Friday, July 27, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Syria-born and current Los Angeles resident Suhair Sibai uses the female form to to explore identity and the self. Her large mixed media canvases are stunning. 

Suhair Sibai on Video

Suhair Sibai at Saatchi Online

Also see the work of Yari Osovany (video) and Farnaz Taghavi.

Grain is a photography collective launched this year.

Grain on Twitter

Grain Blog

✦ Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books have never been quite the same since artist and scientist Julia Strand got her hands on them. See her creations at HokeyStokes!

✦ Imagery for the art of Karen Margolis is inspired, she says, by enso, Japanese for "circle", a sacred Zen Buddhist symbol for infinity and perfection. All the pieces in her Integration and Molecular Works series are created with hand-made Abaca paper.

✦ In doing some research for my poem about Alan Turing, I learned that the late artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, whose mosaics grace the Tottenham Court Road underground station in London, created a series of Turing-related prints, none of which uses Turing's face or body as imagery. See the prints. The Turing suite also may be viewed here. Also see Jin Wicked's print.

✦ The Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn (Park Slope), New York, which seeks to preserve and promote textile handcrafts, has launched SHOP, featuring kits, books, apparel, paper items, home goods, and more.

TAC on FaceBook and Twitter

TAC Blog

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California, is presenting through September 23 "Cross Pollination: The Art of Lawrence Ferlinghetti". Divided into four themes — Her - Woman, The Sea, Liberation/Pacificism, Art and Literature — the exhibition showcases Ferlinghetti's paintings, graphic works, and writings, including poems.

SVMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's artwork can be seen at George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco.

This video interview with the poet at his easel and at a gallery opening is from KQED Arts.

✭ The Tamarind Institute's latest group exhibition, involving paired bi-national artists, is "AFRO: Black Identity in America and Brazil". Participating are Brazilians  Rosana Paulino, Tiago Gualberto, and Sidney Amaral, all of Sao Paulo, and Alison Saar (Los Angeles), Willie Cole (Somerville, New Jersey), and Toyin Odutola (San Francisco). Tamarind invited the artists, who are in residence through August, to create lithographs that explore the complexities of the issues of racial identity, equality, and inclusion in Brazil and the United States. 

Exhibition Poster 
Tiago Gualberto, Cabelo (Hair), 2011
Charcoal and Smoke, 39" x 39"

Alison Saar and Rosana Paulino were the first pairing; images of them in Tamarind's Workshop are on FaceBook. Gualberto is paired with Cole, and Amaral with Odutola. Their prints are wonderful.

Tamarind Institute on FaceBook

✭ New York City's Museum of Arts and Design continues through October 21 its exhibition "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation, 3" featuring contemporary Native art from the Northeastern and Southeastern United States and Canada. In this show, the conclusion to a series of exhibitions presenting the work of established and emerging Native artists, more than 130 works by more than 80 artists of several generations are on view. Media used range from bark and fiber to clay and metal. There are site-specific installations as well as examples of performance, video, and digital art. Exhibition Images

G. Peter Jemison, Crow in Shadow, 2011
Handmade Paper Bag, Acrylic Paint, Collage
23" x 12" x 6-1/4"
Photo: Kevin Vickers and David Mitchell

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MADMuseum Blog

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ The Savannah College of Art and Design's Lacoste, in Lacoste, France, is presenting at La Galerie Pfriem through September 1 "Streaming Spirits: New Prints by Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond". The show features 12 prints by the renowned artists that were created with the help of undergraduate and graduate printmaking students at SCAD Atlanta. The techniques used to create these marvelous prints include lithography, photogravure, and letterpress. Among the prints are Smith's Color Noise, an accordion-fold lithograph of self-portraits, and Hammond's apports, a four-color photogravure of Smith's back. An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

The image of Hammond's stunning apports is included in the press release, which also includes brief biographical information about both artists.

1 comment:

Lorna Cahall said...

Thanks for sharing Suhain Subai. Dazzling artist!