All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture. Newly revised by Peter Barnet and Nancy Wu, with an expanded guide to the collection, the book traces the history of The Cloisters, offering a detailed story of how the museum's collection came came to be housed within Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan.
"Building the Cloisters", Yale Press Log, December 21, 2012
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Yale University Press on FaceBook and Twitter
✦ A show of paintings on paper by New York City-based Sharon Horvath concluded last month at The Drawing Room in East Hampton. Images of some of the artist's more recent work are here and here. A 12-page catalogue of the 2012-13 exhibition is here (pdf). Take a look! Horvath's use of powdered pigments, ink, and polymer on paper mounted on canvas produces vivid, saturated colors that give her work an exotic feel that is at once beautiful and distinctive. You'll find here a 2011 video interview (20:19 minutes) with Horvath, who is an associate professor at Purchase College/SUNY.
✦ New York-based artist Marilyn Henrion last July founded The Soho Bookie to facilitate the publishing of exhibition catalogues and art-related books. Henrion's services include designing and formatting. To date, she has helped published single-show publications as well as a 190-page book of drawings and poems.
✦ Earlier this winter, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, posted on its blog Framework, which documents a dance-art collaboration between artist Mark Bradford of Los Angeles and choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The collaboration, comprising two 30-minute site-specific duets, was performed in MOCA galleries last summer. Watch Framework here.
✦ James Turrell's site-specific Twilight Epiphany Skyspace opened to the public last June on the Rice University campus. The video below highlights the extraordinary experiential work of art, which was five years in the making. A press release described it thus: "Towering above a 12-foot-high grass berm just east of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, the pyramid-like work of art will provide two light shows each day — one at sunrise and one at sunset — in conjunction with the arc of the sun. Visitors seated on the skyspace's lower and upper viewing areas will gaze up at the 72-by-72-foot white roof, which offers a view of the sky through a 14-by-14-foot opening. Lights projected on the ceiling will change colors as the sun rises and sets, and these will impact the color of the sky as seen by visitors." Reservations are required for the sunset light sequences; visitor information is here.
This summer, Turrell will have his first show in a New York museum since 1980; his exhibition opens June 21 at the Guggenheim and will run through September 25.
James Turrell on Art21
James Turrell on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Maine's Portland Museum of Art opened "Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx" on February 2. The interactive exhibition, which continues through May 19, celebrates voice, text, and images from talks presented by leading architects and designers as part of Architalx's lecture series. Featured is a 17-foot-high tower, Voices of Design (installation views), displaying three levels of images alternately appearing and disappearing. Architectural themes ecompass nature, place, expression, material, process, responsibility, light, structure, space, craft, optimism, and culture. More about the exhibition is here.
Architalx is a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides educational programs in architecture and design to Greater Portland and throughout Maine.
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Architalx on FaceBook
✭ Four dozen masterpieces, including portraits and landscapes, from the collection of Edward Cecil Guinness (1847-1927), 1st Earl of Iveagh — known as the Iveagh Bequest to Great Britain — are on view in "Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London" at Seattle Art Museum (the artworks already have been on view at Museum of Fine Arts/Houston and Milwaukee Art Museum; the last U.S. venue will be Arkansas Arts Center in June). The exhibition, continuing through May 19, includes Rembrandt's late Portrait of the Artist (c. 1665), which, according to SAM, has never before left Europe. A catalogue accompanies the show, which also includes works by Frans Hals, Joshua Reynolds, and J.M.W. Turner.
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✭ Work by the "mindful minimalist" fine art photographer Suzanne Rose, who is known for her black-and-white images, is on view through April 10 in "Suzanne Rose - A Deepening Vision" at the Museum of Wisconsin Art on the Lake at Saint John's. Featured are selections from her recent portfolios; the primary focus of the show is Rose's transition to digital photography.
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✭ Continuing through April 28 at Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin/Madison is "1934: A New Deal for Artists", comprising 56 paintings from the federal Public Works of Art Project in the collections of Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian American Art Museum. The touring exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the PWAP. For numerous resources, including an exhibition slide show, visit SAAM's Website.
Exhibition Schedule (The exhibition travels to Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, in September.)
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✭ On view at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art are 23 images selected from more than 500 photographs in Jason Schmidt's ongoing project Artists. Continuing through March 18, the exhibition "Some Los Angeles Artists" represents artists working in the fields of painting, video, sculpture, performance, and installation. Schmidt has photographed each in his or her studio or gallery, or in another context significant to the artist's work. Among the LA artists are John Baldessari, Liz Larner, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhodes, and Ed Ruscha. See a half-dozen of the images here.
Jason Schmidt's Artists 2000-2006 (Edition 7L, 2007) is available through resellers.
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