All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ In October, Graywolf Press will publish critic Sven Birkerts's Changing the Subject: Essays on the Mediated Self. Available to preorder through Amazon, the book examines the relationship of artistic imagination to attention and how digital technologies are affecting how we experience art and read literature.
Sven Birkerts on Twitter
✦ The beauty created with feathers and a small scalpel is astonishing. Read about Chris Maynard's artistic techniques and browse his feather designs at Featherfolio. Maynard most recently exhibited at Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
Featherfolio on FaceBook
✦ Glass sculptor Matei Negreanu, a native of Romania, views glass as "first and foremost the raw material" of his artworks. Never content to rest on his successes, he explores the potential of glass to be transformed.
✦ Painter Jeremy Miranda has a talent for creating images full of narrative possibility. He draws his inspiration, he says in his Artist Statement, from photographs he collects, as well as his own sketches, plein air studies, and memories. His most recent exhibition was at Parts Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (My thanks to friend Hannah Stephenson for introducing me to this artist.)
✦ I first saw an image of Natasha Zeta's promising work at Blue Fifth Review. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in studio arts and nonfiction writing, the emerging artist works for Aperture Foundation and for New York Foundation for the Arts' Immigrant Artist Program. In addition to drawing and oil painting, Zeta works in sculpture and photography. See her Tumblr and Behance sites for images.
✦ Leaves, stones, wood, and occasionally crochet as embellishment are the principal materials with which Susanna Bauer works. The German-born artist is exhibiting through August 25 in a group show at Le Salon Vert in Geneva, Switzerland. She'll also be in attendance at October's Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London. Bauer is represented by Badcocks Gallery, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Read "See Susanna Bauer's Incredibly Delicate Crochet Leaf Sculptures" at Artnet News, June 19, 2015.
(My thanks to Ann Martin at All Things Paper.)
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ An exhibition of William Morris blown-glass and sculpted vessels, "William Morris: Native Species", from the George R. Stroemple Collection continues on view through September 6 at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, Wisconsin. See selected works at the artist's Website.
✭ Still lifes by Carol Thompson are on show through October 4 at Museum of Nebraska Art, University of Nebraska at Kearney. Taking their inspiration from nature, the serene oil paintings feature flowers, birds' nests, branches, and other finds from Thompson's farmstead.
Carol Thompson, White Still Life, 2015
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 30"
Artist's CollectionCarol Thompson on FaceBook
MONA on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ Unique and beautiful examples of contemporary Japanese ceramics from the Carol and Jeffery Horvitz Collection continue on view through April 1, 2016, in "The Resonance of Clay" at Arizona's Phoenix Art Museum. Among the artists whose work is being exhibited are Fukumoto Fuko and Fujikasa Satoko.
PAM on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ Opening August 2 at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, is "Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present". On view through November 29, the first traveling exhibition in more than 50 years to survey the field, "Little Dreams" includes work by 90 artists, among them Kenneth Bates, Karl Drerup, Doris Hall, Edward Winter, Jade Snow Wong, Jamie Bennett, and June Schwarcz. The approximately 120 objects include wearable jewelry and large enamel-on-steel wall panels.
J. Esteban Perez, Burning Sunset, 1970
Enamel on Copper, Silver Wire, 9" x 9"
Photo Credit: Courtesy Enamel Arts Foundation
Notable Exhibit Abroad
✭ The United Kingdom's Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, continues through November 1 "Listen to the World", featuring the intricate paper cuts and screen prints of Rob Ryan. The show includes new work being shown for the first time, along with such significant works as The Map of My Entire Life (2012) and Can We? Shall We? (2010). A YSP exclusive, a limited-edition, multi-colored laser cut, Our Sub Atomic Love Story, is available through YSP's shop. (See Ryan's post of July 2 on his blog for details and images or visit the YSP Shop.)
Here's a sneak peek:
Here's a sneak peek:
Rob Ryan on FaceBook and Twitter
YSP on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo