Friday, May 16, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Eleanor Annand paints on steel and also creates scribed and abraded drawings on paper. One of her loveliest paintings is Silt (2013). Annand, whose exhibition of paintings and drawings concluded at Penland Gallery on May 11, uses reptitious mark-making, she says, "as a means to clear my mind and allow for focus." One of her intentions is to reveal "common themes [that] create connections we can use to find deeper understanding in one another." Definitely an artist to watch!

Eleanor Annand's Resume

✦ The British Council and University College London have launched Museum Training School, the goal of which is "to provide arts and heritage professionals from around the world with the skills and knowledge necessary to increase the sustainability and growth of museums and galleries." Summer classes will take place in London.

✦ Watch the slide show at the link that follows to see what happens when house paint is dripped into a huge fish tank: "A NASA Engineer Turned Artist Whose Canvas Is a Huge Fish Tank" (Wired, April 1, 2014). More images of Kim Keever's series of gorgeous images are at homemade artwork. Keever has had numerous solo shows and exhibited in scores of group shows. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn Museum, and Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, Virginia), among others. Here's a video of his Small Mountains 03, shot in a water-filled aquarium (Keever also composed the music):

Kim Keever at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Kim Keever on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ A collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros, Testament (powerHouse Books), was published in April. 

✦ Our National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., was the recipient last year of Vincent Van Gogh's Green Wheat Fields. Details about the 1890 oil painting indicate that it was in the Virginia home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon until its donation to NGA. If you visit, ask if the painting is still on view.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In conjunction with Sculpture City Saint Louis 2014, the Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting through September 7 "Sight Lines: Richard Serra's Drawings for Twain". Taking up one block in downtown St. Louis, Twain is a site-specific work comprising seven 40-foot steel plates and a single 50-foot plate that together form a quadrilateral. Serra's drawings and photographs for the sculpture, the artist's first public commission in the United States, present a 360-degree view of the site and its relationship to the installation's form. Included in the exhibition is a steel model.

SLAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Twenty-five years of work by Tony Feher has gone on view at Ohio's Akron Art Museum. Continuing through August 17, the exhibition reveals the huge range of everyday materials that Feher uses to create art: bottles of colored water, marbles, pennies, shelves, Styrofoam blocks, crates, paper cups, plastic bags, and assorted packing items, to name a few. Feher's selection of found or throwaway objects is not ad hoc; he chooses everything for both its visual and structural qualities, and with attention to color and light and form. A catalogue featuring Feher's sculpture, installations, and two-dimensional work accompanies the show (see cover image at above right).

Akron Art Museum on FaceBook

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, will open "Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014" on June 6. Drawing from the museum's collection, private collections, and the artist's studio, the exhibition, which will run through October 12 and is one of a series of events marking Chicago's 75th birthday, will include large-scale public projects of the artist, such as her mural-sized oil paintings from Power Play (1982-86), and smaller personal artworks, ranging from objects she's made for Passover Seder to porcelain sculptures memorializing household cats. A catalogue will be available.

NM Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube 

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ A large survey of the work of the marvelous sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard opened May 4 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. On view through April 1, 2015, the exhibition — part of the 100-day-long Yorkshire Festival —  includes more than 40 sculptures and drawings from the last two decades of the artist's career. A conversation with the artist about her work is planned. A catalogue including an interview is available. See the exhibition trailer.

YSP on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ "Robert Mapplethorpe" opened in late March at the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition of more than 200 images, from the early 1970s to Mapplethorpe's death in 1989 continues through July 13. The first video below introduces the show; the second is a discussion with Patti Smith.

Grand Palais on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Continuing through June 8 at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, St. John's Wood, London, is "Roman Halter: Life and Art Through Stained Glass". More than 70 works, including Halter's collaboration with Henry Moore, Reclining Figure,  are featured. (At the exhibition link, you'll find information about the late artist (1927-2012), who was a Holocaust survivor, and the work on display.) 

Roman Halter, Reclining Figure, 1986
Colored Glass and Cast Aluminum in Six Sections
121 cm x 182.9 cm (47.6" x 72")
Edition of 7
After Henry Moore's Original Idea for Stained Glass Window

Obituary in The Telegraph, February 29, 2012

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum on FaceBook and Twitter


davis rosback said...

let's go to Paris and see those images...

Maureen said...

Am ready when you are, Davis.