All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Intricate work by paper-carver Maude White, who lives in New York's Hudson Valley, will leave you in awe. Browse a selection of her gorgeous paper art, including her map birds and water pieces, and then head to her Instagram account to see her latest projects.
Brave Bird Paperwork & Jewelry on FaceBook
Maude White's Etsy Shop
✦ Clay is transformed in the hands of Hiroshi Sueyoshi, who lives in North Carolina. The master potter, whose work is in corporate, institutional, and private collections throughout the United States, conducts eight-week workshops at numerous venues. An exhibition of work ("Hiroshi Sueyoshi: Matter of Reverence") from his more than 40-year career is on view through April 12 at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington. Beginning May 1, his sculptural vessels will be exhibited with work by North Carolina potter Daniel Johnston in "Daniel Johnston | Hiroshi Sueyoshi: Sculptural Clay", at Greenhill gallery in Greensboro.
Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Colored Clay Vase, 1984
Colored Procelain, 10.25" x 9.5" x 9.5"
Collection of Tom Braswell
Photo: Cameron Art Museum
Two of Sueyoshi's gorgeous pieces are in the collection of Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian American Art Museum; see them here.
✦ If you've never seen the origami of late artist Eric Joisel (1956-2010), you're in for a treat. View a n online slideshow of his astonishing folded-paper sculptures. Among them are animals, musicians, gargoyles, Barbarians, and Commedia dell'arte figures.
Here's a short 2006 video about the artist.
✦ I first came to art collecting through prints, and I continue to enjoy discovering printmakers. New on my radar is Janis Goodman of the United Kingdom. Take a look at her Murmuration and Tangled Wood on her New Work page, and you'll understand why I'm drawn to Goodman's monochrome etchings.
Janis Goodman on FaceBook
✦ Another fine printmaker, found through a link at Janis Goodman's Website, is Hester Cox, whose speciality is collagraphs (Goodman's notes on her print techniques are here). View the online gallery, especially the section Drawing on the Past and Vale of York Viking Hoard. Cox's work is paired with ceramics by Charlotte Morrison in an exhibition, "New Ground", running through January 25 at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, North York Moors.
In the excellent film below, produced by photographer Paul Harris, Cox talks about her artistic inspiration and process.
Hester Cox on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Oklahoma's Gilcrease Museum at the University of Tulsa continues its exhibition "Private Collections to Public Treasures: New Acquisitions" through March 29. Since 2008, the museum has added more than 13,500 items, comprising both donations and purchases. Among the latter, acquired with donor funds, is the Britzman-Russell Research Collection, consisting of thousands of objects made or owned by western artist Charles M. Russell. Included in the exhibition is Edgar Payne's oil painting Sunshine and Shadows, a rare Cherokee bandolier bag and Cherokee moccasins of leather and beads, the Earl Biss Jr. oil painting Riders in the Storm, and Joseph Henry Sharp's oil on canvas Portrait of Mrs. J.H. Sharp (Addie Bynum Sharp). Images may be viewed at the exhibition link above.
✭ If you're in Chicago, don't be shy about stepping into Jesus Rafel Soto's Penetrable de Chicago (1971) at The Art Institute of Chicago. The guards won't interfere. Soto's installation, one of approximately 30 created by the Venezuelan artist (1923-2005), is on display for the first time since 1986, and viewers' interaction with the work is welcome. The piece comprises thousands of transparent filaments hanging from the ceiling in rectangular formation. As visitors move, so, too, do the shimmering plastic (nylon) tubes. Described as a "luminous environmental sculpture", the work remains on view through March 8.
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✭ At Pratt Institute's Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, you'll find "Dust, Dialogue and Uncertainty: Slow Knowledge in Design Thinking and Practice". Continuing through February 7, the exhibition addresses philosophical and creative challenges to contemporary design. According to exhibition information, it aims to show how "slow knowledge" can "bring holistic, reflexive, and critical perspectives to design thinking and practice" to support "more balanced and inclusive" forms of living. Participating artists and designers include Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers, an international collective; Julia Mandle, Lucie Libotte, and Mayke Nas.
See David Orr's The Nature of Design (Oxford University Press, 2002; paperback, 2004), which includes a chapter on slow knowledge. Also see Abraham Verghese, "Slow versus Fast Knowledge", The Atlantic, December 14, 2009; and SlowLab - A Slow Design Network, a collaborator in the exhibition (SlowLab Website; video below).
Slow Design Knowledge Platform from slowLab on Vimeo.
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✭ A selection of Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) prints drawn from the collection of the Los Angeles County Music of Art appears in "Louise Nevelson in L.A.: Tamarind Workshop Lithographs from the 1960s". Nevelson, primarily a sculptor, created her prints using both unusual materials and unorthodox materials, such as irregularly shaped paper or cheesecloth and such inked objects as lace and erasers. During her six-week residency at Tamarind in 1963, Nevelson completed 26 lithographic editions. She visited Tamarind again in 1967, bringing to 42 the number of print editions she made there.
The LACMA show is up through May 17.
Four of the prints Nevelson created in 1963 that were published by Tamarind are in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; one, also from 1963, is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Others can be found in the collections of other art institutions. Images of some Tamarind prints, including Night Image and Meditation at Noon, may be viewed at Spaightwood Galleries.
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Unframed, LACMA Blog
✭ Ongoing at the Dallas Museum of Art is "Add to, Take Away: Artistry and Innovation in African Textiles". Drawn primarily from DAM's own collection, the textiles on view come from Mali, Republic of Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ethiopia. All exemplify the "add to" and "take away" techniques used even today to decorate cloth. The former technique generally involves embroidery and appliqué or similar techniques; the latter calls for for the removal of threads to create intricate patterns. Images may be viewed at the exhibition link above. A slideshow also is available at Architectural Digest. The exhibition continues through December 6, 2015.