ZeitHeist and Alastair Mackie
at Mark Moore Gallery

Mark Moore Gallery

October 11, 2006


Nancy Baker, Kendell Carter, Jennifer Nehrbass, Klaus Wanker

October 13 – November 11, 2006

Alastair Mackie

Sticks and Stones

October 13 – November 11, 2006

Zeit-geist [tsahyt-gahyst] –noun German.

the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.
heist [hahyst] Slang. –noun

a robbery or holdup: Four people were involved in the armored car heist.

[Origin: 1925–30, American; alter. of hoist]
ZeitHeist; for the artists, a combination between, and of, the sign of the times and the particular sensibilities of our age and the freedom to take what is needed visually, from wherever, for whatever, to create what is relevant to themselves. Good artists borrow, great artists steal, to paraphrase Picasso.
The resurgence in figurative art has seen these artists re-look at the contextualization of their work within both a historical relationship to the art of the past, but also in terms of its connection to modes of production from other sources, from graffiti to fashion, design to magazines. These four artists spread their nets wide to self-reflexively situate their particular practices in a direct interaction with the elements, concerns and social codes of these divergent activities.
A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, October 13th, from 6 – 8 pm. For more information, please visit http://www.markmooregallery.com, email [email protected] or call 310-453-3031.

Alastair Mackie

Sticks and Stones

October 13 – November 11, 2006
Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce new work by Alastair Mackie.
A childhood fascination with war compounded with an adult obsession with media sensationalism in relation to global conflict suspends Mackie’s fragile sculptures in a state of ephemeral splendor and aversion. Agitated over current affairs, such as escalating outbreaks of war, an ever increasing economic divide between the rich and poor, and vast environmental miscalculations realized by current politicians, Mackie’s sculptures address the lack of progress in contemporary society, and the destructive ways we forge ahead into the future without learning from past mistakes. His iconic subjects, such as the skull and military-issued helmets, allow for the form itself to convey a sense of symbolic foreboding, gesturing toward life’s transience and emphemerality of sensory pleasures, as well as forcing the viewer to reconsider the objects that surround us.
Mackie graduated from the City and Guilds of London School of Art in 2000. He has had a solo exhibition at MW Projects, London in 2005, and was included in New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, 2004.
There will be a reception for the artist Friday, October 13th, 2006 from 6 –8 pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at http://www.markmooregallery.com, email [email protected] or call 310-453-3031.
Mark Moore Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave., A-1

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel: 310-453-3031

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