Friday, November 13, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The stellar glass artist Graham Muir sculpts technically difficult creations using techniques that have taken him years to develop. Prepare to be wowed as you browse his remarkable Waves series. His desire, he says in his Artist Statement, is, simply, "to make beautiful glass". See additional images of Muir's work at This Is Colossal.

✦ Are you interested in opportunities to collaborate, showcase your work, improve your professional career, and serve your community? Sign up with this ARTs East New York Artist Registry, a nonprofit artistic programming organization.

ARTs East New York on FaceBook

✦ Accompanying the exhibition "Self-Taught Genius" at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft. Worth, Texas, through January 3, 2016, is the fully illustrated catalogue Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. The 296-page catalogue features essays by curators Stacy C. Hollander and Dr. Valerie Rousseau.

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American Folk Art Museum, New York City

✦ The desert and space remain rich sources for exploration in Stella Maria Baer's wonderful paintings and photographs. A selection of Baer's work is available as prints. Baer's paintings and Elisa Berry Fonseca's nature-inspired, fantastical sculptures are on view through December 6 in "Genesis" at Galerie 102 in Ojai, California.

✦ The video below features Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis's discussing his conceptual "intervention" A Remote Whisper, part of the Collateral Events of the 55th Venice Biennale (June 1 - November 24, 2013). The installation required an entire floor in Palazzo Falier

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In New York, The Morgan Library & Museum is presenting work by one of my favorite artists: Martin Puryear. Organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and continuing through January 10, 2016, "Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions" showcases some 70 drawings, prints, and sculptures to show the evolution of Puryear's ideas from one medium to another. According to the library, most of the drawings, the principal focus of the show, come from the artist's personal collection and are being exhibited for the first time. See a selection of images.

A catalogue with more than 100 color plates accompanies the exhibition.

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The Morgan on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

✭ Painter and now-retired Wellesley College art professor (1976-2015) Bunny Harvey is the subject of "Bunny Harvey: Four Decades", on view through December 13 at the college's Davis Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts. The free exhibition includes Harvey's well-known landscape paintings, other large and small paintings, and a large selection of drawings that show Harvey's conceptual and thematic explorations—approximately 70 works in all. Terrific work!

Bunny Harvey, Harmonies of the World, 1990
Oil on Canvas, 78" x 78"
Image Courtesy of Artist and Museum

On Friday, December 4, at 3:00 p.m., the museum is hosting "In Celebration of Bunny Harvey: A Symposium" that will include presentations by former colleagues and students. 

An exhibition catalogue is available.

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Here's a video in which Harvey talks about her work:

Bunny Harvey Studio on FaceBook

Davis Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

H.O. Kelly, Rev. Johnnie Swearingen, Velox Ward, and Clara McDonald Williamson are among the artists featured in "Texas Folk Art" at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Works in the exhibition, which is on view through September 19, 2016, depict  rural life, daily chores, and family and community rituals.

Clara McDonald Williamson, Landscape by Moonlight, 1957-58
Oil on Panel
Amon Carter Museum of Art, Ft. Worth, Texas
Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Pierce McDonald Williamson

Amon Carter Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✭ Colorado's Denver Art Museum continues "Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980" through January 17, 2016. Featuring more than 40 of Scholder's rarely seen monumental paintings and lithographs, the exhibition examines the late artist's blending of figurative and pop art influences. Taking its title from the painting Super Indian No. 2, the show is organized thematically and stylistically. It will travel to Phoenix Art Museum (February 26 - June 5, 2016) and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (June 23 - September 18, 2016). View images at the exhibition link above.

An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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Fritz Scholder Website

Denver Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In collaboration with Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, is presenting "Monet: The Early Years". Continuing through January 29, 2016, the exhibition includes approximately 60 paintings made during the period 1858-1872. The paintings come from museums in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Kimbell Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Continuing through March 20, 2016, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty", the first museum retrospective in 20 years of the artist's work. Included are street scenes, celebrity portraits, Paris fashion photography, and private studio images. Besides some of Penn's most well-known works are 100 lesser-known images, created in the last years of Penn's life and career and on view for the first time (some selections may be seen online). Also, some Super 8 mm films of Penn in Morocco, made by muse and wife Lisa Fonssagrieves Penn, are in the show.

View the online gallery for "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty".

The exhibition travels from Washington, D.C., to Dallas Museum of Art (April 15-August 14, 2016) and College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September 12-November 13, 2016), and thereafter to Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee (February 24, 2017 - May 29, 2017) and Wichita (Kansas) Art Museum (September 30, 2017 - January 7, 2018).

A catalogue with more than 160 of Penn's images (see image below) accompanies the exhibition.

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Irving Penn, 1917-2009

Irving Penn Archives at Art Institute of Chicago

"60 Years of Chic: The Incredible Portraits of Irving Penn—In Pictures", The Guardian, October 20, 2015

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