All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Artist India Flint describes herself as a "botanical alchemist & string twiner" and "the original discoverer of the eucalyptus ecoprint". An installation artist who prints, paints, draws, writes, and sculpts, Flint works with leaves, discarded materials, cloth, paper, stones, and bones, creating beautiful, unusual objects for the wall and the body. I'm especially drawn to what Flint calls her "marks on paper". (See her blog prophet of bloom.)
India Flint on FaceBook
✦ Representational painter Erin Anderson paints oil directly on copper sheets then etches it away, enveloping her primarily female figures in flowing lines or designs. A semi-finalist in the 2015 BP Portrait Award Competition, Anderson is exhibiting through July 3 in "Contemporary Figuration" at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
Erin Anderson on FaceBook
✦ The National Gallery of Art's excellent Gauguin: Maker of Myth, a 30-minute video narrated by Willem Dafoe and with Alfred Molina speaking as Gaugin, was uploaded earlier this year and is available to view online. It also is available on iTunes and as a DVD.
✦ Toronto's Cybele Young creates tiny, intricate sculptures from exquisite Japanese papers. Some new work can be seen on the artist's Website and in the exhibition "Some Changes Were Made", through July 17 at Forum Gallery in New York City. When she's not busy making art, Young writes and illustrates picture books. Watch a selection of her time-lapse films and read an interview.
Cybele Young on FaceBook and Twitter
✦ See the watercolors of Lourdes Sanchez, a New York painter, at Sears Peyton Gallery. I especially like her delicate-looking flowers, created in watercolors and ink.
✦ Below you'll find a quick preview of an exhibition of watercolors by British painter and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. The artist is introduced by curator James Russell, a specialist in the artist's work. The exhibition continues through August 31.
Dulwich Picture Gallery on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Opening June 28 at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art, "Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye" presents a selection of work created between 1875 and 1882, including the paintings The Floor Scrapers, Paris Street, Rainy Day, Man at His Bath, and Nude on a Couch. The first major show of Caillebotte's work in two decades, the exhibition is organized thematically, showcasing depictions of interior life, portraits, still lifes, street views, and river scenes. Continuing at NGA through October 4, the show travels to Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, where it will run from November 8, 2015, through February 14, 2016. A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue (image below), co-published by NGA and University of Chicago Press (UCP page for catalogue), is available.
Catalogue Cover Art
✭ This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Motherwell, who died in 1991. To celebrate, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, is presenting a centenary exhibition, which opens June 27 and continues through August 29. See the gallery's Motherwell page for selections of works on paper and prints by the artist. In recognition of the centenary, the Dedalus Foundation is giving priority in 2015 to the Motherwell Legacy Program, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting through July 26 "Robert Motherwell: Lyric Suite". Work by Motherwell, a painter and printmaker who also was an editor, writer, and teacher, can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, and Tate Britain, among other institutions.
✭ David Slovic's two- and three-dimensional works of manipulated masking tape (see images) are on view through November 15 at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. A group exhibition of Philadelphia-area artists Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, and Antonio Puri, titled "Layering Constructs", may be viewed through September 7. The latter is presented jointly with Delaware Art Museum (view a selection of images).
✭ "Nathaniel Stern: Giverny of the Midwest", a selection of "performative prints" by Nathaniel Stern, is on view through September 6 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. To make his images, Stern uses a scanner and a computer and immerses his body in a lily pond. The artist will give a talk about his inspirations and computer-based creative process on July 30 at 6:30 p.m.
In the video below, Stern explains "Rippling Images", which he makes underwater (see final prints):
See Stern's "architectural" installation Giverny Remediated at his Website.
✭ In Oregon, work by Betty LaDuke may be seen in "APEX" through July 19 at Portland Art Museum. Presented in the show are new works as well as paintings from LaDuke's 65-year retrospective that took place in June 2013 at Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University. (An article about LaDuke and her work for the latter is online at OPB.)
LaDuke is the author of Africa: Women's Art, Women's Lives (Africa World Press, 1997) and other books, including the forthcoming Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table (White Cloud Press, October 2015).
Watch "Celebrating Life ~ The Art of Betty LaDuke":