Friday, April 17, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Gorgeous images of cherry blossoms in Japanese art are reproduced in Cherry Blossoms (Skira Rizzoli, March 3, 2015), written by senior curator James T. Ulak of the Sackler-Freer Galleries and museum writer Howard S. Kaplan; the introduction is by the museum's director Julian Raby. The images are drawn from the museum's collections of gilded screens, woodblock prints, and ink on silks. Featured are renderings by Hiroshige and Hokusai. 

Cover Art

✦ Check out the new Getty360 site.

✦ Fifty artists, including Isobel Currie, Pamela Campagna, Erica Gray, and Helen Weston, are profiled in 3D Mixed Media Textile Art, the first 3D book compiled by the online magazine TextileArtist. It can be purchased for Kindle or as a pdf, or downloaded to iBooks. Here's a preview:

The Sixty Two Group of Textile Artists

✦ In March, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, celebrating the occasion of the painter's birthday, co-hosted with Rizzoli Publications a conversation with poets Bill Berkson, Larry Fagin, Ron Padgett, Allison Power, Jenni Quilter, Carter Ratcliff, and Anne Waldman. The hour-and-15-minute talk, titled "New York School Painters & Potes: Neon in Daylight", was videotaped and made available on the foundation's Website. One of the poets, Allison Power, works at Rizzoli and edited the book New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight (2014).

Joan Mitchell Foundation on FaceBook

✦ Included in Taschen's 100 Illustrators, Austria-based artist and illustrator Alice Wellinger has won numerous awards for her work, which takes as its subjects daily life struggles, childhood memories, family relationships, love, and more. Wellinger's illustrations and paintings are surreal and provocative, some even haunting. One look is not enough.

"Self-Portrait" in 100 Illustrators

Alice Wellinger on FaceBook

✦ Fans of surrealism will want to know about Zymbol Magazine: The Magazine of Symbolism & Surrealism. Founded in 2012, Zymbol is an international, independent, nonprofit magazine of art and literature. Recent issues featured artwork by Andrew Abbott, Carrie Ann Baade, Morgan Grasham, and Mette Norrie.

Zymbol on FaceBook and Twitter

Zymbol Blog

✦ In today's video, a private art conservator talks about the work done for the Asia Society exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar", which includes stone, bronze, and wood sculptures; paintings, and lacquer ritual implements. The exhibition continues through May 10.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Belgian artist Michael Borremans is exhibiting 50 paintings, 40 drawings, and five films in "Michael Borremans: As sweet as it gets" at Dallas Museum of Art. The show, which runs through July 5, is the first survey of Borremans's art from the last 15 years. Drawn from private and public collections, it includes both well-known and rarely exhibited works. See a selection of images. Additional images are available at David Zwirner.

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✭ Work by renowned photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) is featured in "Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott" at Museum of Fine Arts Boston through September 13. The photographs, owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, are part of a series Parks made when he returned in 1950 to his hometown in Kansas. A slideshow intended as an online preview is available at the exhibition page, as is a video talk with the curator. View archive at The Gordon Parks Foundation Website.

Published in conjunction with the show is Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott (Steidl), which focuses on Parks's photo-essay about school segregation; intended for Life, the text and photographs were never printed in the magazine. 

Publication Cover Art

On April 27, the museum kicks off the course "Looking Together: Art by African Americans".
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✭ Continuing through June 21 at The Cleveland Museum of Art is "Floral Delight: Textiles from Islamic Lands", showcasing 15 botanical-themed textiles drawn from the museum's collection.

CMA on FaceBook

CMA Blog

Exhibitions Upcoming

✭ An installation of cardboard and ink by New York-based painter Tom Burckhardt opens May 6 at Tennessee's Knoxville Museum of Art. As described by the museum, the installation "takes the form of a mythical modern artist's studio, complete with hundreds of tools, paint brushes, and other supplies". The installation, titled "Tom Burckhardt: Full Stop", will be on view through August 7.

Full Stop at Tom Burckhardt's Website (Images and Link to Interview)

KMA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Opening April 24 at Maine's Portland Museum of Art is "Rose Marasco: index", an exhibition of Marasco's photographs of Maine's Grange Halls, her home (from her wonderful series Domestic Objects), and her images in and around the city of Portland. Images of a selection of photographs are at the exhibition link above. More than four decades of work is represented in the show, which is the photographer's first retrospective. The exhibition will continue through December 6.

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