Friday, August 12, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Artist and independent curator Noah Saterstrom, who hails from Mississippi and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, has produced a video essay, Return to Absence: Empty Houses, the first five minutes of which may be viewed here. Saterstrom made the film, he says on his site, after going back home for visits; the pictures he took — of a family home, a ruined plantation, a "suicide house", and a wrecked coastal town — got him thinking about what we return to when we "go home". His video essay is a thoughtful, visually evocative, and thought-provoking examination of how we hold in our minds and imaginations the spaces we once knew and no longer inhabit.

Take a few moments to poke around Saterstrom's site, where you'll find images of his works on paper, including his Katrina drawings, and a number of his text-and-image collaborations

Saterstrom is the founder and courator of the quarterly arts journal Trickhouse and also offers Website design services for artists, writers, arts organizations, and small businesses.

✦ Save the Date! Minimalist sculptor Carl Andre (b. 1935), remembered in some quarters solely as the husband of Ana Mendieta whom he was accused of killing in 1985 (his sensational trial ended in acquittal), will be the subject  of a retrospective, "Touring", at Dia:Beacon. Described as the first North American retrospective of Andre's work, the exhibition will open in March 2013 and run through December 2013. The New York Times recently published a feature on the artist, who also is the subject of a new book from Phaidon, Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements. The Phaidon site includes this terse Q&A with the artist.

Profile of Carl Andre at The Art Story

Gillian Sneed, "The Case of Ana Mendieta", Art in America, October 12, 2010

"BloodWork - The Ana Mendieta Story" (See here the trailer of the film by Richard Move.)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Washington, D.C., Hillyer ArtSpace will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with "Sanctuary: Sculptural Glass by Alison Sigethy". Sigethy's two multi-piece sculptures, exhibited under the auspices of The 9/11 Arts Project: Healing 10 Years Later, an initiative of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, also in Washington, D.C., are described as representing two different internal systems: the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. The first, "Breath", comprises six large glass panels with flowing fabric; the latter, "Life", consists of four bubble tubes filled with intricate glass components. Sound and movement are incorporated in the installation.

From August 22 to September 30, the exhibition "Ten Years After 9/11", co-curated by Bill Dunlap and Helen Frederick, will be on view at The Pepco Edison Place Gallery in D.C. Some 34 individual artists and collectives have been invited to participate, including Combat Papermakers.

The 9/11 Arts Project is a collaboration of artists, social activists, nonprofits, arts leaders, and interfaith groups in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Multi-venue and multi-genre arts events to kick off a "year of healing" (commencing on September 11, 2011, and continuing through September 11, 2012) are planned. According to promotional materials, the project welcomes activities and programs that encompass dance and literary performances, art exhibitions, facilitated dialogue, concerts, theatre, interfaith services, film screenings, and similar projects that focus on such themes as social justice, multiculturalism, religious tolerance, arts activism, individual healing, national trauma, and community engagement. For contact information and a list of members of the Advisory Committee, go here. A list of scheduled events to date is here.

The 9/11 Arts Project on FaceBook and Twitter

Alison Sigethy has a studio at Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia. All of her work is environmentally themed, and much of it incorporates salvaged materials.

✭ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, continues through September 4 "Urbanism: Reimagining the Lived Environment". The show includes Arden Bendler Browning's imaginative cityscapes, painted on Tyvek and hung without frames; Dufala Brothers' 3-D work; Ben Peterson's architectural "Utopias"; and Amy Walsh's cardboard and wood constructions composed of discarded and found materials.

Arden Bendler Browning, Plenty of Eyes, 2011
Gouache and Flashe on Tyvek, 114" x 156"
Image: © Arden Bendler Browning
Click on image to enlarge view. 

Installation Photos of Browning's Paintings at PAFA

PAFA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe presents "Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph", through September 11. The exhibit, which examines the interdependence of painters and photographers, includes work by Thomas Eakins, who used in his paintings photographs that he himself made, Frederic Remington, who collected photographs for ideas and inspiration, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand, whose photography influenced Georgia O'KeeffeMargaret Bourke-White, and the painter and photorealist pioneer Audrey Flack, Cindy Sherman, whose self-portrait is based on an earlier tradition of painting, and Chuck Close, Sherrie Levine, Ben Shahn, and Charles Sheeler. Here, one of the show's curators talks about "Shared Intelligence" (additional videos and images are available on the exhibit page):

O'Keeffe Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ On view until August 26 at Southern Oregon University's Schneider Museum of Art is "Views from the inner eye", showcasing work by Morris Graves, Ellen Van Fleet, and M.R.  Renjan. This is a fascinating mix of art.

Kate Eric, Uncle Undone (detail), 2011
© Kate Eric

✭ In Ridgefield, Connecticut, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is showing through December 31 "Kate Eric: One Plus One Minus One", a survey of the work of collaborative artists (and married couple) Kate Tedman and Eric Siemans. (See image above.)

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Louise Gallagher said...

Wow -- what a rich tapestry of creative ideas you've presented this morning. As always, it requires careful sifting through of these gems -- which I'll have to do later. But I couldn't resist taking a peek at Satersten's 'homes' piece -- very provocative. Will be back later!

Thanks so much Maureen for always enriching my world.

Louise Gallagher said...

(I left a comment but not sure if it went through -- I'm typing on my Ipad as an experiment)

Thank you Maureen for always enriching my world. This is an intriguing list -- as always -- and I will be back to devour its gems -- though I couldn't resist a peek at Saterstrom's work! Wow!

Hannah Stephenson said...

Looking forward to exploring all of the links....I loved Noah Saterstrom's work (you pointed me in his direction recently).

Maureen said...

Yes, Hannah, and I enjoyed seeing how his work inspired you. His video essay is wonderful.

Louise, I left both comments so you could see the iPad came through for you.

S. Etole said...

You bring us such interesting links. Thank you for the time you invest.