative works and an installation with an ongoing activity of Ybarra‘s studio in which customized t-shirts and hats will be sold.”

For more information on the gallery or the works included in the show, please visit the gallery website.

Mario Ybarra Jr. Now in LACMA Collection

In other recent museum news, Mario Ybarra Jr.‘s “Take Me Out: No Man is an Island” (2008) – which was featured in Mark Moore Gallery’s 2009 group exhibition, “Ultrasonic IV: Fresh Perspectives” – has been acquired for the LA County Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

The museum will acquire the installation piece originally shown at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 – making LACMA the first public institution to include Ybarra Jr. in their collection.

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:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Acquries Mario Ybarra Jr.

Newly represented artist, Mario Ybarra Jr., recently had one of his benchmark works acquired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

“Go Tell It #1” will now be a part of the museum’s permanent collection. Curator of Contemporary Art, Julie Joyce, informed MMG that she was “thrilled” by the committee’s decision to acquire the work.

Go Tell It #1