Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present "MaximumStrengthAgeDefy," an exhibition of paintings and mixed media drawings by interdisciplinary artist, Ben Weiner. Marking the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery, this body of work demonstrates Weiner's adept ability to synthesize abstraction with illusionism. Paired with his conceptual interest in consumerism and mortality, Weiner's technique yields arresting compositions rife with provocative intrigue.
In the Project Room, Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents "BMX Channel" (2013), a large-scale video projection by Australian artist Shaun Gladwell. Set within a picturesque British seaside, this single-channel work demonstrates the artist’s signature uses of filmic devices such as slow motion and long pans to capture both a tightly choreographed and improvised performance. Described by the artist as “performance landscapes” Gladwell’s videos present a juxtaposition of culturally specific athleticism against a visually discursive environment.
Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present "The Legends of the Mysterious Rocks," an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York artist, Thomas Woodruff. Marking the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery, it will showcase Woodruff’s visionary tableau narratives. The paintings, all enigmatic rocky landscapes, explore the places of miracles and mysteries. Each mythical composition is characterized by equal parts scientific precision and playful storytelling.
Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents “Prescott Pictures,” an inaugural solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist and winner of the 5790projects grant and exhibition prize, Lenae Day. Bringing together creative writing, costume design, photography, performance, and museum studies, Day relates the intricate hagiography of the titular fictitious film studio and its founding family.
Interview (in German) wih curator Joachim Jäger and impressions of the exhibition "K.O. Götz" from 13.12.2013 to 02.03.2014 at the New National Gallery, Berlin, on the occasion of the artist's 100th birthday... read more in German:
Interview mit Kurator Joachim Jäger und Impressionen der Ausstellung "K.O. Götz" vom 13.12.2013 bis 02.03.2014 in der Neuen Nationalgalerie, Berlin, aus Anlass des 100. Geburtstags des Künstlers.
Weitere Stationen sind: vom 21.03.2014 bis 15.06.2014 im MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, und vom 11.07.2014 bis 12.10.2014 im Museum Wiesbaden.
Hoch soll er leben: Heute feiert Karl Otto Götz seinen 100. Geburtstag. Er ist einer der bedeutendsten abstrakten Maler der Nachkriegszeit – und sicherlich der schwungvollste. Drei deutsche Museen richten ihm eine opulente Retrospektive aus.
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Waterfalls: "The Nothing" and "Snowday"
Snacks "Bob" and "Purdie"
Aurora 2013 celebrated the theme “Light of Convergence” in October with over 90 international artists presenting art works across a span of 19 city blocks. Light, sound, performance and video art, as well live music, food trucks, and pop-up bars transformed the Dallas Art District into an immersive art space. The iconic architecture of the Wyly Theater served as a projection screen for Aurora 2013′s featured art installation “Blueprints and Perspectives” by the art collective 3_Search, a forest of LED bulbs was created for Audiopixel’s installation “Arbor Borealis”, and Shane Pennington’s “Points of Life” presented an awe-inspiring stage-curtain made from a programmable grid of LED lights, combined with a live music performance by Jazz vocalist Kally Price, accordionist Dan Cantrell and double bassist Daniel Fabricant.
These and many more interactive works explored the dialectic and convergence between the individual and communal consciousness. With over 40,000 attendees at the free and public event, Aurora 2013 was widely successful in illuminating its audience with conversation and exchange of ideas.
Trivial Motion' is a collection of machines combining robots and moving images, each imitating natural movements as well as illustrating the principles of reverse enginering as explicit as possible. By imitating banal and daily movements, the author creates poetic, humorous and ironic situations that could easily be marked as sensless and absurd. However, instead of producing identical products and saving production power and time, these robotic aproximations create projecting surface to think on technology, relationship between human and machine as well as the contemporaneity of human kind. Through them, we easily recognize gestures, that have in our everyday lives been automatised to the extent, they no longer differ from the gestures of a relatively simple machine. In this way the understanding of our integration into daily, weekly or even life long routines are easier. Moreover these routines do not make us any more interesting from the wittily composed mechanical parts, mostly interested into by those who understand society merely as a productive force.
In the same extent as man automates its environment and procedures by machinery, man becomes automated by his machines. The initial point of the work Coin is the malfunction of a machine. Caught in a monotonous loop, provoked by this error, a person either becomes a „stupid machine“ itself, or gives up and flees the situation. The machine Coin does not give up. Again and again it throws a coin into a coin slot. Over and over again this coin falls through. Until this machine is malfunctioning too.
The fan is not merely the superficial utensil for cooling on hot summer days, but equally an instrument of coquetry and communication. It is an accessory that like his archetype - the plumage of some birds - serves to attract attention and zestfulness. The work Abanico takes advantage of these qualities of the fan: A sensor detects persons infront of the work, the machine unfolds a wooden folding fan and performs a classic gesture, with which it aspires attention.
Das Glück is a Vogerl
Das Glück is a Vogerl augments the principle of a Thaumatrope, developed back in the 17th century, by a digital level. A projected, animated bird entangles itself in the struts of a cage, drawn onto one side of a spinning disk.
Machines are usually designed to complete or facilitate tasks for us. Once up and running, they are doomed to perform what ever they were constructed for. Also, the machine T2 executes the function assigned to it, but the sole purpose of this machine is to switch itself off again - “I would prefer not to”.
ArT ExHIBITIoNs aNd FesTIvaLS
videos from different art exhibitions and festivals around the world