Friday, November 2, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Artists, galleries, museums, cultural institutions libraries, archives, and historic sites whose collections have been damaged by Hurricane Sandy may call the American Institute for Conservation for assistance via telephone or on-site disaster assessment. The 24-hour hotline number is 202-661-8068. Resources and assistance on disaster recovery and salvage are here.

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✦ The Fujimura Institute in New York City aims to create a guild system to train and mentor apprentices in Makoto Fujimura's studio process and the art of Nihonga. The objective is to help preserve traditional Japanese paintings techniques and promote the practice of generative collaboration. In addition to a continuing lecture series, the institute, established last year, sponsors collaborative exhibits. The traveling exhibition and concert "Four Qua4tets"  involves Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, pianist and theologian Jeremy Begbie of Duke University, and composer Christopher Theofanidis of Yale University. (Additional information about the exhibition is here. Go here to see images of Herman's beautiful paintings for the exhibition.)

✦ Lorenzo Duran has a way with cut dried leaves, turning them into figurative, geometric, and personalized works of art. (My  thanks to This Is Colossal, where I first saw Duran's art.)

✦ News about contemporary art, interviews, art market features, and more can be found at The Art Dossier.

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✦ Fun stuff! Launched in March, Art Nerd New York aims to show you where "artists lived, partied, and died, public arts works and the stories behind them, private installations for public consumption, historical sites full of secrets, and many things that. . . stare you in the face daily" but are not necessarily obvious. Its playground is, of course, New York, New York.

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✦ At the Amsterdam-based Noor you'll find a tremendous selection of images from award-winning photographers who produce independent visual reports on civil and political unrest around the world, the environment, war, famine, and natural disasters. Owned and operated by its members, Noor specializes in collective projects realized through pooled resources. The photo essays (there are tens of thousands of images in the archive) are stunning and often deeply affecting.

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✦ Brazilian Harding Meyer is one to watch. His large-scale oil portraits are masterful. Meyer's work most recently was on view at Galerie Voss in Dusseldorf, Germany.

✦ In this video, paper engineer Matthew Shlian talks about his interests and how he creates his paper sculptures. Shlian's drawings and prints are intricate and beautiful, too.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Salvaged charred wood, metal, and cardboard go into the large-scale sculptures and installations of Alison Stigora, whose new work, "Natural Forces", exploring nature's destructive and creative forces is on display through December 9 at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington.

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✭ British artist Ewan Gibbs's 16 drawings based on photographs taken at Arlington National Cemetery go on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, on November 11. The solo exhibition "Ewan Gibbs: Arlington National Cemetery", running through February 10, also includes 36 photographs from the museum's collection by artists who have inspired Gibbs. A slideshow is available at the link. On November 10 and 17, Gibbs will talk about the painstaking process he developed to make his drawings look like photographs.

Ewan Gibbs at Richard Gray Gallery

Ewan Gibbs Interview (2010)

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✭ At the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, "Zarina: Paper Like Skin" continues through December 30.  The exhibition of 60 works by Zarina, known primarily as a printmaker (she also is a sculptor, using bronze, aluminum, steel, and tin, among other materials), is the first retrospective of the Indian-born artist. Featured in the show are Zarina's woodcuts and three-dimensional casts in paper pulp, as well as etchings, lithographs, and bronze sculptures; the works date from the late 1960s to the present. The exhibition will travel to the Guggenheim, New York City, where it will be on view from January through April. A catalogue accompanies the show.

Zarina's Homes I Made | A Life in Nine Lines (1997), a portfolio of nine etchings and a cover plate, is in the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program.

Zarina Hashmi at Luhring Augustine (You'll find numerous images at the link.)

Zarina Hashmi at ArtDaily

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✭ In Asheville, North Carolina, the Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center is presenting, in conjunction with ReVIEWing Black Mountain College 4, the exhibition "Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy". Running through December 29, the exhibition features winning projects from the first five years of The Buckminster Fuller Challenge design competition. Fuller's ideas and inventions are represented through a selection from "Invention: Twelve Around One", a portfolio of screenprints published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

Wow -- that's a lot of art on a Friday!

Hope you've weathered the storm aftermath!