Friday, March 1, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ While doing some research I happened upon the photography of Anna Kaminska. Born in Poland, Kaminska came to the United States in 1984 and found herself drawn to photography while studying at San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has taken her in search of blue whales and to archeological sites in Peru. Don't miss her beautiful color and black-and-white images.

Anna Kaminska on FaceBook

✦ More than 6,000 items make up the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection within the John M. Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The collection includes books, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, and periodicals created by artist of local, national, and international stature. Holdings may be searched by authors or groups, keyword (printing method, movement/genre, literary format, binding, language, materials, etc.), or SAIC affiliation.

✦ Are health care facilities replacing law firms as builders of art collections? One of the most recent medical institutions to amass art is the University of Kentucky's new Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, whose UK Arts in HealthCare program now has at least 400 artworks. Program director Jackie Hamilton established an advisory art committee, worked with regional galleries, and made numerous studio visits to identify and seek out art to "complement and enhance the healing environment." Some of the artworks and artists represented in the hospital collection are featured in this Arts in HealthCare brochure (pdf); included in the hospital's collection are folk art pieces, glass, wood, and ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and commissions. Acquisitions were made with private funds.

✦ One of the more unusual calls for artists comes from ManneqArt, which holds an annual international competition for sculptors, digital artists, artisans, fashion designers, craftworkers, and hair and makeup artists. The 2013 wearable art competition themes are Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. Entry details (you may still enter but don't delay) are here; an applicant timetable is here.

✦ In the short documentary Erin Shirreff Takes Her Time, below, part of the Art21 New York Close Up series, Brooklyn-based artist Erin Shirreff (narrative profile here) describes how she created her video work Lake (2012) working from a single found image. Video stills from Lake are here.

Art21 on FaceBook and Twitter

Exhibitions Here and There

DePaul Art Museum at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois is showing through March 24 "Welsh Miners", photographs by the great shooter Bruce Davidson. The images, which date to 1965, when Davidson spent 10 days in mining communities in South Wales, mark the first time Davidson posed his subjects, collaborating, he explained, as a way to better uncover the miners' daily routine and non-work lives. In addition to depicting areas where mining was in decline and the environment in ruins, Davidson sought to capture the physical labor exacted on the miners and what he called the communities' "lyrical beauty".

Bruce Davidson at Edelman Gallery

Bruce Davidson, "Wales &England" at Edelman Gallery

Bruce Davidson's "Thoughts on a Lifetime with Leica" (Video and Text)

Bruce Davidson, Outside Inside, Volumes 1-3 (Steidl, 2010) A Q&A about the boxed set is here.

DAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ "Arnold Newman: Masterclass" continues through May 12 at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas/Austin. Organized in collaboration with the nonprofit Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, the exhibition examines Newman's career as a portraitist of celebrated names in the arts, sciences, politics, and business and also surveys the photographer's still lifes, architectural studies, and early studies of unknown people on the streets. In addition to 200 framed vintage prints, the show includes contact sheets and work prints. Twenty-eight photographs in the Ransom Center's Newman collection are featured. An illustrated catalogue (Thames & Hudson) accompanies the show (see image above at left).

Slideshow of Newman Work in Ransom Center Archive

Harry Ransom Center on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Harry Ransom Center Blog Cultural Compass

✭ Work by pioneering California glass artists Richard Marquis, Jay Musler, Randy Strong, and Mary White is featured in "Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement", continuing through March 24 at Oakland Museum of California. In all, 32 works by 22 artists are on view as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the studio art glass movement in the United States.

Below is a video feature, Marvin Lipofsky: A Journey in Glass. Lipofsky, whose work also is in the exhibition, started the glass programs at California College of Arts and Crafts and UC Berkeley.


50 Years of Studio Glass | California Glass Exchange

OMCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art continues "out of the box: trends in contemporary jewelry" through April 28. Focused on emerging trends, the group exhibition features artists Arthur Hash, Emiko Oye, Rachel Rader, Lauren Kalman, Rachel Timmins, Joe Churchman, Jennifer Crupi, and Margaux Lange. Use of non-traditional materials may be the only commonality among these artists. Lange, for example, has fashioned a wearable Plastic Body Series in which sterling silver and pigmented resins are combined with salvaged Barbie doll parts (see her one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and rings in the Portfolio section of Lange's Website), while Oye incorporates LEGOs and recycled materials as well as precious metals and gem stones in her creations. Crupi (see video profile here) and Kalman (see video profile here) both appeared in the "40 Under 40: Craft Futures" exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. "Unique" as a descriptor of these artists' works is an understatement.

Virginia MOCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ On March 23, the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles opens "War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath". The exhibition's images come from 284 photographers (military, commercial, and amateur photographers as well as artists) from 28 countries who have covered conflicts on six continents over 165 years. The photographs are organized by progression of war, from acts instigating armed conflict to fight to victory and defeat to memoralization of combatants and victims. The photographic processes represented range from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints and cell-phone shots. The show, which will run till June 2 at Annenberg, will travel to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Museum.

Annenberg Space for Photography on FaceBook and Twitter

Annenberg Blog The Shot 

1 comment:

Seth said...

Thanks so much for doing all the leg work so that you can share so many links!