All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Don't miss Kazaan Viveiros's new Narratives series. As always, terrific work. Viveiros recently completed six large commissioned paintings for the Federal Reserve Bank, increasing to 12 the number of her works now in the bank's permanent collection. Congratulations, Kazaan!
✦ The drawings of Emanuele Kabu of Italy reward a close look. Kabu also is a painter, muralist (see his Walls series), musician/sound artist, and animator. (My thanks to friend Hannah Stephenson for the link to Kabu's site.)
✦ Read Carl Belz's wonderful article on "Dozier Bell's Drawings" and then visit Dozier Bell's Website. Gorgeous work. Making things, Bell says in this interview, is "a natural impulse"; she keeps it fueled with "a supply of dark chocolate".
✦ Today's video is an introduction to the solo exhibition "Embassy", showcasing the work of Aboriginal artist Richard Bell, at the 2014 Perth Festival in Western Australia.
Richard Bell at Cultural Survival, Milani Gallery, FaceBook
Gail Bambrick, "The Art of Confrontation", TuftsNow, October 2011
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ At the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University, is a selection of 22 woodcuts from the USU museum's permanent collection that showcases printmaking techniques. "Reliefs: The Art of Woodcuts", which continues through May 2, also explains the printmaking process. To permit up-close viewing, the prints, which include southwestern landscapes, portraits, abstract prints of nature, and etchings in black-and-white, are displayed horizontally in a chest of industrial drawers of glass and metal. Artists represented in the exhibition include Paul Landacre, Karen Kunc, Marion Hyde, and Werner Drewes.
✭ Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, is showcasing in "Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell" 27 paintings by Karel Appel, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Morris Louise, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, and Mark Rothko. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which runs through October 5.
PUAM on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ Beginning April 11, the Gallery at Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will be presenting "Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture". The exhibition will continue through August 10.
BGC on FaceBook and YouTube
✭ China is the subject of "Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial: Photographs by Lois Conner", on view at Cleveland Museum of Art through June 29. Yuanming Yuan, also known as the Garden of Perfect Brightness, built in the 1690s, is a principal focus, with images of its ruins contrasted with images of contemporary Beijing.
Notable Exhibitions Abroad
✭ The British Library has mounted "Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight". The exhibition, continuing through May 26, includes John Snow's chart of 1854 London cholera infections, William Farr's Report on the Mortality of Cholera in England (1848-49, 1852), and Martin Krzywinski's Circles of Life (2013). The show is sponsored by The Folio Society. For more information and images, read "Information, Images and Imagination: Beautiful Science Exhibition Explores Data Visualization"(The Guardian).
On view through October 12 is "Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour", in observance of the World War One Centenary. The exhibit uses posters, poetry, art, books, and pamphlets of the period to consider what was done to boost the morale of soldiers and citizens; it also documents responses to the war.