Friday, September 4, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Expert skills in illustration, photography, and graphic design are evident in all the art quilts of Ellen November, recently spotlighted at Artsy Shark. Of particular note is November's Cartography series, which celebrates California. (My thanks to Seth Apter for the link.)

Ellen November on FaceBook

✦ The PBS Newshour presented a feature last month on the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri: "'There still is a lot stacked against us': Ferguson Inspires Year of Art". Among those artworks are a Dail Chambers's quilt and a multimedia installation Hands Up by Atif Ateeq and Roopa Vasudevan. Images and video may be found at the link.

✦ If you follow trends, you know that adult coloring books have come into their own in 2015, with their supposed therapeutic benefits widely touted. Not a few people beg to differ, claiming this latest form of creative expression is NOT art therapy. Want to test the theory? Try these downloadable pages.

✦ Painter Robert Kushner's gorgeous commission Camellias and Cacti, a large installation on transparent fabric, is on view through September 27 in the Atelier at Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum in Kyoto, Japan. Five other works on canvas also are being shown in the "Tenderness and Thorns" exhibition. An image of the piece may be seen on Kushner's homepage.

✦ Skidmore College's Tang Teaching Museum is the recipient of 40 contemporary artworks from Anne and Arthur Goldstein's collection. The recent gift, announced in early August, includes work by established and emerging artists, among them Beth Campbell (My Potential Future Based on Present Circumstances (2/12/06), 2006), Nicole Eisenman (Ecole d'Abject, 2007), Josephine Halvorson, Mary Reid Kelley, and Amy Sillman (Untitled (#6), 2007). Other works include Richard Tuttle's Deep, in the Snow (2005) and Jack Whitten's Study for Lapsang and Chinese Sincerity #6, 1975).  Read "Tang Receives Generous Gift from Anne, Arthur Goldstein".

The Tang on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✦ Artist Joelle Dietrick of Tallahassee, Florida, explains her deep interest in and use of geolocation data to create a colorful floor-to-ceiling mural, Cargomobilities, for the atrium of MOCA Jacksonville. You'll find a detailed narrative about Dietrick and the work at the museum's exhibition page. Seven images of the piece also are there. See images of other works at Dietrick's Websiste. The mural remains on view through October  25.

Project Atrium: Joelle Dietrick from MOCA Jacksonville on Vimeo.

Female Expat Project, Dietrick's Blog

MOCA Jacksonville on FaceBook and Twitter

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The seasonal Haynes Gallery, Thomaston, Maine, continues through September 19 "Celebrating Art by Women". Included in the show are are portraitist Ellen Cooper, sculpture Alicia Ponzio, and painter Cornelia Hernes. Drawings by Alia El-Bermani, a co-founder of Women Painting Women, also are featured. Terrific work!

Haynes Galleries on FaceBook (The locations are in Maine and Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee.)

Women Painting Women on FaceBook

✭ Tomorrow, September 5, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, opens "Art Under the Big Sky". Organized by Montana's Yellowstone Art Museum, the exhibition continues through January 2, 2016.

Hilliard University Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Continuing through September 13 at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, is "An Expressive Bounty: Selections from the Collection". Included in the show is work by Victor Babu, Robert Kushner, Betty Woodman, Jim Waid, and Hunt Slonem. View a selection of exhibition photos.

Exhibition Installation View, Cooney Gallery
(Featured in Foreground: Work by Betty Woodman)

Daum Museum on FaceBook

✭ In Goldendale, Washington, Maryhill Museum of Art is presenting 40 lovely prints by Andrea Rich. All of the work in "An Abundance of Riches: Woodcuts of Andrea Rich" come from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin. The show remains on view through November 15.

Andrea Rich, Thistle, 2001
Woodcut on Hosho Paper
20" x 24", Edition 4/30
Collection of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Maryhill Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ A  student-curated exhibition at Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga, New York, "Dismantling the House" features work by female artists that "aims to counter a univocal presentation of feminism." Drawn from the Tang Collection and long-term loans, the show includes work by Rita Ackermann, Jane Masters, Carrie Moyer, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler, Analia Saban, Toshiko Takaezu, Lenore Tawney, and Kara Walker, each of whom has a distinct and unconventional approach to her artistic medium, genre, and materials. The exhibition concludes October 18.

The Tang on FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Vimeo

✭ In Georgia, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art is presenting "Li Hongbo: Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day", through January 24, 2016. Featured is a large colorful installation composed primarily of hand-made paper objects that are given a honeycomb appearance through use of adhesive between the sheets. Read more about the piece at the exhibition link. See additional images.

Exhibition Installation View
Li Hongbo, Irons  for the Ages, Flowers for the Day, 2015
Image Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery and Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo on FaceBook

SCAD Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

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