All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ From the realm of the remarkable: photographer Vik Muniz's series of pictures, Sandcastles, drawn on grains of sand. Read The New York Times feature about Muniz's collaborative project with Coelho Marcello, "At M.I.T., Science Embraces a New Chaos Theory: Art".
✦ Yesterday's Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life presented a selection of images of beautiful watercolors by Shell Rummel.
✦ Wonderful paper sculptures by Olga Skorokhod are featured with Ann Martin's interview with the artist at All Things Paper. (My thanks, Ann.)
✦ Forthcoming May 24 is Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors (Radius Books/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum). The book includes text by Amy Von Lintel and images of nearly 50 watercolors produced between 1916 and 1918, during O'Keeffe's years in Canyon, Texas. Most of the featured images are full-scale color reproductions.
✦ The 2016 Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, a sale and tour of clay studios in Western Massachusetts, takes place April 30-May 1. Meet 22 fine potters: Mary Barringer, Hayne Bayless, Molly Cantor, Stephen Earp, Lucy Fagella, Sheilagh Flynn, James Guggina, Megan Hart, Tiffany Hilton, Robbie Lobell, Donna McGee, Francine T. Ozereko, Alison Palmer, Gabrielle Schaffner, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot, Tandem Ceramics, Sam Taylor, Mike Vatalaro, Todd Wahlstrom, Tom White, and Adero Willard. A brochure (pdf) is available.
A Pottery Trail on FaceBook
✦ March is Women's History Month and, in my expansive definition, that includes art history. Recently introduced through Broad Strokes, the blog of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is the Colombia-born, now New York City resident Fanny Sanin. (Read "Balancing Act: Fanny Sanin's Paintings".) Represented in the collections of the United States Department of State (Art in Embassies Program), Sanin is a painter and printmaker, known for her meticulous geometric abstractions and vivid color sense. In the video below, Sanin talks about her artistic process with Gerardo Reyes.
See a selection of Sanin's work at Durban Segnini Gallery.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Continuing at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, through April 24 is "And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations". With the aim of depicting nearly four centuries of African-American history, the exhibition features 40 quilts from members of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Included are quilts narrating the stories of Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglas, and the Tuskegee Airmen. A video is available at the exhibition link. Co-organizers are the Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The exhibition will travel to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, where it will be on view from September 19 through January 1, 2017.
Bruce Museum on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ The work of photographer Lewis Hine (1874-1940) is on view through April 24 at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. The exhibition, "The Likeness of Labor" includes Hine's images of the working conditions of child laborers and complementary photographs by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, and other photographers who used a documentary style to advocate for social reform.
✭ Drawing on its permanent collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, has mounted "Matter and Force", a look at how artists use such materials as clay, dirt, paint, and wood to visually represent the natural world. Works by artists including ceramist John Balistreri, Russell Crotty, and landscape painter Neil Welliver (1929-2005) may be seen through August 7.
✭ In Santa Fe, the New Mexico Museum of Art plays host to the traveling exhibition "Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar", on view through May 1. The show, featuring 40 instruments and a range of photographs and illustrations, examines the art, history, and cultural influence of the guitar. The exhibition is drawn from holdings of the National GUITAR Museum, which is slated to have a permanent home in 2018. The show will travel to Sonoma County Art Museum, Haggin Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, and other venues.
✭ Save the Date! Opening April 23 at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is the 7th Annual Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition. To run through June 4, the event will feature a live auction of all the artworks.
Marin Museum on FaceBook