Friday, April 27, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Don't miss the compelling online exhibition "Uncertain Futures: Americans and Science Fiction in the Early Cold War Era", organized for the Special Collections and University Archives of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Its curator Morgan Hubbard, now with David R. Godine Publisher, describes the virtual exhibition as "a useful starting point for both casual readers and historians interested in science fiction or the intersection of history and popular culture" and "a serious historical argument, based on primary source research, in a novel and engaging format."

SCUA on FaceBook

✦ Congratulations to well-known local artist Rosemary Feit Covey whose work recently was acquired by Georgetown University Library. More than 500 of Covey's wood engravings will be added to GU Library's permanent collection, which contains more than 15,000 fine prints, including work by Grace Albee, Lynd Ward, and Barry Moser. The library plans to post on its Website sometime next year images of the entire Covey acquisition. 

The South African-born Covey, who currently resides in Virginia, exhibited in March at Morton Fine Art in Washington, D.C. Her work is in a number of very fine public collections, including those of the New York Public Library Print Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dartmouth College, and Princeton University.

✦ A year-long celebration to honor the historic and contemporary contributions of women of Taos is underway. The Remarkable Women of Taos includes profiles of "legends" such as Mabel Dodge Luhan and Frida Lawrence, as well as artists including Bea Mandelman and Agnes Martin. There's a lot to explore on the dedicated Website. A list of exhibitions is here. A 22-minute episode with some remarkable women in arts, education, sports, and business may be viewed in the Video Gallery and on YouTube.

Taos Tourism on FaceBook

✦ If you've been considering an art residency or retreat, take a moment to review these top 20 selections compiled at ArtInfo.

✦ More than 1,000 interviews, dating from 1981 to the present, including conversations with artists Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt, and Sonia Delauney, are available at BOMB.

✦ This bit of "Light and Color" will inspire:

Fita | Llum i color. Vitralls 1956-2011 from Kromatika on Vimeo.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Save the Date! On May 21, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opens "Maharaja: The Splendors of India's Great Kings". More than 200 objects, dating from the early 18th Century to mid-20th Century, will be on view in the exhibition, which examines the maharajas' patronage of the arts in social and historical contexts. On view through August 19, the exhibition is the only East Coast venue for this presentation of royal jewels, armor, decorative arts, paintings, and other objects. 

Procession of Ram Singh II of Kota, c 1850
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

VFMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston continues through May 20 the group show "Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams", comprising more than 60 works, including ceramic sculptures, in which color and form are used metaphorically to represent the body as vessel, pure color, abstraction, line, field, allegory, tactile, and surface. Senior curator Jenelle Porter introduces the exhibition in two videos found here. A catalogue accompanies the show, as does a documentary that gives viewers a peek inside Butterly's, McMakin's, and Williams's studios.

ICA/Boston FaceBook, Flickr, and Twitter

ICA/Boston Blog

✭ In Phoenix, Arizona, the Heard Museum has mounted "Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience", on view through January 20, 2013. Part of the Arizona Centennial Legacy Projects, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Arizona's statehood, the exhibition presents work from the museum's collection, as well as historic artifacts and fine art from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Allan Houser Inc., Arizona Historical Society, Amerind Foundation, Autry National Center, Oklahoma Historical Society, and several other public and private institutions and collectors. Personal possessions of Geronimo, as well as ephemera such as movie posters, are included as well.

Image above right: Geronimo - Apache, Age 76, taken day before Geronimo participated in Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905, Edward S. Curis; Heard Museum Collection.

Geronimo Profile at Indigenous People

Geronimo: His Own Story, Autobiography at From Revolution to Reconstruction

Heard Musem on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibition Abroad

✭ London's Wellcome Collection is exhibiting through June 17 "Brains: The Mind as Matter", featuring more than 150 artifacts, including real brains (!), artworks, manuscripts, videos, and photographs. The online image galleries include Measuring-Classifying, Mapping-Modelling, Cutting-Treating, and Giving-Taking, each a fascinating collection. There's also an interactive feature, 360 Degree Brain, that lets you explore the external surface of a real brain, and Axon, a game in which you can grown your neuron and connect new brain regions.

Brain Showcase (10-minute Video)

Wellcome Collection Blog


Louise Gallagher said...

The bit of light and colour does inspire! As does your entire all art friday -- but.... I'm having difficulty breathing between all the beauty and wonder and things to do and get done today!!!!


nance said...

nice glass vid.

Jordi Colomer i Coromina said...

Thanks for your link an interest in Fita's stained glass works.
In Fita Foundation we've recently uploaded a pdf version of a book publised in 2008 containing a major view of Fita's works on stained glass. Works are from 1956 to 2008. Texts are in Catalan and in English.
PDF "Fita VITRALLS", 2008. ISBN 978-84-612-3462-2. (19.2 M):
Also here is the page in the website (with some images and link also to the pdf):
(web in catalan -> google translate button bottom-right)
Thanks and I hope you enjoy it.