All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ A new bi-monthly magazine, Native American Art, focused on all aspects of the market for historic and contemporary Native American art, debuts in print and digitally. Here's a look at what can be found in the magazine. The publishing office is in Scottsdale, Arizona.
✦ Yesterday my friend Ann Tracy published a post about CSA Art Maine in which she participates. The project offers three- and six-month subscriptions to affordable art by Portland-area artists. This is a wonderful concept. Check out Ann's post and then visit the CSA Art site.
✦ In The Siken Collaboration, 11 visual artists—Mary Coss, Nichole DeMent, David Francis, Tom Gehrig, Todd Horton, Richard Kehl, Judith Kindler, Wanda Pelayo, Cathy Sarkowsky, Leah Schrager, and Kate Vrijmoet—respond to the title poem in Richard Siken's second poetry collection War of the Foxes (Copper Canyon Press, April 2015). The art + poetry book, from Copper Canyon and Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art, features a foreword by CoCa's board president Miguel Edwards, curator Joseph C. Roberts's remarks, selected paintings and verse by Siken, the text of the poem "War of the Foxes", and images of work and comments by the participating artists. Preview the book at the title link above.
Cover of The Siken Collaboration
✦ Muralist Pablo S. Herrero's works are eye-catching indeed. (My thanks to Spencer Byles for the link.)
✦ Online, Hyperallergic's "Galleries" section recently posted Chris Cobb's article "Gordon Parks's Long-Forgotten Color Photographs of Everyday Segregation"; it's a good read.
✦ Don't miss taking at least a virtual look at fiber artist Ellen Schiffman's "Box" project; it was featured in the quarterly print/digital magazine Fiber Art Now and online at the Textile Artist. Schiffman's online gallery includes images of her scarves, paper weavings, "Windows" series, wall reliefs and fiber paintings, and table sculptures.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ If you can't visit international landmarks in person, consider attending "Toothpick World: From Silver to Skyline" at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts. On view through March 27, the exhibition features Stan Munro's reproductions, in toothpicks and glue, of world-renowned structures and architectural gems, including the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower and, closer to home, the Empire State Building and the White House. Munro's to-the-scale (1:164) reproductions are exquisite and every bit as masterful as their real-life counterparts.
✭ The human body is the subject of "Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art", continuing through Valentine's Day at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee. The third in a series of exhibitions about the body, this show takes as its themes trauma, loss, and transformation. Including paintings, photography, videos, sculpture, and installations, "Phantom Bodies" is organized in four sections: "Objects and Absences", "Violence, Empathy, and Erasure", "Sublimation", and "The Mind-Body Problem". Additional details, a list of artists, resources, and a selection of images, as well as information about the first two exhibitions, can be found at the exhibition link above. An audio tour is available, as is a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue. The show travels to John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in June.
"Phantom Bodies" Gallery Guide (pdf)
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✭ Beginning February 6, in the Carol Franc Buck Gallery at Nevada Art Museum, Reno, you'll find "Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment". Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, the exhibition features the work of "New Topographic" and "Dusseldorf School" photographers; the former depict the most ordinary of industrial and suburban developments as they are, while the latter produce large-format color images oriented to "revisionist interpretations of social space". The show concludes April 17.
✭ Today is the opening of "A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs" at Missouri's St. Louis Art Museum. SLAM has acquired more than 700 such works; for this show, it has mounted 62, which will remain on view through July 17. Dating from the 15th Century to today, the works include German prints and social documentary photographs by such artists as Martin Schongauer ("The Nativity", c. 1471) and Dorothea Lange ("Migrant Mother", 1936), respectively. Contemporary works on view include an Ann Hamilton assemblage ("carriage", 2009). Gallery talks are slated for March 3 and March 4 with curatorial staff. Read more about this exhibition in the illustrated press release.
✭ The Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington, presents "Bling it On!", an exhibition of contemporary jewelry and wearable art, through February 20, at its Rubix space on Capitol Hill. Participating jewelry artists are Kyle Rees, Catherine Grisez, Pariscope Studios, Hardwearables, Dixie Darling, and Brandon Perhacs. The designers and makers of wearable art are Bo Choi, Rebecca Maxim, Bill Gaylord, and Liz Tran. A trunk show with live performance art is planned for February 11—just in time to find that something special for your Valentine's Day sweetheart. Click on the exhibition link, where you'll find additional links to participating artists' Websites.
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