Friday, April 24, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink has published a new book, Jacqueline Hassink: View, Kyoto (Hatje Cantz), a multipart series for which Hassink photographed, between 2004 and 2014, Japanese gardens and Kyoto's Buddhist temples to examine the "undefined" boundaries between public (exterior) and private (interior) spaces. What results are "living sculptures" that transform from season to season and with shifts in spatial arrangements. The text is by Hassink. Some of her photographs from the series may be viewed online at the Website for Benrubi Gallery, New York City.

Cover Art for View, Kyoto

Jacqueline Hassink at Amador Gallery

✦ Book art sculpture and hand-cut paper art are just two examples of how Veska Abad, of Nice, France, uses paper. Visit Etsy to see the latest creations, which are very affordable.

Abadova Paper Art on FaceBook

✦ The x-ray color photography of Jim Wehtje is all about the image. Wehtje has been making x-ray photos for nearly two decades, and almost anything, from tulips, to toys, to animals, catches his eye. (My thanks to Spencer Byles for the introduction to Wehtje's work.)

✦ Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto is designing his own art complex, which is scheduled to open in Sagami Bay, in eastern Japan, in 2017. Read "Hiroshi Sugimoto Creates His Own Museum" at Phaidon News.

✦ Abstraction and "observed imagery" (representation) figure in the work of Julian Kreimer, whether he's on location or in his studio in Brooklyn. Kreimer, who teaches painting at SUNY, recently had a solo show in San Diego at Lux Art Institute, where he also was Resident Artist. Take a look at his newest paintings.

Lux Art Institute Profile and Works

Julian Kreimer on Tumblr

✦ Today's video introduces Berlin-based Ryoichi Kurokawa whose installations comprising integrated audio and visuals have been receiving significant attention. In the video, Kurokawa discusses how he uses technology to create his artworks. Kurokawa most recently had a solo exhibition at Espacio Fundacion Telefonica in Lima/Peru, where he presented an audiovisual concert.

Visit his Website to view his work.

My thanks to Sedition, where I first saw Kurokawa's  syn_mod-1, syn_mod.2, and syn_mod.3. See Kurokawa's Waterfalls at My Modern Met.

Works of Ryoichi Kurokawa on FaceBook

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Spring shows have opened at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.: "Yes! Glue: A Half-Century of Collage by Bruce and Jean Conner", "Transcription of Blue: Guy Goldstein", "Remembrances of Voices Past" (V. Ramesh), and "Drawings: Walter Kravitz". All continue through May 24. Another noteworthy show, "Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser", opens April 25 and runs through May 24. Gresser (1926-2014) originally was a poet who became a sculptor of stone and wood

Bruce Conner (1933-2008) at Kohn Gallery; Jean Conner at Gallery Paule Anglim

Video Interview with Sy Gresser

AU Arts/Katzen Arts Center on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The International Print Center New York continues its group show "True Monotypes" through May 30. Part of its 15th Anniversary celebrations, the IPC exhibition includes monotypes by emerging and established artists, including Romare Bearden, Cecily Brown, Mary Frank, Jasper Johns, Sue Heatley (image below), Maya Lin, Susan RothenbergPhilip Taaffe, William Weege, Christopher Wool, and Lisa Yuskavage (see complete list). 

Sue Heatley, Dahlia Moonlight, 2014
Monotype, Linocut, Gouache, Collage
22-7/8" x 18-1/8"
© 2004-2015 Sue Heatley

Anne Canfield of Philadelphia is part of a two-person show, continuing through May 9, at Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York City. Canfield's work in the exhibition comprises a new series of small oil paintings (the largest is 14" square). See Canfield's narrative-filled interiors and landscapes at her Website. The artist exhibiting with Canfield is Hiro Sakaguchi, who paints, draws, and sculpts. Both artists put plenty of whimsy on display.

Exhibition Page for Canfield and Sakaguchi

Nancy Margolis Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ If you're planning to be in Atlanta, be sure to drop by Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, which is presenting through May 16 "Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming". The solo exhibition features sculpture, videos, and installations dating from 1986 to the present. The installations are made of shredded newspapers, plastic bags, leaves, and other unconventional art materials. Hassinger is director of Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute and College of Art. Read the museum's exhibition brochure at Issuu.

"Maren Hassinger by Mary Jones", Interview, BOMB Magazine, February 23, 2015

Maren Hassinger on FaceBook

Spelman College Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Opening May 20 at The California Museum of Art, Sacramento, is "Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration". The exhibition, which will continue through August 12, presents 25 paintings and 8 illustrations by Yang, a Chinese-American who was born in Taiwan, came to America at age 7, and currently is based in California. The show also features the documentary My Name is Belle (Ava Motion Picture Productions, 2008). Yang's work encompasses traditional Chinese painting, traditional ink painting, and folk art; she is the author of children's books and a graphic novelist.

"Crossing Cultures" will travel to Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (November 22, 2015 - February 6, 2016), and Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, Michigan (March 11, 2016 - June 5, 2016). A number of exhibition images are available at International Arts & Artists; also see the checklist.

CMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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