Friday, June 22, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Become art-saavy by owning the books ArtInfo recommends: Part I and Part II. I have a number of these in my bookcase; how many are on your shelves?

✦ The desks of artists, curators and museum directors, art critics and writers, as well as dealers are photographed for the prize-winning project "Desks as Portraits: An Inside Look at the DC Art World" by E. Brady Robinson. What gets your vote for most creative space? Cleanest desktop? Most wanted space? (My thanks to The Phillips Collection's Experiment Station blog for the link.) 

✦ The marvelous artist Hung Liu was the subject in late May of this excellent interview at the ArtWorks blog of the National Endowment for the Arts.

✦ This time-lapse video shows the creation by Motoi Yamamoto of Labyrinth on site earlier this year at Bellevue Arts Museum. The artist used ordinary table salt to create the installation, part of BAM's "Making Mends" exhibition. See more of Yamamoto's "SALT" series.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Washington, D.C., the American University Museum at the Katzen has opened its summer shows, which include "Patrick Graham: Thirty Years—The Silence Becomes the Painting"; "The Constant Artist"; and "Mexico: Expected/Unexpected". All three exhibitions are on view through August 12.

Graham, considered Ireland's most influential contemporary artist, describes his work as "[a] looking-in, rather than a lived experience... a self contained art."

Included in "The Constant Artist", for which a gallery talk is scheduled for July 7, are works by Paul Feinberg, Lisa Montag Brotman, the late Manon Cleary, Rebecca Davenport, Fred Folsom, Clark V. Fox, Sam Gilliam, Tom Green, Margarida Kendall Hull, and Joseph White. Selected Images

Selections from the collection of Isabel and Agustin Coppel are included in "Mexico". Represented in that collection are such artists as Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ed Ruscha. Selected Images

AU at the Katzen on FaceBook and Twitter

Art at the Katzen Blog

✭ In New York City, Poets House is exhibiting until October 6 "Founding Friendships: Celebrating the Legacies of Elizabeth Kray and Stanley Kunitz". The show features artworks by leading post-war artists alongside archival material by major poets. 

The free exhibition has two parts. One is "A Poet's Circle", showcasing work by Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Jack Tworkov, Saul Steinberg, and Chaim Gross, among other artists who are closely associated with Stanley Kunitz, who twice served as U.S. Poet Laureate. The other is "Bettisima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archives", which places on view for the first time letters from e.e. cummings, W.H. Auden, and others.

Poets House on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ More than 50 quilts made between 1910 and the 1970s are showcased in Bellevue Arts Museum's "Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley". The exhibition, on view through October 7, examines construction technique and quilting. The quilts included in the show are made from flour sacks, blue jeans, work clothes, and remnants, among other materials.

Flag Quilt, Mississippi, 1970s
Cotton Blends, 82" x 72"
Collection of Corinne Riley
Photo: Anthony Scoggins

San Diego's Mingei International Museum, where the exhibition appeared last year, published a softcover catalogue of the same title, with text by Riley and Roger Ricco and 53 color plates.

BAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Painter and sculptor James Havard will be showing at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, from June 29 until August 10. His exhibition, titled "Staying Ahead of the Beast", will include examples of Havard's abstract illusionist paintings, archival boxes, and sculptures. Images

Notable Exhibits Abroad

✭ In the United Kingdom, the London Transport Museum is exhibiting through October 28 posters, designs, and cartographic artwork, including historic materials, such as bus and railway maps printed in the early 1900s, and purely decorative transport maps, in "Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography".  Artists whose work is represented in the show include Simon Patterson, Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, and Agnes Potevin-Navarre. Accompanying the show is the book London Underground Maps: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography (Lund Humphries). Among planned exhibition-related events is a panel discussion on October 16 with Stephen Walter.

Selection of Exhibition Images at The Guardian

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