Forum Lounge: Mark Verabioff
Since the mid 80s, Canadian-born Los Angeles-based artist Mark Verabioff has sutured the art historical with queer lexicon, inventing a provocative critical interrogation in visual linguistic strategies. His signature performative fusion of text, works on paper, sound, experimental video, installation and actions equalize the rhetoric of celebrity, politics, and contemporary art. “Outward Model” employs existing text-based artworks re-circulated in video, sound and action aesthetically enveloped by a live spoken deployment of seduction.
Mark Verabioff is one of the most complex and genuine artists working in Los Angeles today. He studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1981-1985). He has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums and institutions such as: “Fall Collection” – Hosted by Aram Moshayedi, Kreiling &, Los Angeles (2008); "e-flux video rental" - Selected by Lauri Firstenberg, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2008); "Notes on Cultural Preservation" - Curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York (2008); Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles (2009, 2008, 2007); "mark verabioff oinks faculty insurgent phyllis allen 570-6 for model pleasure III" Mandrake, Los Angeles (2007); "Brave New World" Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles (2006); "the backroom" - Curated by Magali Arriola, Kate Fowle, Renaud Proch, Los Angeles (2005) New Langton Arts, San Francisco (2006); "Log Cabin" Artists Space, New York (2005); "DART ACTION" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2000).
The artist can be found in private collections in New York. Los Angeles and San Francisco.