All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) has created a new program, "The Emerging Curators Program", specifically for emerging curators in the fields of jewelry and metalwork. The program provides grants of up to $2,500 to assist recipients in presenting a jewelry or metalwork exhibition, which must open before December 31, 2017. The application deadline is December 31, 2015; applicants will be notified by January 2, 2016. Details are found at the link above.
✦ Cut paper artist Annie Vought was shortlisted for the 2015 American Craft Council's Emerging Voices Awards (the winner was metalsmith Jaydan Moore). Browse her stellar portfolio. A catalogue featuring Moore and Vought, as well as scholar T'ai Smith and artists Ashley Buchanan, Thaddeus Erdahl, and Matt Hutton, is available.
✦ Yesterday, I featured painter Sophie Ploeg in my Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life. Don't miss it. Her work is gorgeous!
✦ Emily Lynch Victory claims to be "obsessed with mathematics, pattern, and symmetry". The resident of Independence, Minnesota, was featured this past summer in "Artist Day Jobs: Emily Lynch Victory - Painter, Math Trainer" at Minnesota Original. View selections of the award-winning artist's work at Mn Artists and at the blog WholeheARTedCreativity.
Emily Lynch Artwork on FaceBook
✦ Beacon, New York, artist Alison Moritsugu has created a series of log paintings that pays homage to the landscapes of Hudson River School painters while also upending them. Currently, Moritsugu is at Littlejohn Contemporary, New York City, in the solo exhibition "Alison Moritsugu: inconsequence / in consequence".
✦ For glass collectors who might not yet have everything: Dale Chihuly's Raven Black Baskets, a series of handblown and artist-signed pieces inspired by Native American fiber baskets.
✦ I thank my friend, the painter Randall David Tipton, for this next video, which was my introduction to painter Richard Cartwright. What marvelous work, especially the pastels!
View a selection of work from the exhibitions "Richard Cartwright at Glyndebourne 2015" (May 12 - August 29), "Richard Cartwright: Gently by the Hand" (February 5 - March 7, 2015), and "Richard Cartwright - Where the Lovers Used to Meet" (February 8 - March 2, 2013).
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Rutgers University's Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, is presenting "George Segal" through December 31. (The show has been on view since September 2011.) Segal (1924-2000), who made his mark as a sculptor, also made paintings, drawings, and prints. In the exhibition, which features the many media and subjects the artist pursued, viewers will be able to see the early expressionist figurative painting Old Testament Moon (1958-59), the painted plaster and wood Girl Behind Chair and Bedpost (1975), Bus Shelter (1996), and Segal's seven-part wall relief, Pregnancy Series (1978), comprising serial sculptural imagery of development of the female body during pregnancy. The George and Helen Segal Foundation lent the paintings and sculptures for the show.
Read a feature about the Pregnancy Series at ArtDaily.
The Zimmerli installed this spring the recently conserved sculpture, Walking Man (1988). Read "Zimmerli Art Museum Displays George Segal 'Walking Man' Exhibit at Rutgers University".
✭ At the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, work by Linda Threadgill is on view through December 6 in "Master Metalsmith: Linda Threadgill, Cultivating Ornament". Threadgill's work encompasses sculpture, vessels, and jewelry. Read a detailed review of the show at The Commercial Appeal.
✭ Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is presenting the work of Canadian multimedia and performance artist Charmaine Wheatley in "Charmaine Wheatley: Souvenirs". On view through July 11, 2016, the exhibition includes 25 drawings and objects, many of which were produced subsequent to Wheatley's museum residency in 2012. As part of the show, Wheatley created a special limited-edition work in the form of a small tin box filled with reproductions of watercolor drawings and notes; it is available for purchase. A selection of images is available at the exhibition link above.
✭ In the Beard Gallery at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, viewers will find "Tiger in the Living Room: Work by Shelley Reed". The exhibition features recent work, including Reed's 47-foot-long oil on canvas In Dubious Battle (2013), and some older work that provides context for understanding the artist's process and imagery. Her work, which is dramatic and meticulous, is in numerous public and private collections. The painter draws her inspiration from 17th Century and 18th Century European paintings and prints. Watch a video preview of the show, which concludes December 16. Reed is represented by Danese/Corey Gallery in New York City.
View Reed's paintings at her Website.
✭ Colorado's Denver Art Museum is presenting the work of father and son artists Andrew (1917-2009) and Jamie Wyeth in "Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio". Providing a look at both Wyeths' work methods and processes, the ticketed exhibition, continuing through February 7, 2016, showcases more than 100 works in pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, oil, and mixed media.
At its conclusion, the retrospective will travel to Spain, where it will be on view next year, from March 1 to June 19, at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. View images.
An exhibition catalogue (Yale University Press/Denver Art Museum, November 17, 2015) with 286 color illustrations is available.
Catalogue Cover Art
Andrew Wyeth, Faraway, 1952
Drybrush on Paper, 13" x 20"
Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Collection