Friday, May 20, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition is scheduled from June 10 to July 31 at the South Australian Museum. Following that, the exhibition will appear at the National Archives of Australia.

South Australian Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

✦ If you like kinetic sculptures, look to Anthony Howe of Orcas Island, Washington. He's made an art of using wind power to propel his sculptures, which he first designs on his computer. In The Creator Project video below, Howe speaks about his work and how he creates it.

✦ The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation has published Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne. Written by Rick Axsom, the 432-page book is available from Artbook/DAP. It was released in conjunction with the exhibition "Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective" at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, concluding May 22. See the Artbook page for ordering and for additional information about the book's contents.

Cover Art

✦ Mosaic artists will enjoy this 1886 catalogue from Belcher Mosaic Glass Co. of New York. (My thanks to Public Domain Review.)

✦ Visit the Art Genome Project, which maps artworks, architecture, and design objects across history.

✦ Below is the trailer for Packed in the Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Wilkinson, by Jane Anderson. 

Exhibitions Here and There: Washington, D.C., Edition

✭ Washington, D.C.'s Sackler Gallery continues through July 24 "Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty". The exhibition brings together works from the Wu School, a group admired for its interpretations of the "Three Perfections", poetry, painting, and calligraphy, which were deemed during the Ming dynasty (1369-1644), to be the "ultimate expressions of Chinese literati culture". View exhibition images (pdf).

Freer-Sackler on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Five photographs by British artist Tom Hunter are on view in "Tom Hunter: Life and Death in Hackney" at the National Gallery of Art. Hackney is an increasingly gentrifying borough of London, and home to Hunter. From Hunter's series Life and Death in Hackney, the NGA installation comprises images from iconic Victorian paintings that Hunter has reworked in contemporary settings.

View images of 10 photographs from the series posted on Hunter's Website.

Tom Hunter on FaceBook and Twitter

NGA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The Smithsonian American Art Museum is presenting through July 31 "No Mountains in the Way: Photographs from the Kansas Documentary Survey, 1974", which was part of a series of photo survey projects undertaken in the 1970s by the National Endowment for the Arts and reminiscent of the Great Depression photographs of 1935-1944. For the Kansas survey, artists Jim Enyeart, Terry Evans, and Larry Schwarm traveled throughout the state, each with an assigned theme: buildings (Enyeart), people (Evans), and landscapes (Schwarm). Drawing on the results of this important documentation initiative, the exhibition features 63 vintage prints from the survey of 120 photographs, all of which are in the SAAM's permanent collection.

SAAM on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

Eye Level, SAAM Blog

✭ Earlier this week, the National Museum of Women in the Arts opened "Priya Pereira: Contemporary Artist Books from India". The show presents 10 of Pereira's artist books, through which she explores Indian culture, time, creative structures of language, use of type, and hand-drawn imagery. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Pereira has published work under the imprint Pixie Bks for the last 22 years. The exhibition is on view through November 18.

Priya Pereira at Artist's Books (Images of and descriptive information about six of Pereira's artist books can be found here.)

Read a feature article about Pereira at The Hindu (2013).

NMWA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Broad Strokes, NMWA Blog

✭ Portraits of showman P.T. Barnum, inventor Samuel Morse, musician Teresa Carreno, and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher are among 20 photographs by Mathew Brady, the famous 19th Century American photographer, currently on view in "Lincoln's Contemporaries" at the National Portrait Gallery.

See the NPG's Website Mathew Brady's Portraits.

NPG on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Face to Face, NPG Blog

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