All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Crow's Shadow Artist-in-Residence Brenda Mallory has created editions of four new prints that are available for purchase: Raveling, a two-color lithograph, 40" x 18"; Raveling (First Parcel), a two-color lithograph. 13" x 13"; Crossings, a one-color lithograph, 40" x 29-3/4"; and The Plural of Nexus, a one-color lithograph, 30" x 22-3/8". All are on Rives BFK White and have been printed by Frank Janzen.
✦ More than five decades of work by abstract painter Louise Fishman is presented in the new catalogue Louise Fishman (DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2016). Edited by curator Helaine Posner, the book includes essays as well as an interview by Ingrid Schaffner. Fishman was the subject of "Louise Fishman: A Retrospective" at Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase College, State University of New York), which concluded July 31; and of "Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock" at Institute of Contemporary Art (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), which concluded August 14. View inside.
Catalogue Cover Art
✦ Washington, D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum has commissioned painter Mark Bradford to create a 400-foot "cyclorama" comprising a suite of site-specific paintings that focus on women of the Civil Rights movement; the paintings will be installed in November 2017, along the circumference of the museum's third-floor Inner Circle galleries. Details about the commission are available in a July news release. The Los Angeles-based Bradford will represent the United States at this year's 57th Venice Biennale.
✦ A trailer has been created for the poetry film After (formerly known as BE•HOLD), currently in production. An exploration of poetry about the Holocaust, the Lumen Productions film is produced by Janet Kirchheimer, whom I interviewed in 2015. Janet also co-wrote the film with its director, Richard Kroehling.
After on FaceBook
✦ This year, London's popular Sculpture in the City program features work by Anthony Caro, Jaume Plensa, Mat Collishaw, William Kentridge, and more than a dozen other artists. The City of London Website provides details for each artist's work, as well as a downloadable map. (The sculptures are in 20 locations.)
✦ Take time to browse self-taught needle-felting painter Stacy Polson's amazing portfolio. Her teapots are especially wonderful.
✦ Sleepless nights were an exercise in creativity for Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). Images of the Midnight Paintings he kept secret during his lifetime can be seen in the Guardian post "The Secret 'Midnight Paintings' of Dr. Seuss — in Pictures".
✦ Listen as Kojiro (Ko) Umezaki performs Empty Bell, which was inspired by the art and replica caves on view through September 4 in "Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road" at The Getty in Los Angeles. Also see the "More to Explore" section of a post about Umezaki's "pop-up" musical performances. At the exhibition link above, watch the videos about the creation of the replica caves and the production of an immersive 3D experience.
Exhibition Catalogue Cover Art
The Getty on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ In Eastport, Maine, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art is presenting "Steven Trefonides: Secrets" through September 18. Now in his 80s, Trefonides, a representational painter and a photographer, maintains a studio in Boston. He was the subject of a feature, "The Man Who Wouldn't Stop Painting", in Boston in 2009.
Steven Trefonides on FaceBook
Tides Institute & Museum on FaceBook
✭ In Loveland, Colorado, the Loveland Museum has mounted "Robert Mangold: Erratic Energies", on view through September 18. The exhibition includes sculptural wall pieces from Mangold's PTTSAAES series (the acronym means "Points Traveling Through Space At An Erratic Speed"), as well as a selection of work from Anemotives, Mangold's wind-driven stainless steel sculptures.
✭ Earlier this week, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft. Worth, Texas, celebrated the opening of its commissioned, site-specific installation by Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 34. Comprising more than 60 miles of multi-colored thread, Plexus no. 34 is the latest in a series of "indoor rainbows" that Dawes has been creating for the last five years. It will be on view in the museum's atrium for two years, through September 2, 2018. Dawes needed approximately two weeks to install the artwork, constructing the piece in layers of color threads placed in a specific order. The museum encourages viewers to take photos and post the images with the tag #amoncartermuseum. View images.
A limited-edition artist's book, expected to be available in September, accompanies the Plexus exhibition.
Gabriel Dawe on FaceBook
Also on view, through February 7, 2017, is "Sam Francis: Prints", comprising more than 12 prints created during Francis's time at the Tamarind Institute when it was in Los Angeles (it's now in Albuquerque, New Mexico).
✭ The Minneapolis Institute of Art continues its exhibition "Living Rooms | The American Period Rooms: Inside/Out" through October 30. The exhibition presents a series of new photographs by Anthony Marchetti that are part of MIA's Living Rooms project to reinvigorate displays of its decorative arts collections. Marchetti spent more than a year researching MIA's curatorial archives to learn how the American-period rooms were transformed from once-functional living spaces to historic interiors reassembled in the museum. Additional information about Marchetti's MIA-commissioned project is available on the photographer's Website. View images.
✭ Etchings by Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Hardin (1943-1984) are on display at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. The exhibition, "Spirit Lines", continuing through September 5, presents for the first time all 23 first editions of Hardin's collection of copper plate etchings that she completed between 1980 and 1984.
Helen Hardin, Messenger From the Sun, #1/50, 1980
Copper Plate Etching
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