All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Photographer Barbara Bosworth has published The Meadow (Radius Books), with text by Margot Anne Kelley. It is described a "[p]art photo-essay, part journal and part scientific study" of a single meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts, which has been the photographer's and writer's subject for more than 10 years. The 200-page book features 60 color images. View a selection of images.
✦ Forthcoming from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) founder and president Paula Wallace is the memoir The Bee and the Acorn (Assouline Publishing, April 2016). Illustrations are by SCAD alumna Emily Isabella. Proceeds from the sale of the book, which details the creation of SCAD, will benefit a SCAD scholarship fund.
Paula Wallace on Twitter
✦ The 2016 exhibition "Arts in Foggy Botton Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Turf and Terrain" has been announced. More than a dozen sculptures and public artworks by local, regional, and international artists will be on view in Washington, D.C.'s history Foggy Bottom neighborhood from May 14 through October 22.
✦ View the work of paper sculptor and installation artist Marit Roland of Norway. One piece I particularly like is "Paper Drawing #10". The video below shows artwork from an exhibition at SKMU in Kristiansand, Norway.
✦ The sculptor Ursuala von Rydingsvard has been commissioned to create a work for the entrance to Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Learn more about the commission. View images of the 19-foot-tall sculpture, titled Uroda. The work is to be dedicated this spring.
✦ Local artist Helen Frederick has installed her Acts of Silence (2015) at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. In the video below, she speaks of how that work responds to Morris Graves's own. Her installation, part of The Phillips's wonderful Intersections project, is on view through May 1. Read about the exhibition.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ The University of Virginia's wonderful Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, will present a retrospective of the work of Australian Aboriginal elder Loongkoonan, beginning in May and running through August. Currently, "Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River", the artist's solo show at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., continues until April 26. (Images may be seen at the exhibition link.) The award-winning artist began painting in 2004, at age 95!
Read Emma-Kate Symons profile of the artist, "105-Year-Old Australian Aboriginal Artist Honored with U.S. Exhibition" at NYTimes Live ("Women in the World"). (Several images of Loongkoonan's paintings are included with the article.)
Kluge-Ruhe's current exhibition is "Being Human", on view through May 1. It is an exhibition of 29 photographic self-portraits by contemporary Aboriginal artist Bianca Beetson.
Kluge-Ruhe on FaceBook
✭ New Jersey's Newark Art Museum is presenting through May 15 "Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place". More than 100 works, including art from Southeast Asia and East and West Africa, are on view, all from the museum's collections. The exhibition features historic, modern, and contemporary art ranging from carpets, dress, and jewelry, to ceramics, glass, and metal, to paintings, prints, calligraphy, and photographs.
✭ On view in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at Harvard Art Museums through May 8 is "Art of Jazz: Form". The exhibition features 18 works, including a collage and lithograph by Romare Bearden, prints by William Henry Jackson and Jackson Pollock, drawings by Stuart Davis, and the Jazz Punch Bowl of Viktor Schreckengost. Images may be viewed at the exhibition link.
Harvard Art Museums on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ Continuing through July 4 at Seattle Art Museum is "Martha Rosler: Below the Surface". Organized in collaboration with Rosler and the New Foundation Seattle, the exhibition showcases the artist's found photo and video montages addressing contemporary social and political issues. Included are three videos and Rosler's two photomontage series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home (1967-1972) and House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home (2004-2008).
Martha Rosler, Red Stripe Kitchen, 1967-1972
Photomontage, 23-3/4" x 18-1/8"
Copyright © Martha Rosler
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
✭ The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, recently opened "In Our Own Words: Native Impressions", featuring 26 prints created by Daniel Heyman and graphic designer Lucy Ganje with master printmaker Kim Fink. The joint project includes portraits of Native people living within North Dakota's Tribal Nations and history in text from community members. The exhibition runs through July 10.
Read "UND Art Project Focuses on the Lives of American Indians" at Grand Forks Herald (September 5, 2015).
See Daniel Heyman's Portfolio for Native Impressions. Also see the portfolio at Cade Tompkins Projects. The portfolio, printed in January of this year in an edition of 9, comprises 12 reduction, color-woodcut portraits (by Heyman) and 12 letterpress prints of personal oral histories (by Lucy Ganje). There is a second edition of 16 on a different type of paper.