Friday, April 22, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ New York City-based freelance photographer Robert Clark, who was an award-winning shooter for National Geographic, has published a book of marvels: Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage (Chronicle Books, April 2, 2016). View a selection of feather images from the book on Clark's Website. Clark's other books include Evolution, Friday Night Lights, First Down Houston, and Cell Phone.

Cover Image

Clark offers for purchase a selection of signed ink jet prints from his Feathers series. Among them is his book's cover image.

Robert Clark on Tumblr and Twitter

✦ View a remarkable series of  cut paper sculptures of athletes by Raya Sader Bujana (Barcelona, Spain) at All Things Paper blog, curated by my friend, paper artist Ann Martin.

✦ Yesterday's Artist Watch column at Escape Into Life featured the haunting cyanotype photographs of Lucy Capehart. Be sure to read Lucy's Artist Statement about the images. Here's one image from the post:

Lucy Capehart, My Mother's Shirtwaist Dress
Cyanotype on Paper, 52" x 40"
© Lucy Capehart
Used With Permission

✦ Save the Dates! The "Communicating the Museum" conference in Berlin is scheduled for July 13-15. Its other dates: November 15-17, Quebec; and March 2017, Paris.

✦ South African photographer Gideon Mendel is the first recipient of a new arts prize, the Pollock Prize for Creativity. The award will be given yearly. Read the press release from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

✦ Today's video features artworks by Kerry James Marshall that were shown in an exhibition of his work at the National Gallery of Art in 2013. (See the roundup below for news of a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.)

Related Marshall Content at NGA

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Painter and MacArthur "Genius" Kerry James Marshall is the subject of a retrospective, "Mastry", opening tomorrow at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition, which will continue through September 25, showcases paintings made over the last 35 years. Accompanying the show is a 320-page monograph with essays by the curators and Marshall himself. The exhibition will travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, in October, and to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in March 2017. Fourteen images may be viewed at the exhibition link above.

Cover Art for Mastry Monograph

In related programming, Marshall will give a talk on April 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (As of the end of March, rhe talk was sold out.)

Read Sam Worley's feature, "This Modern Master Spent His Life Bringing Black Faces to Classic Art", Arts & Culture in Chicago Magazine, April 2016. (The article is complemented by a number of images of Marshall's work.)

MCA Chicago on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and Instagram

✭ The Cincinnati Art Museum continues through May 8 "The Etching Revival from Daubigny to Twachtman". Included in the exhibition, which examines the etching process and includes a wood etching press from the early 1900s as well as plates and tools to create etchings, are works by Charles-Francois Daubigny, Camille Corot, Jean-Francoise Millet, and James McNeil Whistler, as well as practitioners with ties to Cincinnati, including Mary Louise McLaughlin, Henry Farny, Lewis Henry Meakin, and John Twachtman. More than 100 monochromatic prints are on view.

Download The Etching Revival Guide (pdf), which includes an explanation of etching terms.   

CAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In a survey of 20 works, 2003 to the present, Dallas Museum of Art explores a decade of sculptural innovations — in practice, style, and materials —by British artist Rebecca Warren. The exhibition, "Rebecca Warren: The Main Feeling", continues through July 17. View images at the exhibition link.

DMA is the first museum in the United States to commission a sculpture from Warren: Pas des Deux (Plaza Monument), sited on the museum's newly opened Eagle Family Plaza.

DMA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art is presenting through May 15 "Louise Bourgeois: No Exit". An exploration of Bourgeois's ties to the surrealists and existentialists, the exhibition of 21 of the artist's drawings, prints, and sculptures also includes an unbound book, He Disappeared into Complete Silence (1947), which contains nine engravings and nine parables; the marble sculpture Germinal (1967), and M is for Mother (1998), a drawing.

NGA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In "This Place", on view through June 5, Brooklyn Museum of Art examines through the eyes of 12 international photographers Israel and the West Bank as place and as metaphor. The show presents more 600 images, taken between 2009 and 2012, by Frederic Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington.

View a selection of images at the exhibition link above. Visit the "This Place" Website.

Gallery tours are scheduled for April 24 and 28; a talk with Wendy Ewald, "Three Perspectives", takes place with Luc Sante on May 1; and a two-part film series, Wherever You Go and Red Leaves, is offered June 5.

An illustrated catalogue  is available.

Catalogue Cover Art

Brooklyn Museum on FaceBook and Tumblr

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