All Art Friday
Art History Channel Launch and Call for Artists
A new Art History Channel®, a Cable TV Network, has launched with the aim of offering high-quality programming about painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, furniture, and decorative objects.
Coming in Spring 2011 is an original weekly series, "Art of the Centuries", with programs on, for example, Cezanne, Georgia O'Keefe, Mondrian, Mary Cassatt, Robert Motherwell, and Mark Rothko.
Other promising features on AHC's site include a 21st Century Gallery (this is in development), Art Book of the Month, Art Talk, and a section for gallery member services and benefits, such as exhibition promotions, artist index, and ad sales.
AHC is seeking new artists for an online art gallery and program to be titled "21st Century Artists". Any visual artist working in any medium or subject may apply for membership and, if accepted, the member's artwork will be presented on the gallery Website and the Cable TV Network show. If interested, send five jpeg images and your name, e-mail address, telephone number, artists statement, and biography or a link to your online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civilian Editions Announced
Celebrating its fourth anniversary, Civilian Art Projects, in Washington, D.C., has announced a new initiative, Civilian Editions, through which the gallery will offer high-quality, low-cost prints of original works by represented and invited guest artists. Launched December 10 with an exhibition in its project space, Civilian Editions makes prints available in three standard sizes (8"x10", 11"x14", 16"x20") in signed and numbered editions of 100. The prints will be custom-printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper by Bridget Lambert of Furthermore Print, also in D.C.
Prices will range from $100 for an 8x10-inch print to $300 for a 16x20-inch print.
Nikki Painter, Untitled (Ground), 2010
© Nikki Painter 2010
Artists whose work is reproduced for Civilian Editions include Ken Ashton, Ryan Hill, Cara Ober, Nickki Painter (see image above; Painter's site), and Trish Tillman. The complete artist list and images available are here. CAP will add work continually, so check back periodically to see what's available.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ In San Francisco, "Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens" continues at the Asian Art Museum through January 16, 2011. The exhibit showcases 41 large-scale examples of folding screens, called byobu ("wind wall") from the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and St. Louis Art Museum. Media include paper and silk, stoneware, and varnish. The screens date from the late 16th Century to the late 20th Century.
On YouTube you'll find "The Making of Okura Jiro's Mountain Lake Tachi Screen Series", screens from which are included in the exhibition.
✭ Photographs of Kael Alford, who embedded with the U.S. military while covering the Iraq War, are on view through January 16 at The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. The exhibit is part of the museum's Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Alford, who in 2008 was awarded a fellowship from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, collaborated with three other independent photojournalists to produce a book and traveling exhibition of photographs from Iraq: Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq.
The Art Museum on FaceBook
Kael Alford on FaceBook
A number of videos about Alford's work are on YouTube and Vimeo. See, for example, Home on the Water: Louisiana's Disappearing Coast.
✭ The Cleveland Museum of Art is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Arts Prize with "In Honor of the Cleveland Arts Prize", on view through March 13. The show features approximately 30 works in all media by former prize winners. Artists in the show include Julian Stanczak, Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson, Claude Conover, Moe Brooker, and Kenneth Bates.
✭ In Tacoma, Washington, Museum of Glass is featuring through September 6, 2011, work by American artist Beth Lipman and Scandinavian artist Ingalena Klenell. The show, "Glimmering Gone", includes Lipman's clear glass assemblages of fruits, flowers, and topiary forms and Klenell's kiln-formed clear glass pieces overlaid with lacework patterns, as well as a sequence of three installations created during the artists' residency in January 2010 in the Museum's Hot Shop: Memento, Landscape, and Artifacts. The combination of kiln-formed, blown, and sculpted (cut, polished, fractured) glass is extraordinary.
This video shows the artists discussing their work for the collaborative exhibition.
A hard-cover catalogue, Glimmering Gone: Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman, published in association with the University of Washington Press, is available.
A slideshow of some images from the show is here.
✭ Pae White, a Los Angeles-based artist, has created a digital animation, Dying Oak (2009), around, through, and inside an 800-year-old oak tree. White used 3-D scanning technology to gather visual data from the tree's interior and exterior and then transformed the data into clusters of glowing dots that shift between representation and abstraction. The film is on view at St. Louis Art Museum through January 16.
Pae White, Dying Oak, 2009, Animation Film, Dimensions Variable
© 2009 Pae White
Courtesy Pae White and 1301PE, Los Angeles
St. Louis Art Museum on FaceBook
Brooke Hodge, "Seeing Things | Studio Visit: Pae White" in T Magazine, September 16, 2010
Pae White Page at Whitney Museum (You'll find here several links to other interesting articles about the artist.)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!