All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ While at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dan Brice of La Crescenta, California, produced 22 abstract monotypes, some with watercolors. Each is in an edition of one; all are for sale.
✦ Serious collectors, take note! Texas metalsmith Harlan Butt, who exhibits internationally and tends to sell out, draws deep inspiration from nature to create beautiful and unique vessels using copper, enamel, gold, silver, and bronze. See his National Parks series, as well as his landscape and other vessels. Butt features on his Website a seven-part video series that shows his artistic process and techniques.
✦ See the brilliantly colored glass vessels of Patty Roberts, Maryville, Washington, who uses the French Pate de Verre ("paste of glass") technique to cast. She describes her technique at her Website. Read an article about Roberts in the American Craft Council's American Craft magazine.
✦ For his first public art project in the United Kingdom, Sanctum, Chicago's Theaster Gates will be presenting a 24-hour continuous run of performances at the 14th Century Temple Church in Bristol. The project is set to begin October 29 and continue nonstop for 576 hours, through mid- to late November. Read about the project in The Guardian and visit the dedicated Website. Persons who live in the area and want to be involved are asked to submit a proposal. Gates himself will be putting in an appearance at a special event.
✦ Below is Old Norse, about street artist Conor Harrington. See more images of Harrington's paintings and street art.
Conor Harrington Blog
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Work by abstract artists Pat Goslee and David Carlson are on view in "Fields" through September 6 at The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia. The title is apt; both artists explore the "fields" of energy and consciousness in their creative processes.
Image at Left: Pat Goslee, Don't Fence Me In
Image at Right, David Carlson, Diving Board
Recent Work by Pat Goslee
Paintings by David Carlson
✭ New York City's Museum of Arts and Design continues through September 30 "Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today", featuring more than 100 works. Pioneering artists, deceased and living, whose work is in the show include Ruth Asawa, Sheila Hicks, Toshiko Takaezu, Lenore Tawney, and Eva Zeisel, as well as Anni Albers, Maija Grotell, and Rut Bryk and Polly Apfelbaum, Michelle Grabner, and Anne Wilson. The objects, made of such materials as clay, fiber, and textiles used innovatively, reveal the influence of designers, artists, and teachers of the 1950s and 1960s on artists and designers working today in the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. A special issue of Journal of Modern Craft accompanies the exhibition. Check the exhibition link above for workshops and related events, including "Made for a Woman: The Gendered Design Object", a panel discussion scheduled for September 24.
Mariska Karasz, Transcendence, 1958
Wool, Cotton, Silk, DMC Cotton Floss, Lurex Fibers,
and Mercerized Cotton Thread
59" x 61-1/2"
Gift of Rosamond Berg Bassett and Solveig Cox, 1992
Photo Credit: Eva Heyd
✭ Memory, loss, and displacement are examined in three video installations by Michelle Dizon in "Drifting Islands" at Oakland Museum of California. In addition to Dizon's new work Ex Utero, Perpetual Peace (2012) and Civil Society (2008) are on view. Dizon herself was part of the Philippine diaspora and draws on her own and family members' personal histories. The exhibition continues through November 8.
Michelle Dizon on Vimeo (Two of the three video installations are available at Vimeo. Ex Utero, about breast cancer in several generations of Dizon's family, is particularly affecting.)
✭ The traveling exhibition "Sound Speed Marker" at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston presents video installations, related photographs, and an outdoor sculpture by Swiss-Americans Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. Continuing through September 5, the exhibition, which takes a look at cinematic experiences and the traces movies leave behind, features the video trilogy Grand Paris Texas (2009), Movie Mountain (Melies) (2011), and Giant (2014); and the sculpture Missing Truffaut (2014). A 256-page catalogue Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker (Ballroom Marfa) is available. (See cover image to right above.)
Blaffer Art Museum on FaceBook
✭ Photographs of South Florida families engaged in shared activities are incorporated in the ongoing interactive project "Contemporary Families in Miami: A Photo Album" by Lorna Otero at Miami's Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, continuing through August 30. The Puerto Rican artist uses the photos to create a floor-to-ceiling-high tree showing families at mealtimes, involved in daily routines, and on various outings together. She also includes her interpretations and appropriations of famous female artists (e.g., Mary Cassatt, Leonora Carrington) and their efforts to accommodate social and familial expectations. Following its closing, the version of the tree created at The Frost will begin to travel from city to city, collecting additional family photos of local populations. Go to the exhibitions schedule for additional information.