All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Greg Lindquist makes beautiful abstractions of pollutants, such as coal ash from North Carolina's Dan River. Work by Lindquist and Damian Stamer can be seen through September 11 in "Altered Land" at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.
Greg Lindquist on His Work in Altered Land from The North Carolina Museum of Art on Vimeo.
✦ The Artistic Noise program provides for visual arts practice and development of entrepreneurial skills among youths who are incarcerated, on probation, or otherwise in the judicial system. The New York-based program, currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, sponsors an Artist in Residence. Read Priscilla Frank's article in The Huffington Post, "How Incarcerated Youth Are Making Their Voices Heard Through Art".
✦ Recycle and reuse are two of Jennifer Collier's favorite words. The award-winning artist transforms books, maps, envelopes, wallpaper, scrap paper, and vintage material into two- and three-dimensional objects, from cameras to home and garden goods to garments and shoes.
Jennifer Collier on FaceBook
✦ Ohio's Columbus Museum of Art offers "Think Like an Artist Thursdays", 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The next opportunities are August 25 and September 29. Past events have included yoga and meditation in the galleries, music activities, and special projects by local artists. The museum also hosts an Art Book Club and the ongoing program "Wednesdays@2".
✦ Visiting San Francisco? See "Claudy Jongstra: Aarde", on view through April 2, 2017, at SF MoMA, featuring Jongstra's monumental, site-specific mural installation comprising hand-dyed wool. Jongstra trained as a fashion designer and subsequently took up the art of felt making; she raises sheep and handpicks the wool she uses in her art.
The Dutch word "aarde" means "earth". View an image of the installed mural.
Read "Why Claudy Jongstra Has Her Own Herd of Sheep", an interview.
Claudy Jongstra on FaceBook and Twitter
✦ Laurie Anderson's advice to young artists? "Be loose!"
My thanks to Louisiana Channel for the link.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Fifty-four works by 50 artists, including 31 exhibiting for the first time at International Print Center New York, are on view through September 24 in "Innervisions: New Prints 2016/Summer". Selected from more than 2,000 submissions by 800 artists, the New York City exhibition, curated by artist Dan Walsh, represents 16 states and 10 countries. Included are lithographs, monotypes, intaglios, screenprints, engravings, relief etchings, solarplates, woodcuts, aquatints, collagraphs, and other print forms. A list of the artists is found at the exhibition link.
Dan Walsh will give a talk at IPCNY & Pace Prints on September 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
✭ The Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota-Duluth is presenting through September 4 a photo essay, "Vance Gellert: Iron Country", that shows the effects of mining technologies on the environment, society, and the economy. Gellert is a native of St. Paul and a pharmacologist who has been photographing people and landscapes since the 1970s. View a selection of exhibition images (pdf).
✭ For its third biennial exhibition on bird-related art, Ohio's Toledo Museum of Art has mounted "Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli's Birds", featuring five paintings/collages, a tapestry, and a selection from Tomaselli's Field Guide series. Continuing through August 7, the show explores birds, visual perception, and transcendence in the artist's work.
Here's a Louisiana Channel film with Tomaselli:
See the museum's online exhibition "In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science".
✭ The exhibition "Liz Miller: Miasmatic Filigree", featuring Miller's mixed media installations, is on view through November 20 at South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings. Exhibition images, biographical information, and Miller's Artist Statement are included in a two-page brochure (pdf).
Here's a 2013 Minnesota Original profile of Miller:
Also see Liz Miller at David B Smith Gallery, where you'll find images from Miller's site-specific installation Recalcitrant Mimesis.
SDAM on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ In "Measure, Gesture, Form", Oregon's Portland Art Museum highlights a selection of modern and contemporary drawings from a bequest of more than 200 drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints. The exhibition, continuing through August 7, include American and European drawings, dating from 1958 to 2008, by such renowned artists as Sean Scully, Joe Goode, Brice Marden, Bruce Conner, Christopher Wool, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Lucien Freud.