Friday, March 4, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ You have until March 20 to submit artwork to NASA. If selected, your art will head to asteroid Bennu aboard OSIRIS-REx.

✦ The Getty has released its Scholars' Workspace™, a free and open-source collaborative research tool for digital archival and museum material. For details, read "Introducing Getty Scholars' Workspace" at the Getty blog.

✦ Painter Melissa Morgan recently had her debut solo exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco. "With Reverence", which concluded February 27, featured Morgan's new portrait series inspired by changes in our environment. 

Melissa Morgan Exhibition Flyer

✦ More than 200,000 artworks have been made accessible at Art UK, a site that eventually will include images of every publicly owned painting, drawing, sculpture, and print in the country. The site owes its creation to Bob and Roberta Smith. (Read Maev Kennedy's Guardian article about Art UK.)

✦ My friend Seth Apter (The Altered Page) recently spotlighted Roxanne Evans Stout's forthcoming book Storytelling with Collage: Techniques for Layering, Color and Texture (North Light Book, March 10, 2016). Available to pre-order in paperback or for Kindle, the craft book includes collage prompts that guide one through each step in the creation of a collage. Sure to be a best-seller!

Cover Art

June 24-26, Stout will join Leslie Marshall at Crystal River Books Arts Workshop, Redstone, Colorado, to share techniques and teach participants how to create a book. Details at Stout's Website.

✦ Artist Marnie Weber talks about her creative "dreamscapes" in the video below:

View images of some of Weber's Getty Series.

My thanks to The Getty's Iris blog for the link.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Works by Andrea Dezso are on view through April 10 at Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, New Orleans. The Transylvania-born artist is known for her paper cuts, ceramics, animations, embroidery, drawings, and other so-called "female" applied arts. In "Andrea Dezso: I Wonder", viewers are treated to examples from her multi-dimensional ouevre, including "Lessons From My Mother", a series of 48 embroidered cotton squares that convey Eastern European folk wisdom, murals reflecting Dezso's childhood in Romania, and pop-up and carousel books. At the exhibition link above, you'll find images of work on view as well as a number of videos, including the one below in which Dezso talks about her cut-paper series.

Andrea Dezso on FaceBook

Newcomb Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The first major American museum solo exhibition of the large-format photography of Nathalia Edenmont has been mounted at Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. On view through May 1, "Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature" features 10 of Edenmont's images, five of which are being shown for the first time. One of the five is a self-portrait. All are C-prints face-mounted to glass. Some of the images are shown on the exhibition page, which also includes a brief biography and information about Edenmont's artistic process. (It can take up to 12 hours and a team of up to 12 to make a single shot.) Gorgeous work! (See more of Edenmont's portraits.)

Nathalia Edenmont, Eden, 2015
C-Print, Face-Mounted to Glass
67" x 59"
© Nathalia Edenmont

Nathalia Edenmont at Nancy Hoffman Gallery and Wetterling Gallery

Arkansas Arts Center on FaceBook

✭ In "At Your Service" at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, curators Amelia Toelke and Niki Johnson present their own and other' artistic approaches to the plate and its use as a social, cultural, and utilitarian object. The group show, which continues in the main gallery through May 8, features plates as paintings, three-dimensional sculptures, and even jewelry. Included are pieces by ceramist and designer Molly Hatch, Sue Johnson, and Emily Loehle, Beccy Ridsdel, Jeremy Hatch, and Gesine Hackenburg.

Craft Houston on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Continuing at Perez Art Museum, Miami, through April 24 is "Carlos Alfonzo: Clay and Painted Ceramics". The exhibition, marking the 25th anniversary of the painter's death at age 40 in 1991, presents Alfonzo's ceramics and clay works in the context of contemporaneous paintings, drawings, and other small-scale pieces.

The estate of Carlos Alfonzo is represented by the Fraser Gallery.

PAMM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art opens "The Flowering of the Botanical Print" on March 26. The exhibition of more than 70 prints, drawings, and books traces the history of the fruit and flower print, examines developments in horticultural practice via garden design, and demonstrates the masterful draftsmanship and scientific accuracy of botanical artists including Frederick Lewis, James I. Hopwood, Pancrace Bessa, James Caldwell, and George Brookshaw, among others. The core works are drawn from CMA's Donald Gray Memorial Collection of fruit and flower prints and related drawings. A selection of images is available at the exhibition link. The show continues through July 3.

CMA on FaceBook

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