All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ The remarkable paper artist Werner Pfeiffer is the subject of a significant exhibition, through May 3, at Toledo Museum of Art: "Drawn, Cut & Layered"; an online exhibition site has been set up that presents six video segments from an interview with the artist (available on YouTube), lists exhibition-related programming, and spotlights, among other information, a 250-copy, signed and numbered box set of Werner miniatures, Paper Structures. The exhibition catalogue, including an essay, exhibition checklist, images, video, and demonstrations by the artist, is a multi-media e-book available at iTunes.
Werner Pfeiffer, Gallows, Book Sculpture, 1982-1988
✦ "If you let art be a living force, it will tell you what to do; that is inspiration on the deepest level." Poet and writer John Yau's conversation with painter Bill Jensen is marvelous. Read "Bill Jensen by John Yau" at BOMB Magazine.
✦ No excuse now for not knowing The Art Story has a blog.
✦ In early March, the Scientific American art blog Symbiartic launched "SciArt Week", asking for artists to post images of scientific art (paintings, medical illustrations, etc.). On a single day, under the hashtag #sciart, almost 5,000 images were posted. Learn more in this Nature post "Celebration of Scientific Art Kicks Off Twitter Storm" (it includes images from several tweets). Fascinating and wonderful initiative!
✦ The video below is A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park. It previews the forthcoming exhibition of the same title at Hockaday Museum (May 28-July 18), Kalispell, Montana. This is the first show devoted solely to the women who paint or painted the wilderness: Carole Cooke, Kathryn Stats, Linda Tippetts, and Rachel Warner (all contemporary artists) and their forebears Else Jemme, Nellie Knopf, Katherine Leighton, Elizabeth Lochrie, Merle Olson, and Lucille Van Slyck. A DVD of the documentary and a limited-edition book will accompany the exhibition.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Cut-glass portraits by Micaela Amateau Amato are on view at The Gallery at The Jerusalem Fund, Washington, D.C. The exhibition is titled "La'am = yes/no (Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle)".
Images of Amato's Work at Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
✭ "Wolf Kahn: Color & Complexity" continues through April 25 at Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina. The 32-page exhibition catalogue of Kahn's landscape paintings is viewable online.
Selection of Images of Available Work
Jerald Melberg Gallery on FaceBook
✭ In New York City, Luhring Augustine is presenting in its Chelsea location "Janine Antoni: From the Vow Made", a solo exhibition that includes seven sculptures and a video collaboration with choreographer Stephen Petronio, Honey Baby. The exhibition concludes April 25.
Below is an ART21 feature with the artist and choreographer, who discuss their creative process:
Janine Antoni Artist Page at Luhring Augustine
Janine Antoni at Art21
✭ Continuing through August 4 at The San Diego Museum of Art is "Lalla Essaydi: Photographs". The exhibition presents 10 large-in-scale works from three series: Les Femmes du Maroc, Harem, and Bullet Revisited. Groups of the images are found in spaces throughout the museum, placing them in context with contemporary art, historic Middle Eastern calligraphy and tile work, related European paintings, and modern art.
Notable Exhibition Abroad
✭ If you plan to be in Britain this spring, head to the Wellcome Collection in London for "Forensics: The anatomy of crime", on view through June 21. A fascinating exploration of the history, science, and art of forensic medicine, the exhibition presents original evidence, archival material, photographic documentation, film footage, forensic instruments, specimens, and artworks described as "both unsettling and intimate responses to traumatic events." Some artists whose work is included in the show are Sejla Kameric, Christine Borland, Alfredo Jaar, and Sally Mann.
Online, you'll find image galleries for The Crime Scene, The Morgue, The Laboratory, The Search, and The Courtroom. Read the news release for more information.
Here's a video preview:
Wellcome Collection Blog