Friday, December 26, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Ceramic artist Anna Metcalfe's "Mississippi River Story Boats" is an inspired collaborative project. Virginia-born, Metcalfe has lived in Minneapolis since 2006. In addition to teaching at Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul, Metcalfe is one of the artists responsible for Gather, now in its preview stage and slated to become for engaged couples an online art registry/gallery of hand-made items by artists local to the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. 

Anna Metcalfe Ceramics on FaceBook and Pinterest

Gather Art Registry on FaceBook

✦ Corning Museum of Glass will be opening its new Contemporary Glass Galleries on March 20, 2015. The space will be used for special temporary projects, including large installations. First up: Kiki Smith's room-size Constellation, a recent acquisition.

✦ Palestinian American artist Manal Deeb's Memories of Trees is a beautiful series in tree bark. Her work Invitation was most recently in ARC Gallery's "The 'F' Word: Feminism Now", a juried exhibition, in Chicago.

✦ These days, as he has been since 1979, Joe Cunningham can be found sewing quilts, by both hand and machine. In addition to giving lectures and workshops, the former music-maker is the subject of a feature article, "Crazy Quilts", in the December/January 2015 issue of American Craft Council's American Craft.

✦ Sculptor Bernardi Roig's "No/Escape" is featured in the current Intersections series at The Phillips Collection. Roig's work, on view through March 8, 2015, can be seen in this video.

Bernardi Roig on FaceBook

✦ It is not every day that you see body art like this:

Body art  from around the world is spotlighted in The Human Canvas (Impact, December 2014), by Karala Barendregt.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Continuing through January 25, 2015, is "Jesse Walp: Ripe" at Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. On view are the furniture designer Walp's fantastically shaped organic forms in wood. Among the woods that Walp uses: poplar, cherry, walnut, white oak, and basswood. Gorgeous work!

BP Art Center on FaceBook and Twitter 

✭ The solo exhibition "Giovanna Cecchetti: The Consciousness of Infinite Goodness" continues through January 4, 2015, at Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey. The exhibition features Cecchetti's beautiful abstract paintings and works on paper, which were inspired by a trip to the Amazon and the artist's introduction, through a medicine man, to the Hindu deity Siva.

Read Cecchetti's interview about the inspiration for her exhibition and her painting techniques: Part 1 and Part 2.

Giovanna Cecchetti on FaceBook

HAMuseum on FaceBook

✭ More than 200 rare pieces are on view in "Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol" at the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts. Continuing through March 29, 2015, this major exhibition, organized by London's Fashion and Textile Museum, presents textiles by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Sonia Delaunay, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and others, effectively tracing the history of textile art in the 20th Century. In addition to work from leading fashion designers and manufacturers, the show offers examples from European and American art movements, including Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism, and Pop Art.

Artists' Textiles 1940-1976 accompanies the exhibition. The book is by exhibition curators Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain.

The exhibition appeared at both FTM London and The Textiel Museum in Tilburg. (Images are available at the exhibition links.)

AHTM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ California's San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles continues through March 1, 2015, its exhibition "Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection". More than three dozen bed, crib, and doll quilts, all made between 1880 and 1940, are on view. Another show, "Two Color Wonders", features a selection of 19th Century and early 20th Century quilts and woven coverlets from the museum's permanent collection. That exhibition, too, runs through March 1. Read more about the Amish quilt show and Bearley in the museum's Fall 2014 News (pdf).

SJQuilt Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Save the Date! Opening January 16 at New York City's Drawing Center: "Tomi Ungerer: All in One", the first career retrospective in the United States dedicated to the French author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. In addition to Ungerer's childhood drawings on the Nazi invasion of Strasbourg, the exhibition will present the artist's work during his time in New York and Canada and his political and satirical advertising campaigns. Also on view will be the illustrations for Fog Island (2013), Ungerer's children's book. The exhibition, which will continue through March 22, 2015, will occupy the entire Drawing Center.

Tomi Ungerer, Final Art for The Three Robbers, Page 5, 1961
Collage of Cut Paper, Gouache, and Marker on Paper
11.75" x 9.25"
Courtesy: Children's Literature Collection, Free Library, Philadelphia

An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition: Tomi Ungerer: All in One (Drawing Papers Series/Phaidon Publishing) will contain essays by Drawing Center curator Claire Gilman as well as Therese Willer, curator of Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg; a homage by children's book author and illustrator Peter Sis, an autobiographical statement about drawing by Ungerer, and a comprehensive chronology.

Tomi Ungerer on FaceBook

The Drawing Center on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

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