Performance begets expectation, regardless of venue. In ‘More Than a Hunch’, artist #AnthonyLepore lays bare his domestic life–that with his partner, the artist #MichaelHenryHayden, and their animals–in a familiar graphic arrangement, set in blue and black rectangles. While this piece evokes a desire to fit in, it simultaneously embraces a carefree abandon of societal expectations. Faces look admiringly at one another across impossibly flattened space as they uncomfortably protrude into distinct boxes, in echo with the familiar family portrait. Centered perspective of a fixed camera is evident but the center of the image curiously is left vacant, as if to leave room with an open invitation. Here, representational absence stands in as a form of presence; things are not always as simple as they appear.
Thank you to everyone who came out over the weekend to celebrate #PerformanceAnxiety! #AnthonyLepore’s stellar show is on view now at the gallery through June 29. 🌟🤹🏼♂️🌟
#PerformanceAnxiety, an exhibition of new photographic works by #AnthonyLepore, opens SATURDAY May 11 at the gallery from 6-9pm! . . . . . Anthony Lepore’s images weave theatrics, humor, and vulnerability with personal narrative. In #PerformanceAnxiety, illusion–visual and cognitive–takes center stage. In ‘The Stand-In’, a green shimmery satin cloth is gathered and hung from a rod at the top of the frame. As two hands emerge from behind the curtain, they prop up toward the viewer an open space–the depth of which implies a sort of stage–a place for performance–a portal to another reality. Anticipation builds then freezes; the curtain rises like a shutter as the audience waits for the moment of action. A photograph of this moment holds this anticipation; an object of this moment holds this photograph.
Last couple of days to catch #AlexaGuariglia’s exhibition at the gallery! #SinkorSwim closes on Thursday, May 2. 🐟💨
Thinking of Paris today. 💔 #notredame
#AlexaGuariglia’s exhibition #SinkorSwim is on view at the gallery through May 2! 🧿🔜
Another portrait from our current exhibition Sink or Swim 🏊🏻♀️ new works by Alexa Guariglia 🌺🌼🌸
TONIGHT! #AlexaGuariglia’s exhibition #SinkorSwim opens at the gallery from 6-9 pm! Pupusas and drinks after 7pm. Come through 🔛🔝🔜
Beyond excited to open #AlexaGuariglia’s fifth (!!!) solo exhibition at the gallery! #SinkorSwim l Opening Reception TOMORROW 6-9 pm 🎆✨
Happy holidays and best wishes for a bright 2019! 🌟 // The gallery will be closed from December 23, 2018 through January 5, 2019. \\ Our next exhibition, Six Significant Landscapes, with new works by #KylieWhite, will open on January 12, 2019. // Look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Just TWO DAYS LEFT to catch #ChristopherRichmond’s exhibition #Space at the gallery! Closes on Saturday. 👩🏼🚀💥
#ChristopherRichmond will be in conversation with Nicholas Barlow TODAY at 4pm following a screening of his piece #Hyperway at 2pm @moskowitzbayse | Christopher and Nick will address a range of topics related to #Hyperway, including cinematic versus scientific representations of #space and space travel, expanded universes (both literal and filmic), canonicity, continuity, and the end of the #universe. | Details via link in bio! 👩🏼🚀💨
Staring down #Monday like 〰➿〰 #LouiseBourgeois
#ChristopherRichmond’s accompanying exhibition #Space2 opens TODAY @dxixprojects, 3-6pm! #Space2 features Richmond’s video piece #ViewingStone, which glimpses a pastoral vision of a desolate asteroid serenely wandering through the vacuum of space. 💥
Maybe the #universe is just a bunch of chapters? | #ChristopherRichmond’s exemplary exhibition #Space opens at the gallery TONIGHT from 6-10pm | #ChristopherRichmond, #Redder, 2018, Archival pigment print, 50 x 40 inches. ☄️
Sending love to all of our friends in Malibu, Agoura Hills, and the other communities affected by the fires roaring tonight in California. Thankful to the firefighters and first responders for all. 💔🙏🏼🌴 [ 📸 #repost @latimes ]
#MoskowitzBayse is pleased to present #Space, #ChristopherRichmond’s second solo presentation with the gallery. New photographs, drawings, and sculpture accompany #Hyperway (2018), the monumental three-channel feature-length video that will occupy the east gallery. Opening on November 10 @moskowitzbayse 💨
Today is the LAST DAY to catch #EleanorSwordy’s exhibition #IsThisReal at the gallery. Come through! 💅🏼💨
Today is the LAST DAY to catch #EleanorSwordy’s exhibition #IsThisReal at the gallery. Come through! 🌅💨
#AnthonyLepore and #MichaelHenryHayden’s incredible show #SeeingEachOther is open at @leftfieldgallery in #LosOsos! Up through December 2. Check it out! ➿
OG #badass @_kylie__white_ | Her exhibition of new sculptures opens @moskowitzbayse in January! 💛💯
#BeckySuss #detail | One Day at a Time: #MannyFarber and #TermiteArt @mocalosangeles 🙌🏼✨
Eleanor Swordy, #ThisIsNow, Oil on canvas, 65 x 79 inches. One of nine new paintings in #IsThisReal, on view through October 27. Do your eyes, mind, and soul a favor and come see the work in person. Not too be missed!🔥💦
Thanks to everyone who came out to our opening last night! #IsThisReal is on view through October 27. #sunday @eleanorswordy ☀️
TONIGHT LOS ANGELES! #IsThisReal, an exhibition of new paintings by #EleanorSwordy opens from 6-9pm. Kogi will be out front. @kogibbq ✍🏼️🔥
#IsThisReal, an exhibition of new paintings by #EleanorSwordy opens at the gallery TONIGHT! Reception from 6-9pm. Kogi will be out front. BE THERE! 💥
Soaking up the last days of summer! Vibe courtesy @eleanorswordy | #IsThisReal opens on SATURDAY, 6-9pm 💦
#InstallWeek is here! Join us on Saturday, September 8 from 6-9pm for the opening of #EleanorSwordy’s exhibition #IsThisReal. Tacos will be bomb, paintings will be better! @eleanorswordy 💣💫
Calm before September! #brb #outofoffice 🐒
Moskowitz Bayse is pleased to present ‘Is This Real’, its second solo exhibition of paintings by #EleanorSwordy, opening at the gallery on September 8. . . Each of the nine new paintings is a distinct dynamic flatland, where open-ended allegorical content frees the figure to coexist between narrative and formal dimensions with unironic levity. A symphony of ideas and visual languages seem to swim, yet are frozen. From disorientation of space and perspective, to variations in representational styles–this stillness affirms a deliberateness that informs each element of the works. The painting is not going anywhere, but your eye will dance to new rhythms.
Today is the LAST DAY to see #DeepTime at the gallery!Come catch it before 6pm. 🌀💨
forever the queen #respect 💫