Friday, February 21, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Lisa Goesling's finely detailed black scratchboard works, in black-and-whitecolor, and a mix, are gorgeous. Take a look at just one example, like this three-dimensional catkin, and you'll see what I mean. 

Here's a demo of her process:


Image Gallery

Lisa Goesling Blog

Lisa Goesling on FaceBook

✦ Getty Research Institute has released online the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)®. Read about the Getty Vocabularies. Still to be released: The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, The Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)®, and The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)®.

James Cuno, "Art & Architecture Thesaurus Now Available as Linked Open Data", iris Blog, February 20, 2014

✦ The biography of sculptor Liviu Mocan (b. 1955) of Romania, who works in bronze, glass, metal, and wood, explains that the artist seeks "to capture something of the mystery when spirit and flesh fused and the God/man dwelt among us for a time." Browse his many beautiful abstract artworks. An excerpt from a film about Mocan, The Liviu Mocan Story (Via Affirmativa), is available in the multimedia section of his Website.

Review of The Liviu Mocan Story in The Dartmouth Apologia


Liviu Mocan on FaceBook

✦ Masterful Canadian paper sculptor Calvin Nicholls includes on his Website a brief slideshow of his paper-making method. Also see his stop-action video in which he creates a hawk. The time needed to create a new piece ranges from four weeks to two years. Nicholls, the subject of many print and online features, has sculpted more than 500 artworks since he began working with paper.

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculpture on FaceBook

✦ Maryland painter and printmaker Joseph Parra, a 2012 graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, has a special talent for charcoal drawings. His Carbon Dioxide Man, Without need I and Without need II, and Individuals are visceral, beautifully realized figures that manage to convey a great deal of emotion.

✦ New York City's Elisa D'Arrigo works in cloth, thread, clay, handmade paper, wax, wire, acrylics, and bronze. Hew sewn and constructed cloth and paper and folded and sewn paper works are terrific. (My thanks to painter and sculptor Heidi Pollard for the link.)

Exhibitions Here and There

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, is showing "The Little Prince: A New York Story", described as "the first exhibition to explore in depth the creative decisions Saint-Exupery made as he crafted his beloved story", written and published in New York City 70 years ago. Running through April 27, the exhibition showcases 25 manuscript pages with Saint-Exupery's revisions and 43 versions of the earliest drawings for the book. Also featured are original watercolors, printed editions from The Morgan's own collection, personal letters, photographs, and artifacts loaned by the Saint-Exupery estate, private collectors, and museums and libraries in France and America.

Coinciding with the exhibition is Edition Gallimard's release of a  complete facsimile edition of The Morgan's manuscript, Le Manuscrit du Petit Prince d'Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Fac-simile et Transcription. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing new 70th Anniversary editions (see The Little Prince 70th Anniversary Gift Set). To date, The Little Prince has been published in more than 250 languages and dialects.

A program of gallery talks, lectures, discussions, films, and family-focused events are scheduled. 



The Morgan on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ The work of Maine sculptor John Bisbee is on view through May 26 at Vermont's Shelburne Museum, which has a new space for contemporary art. Featured in "John Bisbee: New Blooms" are a series of floral-inspired sculptures fashioned from manipulated foot-long steel spikes welded together; among the pieces is a field of huge steel flowers. Marvelous!

Here's a studio visit (Brunswick, Maine) with the artist, a member of Bowdoin faculty, as he prepared for the show:



Shelby Frame, "Nailing the Art of Being an Artist", Bowdoin Magazine

Shelburne Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Shelburne Museum Blog

✭ Prayer beads used in Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Burma are the subject of "Count Your Blessings - The Art of Prayer Beads in Asia", on view at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art through March 24. The exhibition, which discusses the origins of prayers, their structure, materials and symbolism, and uses, features a wifi-enabled space in which visitors may read and listen to prayer-bead stories. 



For those unable to visit, the Rubin has create a mobile site that includes an audio tour, an image gallery, and a podcast about the show.


The Rubin Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Coming up at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida: "Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940", March 20 - June 22. The exhibition will include paintings by George Bellows, Robert Henri, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Sloan. Related events include a curator's conversation and an exhibition lecture, both in April.

Norton Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

1 comment:

nance.mdr said...

i haven't tried scratch board since art school..