Friday, September 16, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

John Yau writes about the Alma Thomas exhibition at Studio Museum in Harlem for Hyperallergic. The exhibition, "Alma Thomas", continues through October 30.

✦ Don't miss the stunning work of London-based Amy Oliver in the "Fragility of Self" at Creative Thresholds. View her sculpture, photo art/prints, and drawings and collages at her Website. (My thanks to Jerry Shawback for the introduction.) 

Amy Oliver on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ Yesterday's Artist Watch at Escape Into Life showcased work by printmaker Luca Cruzat.

✦ Read an excerpt from LiveForm: Women, Ceramics, and Community (University of Chicago Press, July 2016) by art historian Jenni Sorkin.

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✦ The University of Texas Press has published photojournalist Paula Bronstein's exemplary collection Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear (August 2016), described as "the most complete visual narrative history of this pivotal Middle East country currently in print." See the book's UT Press page for a look inside. Also see Bronstein's Website for additional images from Afghanistan. The photographs are extraordinary.

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Paula Bronstein on FaceBook

UT Press on FaceBook

✦ The video below is titled The Year My Sisters Died. Created by Cleveland photographer Honey Lazar and video/performance artist Lauren Voss, it is included in "Interrupted", a thematic exhibition about loss and longing, at Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. The exhibition remains on view through September 25.

YMSD Segment from Lauren Voss on Vimeo.

Honey Lazar on FaceBook

Coburn Art Gallery on FaceBook

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Visual artist Vesna Jovanovic's 2013-2014 series of conceptual drawings of the human body is on view in "Foreign Bodies" at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington. According to Jovanovic's Artist Statement, the drawings, on exhibit through October 30, "reference medical illustration while depicting various objects that may or may not commonly be thought of as part of the human body. . . Each piece shows the result of various musings regarding what might enter the body surgically, accidentally, deliberately, violently, and aesthetically." 

View Jovanovic's Foreign Bodies series.

DCCA on FaceBook

✭ In Lincoln, Nebraska, Sheldon Museum of Art is presenting "Saya Woolfalk: ChimaTEK: Kaleidoscopic Camouflage", an exhibition of site-specific works that respond to the museum and its collection. The show continues through December 31. Images are available at the exhibition link above.

Saya Woolfalk on FaceBook and Instagram

Sheldon Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram

✭ Continuing through October 23 at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, is "Lauren Henkin: Second Nature". Using photography and video, Henkin examines our perceptions of nature and engagement with the natural world, raising questions about the real and the virtual. Henkin's photographs were made over three years. The exhibition presents the entire body of her Second Nature series.

Henkin will give a gallery talk on September 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Lauren Henkin on FaceBook and Instagram

See Henkin's broadside, for which she paired nine of her Maine photographs with Mark Strand's Lines for Winter.

CMCA on FaceBook, Instagram, and Vimeo

✭ The Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has mounted a show about Native American spirituality. Titled "Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual Borderlands", the exhibition, which continues through December 17, examines how artists working in diverse media interpret sovereignty, spiritual connections to land, and cultural identity within the boundaries of the Great Plains. Exhibition jurors (Netha Cloeter, heather ahtone, and Jill Ahlberg Yohe) will gather November 3 at 7:00 p.m. for an informal panel discussion about their selection of the exhibition's artists and the topic the exhibition addresses.

✭ September 18 marks the opening of "Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon", at The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan. The exhibition is about grandmothers the world over who campaign for political, economic, and social justice. The inspiration for the show, which was created by Grand Rapids Public Museum and Genesis/Denver, is documentary photographer Paola Gianturco's book Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, (PowerHouse Books) which includes photographs and stories about 120 activist grandmothers in 15 countries on 5 continents. The exhibition at Dennos runs through December 31.

Installation Photo of Exhibition at GRPM

Information about "Grandmother Power"

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In this video, Gianturco talks about her project:

Watch a CCTV America video about Gianturco's project: "Full Frame Essay: Documenting Women Improving the Lives of Children".

Paola Gianturco on FaceBook

The Dennos Museum Center on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

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