All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Planning to be in Portland, Oregon, this month? Don't miss Portland Open Studios, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., October 12-13 and 19-20. At least 100 artists, including my friend Randall David Tipton, are participating. Tour guides are available online.
✦ The site Hidden Beauty is dedicated to the aesthetics of medical science. It is named for the book of the same name (Schiffer Publishing) by Norman Barker, Associate Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Online is a gallery of fascinating, often gorgeous images that upend conventional notions of beauty: the cerebro spinal nervous system, Barretts esophagus, blood vessels in a mouse retina, connective tissue, gall stones, and metastazing cancer cells and other human diseases and disease processes. Barker and Iacobuzio-Donahue collected the photographs, which were taken with sophisticated imaging technology, from more than 60 medical science professionals.
✦ Expressions for Justice is a project of the International Justice Mission in the Netherlands. Artwork featured in the online gallery addresses not only themes of injustice but also of hope and restoration. (My thanks to ArtWay for the link.)
✦ Now available from Schiffer Publishing are 100 Boston Artists (July 2013), curated by Chawky Frenn, and 100 Artists of New England, selected by E. Ashley Rooney. Coming this December: 100 Artists of the Northwest (also by E. Ashley Rooney). The 100 Artists series includes compilations of work by artists of the Brandywine Valley, Washington, D.C., the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the Southwest, the West Coast, and the South.
✦ The New York-based nonprofit ArteEast, a global platform for contemporary artists of the Middle East, publishes online a monthly "Opportunities for Artists" service featuring calls for submissions, funding opportunities, classes and workshops, residencies, internships and employment opportunities, and industry news.
✦ Stuff: we all collect it. Artist Mary Mattingly of Brooklyn, who is learning to live with "bare essentials", is repurposing her stuff, turning it into sculptures that prompt us to think about what and why we collect, and how what we collect affects our environment. See Mattingly's digital version of her objects at OWN-IT.US. (My thanks to Art21 for this short.)
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ "The Poetry of Paper" continues through October 20 at Getty Center. Focused on the concept of negative space, the exhibition of 31 drawings includes curator-penned haiku as wall text. Viewers are invited to share their own haiku, which The Getty is posting on Pinterest. Among the featured artists are Peter Paul Rubens, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Jaques Callot, Nicolas Poussin, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Eugene Delacroix, Gustav Klimt, and Georges Seurat.
Exhibition Checklist (pdf)
✭ On October 12, Atlanta's High Museum of Art opens "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney". An award-winning children's books illustrator, Pinkney also has produced work for the United States Postal Service, National Park Service, and National Geographic. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts, the exhibition showcases more than 140 of the artist's beautiful watercolor illustrations, including work from the classic The Tales of Uncle Remus and John Henry. A video and images of nine of his illustrations are provided at the exhibition link. Tickets are required to see the exhibition, which runs through January 5, 2014.
✭ Tomorrow, Boise Art Museum in Idaho opens "Lisa Kokin", an exhibition of installations and objects created with salvaged books. Kokin sews, staples, rivets, shreds, pulps, glues, and otherwise reconstitutes the text, images, spines, and covers of discarded books in ways that disguise but also make reference to the repurposed books and their origins. The exhibition continues through April 27, 2014.
✭ In Iowa, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art draws on its own collection to present "Some Assembly Required: Collage and Assemblage". The exhibition, which opens October 19 and continues through January 26, 2014, showcases the diversity of collage and assemblage as created by such American artists as Grant Wood (CRMA has the world's largest collection of works by Wood), Len Davis, Betye Saar, Alison Saar, and Mary Zeran.
✭ Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Eugene, continues "By Way of These Eyes: The Hyland Collection of Photography" through December 31. The special exhibition comprises more than 100 photographs by American and European photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P. Horst, Andre Kertesz, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston. Christopher Hyland is a textile and interior designer and the publisher of HYLAND, an iPad magazine available at iTunes.