Friday, May 14, 2010

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

70 Million by Hold Your Horses!

Who ever said art history isn't fun? Test your knowledge via this very entertaining music video for "70 Million", a hit song by the Franco-American band Hold Your Horses! The video was viewed more than 300,000 times in its first two weeks following release and even attracted the attention of Artnews, which gave it a two-page spread. If anyone has a problem identifying the 25 paintings represented, let me know and I'll provide a list in a follow-up post. Hint: The periods represented range from ca. 1280 to 1964.

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Landscape and still-life painter Holt McLean is showing new work in "Changing of the Seasons" at  Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina. Green Rice, by the way, offers the unique Borrow an Artist  for a Day program.

✭ Celebrating Mexico's Bicentennial Anniversary, Decorazon Gallery is presenting through June 8 Hugo Garcia Urrutia + MK Semos in "Sin Limite — The Mexican Tsunami", and Ruben Nieto in "Lego". Decorazon Gallery is located in the historic Bishop Arts District in North Oak Cliff, Texas.

✭ Work by Martin Finnin appears through June 12 at John Martin Gallery, London. In his first solo exhibition, Finnin offers "49 Ox Hides and a Lump of Faith".

✭ Fourteen recent abstract paintings of Will Barnet are showing at Alexandre Gallery, New York City, through June 18.

✭ Paintings and drawings of the great Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993) are on view at Paul Thiebauld Gallery, San Francisco, through June 26. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Christopher Diebenkorn and includes works on paper from the late 1940s to early 1990s. Twenty-eight images may be viewed online.

SF Camerawork, in San Francisco, is showing "Theater of War: Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan", through August 7. The exhibit comprises the award-winning images of Christopher Sims, recipient of the 2010 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers. To view "Theater of War", go here. Exhibiting simultaneously is Jennifer Karady in "In Country: Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan".

Upcoming: Japanese Contemporary Photography

Tai Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will present the work of contemporary Japanese photographer Yoshihiko Ueda June 17 - July 1. On display will be Ueda's extraordinary series "Quinault", photographs of a rare American rain forest, "standing mute in thick green darkness", in Washington State. Additional information on "Quinault", which had its inaugural exhibition in Europe at Michael Hoppen Contemporary, is here. The book Quinault is available through Photo-Eye Bookstore.

Emerging Artists Competition

Artists worldwide, age 18 or older who are not enrolled in undergraduate studies are eligible for Visual Overture Magazine's 2010 "Emerging Artists Competition". The juror, sculptor Dan Price, will select seven artists from among those applying and in the Fall 2010 issue feature each in a two-page spread that will include images of work, a brief interview, artist information, and contact details. Submissions are due July 2. Go here for requirements and an online application.


M.L. Gallagher said...

Ok -- that video/song is brilliant! what a lot of work and imagination. I love the creativity of the human spirit -- the ending of the video makes me smile!

Ami Mattison said...

Thank you for sharing that video, Maureen! What a fun way to start a Friday morning!

Laura said...

What a delightful video! Art ignorant e that I am, I was so pleased I recognized several. But you will have to spill it. I want the complete list.

Thank you, Maureen, for making me smile today. said...

Maureen- The "Hold Your Horses" video is incredible! What a great, creative approach to a music video. All I though of was how much work that must have taken to creat all those reproductions!