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Penelope Umbrico Work Acquired by Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Mark Moore Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico has had her major photo-installation work titled “136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection With Old Style Photoshop Filter” acquired for the Permanent Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

We congratulate Penelope on this milestone.

Penelope Umbrico, 136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection with Old Style Photoshop Filter, archival pigment prints on Hahnmuhle Photo Rag paper, 2013.

Penelope Umbrico, 136 Mini Film Cameras in the Smithsonian Institution History of Photography Collection with Old Style Photoshop Filter, archival pigment prints on Hahnmuhle Photo Rag paper, 2013.

Mark Moore in Mutual Art’s “The Mid-Size Squeeze”

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Victoria Valentine | Arts Observer
Detail of “Network,” 2012 (bronze and wooden base) by Tom Price at Hales Gallery, Armory Show 2013

Check out this interview with five art dealers – including gallery founder Mark Moore – in the Mutual Art feature article titled “The Mid-Size Squeeze”. MutualArt checked in with a number of owners and directors of mid-size galleries around the world to see how they are dealing with the current market. Read the answers from:

– Loring Randolph, Casey Kaplan, New York

– Ernst Hilger, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna

– Paul Hedge, Hales Gallery, London

– Mark Moore, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles

– Edward Winkleman, Winkleman Gallery, New York

Read the article here

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

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Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico will be featured in a solo exhibition of her work at Bethel University’s Olson Gallery in Twin Cities, MN. The exhibition will feature her continuation of Moving Mountains using Dr. George C. Poundstone’s photographs from Bethel University’s Permanent Collection … Continue reading

News from the Miami Fairs

As noted in yesterday’s Huffington Post, art collector SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS acquired two works by Mark Moore Gallery artist ANDREW SCHOULTZ at the Miami Art Fairs on opening day. Schoultz’s first Los Angeles show opens at the gallery January 12. 2013.

Miami Project Art Fair - Dec 4-9, 2012 - Midtown Miami / Wynwood District

Here are a few highlights–

First, a nod to something we mentioned yesterday: Sean “Diddy” Combs’ purchase of two Andrew Schoultz gold flag paintings at Marx & Zavatero Gallery.

Andrew Schoultz
Gold Dripping Flag (exposed)
acrylic & 23-karat gold leaf on stretched and dyed American flag over panel, 2012

MMG artist Ben Weiner’s upcoming solo exhibition, SMUSH, opens November 1 at Benrimon Contemporary in New York

Ben Weiner’s first solo exhibition at the Benrimon Contemporary, on view until December 15, includes paintings, a multi-channel video installation, and sculptural objects.

Ben Weiner - Shrine

Ben Weiner
Shrine, 2012
Oil on canvas, 52 x 78 inches

Engaging in a variety of media, ranging from Weiner’s signature large-scale paintings and time-lapse videos to a series of sculptural objects, SMUSH explores a process-based narrative, adapting medium specificity for the reality television era. The exhibition explores the structure of paint at a microscopic level, unveiling the organic origins of a man-made material.

Weiner bases his paintings on highly magnified views of the paint on his palette. Viewed at a perspective alien to the naked eye, blobs of paint appear as organic terrains and hyperpigmented, trompe l’oeil landscapes. These paintings chart the evolving topography of his palette, with the process creation of one painting generating source imagery for the next.

In addition to the paintings, the exhibit will present new videos and sculptural objects. Weiner’s time-lapse video projections magnify the process by which pigment, linseed oil, varnish, and turpentine are mixed together to make paint, distilling days of footage into several minutes. The resulting videos bring the viewer into a fantastical molten universe, where landscape and material is ever in flux.

For the first time in his career, Weiner will exhibit sculptural objects, crystalline forms grown from the minerals in paint pigment. By dissolving these minerals into solutions and letting them evaporate in molds, Weiner channels the natural processes by which crystals form. The objects meld glamour with the organic, while reassessing the cycle of nature and artificiality.

Ben Weiner was born in 1980 and lives and works in New York City. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Carnegie Art Museum, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, and The Riverside Art Museum. Weiner has had two solo exhibitions with Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, and his works are in the permanent collections of the Sammlung Mondstudio (Germany), Progressive Insurance (Ohio), and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (California). In 2010 Weiner was awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Opening reception:
Thursday, November 1
6-8pm
Benrimon Contemporary
514 West 24th Street
New York, New York

Kiel Johnson’s Retro Thingamajigs at the Taubman Museum

Those lamenting the disappearance of the Polaroid camera and relishing the banjo’s reappearance have something in common with Kiel Johnson: a love for the sounds and objects of a bygone era, and nostalgic affections for the handmade. Opening on June 3, 2011 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke (VA), is One Thing Leads to Another, the artist’s first major museum retrospective exhibition featuring his handmade machinery and ink drawings, in addition to an on-site painting and exterior mural. Many of Johnson’s hand-crafted cassette tapes, SLR and Polaroid cameras, boom boxes, and musical instruments will be on view – all constructed from his signature cardboard medium – in addition to Publish or Perish, a sizable tribute to his family’s newspaper printing press, in “working” condition. The collection of gadgetry will remain on view through August 28, 2011.