All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Coming this fall from Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, is Ken Price: Drawings (October 25, 2016). The exhibition "Ken Price Drawings" continues through September 10 in Los Angeles.
Ken Price Website
Ken Price (1935-2012) at Matthew Marks Gallery
✦ Mexico's Teresa Margolles built in Los Angeles a monument to 100 people who died because of gun crime on city streets. She used crime-scene debris in her conceptual project, which she completed in late July. The work was part of the exhibition "Current: LA Water" that placed projects in 15 city parks; the exhibition concluded August 14. Read an Art Newspaper post about Margolles's project.
✦ Fiber artist Abigail Doan is thinking ahead to autumn: see her Foglia ("Leaf") series of mixed media collages. View her "Lost in Fiber" portfolios.
Abigail Doan / Lost in Fiber on FaceBook
✦ Conceptual artist and poet Natasha Marin, of Seattle, Washington, has launched Reparations, a new Website. Rich Smith of The Stranger has the story.
✦ If you're a woman who'd like to know how to break into the art world, read Eileen Kinsella article "18 Female Artists Give Advice to Women Starting Out in the Art World" at ArtNet News.
✦ In the video below, six artists talk about black identity; included are Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Kerry James Marshall (America), photographer Sammy Baloji (Congo), and the writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria), Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Kenya), and Taiye Selasi (Nigeria). To see full-length interviews, visit Channel Louisiana.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ The Northwest's biennial of contemporary art, "Portland 2016", continuing through September 18, surveys the work of nearly three dozen Oregon artists. This year's exhibition of 34 artists' work appears at 25 partner venues in 13 communities across Oregon. Curated by Michelle Grabner, whose selections of work reflect a particular geography or culture, and presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, the biennial is Oregon's largest to date. See the list of participating artists' names, which are hyperlinked to their Websites. Among participating arts organizations are the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University, Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, and White Box at the University of Oregon, Pendleton.
✭ Visitors to Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, have until September 18 to see "Women's Work: Prints from the Collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts". Featured in the exhibition are 42 works on paper, including etchings, lithographs, screen prints, and mixed media, by such artists as Jennifer Bartlett, Lee Krasner, Pat Steir, and Leslie Dill, as well as Alabamians Anne Goldthwaite and Clara Weaver Parrish.
✭ Artworks from every period of the late Alma Thomas's career are on view in "Alma Thomas" at New York's Studio Museum of Harlem. Organized by Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, the solo exhibition, which continues through October 30, features rarely seen watercolors and early abstractions, as well as a selection of paintings from private and public collections. Five images of the more than 50 paintings and works on paper in the show are available at the exhibition link.
Alma Thomas, Cherry Blossom Symphony, 1973
Acrylic on Canvas, 69" x 54"
Collection Halley K Harrisburg an Michael Rosenfeld, NY
A comprehensive, 192-page monograph with 115 color illustrations (Prestel, September 2016) is available.
Catalogue Cover Art
Read Hilarie Sheets's article "Museums Bring Pioneering Painter Alma Thomas Out of Storage for Her First Major Retrospective in Over 30 Years", Artsy, January 21, 2016.
Alma Thomas (1891-1978) at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Studio Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✭ In Roanoke, Virginia, Taubman Museum of Art is exhibiting through November 6 the beautiful site-specific installation Daphne (2016) by Eric Standley, who is based in southwest Virginia. The piece is composed of stone, steel, multiple layers of laser-cut paper, and reclaimed Virginia wood; its size is 204" x 57" x 23". Read more about the installation and then visit Eric Standley's Website to see images of his extraordinary work, which is inspired by geometry from Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation.
In the video that follows, Standley talks about his work and creative method:
Standley will be exhibiting at Scherenschnittmuseum, Vreden, Germany, between October 2016 and January 2017.
✭ Korean-American artist Soo Sunny Park is exhibiting a version of her installation Unwoven Light at The Dennos Museum Center, in Traverse City, Michigan. The installation is on view through September 4.
Watch the installation of Unwoven Light at Rice Gallery in 2013:
While you're visiting the museum, look for Ilhwa Kim's Seed Universe exhibition. Kim's sculptural, three-dimensional works are crafted from layers of rolled Korean Mulberry paper ("seeds"); they change their appearance, depending on angle, distance, and light.
Following is a Modus Gallery video of Seed Universe.
Ilhwa Kim on FaceBook