Friday, October 18, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

New York City-based photographer-filmmaker Edwin J. Torres is an artist who should be on everyone's watch list.

✦ The MoMA has a Tumblr for teens.

✦ Glass artist Paul Housberg has completed beautiful projects for a wide range of corporate, health care, hospitality service, residential, and civic and public clients. I've especially enjoyed taking a look at his inspired and meditative work for hospitals and related medical facilities. (My thanks to Looking at Glass, where I first saw a post about Housberg's Water Walk installation for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.)

✦ Paint and canvas become beautiful sculpture in the hands of Jason Hallman and Stephen Stum of Stallman Studio, Seattle, Washington. Also see the pair's reverse glass paintings and a portfolio of abstract work they've titled Scraped and Uncovered. (My thanks to Ann Martin at All Things Paper, where Hallman's and Stum's work was spotlighted earlier this year.)

Stallman Studio Gallery on FaceBook

✦ My new Artist Watch feature at Escape Into Life showcases the marvelous paintings of Pam Hawkes.

✦ Today's video spotlights painter Peri Schwartz. Read her HuffPost interview here. Additional videos and a gallery of Schwartz's paintings and works on paper may be viewed on the artist's Website. Schwartz will have solo exhibitions next year in Boston, Chicago, and London. Her work is in dozens of public and private collections.

Exhibitions Here and There

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, is presenting through December 15 "Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints". "Genji" is the story of fictional poet, politician, and lover Prince Genji and Japan's imperial court; written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the court, it is considered by many to be the world's first modern novel. The exhibition comprises some 57 woodblock prints by leading 18th and 19th Century Japanese artists. The works are drawn from the collection of Scripps College's Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, which organized the show, and from a collection of Genji prints owned by Jack and Paulette Lantz. 

A fully illustrated, 256-page book by Dr. Andreas Marks accompanies the exhibition. To order, go here. (The book, the cover of which is shown above, also is available through Amazon and other booksellers.)

Additional information about "Genji's World" may be found in this press release.

The exhibition will travel to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, where it may be seen from March 11, 2014, until May 18, 2014.

FLLAC on FaceBook

✭ Marguerite Matisse Duthuit, only daughter of Henri Matisse, is the subject of more than 50 prints, drawings, sculptures, and paintings on view at Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Drawn from BMA's huge Matisse collection and from other museum holdings and private collection, the special exhibition, "Matisse's Marguerite: Model Daughter", continues through January 19, 2014. Marguerite, who died in 1982, figured in Matisse's art for more than 45 years.

BMA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ "Femfolio", an exhibition of prints by Emma Amos, Eleanor Antin, Joyce Kozloff, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Spero, June Wayne, and other women important to the feminist art movement of the 1970s continues at Delaware Art Museum. Donated to the museum in 2010, the prints comprise a portfolio of work of 20 artists that was published in 2006-2007 by Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. The exhibition remains on view through January 12, 2014.

Emma Amos, Identity, 2006
Digital Print with Hand Lithography
12" x 12"
Delaware Art Museum
Gift of Danielle Rice in Memory of Anne d'Harnoncourt and Sylvia Sleigh, 2010
© Emma Amos/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Delaware Art Museum on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

✭ The Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb took up sculpture in the late 1960s; his venture into the medium lasted for perhaps 18 months before he moved on to other challenges. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, has placed a dozen of Gottlieb's rarely seen aluminum and bronze final works on exhibit, offering viewers insights into the artist's exploration of his ideas about form, color, and space and informing his two-dimensional compositions. Also included in the exhibition  are a number of major paintings and several monotypes from the period 1964-1974, as well as small maquettes (study models) and templates that Gottlieb used in fabricating his sculptures. The show continues through January 5, 2014. 

Adolph Gottlieb, Petaloid, 1968
Painted Steel
15-58/" x 15-1/2" x 6"
© Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

UMMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibits Abroad

✭ Here's a brief introduction to the exhibition "Van Gogh at work", comprising more than 200 artworks, including paintings, works on paper, correspondence, and personal effects (the only surviving palette, sketchbooks, paint tubes). The show is on view through January 12, 2014, at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Also of interest is Van Gogh at Work, published in August by Yale University Press.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

Such richness and diversity and wonder!

Love Edwin Torres' short film -- Loitering After Dark -- so provocative.