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Met Museum Interior, 2018

Met Museum Interior, 2018
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame
37 x 37 inches (frame)

The Met Lobby, 2016

The Met Lobby, 2016
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
14 x 9 1/2 inches (panel); 19 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches (frame)

Platform, 2018 Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame

Platform, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
10 x 8 inches (panel); 15 x 13 3/4 inches (frame)

Transfer Downtown, 2018

Transfer Downtown, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
5 x 7 inches (panel); 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (frame)

Leaving Penn Station, 2018

Leaving Penn Station, 2018
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
9 x 11 inches (frame)

Parade, 2018 Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame

Parade, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
8 5/8 x 6 inches (panel); 14 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (frame)

Pause, 2019 Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame

Pause, 2019
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
14 x 17 inches (frame)

Band, 2018 Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame

Band, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
8 x 10 inches (panel); 14 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (frame)

A Parade Seen From Above, 2018

A Parade Seen From Above, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
12 x 9 inches (panel); 17 x 14 inches (frame)

Downtown Connections, 2018

Downtown Connections, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
5 x 7 inches (panel); 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (frame)

Station, 2018 Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame

Station, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
5 x 7 inches (panel); 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (frame)

Gate 23, 2018

Gate 23, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
9 x 12 inches (panel); 14 1/2 x 17 inches (frame)
 

Travelers, 2019 Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame

Travelers, 2019
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
14 x 17 inches (frame)

Tidal Pool, 2019

Tidal Pool, 2019
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
13 x 13 inches (frame)

Five Dollars and Under, 2019

Five Dollars and Under, 2019
Oil on panel in the artist's handmade frame
9 x 11 inches (frame)

Gallery 6, 2018

Gallery 6, 2018
Acrylic on panel in the artist's handmade frame
9 x 11 1/4 inches (frame)

Overlooking the Hudson, 2019

Overlooking the Hudson, 2019
Acrylic on panel in the artist's handmade frame
10 x 15 inches (frame)

On Locust, 2019

On Locust, 2019
Acrylic on panel in the artist's handmade frame
13 x 13 inches (frame)

Gem-like, 2019 Oil on canvas

Gem-like, 2019
Oil on canvas
31 x 31 inches (frame)

Boulevard, 2019 Acrylic on canvas in the artist's handmade frame

Boulevard, 2019
Acrylic on canvas in the artist's handmade frame
29 x 17 1/4 inches (frame)

Torrent, 2019 Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame

Torrent, 2019
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame
67 x 37 inches (frame)
 

Unrest, 2108 Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame

Unrest, 2108
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame
54 x 30 1/2 inches

Mirage, 2018 Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame

Mirage, 2018
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame
37 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches (frame)

Spectra, 2018 Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame

Spectra, 2018
Oil on canvas in the artist's handmade frame
56 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches (frame)

Beacon, 2019 Oil on canvas

Beacon, 2019
Oil on canvas
60 x 26 inches

Flash, 2016 Acrylic on panel in artist's handmade frame

Flash, 2016
Acrylic on panel in artist's handmade frame
10 x 8 inches (panel); 15 1/2 x 13 inches (frame)

Locust Street, 2016

Locust Street, 2016
Acrylic on panel in artist's handmade frame
14 x 7 inches (panel); 19 x 12 inches (frame)

A Summery Day, 2018

A Summery Day, 2018
Oil on canvas in artist's handmade frame
35 x 17 inches (canvas); 41 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches (frame)

Stars in Perspective, 2018

Stars in Perspective, 2018
Oil on panel in artist's handmade frame
12 x 24 inches (panel); 18 x 30 inches (frame)

Press Release

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Mark Innerst, his fourth solo show with the gallery, and the first in four years.  Over the course of four decades, Innerst, who began his career among the Pictures generation artists, has made urban landscape painting, largely of New York City, a central focus of his work. In the more than 25 paintings shown here, two fresh approaches to this subject dominate.

In several paintings Innerst looks at urban gathering spaces, such as transit hubs and grand public halls, to explore the ordered chaos of city life. Met Museum Interior, for instance, is able to maintain the same sense of architectural immensity familiar from his urban landscapes, while incorporating a close examination to the movement of contained crowds. Platform and Transfer Downtown, both depicting New York City subway stations, likewise find balance between still grandeur and hectic movement. Though the people in these two works are seen more directly, the lack of facial features and distinct bodies reflects the isolation felt in densely populated public spaces. This sense of stillness amid the bustle is heightened by Innerst’s use of uncanny vantage points in constructing his cinematic compositions. The works present a frozen moment.

Another new body of work shows an evolution in the artist’s examination of opulent city facades. Wondrous buildings towering above the minimized streets seem to be made of cascading liquid light. The city is both colossal and dazzling. In some paintings, Innerst draws on pointillist technique in compose the thickly populated sidewalks. The crowds are represented by a mass of dotted colors, richer in contrast towards the foreground and then continuing to stream through the picture plane. The perspective and subtle hints of architecture in the far distance suggest a city without end.

Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times writes of Innerst’s work that, "The seductive, eye-popping glamour of the city hums as a roaring engine of solitude.”

Mark Innerst lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cape May, New Jersey. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, among others.

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