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Showing: Kenichi Yokono – “The New Suburbs” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Currently at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono has a show on view entitled The New Suburbs. The new collection of painted wood carvings are a continuation of what he presented with the same gallery back in 2011 (covered), and are fine examples of Yokono’s modern take on traditional woodcutting. Sourcing the grotesque and mundane from his native country’s culture, the intricate pieces deal with “notions of globalization and consumerism with the overwhelming cuteness (or kawaii) found in popular Japanese […]
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Previews: “Go East” by Mark Moore @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We’re a fan of collaborations especially when it’s between galleries. This week, New York’s Joshua Liner will play host to Los Angeles-based Mark Moore Gallery. The exhibition Go East curated by Mark Moore will showcase talented artists Chad Person, Feodor Voronov, Kenichi Yokono and Yoram Wolberger. The opening reception is tonight at 6-9. Check out a preview after the jump.

Basel Week Miami ’11: Mark Moore Gallery @ PULSE

One of our favorite booths this year during Art Basel Week in Miami was from the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. Some of the works featured included the intricate wood works from Kenichi Yokono, the thick and textured paintings from Allison Schulnik (whose video we just shared with you yesterday), the kinetic stylings of Andrew Schoultz, the crowd shot watercolors from David Rathman, and the hyperrealistic portraits from Yigel Ozeri. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Kenichi Yokono – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

Last weekend, alongside Jeremy Fish, the Mark Moore Gallery also featured the work of Kenichi Yokono. The last time we had an opportunity to take in a large body of work from the Japanese artist, it was 2009 and we were at Art Basel Miami week. Rise of the Underground featured more of his signature carved woodblocks and it was a joy to examine his intricate details close up. This time around, some of his piece included skateboard-like elements to the compositions. Enjoy more photos […]

Preview: Jeremy Fish & Kenichi Yokono – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

At the end of the month in Los Angeles, the Mark Moore Gallery will play host to two artists whose work at first glance have nothing much in common, but when you consider their use of woodworking and the surreal imagery, you begin to see the reason for the pairing. For Rise of the Underground, Jeremy Fish (featured) will be presenting his perfectly cut silhouette paintings featuring his animal characters using some unique modes of transportation (sometimes being the transportation themselves). Showing jointly alongside Fish […]
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Openings: “Summer Group Show” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On Saturday night, AM attended the opening for Joshua Liner Gallery’s annual “Summer Show”. Apparently, so did many of the art loving New Yorkers that turned out to pack the house. The show had diverse lineup of talented artists including Shawn Barber, Tiffany Bozic, Ryan Bradley, Tony Curanaj, Mike Davis, Jeremy Fish, Ian Francis, Evan Hecox, Tat Ito, Jessica Joslin, Mi Ju, David Kassan, Kris Kuksi, Mac, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Ryan McLennan, Dennis McNett, Cleon Peterson, Pema Rinzin, James Roper, Swoon, Oliver Vernon, Pete Watts and […]

Preview: “Summer Group Show” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

August in NYC is not typically the time to see great new art, as galleries tend to schedule group shows in order not to waste their A material on the few gallery goers left in town instead of summering in the Hamptons. Past experience, however, has shown us that the Joshua Liner Gallery defies expectations with their summer show, taking the opportunity to set the stage for their upcoming season, by exhibiting a strong selection of their regular roster and introducing us to a few […]

Teaser: Kenichi Yokono @ 2x2projects, Amsterdam

In our recent recap of Kenichi Yokono at Pulse Miami, we lamented the fact that audiences outside of LA and Tokyo rarely get the chance to see this talented artists’ work firsthand. Well, this Friday, Europeans will get one of those rare chances when Amsterdam’s 2x2projects hosts the artist’s latest solo show. And from the looks of the above teaser image, it seems that Yokono is continuing with his new black and red style and may show darker and edgier imagery than what we saw […]
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Basel Week Miami ’09 – Kenichi Yokono @ Pulse Miami

We always look forward to the Pulse art fair because it is one of the only opportunities for those outside of Tokyo or Los Angeles to see the stunning carved woodblocks of Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono. This year at Pulse Miami, Yokono’s work was jointly shown by LA’s Mark Moore Gallery and Vienna’s Hilger Contemporary. Along with the new black and red pieces we previewed before the fair, the two galleries showed several works from Yokono’s recent “Dreamy Gaze” series, which featured lovely young ladies […]

Preview: Art Basel Week Miami ’09 – Mark Moore x Kenichi Yokono

Los Angeles’ Mark Moore Gallery sent us a few preview images of works by Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono that will be shown at their booth at Pulse Miami 09. Yokono’s graphic and often grotesque woodblocks – which are carved and painted, but not printed – garnered him invitations to several of Takashi Murakami’s early Geisai fairs, but it wasn’t until Yokono’s self-sponsored installation at Pulse NYC 06 that he started getting attention outside of Japan. Since then, Yokono has shown several times with Mark Moore […]