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Disability leaves some of us forever broken. Not British artist Lisa Gunn for whom art is a path to healing. She describes her work in progress as "an exploration and realisation of the fallible nature of the female form. . . audiovisual performances inspired by the tragedy of loss and how the physical body fails us. They are about overcoming adversity. . . ."
In this video, Gunn discusses some of her sculpture, installations, and film projections in "Trapezius" at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, on view until June 29.
Trapezius: Lisa Gunn's Blog (This is a guest post by Gunn about her exhibition.)
Chris Arnot, "Exhibition Focuses on Lisa Gunn's Amazing Body of Evidence", The Guardian, May 11, 2011
"Disabled Artist Lisa Gunn Shows Her Backbone" (Images from "Trapezius")
Herbert Art Gallery on Twitter
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ A show of British sporting drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection opens June 18 at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Included in "Scraps", which will be on view through Sepember 18, are drawings and watercolors by such artists as Henry Aiken, James Seymour, Edwin Landseer, James Ward, and Thomas Rowlandson.
✭ In Portland, Maine, the Portland Museum of Art is showing through August 14 "Will Barnet at 100". Work by the painter, printmaker, and teacher is drawn from the museum's permanent collection and includes select loans.
Will Barnet, The Blue Robe, 1971
Etching and Aquatint on Arches Cover Paper
23-5/16" x 29-7/8"
Museum Purchase with Support of Friends of the Collection
Photo by Melville D. McLean
Daniel Kany, "Art Review: Barnet's Savvy Geometry Sparkles Brighter Than Ever", The Portland Press Herald, May 8, 2011
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✭ Dallas Art Museum's "Silence and Time", inspired by John Cage's 1952 composition 4'33, presents work of contemporary artists concerned with the themes of absence, presence, and temporality. Included in the exhibition, which runs through August 28, are sculptures by James Lee Byars, video installations by Anri Sala and Paul Pfeiffer, a newly acquired 1.7-ton sculpture by Bosnian-French artist Bojan Sarcevic (see image below), and paintings by Larry Poons, Morris Louis, Gerhard Richter, Reinhard Mucha, Roman Opalka, and others.
Bojan Sarcevic, She, 2010, Onyx
Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, 2011
© Bojan Sarcevic
Courtesy of Artist and Stuart Shave/Modern Art
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DMA Blog Uncrated
✭ Idaho's Boise Art Museum has mounted "The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories", on view until July 31. The exhibition includes 120 imaginative and provocative shoe-inspired objects by 100 contemporary artists. Included in the show is this artwork:
Rebecca Siemering, Super7Hot!, 2008
Found Scratch Tickets, Dental Floss, Canvas, Shoebox Cardboard, Velvet
20.5" x 4.25" x 8.5"
© Rebecca Siemering Courtesy of Artist
Photo by Erik Gould
The museum is also showing through October 15 "Catherine Courtenaye: Paintings", beautiful colorful abstracts inspired by the artist's interest in American 19th Century penmanship workbooks, ledgers, and documents. Courtenaye transfers to her layered painted surfaces phrases, signatures, alphabets, and numbers from original manuscripts.
Catherine Courtenaye, Jabberwocky 20, 2010
Oil on Panel, 12" x 12"
© Catherine Courtenaye Courtesy of Artist
✭ The Art Institute of Chicago is presenting through July 10 "Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life", a show of more than 100 objects whose early print owners annotated, cut, and pasted them onto books, boxes, and walls. An illustrated full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibit.
Also on view at the Art Institute, through August 14, are photographs by Los Angeles-based artist Uta Barth, including her series . . . and to draw a bright white line with light. Exhibition information is here.
Uta Barth Images
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