All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Originally a travel and documentary photographer, Christophe Piallat now creates in paper and light. His artworks, which have been exhibited internationally, are gorgeous. Of special note are his series Illuminal States, Illuminal Range, and The Natural Disorder. Visit his Website to see images from all three. (My thanks to Design Sponge, where I first learned of Piallat's work.)
✦ Arts Council England is funding the launch of an on-demand channel for the arts. The channel is slated to debut next summer on YouTube. The digital content company Rightster will create and manage the network. Read the news release for more information.
✦ Marilyn Henrion, a mixed-media visual artist, offers, on commission, unique and beautiful hand-quilted portraits in silk. She creates each work from photographs (usually, those photographs she herself takes), which she manipulates digitally.
✦ Artists, here's a tax court ruling that might affect you.
✦ The Frick Collection has released an app that offers information on more than 1,000 artworks in the museum's collection.
✦ Today's video introduces the exhibition "Rembrandt: The Late Works" at The National Gallery, London, through January 18, 2015.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, is presenting "Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art", on view through January 18, 2015. Included in the museum's first scholarly survey of the peacock in art are paintings, sculpture, and decorative objects. The exhibition draws from work in more than three dozen museums, galleries, and private collections.
Cover Art for "Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art"
Browse the Strut catalogue (Fordham University Press), which includes sections titled "Peacocks, People, and the Sexual Masquerade", "The Perfect Plume", "The Peacock in Literature", "The Japanese Peacock: A Cross-cultural Sign", and "In Living Color: The Peacock as Icon in Popular Culture".
Watch an exhibition preview:
Hudson River Museum on FaceBook
PLEASE NOTE: Transformational Threads is offering through the end of the year a half-price special on custom, limited-edition hand-embroidered artworks created exclusively by Vietnamese artisans for Transformational Threads. These are unique, beautiful, and highly affordable—ready to frame and perfect for gift-giving. Included is this artwork, Peacock (Crimson), based on an original painting by Judith Olivia HeartSong. See the Transformational Threads Website for details about and images of other artworks recreated in thread.
Judith Olivia HeartSong
✭ In Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art continues through January 11, 2015, at the MOCA Pacific Design Center the exhibition "Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman", a survey of Cameron's work since 1989. Approximately 91 artworks, including paintings, drawings, and artifacts and correspondence, along with poetry and sketchbooks, are on view. A catalogue (see book cover image below) accompanies the exhibition.
Catalogue Cover Art
Cameron Parsons Foundation
MOCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✭ The exhibition "Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne Geertsen" remains on view through April 26, 2015, at Springville Museum of Art, Springville City, Utah. The show comprises a selection of Geertsen's digitally assembled images. Here's a quick look:
Springville Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✭ Contemporary mixed media artist Margery Amdur of Philadelphia hand-cuts and paints hundreds of pre-packaged cosmetic sponges and then arranges and adheres them to canvas, creating abstract sculptures. A show of Amdur's colorful compositions, "Abundance", is at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, through November 23.
Exhibition Brochure (pdf)
DCCA on FaceBook and Twitter
Here is a 15-minute film about Amdur: