All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Accompanying the exhibition "Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography", at The Getty Museum through September 6, is a publication of the same title. Written by photography curator Virginia Heckert, the book examines the images, practices, and materials of seven artists and how they are innovating with light and paper. Some 125 illustrations are featured. (The exhibition page features a number of videos with the artists spotlighted in the book.)
✦ A solo exhibition "Rara Avis" (continuing through the end of the month) at The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia, sent me to the Website of Beverly Ress, who creates structural and cut drawings that show Ress's strong affinity for forms found in science and mathematics, as well as highlight her technical skill and meticulous attention to detail. Her work, which can be found in collection of The Library of Congress and Amnesty International, among many others, rewards with every look.
✦ Can you guess which of these Richard Siken paintings and photographs I favor? Siken also is an award-winning poet (Crush and War of the Foxes) and a filmmaker. In this interesting interview with Kathleen Rooney at Poetry Foundation, Siken talks about both writing and painting and what each brings to his life.
✦ Cheesecloth might seem an unusual art material; in the hands of Canadian fiber artist Mary Pal, it becomes a unique and beautiful portrait. The internationally exhibited artist is found at Mary Pal Designs. Pal offers two-day workshops during which participants learn some of Pal's methods and techniques.
✦ Below is a short video introduction to the recently concluded exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto sculptures and photographs at The Phillips Collection, "Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models."
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ The North Carolina Museum of Art, in Raleigh, is presenting through August 23 "The Patton Collection: A Gift to North Carolina". The exhibition draws from an extraordinary collection of art, which includes works by Milton Avery, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Wayne Theibaud, and many others, donated to NCMA by James and Mary Patton, North Carolina natives with a passion for art. View a slideshow. Read James Patton's March 2015 interview with Liza Roberts for Walter magazine.
NCMA Announcement of Patton Gift
NCMA Announcement of Patton Gift
✭ Chicago's Catherine Edelman Gallery offers an installation of gorgeous photographic work by Ysabel LeMay. Based in Austin, Texas, LeMay first worked in advertising as a graphic artist; she took up painting in 2002 and eight years later turned to photography, in particular nature photography. The solo exhibition, "Ysabel LeMay: Wonders", featuring LeMay's lush and beautiful digital chromogenic prints, runs through July 3.
Catherine Edelman Gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo
✭ A show of Marilyn Minter paintings, photographs, and videos continues through August 2 at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. On view in "Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty" are 25 paintings from 1976 to 2013, three videos, including Dirty Heel (2008), and various photographs that address Minter's interests in feminism, fashion, and celebrity. Included are the photo series Coral Ridge Towers, completed in 1969; Little Girls #1 from 1985, part of the artist's monumental series Big Girls, Little Girls; and the painting Blue Poles of 2007. Note: Access to the exhibition is restricted to visitors age 18 and older.
A monograph (Gregory R. Miller & Co., May 26, 2015), featuring an interview with the artist and more than 60 color and black-and-white images, is available.
Monograph Cover Art
Read Daria Daniel's interview, "artnet Asks: Marilyn Minter Calls Herself a Photo-Replacer", April 12, 2015.
Marilyn Minter Studio on FaceBook
CAMH on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ Minnesota-based Julie Buffalohead (Ponca Tribe, Oklahoma) is exhibiting in a mid-career survey at Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota. Her show, "Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams", features drawings and paintings that use narrative imagery from myths, fairytales, Native culture, and personal experience to challenge stereotypes of Native Americans. Approximately two dozen artworks from the early 2000s until the present may be seen in the exhibit, which continues through August 29. Read Mary Abbe's Star Tribune article, "Julie Buffalohead Tells Trickster Tales with Her Art", March 5, 2015.
Check the museum's site for information about a workshop planned for July. (The exhibition appeared earlier this year at St. Paul's Minnesota Museum of American Art. A preview of six artworks is available at MMAA's exhibition page. Other work can be seen on the artist's Website and at MPRNews.)
Julie Buffalohead on FaceBook
✭ Virginia's Taubman Museum of Art, in Roanoke, has mounted a show of the photography of Audrey Flack. "Transient Beauty: Photographs by Audrey Flack", continuing through September 19, and drawn from the museum's permanent collection, features a first look at a series of Flack's dye-transfer photographs from 1983. In addition to photography, Flack is a painter and sculptor. Her work is found in museums around the world.
Read an oral history interview with the artist at Archives of American Art.