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All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ The ever-creative Maya Rachel Stein doesn't go in for just any canvas and portable paint gear. She's equipped herself with 1,600-pounder "Maude" — Mobile Art Unit Designed for Everyone — and made her the latest in a long line of memorable inspirational projects. The vintage travel trailer got a new lease on life on April 27 this year, when Stein and road partner-adventurer Amy Tingle picked up Maude in Massachusetts and took her home to the wild woods of New Jersey. Maude brings with her a history but no matter. Stein and Tingle have big plans for her. Travel along at Maude in the Making and watch this beauty come to life. Your community won't want to miss out on the imagination-fest Maude's sure to spark.
✦ A new gallery, Taymour Grahne Gallery, is set to open in New York City this fall in a 4,000-square-foot gallery space devoted to emerging and established artists of the Middle East. On the roster are Tarek al Ghoussein, Hassan Hajjaj, Nermine Hammam, Mohammed Kazem, Ciaran Murphy, Nicky Nodjoumi, Farah Ossouli, Walid Siti, and Camille Zakharia. Paintings by Nodjoumi will be presented in the inaugural exhibition. Taymour Grahne is responsible for the highly successful and always interesting blog Art of the Mid East.
✦ Previously unpublished illustrations are included in Yale University Press's Eva Hesse 1965 (May 2013), edited by New York City curatorial consultant Barry Rosen. The book takes an in-depth look at the artist's 15-month residency in Kettwig an der Ruhr, Germany, that changed Hesse's thinking about color, materials, and space and impelled her transition to sculpture.
Eva Hesse (1936-1970) Biography and Images (Hauser & Wirth)
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Yale Press Log
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Yale Press Log
✦ Members of the International Women Artists' Salon and women who own and lead arts and cultural organizations, groups, or special projects are featured weekly on IWAS's Salon Radio show, which broadcasts live every Monday evening (9:00-9:55 p.m. EST) from New York City's Little Italy. A blog post is written for each show, which also presents a guest performance artist or writer. IWAS was founded by curator and fine art photographer Heidi Russell. Its mission is "to bring art by women to the forefront of the art world and local communities through exhibitions and events, exchanges, regular salon-style gatherings, and an online forum."
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✦ Today's video features Yinka Shonibare whose "Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC-ATION" is on view through September 1 in the United Kingdom's Yorkshire Sculpture Park. More than 30 works from the period 2002-2013, including sculpture, film, photography, collage, and painting, are being shown.
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Exhibitions Here and There
✭ At the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, you'll find the touring exhibition "Isamu Noguchi / Qi Baishi / Beijing 1930", on view through September 1. The show brings together some 60 drawings, including ink paintings, calligraphic work, sculptures, and interpretative materials drawn from public and private collections as well as collections of exhibition organizers UMMA and The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York. Qi Baishi (1864-1957) was a famous Chinese brush-and-ink painter with whom Noguchi (1904-1988) studied during a six-month sojourn in Beijing in 1930. (In 2011 a painting by Baishi was auctioned for $65 million, which gives some idea of the artist's international renown.)
Qi Baishi, Crabs, c 1930
Album Leaf, Ink on Paper
UMMMA, Gift of Sotokichi Katsuizumi, 1949/1.199
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✭ The exuberantly colorful if unsettling work of Los Angeles award-winning artist Lari Pittman is being presented through August 11 at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. CAM's exhibition, "Lari Pittman: A Decorated Chronology", is the first American solo museum show for the artist, who has been shown internationally in such venues as Dijon's Le Consortium and London's ICA. Pittman's show includes a selection of his visually dense paintings and works on paper from the last two decades.
✭ Sculpture by Thomas Houseago (b. 1972) has been installed at Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York (approximately one hour north of New York City). On view through November 11, "Thomas Houseago: As I Went Out One Morning" includes an early work in bronze (Untitled Striding Figure 1) and both indoor and outdoor pieces completed as recently as this year. Born in Leeds, United Kingdom, and currently a resident of Los Angeles, Houseago constructs outsize figurative pieces (some have described them as "monsters") that can seem strangely vulnerable. Houseago's Lying Figure was on view earlier this year on New York City's High Line. Give yourself plenty of time in the park for Houseago's solo exhibition and to walk the grounds, where you'll find throughout the property work by more than 100 other artists, including Andy Goldsworthy, Zhang Huan, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Louise Nevelson, and Richard Serra. It's one of my favorite places to visit, especially in the fall.
Selection of Images of Work at Hauser & Wirth
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✭ The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, opens in its Project Room July 18 "Astrovandalistas AEffect Lab: Disrupting Technologies". Astrovandalistas, a translocal artists' collective established several years ago, will be developing three communications hardware prototypes: Telematic Sound Weapon, Modular Text Screens, and FreeNet, using the Project Room as a "control and visualization hub" for the communications network. Visitors will be able to see the collective's progress and help test the prototypes (information about the prototypes is at the exhibition link above). The project will be ongoing through December 1.
✭ Ninety works by Cincinnati's Impressionist Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927), acclaimed for his images of Americans at the beach, are being shown through September 8 at Cincinnati Art Museum. "Eternal Summer: The Art of Edward Henry Potthast" includes watercolors, pastels, oil paintings, prints, and a selection of Potthast's sketchbooks. A catalogue of the artist's life and work, including a conservation study of his techniques, accompanies the exhibition.