Friday, May 11, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ When you're viewing art and find yourself at a loss for words, just visit The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator.

✦ Keep up with the artful life of artist and watercolor teach Jana Bouc at JanasJournal. Bouc's ink and watercolor sketches are a delight.

✦ Some of my readers might recall the 2009 exhibition "A Book About Death" at Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City. Artists contributed 500 post cards each to create an unbound book about death (my son managed to collect for me a copy of every post card).  View the exhibition archive.  I recently learned about "A Book About Death: The Movie", created by Angela Ferrera whose own work was in the exhibit:

A Book About Death on Twitter

✦ Those who enjoy typography will find Letterology of more than passing interest. Note the great resources in the sidebar.

✦ Let your mouth drop open when you get a look at the creations of book artist Isaac G. Salazar.

✦ Check out Collection Wall Alpha, a visualization of objects in the collection of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. And for those of you who understand code, here's Micah Walter's explanation of how he built the wall.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Washington, D.C., American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center continues with "Lou Stovall: Vertical Views" through May 20. The exhibition brings us Stovall's silkscreen monoprints "reconstructed" in beautiful 3-D collages. 

Also showing through May 20: "Floating World: 19th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints", 70 prints borrowed from the Sakai Collection of Japan Ukiyo-e Museum; and "Tomokazu Matsuyama: Thousand Regards".

AU Museum at the Katzen on FaceBook

✭ Installations and new work by New York-based Tara Donovan z0b. 1969) are on view through October 7 at Milwaukee Art Museum. Donovan, who was a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, uses in her work, to often marvelous effect, such diverse materials as plastic drinking straws, styrofoam cups, pencils, and fishing line.

MAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Under the Wings, MAM Blog

✭ Important work by glass artist Dan Dailey (b. 1947), who was Dale Chihuly's first graduate student, is on view through September 3 at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts. The exhibition, "Dan Daily: Working Method", pairs each work from 12 different series with the drawings and models Dailey used for planning and production. Dailey is known for his use of antique Vitrolite sheet glass and his complex sculptural forms in blown glass and metal. Dailey will talk about his 40-year career and work methods on June 3.

Image Above to Right: Dan Dailey, Alto and Basso, 2005. Copyright © Dan Dailey.

Here's a video slideshow with Dan Dailey:

Jody Feinberg, "Glass Artist Dan Dailey Intrigues with His Art and Methods", PatriotLedger, March 1, 2012

Fuller Craft Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ New York City's OK Harris Gallery is featuring, in a solo exhibition on view through May 26, the emotionally eloquent and elegant work of Donna Forma (b. 1953), who crafts beautiful "organic forms of containment" from sticks, handmade paper, gold mica, threads, bark, horse hair and dog fur, resin, hay, dirt and sand, and a variety of other natural materials. Forma is represented by Morrison Gallery in Kent, Connecticut.

Donna Forma at Sculptors Guild and Saatchi Online

✭ Continuing through May 25 at Joan B. Mirviss in New York City is  "Moon & Sun", an exhibition of exquisite new ceramic sculpture by Japanese artists (and couple) Hoshino Kayoko and Hoshino Satoru

Hoshino Satoru at Outside Japan


Louise Gallagher said...

Such richness and vibrancy in what you share. We live in a world of wonder!

Thank you.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Full of gems.

That art critique generator is excellent.

nance said...

I find this work menacing/playful because of the way the disjunctive perturbation of the negative space contextualize the eloquence of these pieces.


Maureen said...

Nance, you could write for Art in America.

Cindy Brown said...

Maureen, I know you have more followers than is allowed to receive the Liebster, but I gave your All Art Friday a nod in my Liebster Award post today anyway. Just wanted to let you know ;0)