All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Congratulations to Marilyn Henrion whose Disturbances, comprising hand-quilted pieced silks, was acquired recently by the Newark Museum for its permanent collection. Henrion's Disturbance series may be seen here. Don't miss Henrion's online gallery. Also see my post of September 15, 2011, "Marilyn Henrion's 'Soft City'".
✦ If you can't travel to see the splendors of stained glass in the world's great churches, do the next best thing: download Art of Stained Glass, for iPhone and iPad. The app, released last summer, offers images by well-known photographers; any image from the slideshow may be used as wallpaper.
✦ Chicago's nonprofit Woman Made Gallery, which aims to "ensure the equal placement of women's art in the world", is the subject of a NEA Art Works post, "Art Talk with Beate Minkovski of Woman Made Gallery". Founded in 1992, the WMG has shown the work of more than 7,000 artists who are women. In addition to exhibitions, it offers programs that seek to educate and enrich the community about the contributions of women to contemporary culture. Take time to browse the site, read the artist calls, view the artisan and many member galleries, and consider the workshops scheduled for this year.
✦ More than 100 guilds around the world, including the United States, make up the Modern Quilt Guild, whose blog The Modern Quilt Guild showcases quilts and quilting techniques. Currently showing are 100 days of block quilts.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ In Newark, New Jersey, the Newark Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of the studio glass movement in America with "Studio Glass 1962-2012", a survey of work, drawn from the museum's own holdings. Most of the more than dozen pieces on display are recent acquisitions; several are being shown for the first time. Among the important American and European glass artists represented are Dale Chihuly (Permanent Blue Macchia with Cadmium Orange Lip Wrap, 1986), the Czech duo Libensky and Brychtova (cast sculpture), and Toots Zynsky (see image).
Toots Zynsky, Tierra del Fuego, 1989
Glass, 5" x 11" x 7"
Purchase 1990, Thomas L. Raymond Bequest Fund
Newark Museum Blog
✭ Through April 8, you'll find on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art "Illuminations: Rediscovering the Art of Dale Chihuly". Drawn from the museum's collection, the glass is in newly installed galleries that allow some objects, including Float Boat and Ikebana Boat, to be viewed from all sides. Complementing the show is "Chihuly: Northwest", which includes glass sculptures inspired by Native American baskets, Chihuly's own collection of Native textiles, and pieces from Chihuly's White series, shown recently at Pismo Fine Art Glass.
Dale Chihuly, White Soft Cylinder, 2010
21" x 16" x 15"
Photo: Scott Mitchell Leen
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Note: The Chihuly Garden and Glass, in Seattle, Washington, opens this spring.
✭ Paper as art form is the subject of an exhibition of Rockford, Illinois, artist Roland Poska, "Pulp and Pigment: The Realms of Roland Poska", on view through May 6 at Rockford Art Museum. Considered a pioneer in the use of handmade paper, the artist (b. 1938 in Scotland) combines pulverized rag fibers with ground raw pigments to construct beautiful abstract paintings that take on the qualities of sculpture; he calls them "papestries". Poska founded Fishy Whale Press in the 1960s and has long worked with leading printmakers. His artwork is in numerous public and private collections.
Handmade Paper and Ground Raw Pigments
© Roland Poska
Roland Poska on FaceBook
The Great Human Race - Fishy Whale on FaceBook
Profile of Roland Poska at Lituanus, Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences
✭ In New York City, The Jewish Museum is presenting through March 25 "The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951". The exhibition includes the documentary photography of Jack Manning, Jerome Liebling, and Sid Grossman, among the work of more than 80 featured artists who photographed New York City's most ordinary inhabitants.
In this short, one of three videos related to the exhibition, Erika Stone, Vivian Cherry, Ida Wyman and Sonia Handelman-Meyer talk about their Photo League experience and work as photographers:
The Jewish Museum Blog (You'll find here highlights from the exhibition until its conclusion.)
✭ The Flomenhaft Gallery, also in New York City, is exhibiting a selection of works from its collection of African American artists, including Romare Bearden's collage Up at Minton's, Jacob Lawrence's Chess on Broadway (ink on paper), Faith Ringgold's Double Dutch on the Golden Gate Bridge (acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed, pieced fabric border quilt), and Carrie Mae Weems's four-part suite from Sea Island Series (photographs). The work is on view until March 3. More information about the show is here.