Friday, July 11, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Seattle-based Melanie Masson describes her project Passage as "a survey of leading lines of the American landscape." Her photographs are beautiful visual essays of her global travels.

✦ Los Angeles artist Sonia Romero is a gifted cut paper artist who also has completed a number of wonderful public art projects. Currently, Romero's work (be sure to view her linocuts) can be seen at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona, in "Fold, Paper, Scissors", on view through August 10. Romero's Bee Pile, a serigraph, is in the traveling exhibition "Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection", at North Carolina Museum of Art through July 27. Prints may be purchased through Romero's online store. (My thanks to Elsa Mora at Art Is a Way for the link to Romero's Website.)

Sonia Romero on FaceBook

✦ An effort is underway to regrow Vincent van Gogh's ear. Read "Ears to a new relic: it's a Van Gogh work to be worshipped".

✦ Once again until Labor Day (September 1), active duty military personnel and their families are entitled to free admissions at museums participating in the Blue Star Museums project, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the United States Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The national program has been in effect since 2010.

✦ The "Cindy Sherman: Art Intelligence" app is available via iTunes. Described as image-rich, the app "puts the artist's art, life, and times at your fingertips." In addition to the artist's biography, the app provides a hyperlinked bibliography and curated lists of resources, books, films, music, and Websites.

✦ In the video below, artist Rina Baneerjee talks about her sculpture Soldier (2014). Banejee's exhibition "Disgust" recently was on view at LA Louver Gallery.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ On view at New York City's Morgan Library & Museum are nearly 100 first editions, manuscripts, revised galley proofs, and letters from the modern American literature collection of Carter Burden. Among the authors featured in the exhibition, "Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection", are William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Henry James, Toni Morrison, Gertrude Stein, Tennessee Williams, and Richard Wright. The show continues through September 7.

The Morgan on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Bard College's Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is presenting "Amy Sillman: one lump or two", the artist's first museum survey, following her development from the mid-1990s to today. On view through September 21 are more than 90 pencil, ink, and gouache drawings, abstract paintings, 'zines, and animated films on iPhone. The show originated at ICA Boston.

A catalogue of the same title, published by Prestel, accompanies the exhibition. It can be purchased through the ICA Store or booksellers.

Catalogue Cover

✭ A selection of large-format oil stick on paper drawings, a large-format copperplate etching, and several recent sculptures, including rubber mask pieces, by Richard Dupont are featured in "Richard Dupont: Object Ritual" at Queens Museum at its satellite site, Bulova Corporate Center. One of the sculptures is Dupont's sold-cast 700-pound form, Cabinet (2012), based on a digital enlargement of the artist's own life mask and created over a 10-year period using found and recycled objects placed in a silicone mold eventually filled with archival resin. The exhibition continues through November 16.

Queens Museum on FaceBookTwitter, and Vimeo

✭ In Long Beach, California, the Museum of Latin American Art has mounted a show of work by Roberto Fabelo, known as Cuba's Daumier. The exhibition, "Fabelo's Anatomy", running through September 28, is the first solo museum presentation in the United States of Fabelo's surreal imagery, which is described as "a world of wonder" comprising "haunting and unusual creatures" that are "strangely beautiful."

MOLAA on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California, is setting back the seasons with its exhibition "David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring", on view through August 29. 

David Hockney at LA Louver Gallery

LA Louver Blog

LA Louver Gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibition Abroad

✭ "Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland", continuing through October, is occurring throughout the country, in such locations as Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Isle of Mull, and Kilmarnock. A full range of work, from collage, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture, to film and video, installation, and performance, may be seen. More than 100 artists are participating. The Website provides information not only on exhibitions and their locations and participants but also free drop-in activities, all organized by month, location, and specific date. The Generation Timeline offers a decade-by-decade look at key artistic events.

Generation on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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