All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Calling carving and sculpting his passion, Lundy Cupp of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, is no mere wood carver. Cupp's award-winning work is made-to-order in natural wood. Be sure to take a look at his carved books, pumpkin carvings, and walking sticks and canes.
Here's a profile of Cupp from Tennessee Crossroads:
You'll find additional videos at Cupp's Website.
(My thanks to the Fine Books blog for the introduction to Cupp's work.)
✦ A collaboration between Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles as well as allied organizations, the Female Filmmakers Initiative Resource Map is a database of opportunities and programs for U.S.-based women who are filmmakers. The site can be browsed by resource type, platforms, location, and artist type. Its objectives are to provide support to artists, improve women's access to film financing, raise awareness of research and public programs, and promote networking industry-wide.
Women in Film on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
Women in Film on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✦ More than 22,000 images of collection materials have been released by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin as part of Project REVEAL. Included are a First World War digital collection of posters, the Alfred Junge Film Collection, the center's Julia Margaret Cameron Photography Collection, the Frank Reaugh Art Collection (see exhibition noted below), and the Elliott Erwitt Master Print Collection. Read the news release about the images and their use and future initiatives to remove restrictions on other materials.
✦ The digital publication Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions (Indianapolis Museum of Art/American Alliance of Museums) is due out by September. Its format will allow the handbook to be updated as necessary to stay current with copyright trends and best practices. Its content represents a collaboration among professionals from libraries, museums, arts organizations, and law firms. Browse a preview of the handbook. Read the press release.
✦ Gifted fine art photographer Diane Epstein is a pioneer of fresco photography. Her images of cityscapes, statuary, monuments, and natural scenes are gorgeous. New York-born, Epstein lives in Rome. Her archival pigment prints, which are published in small editions, are carried by Susan Calloway Art in Washington, D.C.; Garald Bland in New York City; and Panopticon Gallery in Boston. See Epstein's beautiful installations at Stanford University and elsewhere.
Diane Epstein on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ At the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona at Tucson, you'll find "The Pure Products of America Go Crazy". On view through September 13, the exhibition, whose title derives from a 1923 William Carlos Williams poem, presents work by Lucas Blalock, Owen Kydd, and John Lehr. The center describes it as "a running dialogue between photographic images—past and present—that take as their subject the accumulated byproducts of an American way of life." Featured alongside the trio's images are works by Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Aaron Siskind, Edward Weston, and other well-known photographers.
Center for Creative Photography on FaceBook
✭ In Houston, Texas, The Menil Collection continues through November 8 "Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences", comprising a selection of objects from Menil's holdings that highlight abstraction "as an artistic means used across time, place, and culture [to] shape human experiences." The work on view includes sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by such artists as Max Ernst, Constantin Brancusi, Sam Gilliam, Eduardo Chillida, and other 20th Century abstract artists, as well as ancient bronzes, a Mali headdress, a 19th Century feathered cloak, and objects used in indigenous performance or making visual references to the natural world.
✭ Time is the subject of "Local Time", continuing through September 13 at Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Five Twin Cities-based artists—Pritika Chowdhry (Silent Waters), Sam Gould (The Radical Domestic), Alexandros Lindsay (an installation using water from the Mississippi River), Marcus Young (Keep This Forever Forgetting Here), and Morgan Thorson (Still Life)—address time as subject and practice through reference and metaphor and in physical, aesthetic, and philosophical terms. Descriptions of each of the artist's projects and images are found at the exhibition link above.
Read "Opening the Night of Northern Spark, Five Twin Cities-Based Artists Tackle the Manifestation of Time in Local Time".
✭ August 4 marked the opening of "Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West" at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Drawn from the center's Reaugh collection and public and private collections in Texas, the exhibition presents more than 100 artworks by Reaugh (pronounced "Ray") (1860-1945) that showcase his approach to landscape painting and his mastery of pastels. In addition to being an artist, Reaugh was a naturalist, inventor, and educator.
Watch a video preview here or on YouTube. Read "Frank Reaugh Project Reveals New Details of the Artist's Process" and "Digitized Access to Frank Reaugh Art Collection Allows Viewers to Peer Beneath the Frames" at Cultural Compass, the center's blog. Also see "Reaugh Reviews Are In", a June 24, 2015, article about a documentary about Reaugh, Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains (a trailer is at the link).
A companion book, Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh (University of Texas Press/Harry Ransom Center) is available (see image below).
The exhibition continues through November 29.
Notable Exhibition Abroad
✭ Australia's Tarrawarra Museum of Art opens "Pierre Huyghe: Tarrawarra International 2015" on August 29. Marking the first solo show in Australia by the contemporary French artist, the exhibition will offer a look at Huyghe's major early works as well as more recent projects, including A Journey that Wasn't (2005), Umwelt (2011), and A Way in Untilled (2012). Using film and other media to examine time and temporality, Huyghe will launch the exhibition with a journey through ancient fossilized amber, visit Antarctica in a search for a mythical creature, and conclude with a compost heap in a park. Spiders, black ants, and other living creatures will inhabit the galleries. According to the exhibition description, the artist's projects for the museum may be seen "as a series of temporal excavations, highlighting art's potential to generate science-fictional time zones and develop alternate chronological platforms." The show will be on view through November 22.
Huyghe was tapped by The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a Roof Garden Commission. His Met installation is on view now through November 1. A catalogue is available.