Upcoming Art Fairs - The Cynthia Corbett Gallery


The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue | Miami FL 33137

JANUARY 17 - 22, 2017

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London | N1 0QH

FEBRUARY 2 - 6, 2017
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ | King's Road
London | SW3 4RY

FEBRUARY 16 - 19, 2017

Palm Springs Convention Center
227 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262


Solo Exhibition - Mark Moore Gallery

Zemer Peled

Mark Moore Gallery
Opening Reception: September 10, 6-8 PM

On View: September 10 – October 29, 2016

Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present Nomad, by Israeli born artist Zemer Peled. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.  Featuring large-scale sculptures and smaller objects, the exhibition highlights Peled’s labor-intensive process that bridges narrative and formalist elements.  Peled utilizes a process of creation and destruction to make sculptures consisting of thousands of handcrafted porcelain shards resulting in works that can be read in relation to art historical tradition, outsider art, and natural phenomena.

The sculpture’s narrative impulses lean to encounters with the otherworldly—like complex topiaries marking a not-so-distant land--yet they remain distinctly tied to earth’s patterns. This conflation of the foreign and familiar creates a frenzied dislocation in the work. Inspired by migratory habits of birds, a sweep of feathers, and cycles of change, the works spiral outwardly in rhythmic patterns, interpreting not only the dynamism of nature, but also the startling strangeness of a life lived in transition.  

Using white and colored porcelains, Peled transforms sharp slivers of porcelain into feathers, petals, leaves, and spines that describe objects of unknowable origins: seductive but untrustworthy. The forms are complexly ordered from the inside out, often bulging or spilling over with textures both delicate and severe. In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one's breath might break it. In others, Peled's fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form - offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality. The forms are never static; the visual dance of sharp ceramic parts conveys a sense of constant movement. Like a murmuration of starlings, the sculptures appear to shift shapes as you move around them, an identity becoming and unbecoming in front of you.

The act of making for Peled is a feat of endurance, improvisation, and adaptation with the aim to embody a fleeting but fundamental feeling of mystery. The construction of her sculpture parallels negotiations any outsider makes in encountering a new world as they delicately construct a self that is both adaptable and resilient.

Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Blvd.
, Culver City, CA 90232
T. 310.453.3031   
F. 310.453.3831

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Reception: Thursday, February 27, 5-7 pm