Friday, December 13, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ I first learned about award-winning glass artist Cassandria Blackmore through the wonderful Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While I am most drawn to Blackmore's superb abstract work, I encourage you to take at look, as well, at her fine figurative reverse paintings (the back of the glass is painted, fired, and then shattered). Blackmore, who lives and works in both San Francisco and Seattle, exhibits nationally and around the world.


Zahid Sardar, "Abstract Painter Who Shatters Her Images", San Francisco Chronicle, June 2010

Cassandria Blackmore on FaceBook

FLATT aims to be an online hub for information about arts philanthropy and development and a social platform for commentary on the arts. National Arts Club is the magazine's partner.

FLATT Prize on Tumblr

Art Monthly podcasts are available free at iTunes.

Art Monthly on FaceBook

Phaidon's new release Wild Art, by David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro, makes its objective the "visual exploration of everything and anything outside the exclusive and rarefied spectrum of the 'Art World'." In other words, it's the kind of art many people ignore. The brief video below will give you an idea of the book's 350 artworks, which include examples of such "subversive creativity" as food paintings and sculptures, such as artist Jason Mecier's portrait of Keven Bacon, in bacon; pavement art inspired by Classical painting styles, piercings and other body art, and Nele Azevedo's Minimum Monument of tiny ice-carved figures.



Read more about the book.

Phaidon on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ A relatively new title you might want to add to your holiday-giving lists: Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed (Chronicle Books, 2013), by Laura Heyenga (Editor), artist Brian Dettmer (Preface), and design critic Alyson Kuhn (Introduction). Produced with an exposed spine, the book features work by more than two dozen artists, some well-known and celebrated, including Dettmer, Noriko Ambe, Lisa Kokin, Guy Laramee, Alex Queral, and Kylie Stillman. Of particular interest is the information about how the artists make their work. 

Loren Talbot's feature at The Week, "Carving Art Out of Literature", offers an inside look.

✦ The multidisciplinary artist-driven project Operation Paydirt is dedicated to "advancing a solution to the devastating problem of lead- or Pb-contaminated soil that puts thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems." In addition to raising awareness about lead-contamination issues, the project seeks to create a model for safely remediating lead-contaminated properties in cities throughout the United States. As part of this important project, artists are drawing "Fundred Dollar Bills"—original interpretations of one-hundred-dollar bills that eventually will be collected and delivered by armored truck to Washington, D.C., for presentation to Congress. The value of the art currency, it is hoped, will be translated into support of remediation of severely lead-contaminated properties in New Orleans and other municipalities. The goal is to collect millions of such "bills". The project is ongoing through the 2013-2014 school year and artists (and also the public) are encouraged to participate. Start here.

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project on FaceBook

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Up for one more week at Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University, is "Decenter NY/DC: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show", one goal of which is to examine how digital technologies (and, in particularly, the proliferation of digital images) are changing perceptions of the world. Among the 27 emerging and internationally recognized artists with work in the exhibition are Cory Arcangel, Gabriel Orozco, Lisa Ruyter, Travess Smalley, and Sara VanDerBeek. (Complete Artist List) The New York portion of the exhibition took place from February 17 to April 7, 2013.


Digital Exhibition (Interactive) 




Exhibition Poster

1913 Armory Show

✭ In Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection's "Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series" continues through the end of the month. Using Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series to promote storytelling through art, the exhibition presents the work of 29 emerging Pakistani artists and 20 middle and high school students who engaged with art educators and museum professionals to create "visual narratives about identity, personal struggle, and Pakistani history." The museum partnered with the U.S. Department of State to conduct in Pakistan in April 2013 a series of workshops about art and social change. 


The Phillips Collection on FaceBook and Twitter


Experiment Station, Museum Blog

Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, is presenting through March 9, 2014, "Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise". Organized with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the exhibition offers an in-depth look at the pottery, textiles, metalwork, jewelry, and bookbinding of Newcomb Pottery Enterprise and its role in using art to better women's lives and the business and cultural communities of New Orleans. 

A 360-page color catalogue accompanies the exhibition (see image, above to right).

The exhibition is slated to travel to Georgia Museum of Art, Athens (June 2014), Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas (September 2014), Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada (January 2015), and Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee (July 2016). Additional exhibition openings are available.


Newcomb Pottery Website (This site presents Newcomb Pottery's history and artists, as well as resource links, including Newcomb Pottery at Louisiana State Museum.)

Chris Waddington, "Newcomb Pottery Show in New Orleans Opens Vistas on Local History, Women", The Times-Picayune, September 30, 2013

Newcomb Art Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Eight Nashville-area artists are featured in "Abstractometry" at Conte Community Arts Gallery, Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Running  through February 2, 2014, the exhibition presents the work of Alex Blau, Patrick DeGuira, Warren Greene, Ron Lambert, James Perrin, Christopher Roberson, Terry Thacker, and Amelia Winger-Bearskin, all of whom use geometry or other sign-systems "to signify the role of technology, architecture, language, and design" in our lives.

The Frist on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ The Musee d'Orsay in Paris, Francis, has mounted an exhibition "Masculine/Masculine" (a video is available at the link). The show, on view through January 2, 2014, is a look at the history of the male nude from 1800 to the present.

Musee d'Orsay on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

1 comment:

nance.mdr said...

have a good weekend, my friend.