Friday, January 31, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The dramatic, wafer-thin flanges, plumes, and curly forms of Ursula Morley Price's beautifully glazed stoneware will keep you coming back for another look. See images of Price's exceptional work on the McKenzie Fine Art Website. (My thanks to Art Is a Way for the link.)

Open Gallery from Google allows you to create your own online exhibitions.

✦ Recognized as a master of the art of origami, Robert J. Lang will delight and awe those seeing his work for the first time. He has exhibited his sometimes complex designs nationally and internationally, won a variety of awards, and is a featured in the documentary Between the Folds. His works includes monumental origami and origami cast in bronze. He creates some 20 new pieces a year. Take some time to browse his excellent Website.

✦ The portfolio  of Kristen Hayes, whose solo show "No Room for Doubt" recently concluded at The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia, includes lyrical site-specific drawings, mixed media on wood, works on paper and canvas, and murals. Her style, marked by recurrent use of circles and tree-like shapes, is distinctive and colorful.

✦ Toronto nonprofit Art Canada Institute has launched the Canadian Online Art Book Project, which will be publishing annually up to a dozen art e-books, in English and French. The first release is Jack Chambers: Life & Work; in the 1960s, Chambers was the highest paid artist in Canada. The planned peer-reviewed 50-book series will be downloadable at no cost. Among artists whose work will be featured this year or in 2015: Kathleen Munn (1887-1974), Michael Snow (b. 1928), Mungo Marin (1879-1962), Emily Carr (1871-1945), and Gerson Iskowitz (1921-1988). This is a tremendous five-year initiative that will make Canadian art history highly accessible to a huge audience.

A CBC video with institute staff is viewable here.

Naoko Serino uses jute to create fiber art full of light and air. Her soft sculptures are masterful.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ A two-part collaborative exhibition of the drawings of Alice Aycock, "Some Stories Are Worth Repeating", has been organized and is on view at Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California at Santa Barbara. The SBMA's show, continuing through April 20, covers the years 1984 to the present, while the show at AD&A Museum, running through April 19, examines work from the years 1971-1984. The latter includes architectural drawings, sculptural maquettes, and photo documentation of realized and imagined projects. More than 100 works are being shown.

Alice Aycock
 Hoodo (Laura), from How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts
Vertical and Horizontal Cross-section
 of the Ether Wind (1981), 1990/2012
Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 27-1/2" x 39-1/4"
Collection of the Artist

Organized by Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, the exhibition, the first to explore in detail the sculptor's creative approach and artistic practice, and, in particular, the role of drawing in Aycock's career, is accompanied by a hard-cover catalogue.  

Exhibition Review at The New York Times

Alice Aycock's Website

SBMA on FaceBook and Twitter


AD&A on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In its first show devoted to a contemporary artist of gems, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, is featuring more than 400 pieces by 20th Century jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal, aka JAR. "Jewels by JAR", continuing through March 9, includes one-of-a-kind creations using diamonds, sapphires, pearls, garnets, topazes, tourmalines, and other exquisite stones, as well as natural materials. This is the first retrospective in America of JAR's jewelry. A catalogue (see image to right) accompanies the exhibition.

MET Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

Now at the Met, Museum Blog

✭ Yesterday, Washington's Bellevue Art Museum opened "Crating a Continuum: Rethinking the Contemporary Craft Field". Continuing through April 27, the exhibition presents more than 60 examples of fine craft in wood, ceramic, and fiber, including work by emerging artists Sonya Clark, Anders Ruhwald, Mark Newport, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor and by established artists Peter Voulkos, Ed Moulthrop, and Dorothy Gill Barnes. All the work comes from the craft collection of Arizona State University Art Museum.

Bellevue Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Oklahoma City Museum of Art is presenting through April 13 "Come on Down", comprising a colorful site-specific installation by New York sculptor Lisa Hoke. Hoke has created a monumental wall frieze more than 150 feet long and 15 feet high into which she has incorporated objects such as recycled paper, product packaging, and plastic cups. 

OCMOA on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

✭ Paducah, Kentucky's National Quilt Museum is showcasing 30 fine art quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, who is acclaimed for her use of brilliant colors and eye-catching designs. The exhibit, "30 Quilts for 30 Years", all new and all 30-inches by 30-inches, is on view through March 11. The award-winning Fallert-Gentry has exhibited internationally; her work is in public, private, museum, and corporate collections.

In this brief video, the artist talks about the exhibit:

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry on Pinterest 

The National Quilt Museum on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibits Abroad

✭ American artist Richard Fleischner is enjoying his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom at South London Gallery. On view through February 23 are small-scale sculptures, drawings, and photographs. 

Fleischner is a sculptor, installation artist, painter, and furniture maker. His installations are in numerous urban sites around the United States, including MIT's List Visual Arts Center. Known for his environmental art, Fleischner lives and works in Rhode Island.

Richard Fleischner at Beam Contemporary Art

SLG on FaceBook and Twitter

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