All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Save the dates! The New York Botanical Garden recently announced its 2015 exhibition, "Frida Kahlo's Garden", which will open on May 16, 2015, and conclude on November 1 that year. Marking the first solo presentation of Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 25 years, the exhibition will be devoted to Kahlo's botanical interests. Planned are a flower show re-imagining Kahlo's studio and garden at Casa Azul in Mexico City, a display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and drawings, and themed events, lectures, a Mexican food market, and poetry. An iPhone app also will be available. The exhibition will be ticketed.
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
© 2014 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico D.F.
Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
Currently on view is the exhibition "Groundbreakers", a celebration of early 20th Century gardens and the women who designed them. Continuing through September 7, the exhibition includes poetry, music, and photography, among other activities.
✦ Old fabrics become a canvas for miniature artworks embroidered by Cecile Dachary, who also crochets. Dachary was included in "Creative Embroidery by Top Textile Artists" at TextileArtist. Also see these 10 contemporary embroidery artists.
✦ Watch this process video that demonstrates how Jon Almeda of Tacoma, Washington, crafts his miniature pots. Almeda, a featured artist in Bellevue Arts Museum's BAM ARTSfair in July, specializes in one-inch ceramics.
Almeda Pottery on Etsy
✦ For six weeks this summer the Art Everywhere project ensures that the people of the United Kingdom get to see their favorite artworks. Following the public's votes, 25 artworks were selected for exhibition and duplication on tens of thousands of poster sites, bus stands, and billboards throughout the country.
✦ Here's a very brief trailer for the HBO documentary, "Remembering the Artist", about the painter Robert De Niro Sr. (1922-1993), who was part of the New York School. The D.C. Moore Gallery, New York City, represents the artist's work. The blog The Bigger Picture at Smithsonian Institution Archives published an interesting post revealing correspondence between De Niro, Sr., and Joseph Hirshhorn, "Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., and Joseph Hirshhorn".
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Montana's Missoula Art Museum is showing through September 6 "Blessingway: Prints by Melanie Yazzie". On view are a number of different circular relief plates the artist, of the Salt and Bitter Water Clans of Navajo, carved with her husband Clark Baker. According to Yazzi, who is also a painter and sculptor, the prints "are speaking about a morning walk I take and the vibration I see around it." Yazzi lives and works in Boulder, Colorado, and is an art professor at the University of Colorado.
MAM on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ Multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has created a site-specific installation for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, in Beaumont. On view through the end of August, the installation, titled Chine (2014), comprises hundreds of dark, thin stakes of laser-cut steel suspended from the center of the ceiling. A video of the installation process is available in the gallery space. View other site-specific installations by Liu.
Beili Liu, Chine, 2014
Steel (Laser Cut), Stainless Steel Cable, Hardware
Photo Courtesy Beilu Liu
Beili Liu Studio on FaceBook
✭ Arizona's Tucson Museum of Art is presenting through September 7 "The Circle Game", an exhibition of artworks that use the circle as symbol. Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, the show includes works by Aryen Hart, Paul Reed, Andrew Young, John Stephan, and Victor Vasarely, among others.
Also of note is "Rose Cabat at 100: A Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics", continuing through September 14. A Tucson ceramicist who has exhibited internationally, Cabat is known for innovative glazes, including satin matte, on "Feelies", small, narrow-necked porcelain pots she crafted in the 1960s. The exhibition is a survey of her different styles from the 1960s to today. Here's a brief look at her studio work:
Video Demonstration of Rose Cabat on the Wheel
Cabat's work earlier this year was on view at Couturier Gallery, in Los Angeles; the gallery represents the artist. See her work there.
Kathy Allen, "Major Art Retrospective Marks Ceramicist Rose Cabat's 100th Birthday", Arizona Daily Star, February 9, 2014
TMA on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ The photography of Brooklyn-born Helen Levitt (1913-2009) continues on view through September 21 at the Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. "Helen Levitt: In the Street" presents black-and-white and color photographs of New York City street life — pedestrians, children at play, neighborhood women on their stoops, persons of all ages, races, and classes — documented for more than 70 years.
Melissa Block Interview with Helen Levitt (2002) at NPR
Helen Levitt at Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta