All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Ecosystem sculptor Mary Mattingly created a public floating food forest, Swale, for New York City; it debuted in the Bronx earlier this summer. Read Taylor Dafoe's feature "A Look at Mary Mattingly's Floating Garden Project, 'Swale'" at ArtInfo. The project will be moved to other locations, including Brooklyn Bridge Park (September 15) and Brooklyn's Sunset Park (October 15); it already has been to Governor's Island. View images at the project Website.
✦ Literary critic Mary Jacobus comments on the "poet in painting" Cy Twombly in an interview at Princeton University Press blog. Her book Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint was published last month.
✦ Duke University's Rubenstein Library was the recipient in April 2015 of the outstanding Lisa Unger Baskin Collection. Baskin, an activist, collector, and book lover-scholar, spent 45 years assembling the collection's contents, which document women at work through the materials produced by women, including scholars, publishers and printers, scientist, artists, activists, and laborers. The Fine Books Magazine published a feature about the collection in its Summer 2016 issue. View a collection overview and images. Watch a video with Baskin about the collection. Read "Collection Spans Five Centuries of Women's History", Duke Today, April 20, 2015.
✦ If you visit MGM National Harbor, look for White Birch Totems, a marvelous installation by ceramist Ani Kasten. Kasten, formerly of Mt. Rainier, Maryland, moved in August to Minnesota. She will be missed! Watch an interview with Kasten from American Craft magazine:
✦ Here's a look at the British Council's art technology lab: AltCity Sao Paulo:
✦ Art21 released a preview of sculptor Liz Larner for Season 8 of its Art in the Twenty-First Century series. In the preview, Larner talks about her creation of polychromatic ceramics. In addition to clay, Larner works with fiberglass, crystals, paper, steel and aluminum, cloth, rubber, epoxy, bacteria, and other materials. Season 8 premieres September 16 on PBS.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Tulane University's Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, is presenting through December 30 "Marking the Infinite", an exhibition of contemporary work by female artists from Aboriginal Australia. The opening is September 7. Drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl of Miami, the show features work by Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultiji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yununpingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupngu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson. The exhibition earlier appeared at Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.
In the video below, Dennis Scholl talk about his passion for Australia's Aboriginal art:
This next video features Nongirrnga Marawili:
✭ Works on paper by such artists as Larry Day, Marlene Dumas, Marcel Dzama, Chris Ofili, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Shahzia Sikander, and Kara Walker are on view through September 25 in "Drawing Conclusions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs" at Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence. Exploring the use of narrative in contemporary art, the exhibition includes several new acquisitions to RISD Museum's collection. View a selection of images at the exhibition link above.
✭ A site-specific installation, Rose's Inclination, by Jessica Stockholder, goes on view September 12 at the Smart Museum at The University of Chicago. Part of the museum's Threshold series of commissions, Rose's Inclination is made of lamp hardware, paint, Plexiglas, rope, branches, carpet, and garden mulch; it also encompasses a section of a Judy Ledgerwood wall painting, itself a commission. Images and additional videos are available on the exhibition page. The installation remains on view through July 2, 2017.
Below, Stockholder talks about her work and process:
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✭ Over a period of 60 years, three women played critical roles in the daily activities of The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.: Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips. The museum is celebrating these women in its exhibition "Women of Influence", which continues through April 2, 2017, in the Reading Room, Lower Level 1. Biographical information and images are available at the exhibition link.
Also on view is the "James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show" (through September 19), and "Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color | Paintings and Sculptures, 1974-2004" (through September 18).
Experiment Station (Museum Blog)
✭ The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, is presenting through October 30 "Georgia O'Keeffe's Far Wide Texas", an exhibition of 28 of the 51 rarely seen watercolors the artist made during her years (1916-1918) in Canyon, Texas. A catalogue (Radius Books) including reproduction of 46 of the watercolors at full size on a page and an essay by Amy Von Lintel, an art professor at West Texas A&M University, is available.
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