All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Print fans, take note! Taos, New Mexico, is the site for the multi-venue, months-long "Pressing Through Time: 150 Years of Printmaking in Taos", which opens in September and continues through February 2016. Below is a brief overview of the event from the curators. (The call to contemporary printmakers that is mentioned in the video closed in March.) Work by the selected artists will be on view at Encore Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts from October 2, 2015, through January 18, 2016; and at Taos Art Museum at Fechin House from October 9 through the end of January. Activities include talks/seminars, workshops in printmaking, demos, studio tours, and more; see the calendar for specifics. View information about the museum and gallery participating in the festival.
✦ Tomorrow, August 22 marks the official grand opening of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. To celebrate the completion of the center, tours will be given of the living and studio spaces of the inaugural group of artists-in-residence. With its mission the support of local, national, and international contemporary visual artists, the center offers an Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Grant Program and the New Orleans Local Artist (NOLA) Studio Program.
✦ Canadian artist Glen Ronald has a background in science (he holds an honors degree in microbiology), education, and the study of chaos. He calls his paintings (they are primarily acrylics on canvas and ink on paper) "chaosmos"; a look at his portfolio hints at the reasons for that description. In the time-lapse video below, he shows a work in progress:
Prints of Ronald's work are available at the artist's Etsy Shop.
✦ September's releases of new art books include "The heroine Paint": After Frankenthaler (Gagosian/Rizzoli), edited by New York art historian Katy Siegel. (The title is taken from a poem by Barbara Guest.) A compilation of scholarly essays by, among others, John Elderfield and Barbara Guest; reprints of historic writing, and text from contemporary artists such as Amy Sillman and Tracy K. Smith, the book traces the artistic careers of Frankenthaler and those she influenced.
Helen Frankenthaler Page at Gagosian Gallery
✦ Last fall I featured assemblage artist Page Turner in my Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life. Since then, Page has enjoyed a run of well-deserved exhibitions of her fabulous sculptures. She also has produced the video below, which showcases some of her fine art and describes how Page's Appalachian Morman heritage informs it. Here's wishing Page much continued success!
Page Turner Studios (Zephren & Page Turner) on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ As part of Santa Fe's "Summer of Color", New Mexico Museum of Art is presenting "Colors of the Southwest". On view through September 20, the exhibition of paintings, photographs, prints, watercolors, and ceramics includes work by Victor Higgins, Gustave Baumann, Sheldon Parsons, Dorothy Morang, Louise Crow, Andrew Dasburg, Fremont F. Ellis, William Penhallow Henderson, Kate Krasin, Robert Daughters, Eddie Dominguez, Helmuth Naumer, Warren E. Rollins, and Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie.
✭ On-site installations, performances, sculpture, paintings, photographs, and video that respond to the industrial waterfront location of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, are featured in "Float", on view through September 6. Artists whose work is on view include Adam John Manley, Tyler McPhee, Emilie Stark-Menneg, and Kitty Wales, and the collective Core 5 Incident. See images.
✭ Continuing through October 4 at Atlanta's High Museum is "Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines". The exhibition, a sequel to 2013's "Drawing Inside the Perimeter", features more than 100 recently acquired drawings by artists who work in Atlanta or its surrounding areas, such as Athens, Decatur, and Smyrna. The High made its acquisitions between June 2013 and May 2015.
Among the more than 75 artists with works on view are Ashley Andersen, Nick Bable, Corey Davis, Greg Mike, Heidi Graf, Michael Lachowski, Michi Meko, Abbie Merritt, Mac Stewart, Wesley Terpstra, Fabian Williams, and Caomin Xie. See the exhibition link for images and the Participating Artists list, which is hyperlinked to the artists' Websites.
On Saturday, September 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 75 local artists, some of whom are exhibiting in "Sprawl!" will create artworks live and make them available for purchase at $75 each. Proceeds will be used to purchase additional works on paper by regional artists. Read additional information about the Monster Drawing Rally.
High Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✭ The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, continues through September 13 "Branching Out: Trees as Art". Offering a look at how contemporary artists use trees as inspiration and medium, the exhibition features more than 30 works made with bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves, and "biosignals"; a selection of interactive experiences are included. Among the more than three dozen artists are Sachiko Akiyama, Sallie Lowenstein, Cedric Pollet, Diego Stocco, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.
Peabody Essex on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
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✭ If you're in Santa Fe, stop in at the Art House at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation to view "Luminous Flux 2.0: New + Historic Works from the Digital Art Frontier". On view through next spring, the exhibition showcases the brilliant and innovative work being created by Craig Dorety, Sabrina Gschwandtner (her unique film quilts, which I've seen in person, are exceptional), Jean-Pierre Hebert, Desmond Paul Henry (1921-2004), Siebren Versteeg, Leo Villareal (an animated LED sequence), and others in the digital art field. The pieces on view are from the foundation's own collection and span more than 50 years, beginning in the 1960s.
Sabrina Gschwandtner, Camouflage II, 2015
16mm Film, Polyester Thread, Lithography Ink, and Lightbox
73" x 48.5"
Photographer: Tom Powel
Image Courtesty Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Browse the color-illustrated online exhibition catalogue (pdf).
Thoma Foundation on FaceBook