All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Oregon's James Lavadour, founder of Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, is releasing Land of Origin, a new suite of four three-color lithographs. In an edition of 18 (available only as a suite), Lavadour's new prints are available through CSIA. View Land of Origin images.
✦ I was first introduced to the ceramic sculptures of Allison Luce, Charlotte, North Carolina, via ArtWay, which featured her Serpent Tree in November in the section titled "Visual Meditation". On visiting Luce's Website, I learned she also creates beautiful monoprints. This is an artist to watch!
Allison Luce on FaceBook and Twitter
Allison Luce on Etsy
✦ Amazing paper artist Rogan Brown says his sculptures are the result of "play with the architecture of nature and organic growth." View Brown's portfolio, which may surprise as well as delight you. Brown's work is featured in Postdigital Artisans (Frame Publishers, 2015) and Paper Art Now (Monsa, 2015).
Rogan Brown on FaceBook
✦ Among a number of Yale University art features that may viewed online is "Robert Adams: The Place We Live | A Retrospective Selection of Photographs".
✦ "From the Roman Studio", watercolorist Wendy Artin's 10th solo exhibition at Gurari Collections in Boston concluded December 6. Work in the exhibition is presented in the catalogue The Roman Studio, which features a preface by poet Jessica Fisher, who teaches at Williams College. See Artin's beautiful watercolors of statues, nudes, still lifes (especially her paintings of paintbrushes and fruits and vegetables), and landscapes. Sixteen of Artin's watercolor drawings are in Seamus Heaney's Stone from Delphi, published by Arion Press.
✦ Fiber arts fans can stay current with FAN Fare, a free interactive online show from Fiber Art Now. Check a list of episodes in the archive. Among the artists featured are Amanda McCavour, Andrea Graham, Carol Anne Waugh, Jean Gauger, Liz Alpert Fay, and Michelle Sirois-Silver. Viewers who watch a show live have a chance to ask questions.
Fiber Art Now on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Up through January 3 at Yale University Art Gallery: "The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art". Featuring more than 80 objects, the exhibition draws from the Linda and Leonard Schlenger Collection, considered one of the most important in the country, and Yale's own holdings in other media (painting, sculpture, works on paper). Among the ceramists whose work is on show are John Mason, the late Kenneth Price, the late Lucie Rie, and the late Peter Voulkos. Work by Isamu Noguchi, Mark Rothko, Edward Ruscha, and others also is exhibited to provide context for the place of post-war ceramics in modern and contemporary art. A selection of images from the show may be viewed online.
A catalogue with 139 color illustrations is available (see image below).
Catalogue Cover Art
Yale University Art Gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✭ Tennessee's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, in Nashville, is showing through January 10 the work of New York artist Shinique Smith. The aptly titled exhibition, "Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows", features a site-specific painting, a multi-panel wall piece, 10 collage paintings, and 4 hanging "bundle" sculptures. Smith draws her inspiration from Eastern spirituality, fashion, dance, abstract art, poetry, and music and often incorporates found materials in her work, which is exuberant and colorful. Browse the gallery guide for the exhibition (pdf).
Below is a lecture by Smith, who talks about her artistic practice, inspirations, and work.
Read an interview with Shinique Smith in the Nashville Scene (October 2015).
✭ More than 90 drawings by Alexis Rockman are on show at Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, in "Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings", continuing through January 19. Rockman created the work, which depicts flora and fauna, while at various sites on eastern Long Island; he used in each organic material (such as sand) from the places he visited. A catalogue of the exhibition is available (see image below).
Exhibition Catalogue Cover Art
On December 19 at 2:00 p.m., Rockman with talk about the exhibition with museum director Terrie Sultan. (The talk is ticketed.)
There is an excellent list of articles and videos about Rockman on his Website; see Media.
✭ Gregg Harper's "combinatorial artworks" are on view in "Reckonings from a Distance" through January 3 at New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts. The works are deemed "combinatorial" because their elements include photographs, archaeological drawings, and collected objects. Read Harper's statement about his works on the show's FaceBook page. A gallery talk and musical performance by Harper is scheduled for December 17.
New Bedford Art Museum on FaceBook
✭ Maryland's Baltimore Museum of Art is featuring through March 20, 2016, photography by Russian and Belarusian artists in "New Arrivals: Late 20th Century Photographs from Russia & Belarus". The 20 images in the exhibition include Sergey Kozhemyakin's Transformation of the Image (1990), Boris Savelev's Girl in a Box (1991), and Alexander Slyusarv's Untitled (1980).
✭ At the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery, you'll find "Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals". On view through January 3, the exhibition features newly restored mural studies by Peters for 13 extant Works Progress Administration murals, other work by Peters, and WPA posters on loan from the Library of Congress.
Read Jessica Marten's interesting article about the exhibition (pdf) published in American Art Review (October 2015). The article includes color images.