All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Look once, and you're unlikely to forget gifted French artist Eric Lacombe's paintings, works on paper, or sculptures. The self-taught painter is also a graphic designer.
✦ Inspired by Indonesian tapestries, the carved encaustics of Rene Magnanti are unique and beautiful. Her prints and works on paper are not to be missed. Magnanti, who exhibits in the United States as well as abroad, is represented by Art Mora Gallery, New York. Her husband, Bill Pangburn, also is an artist.
Renee Magnanti at Artsy
✦ Take some time and explore the beautifully made porcelain bowls, sculptures, mixed media, and other work of artist-ceramist Angelica Tulimiero. An exhibition of Tulimiero's work recently concluded at Cloud Gallery in Amsterdam.
Cloud Gallery on FaceBook
✦ The Art Works blog of the National Endowment for the Arts has made a useful list of museum apps for iPhone and Android users. See "There's an App for That".
NEA on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram
✦ A hitherto hidden portrait has been found under a Degas painting. Read Steph Yin's "Finding Degas's Lost Portrait with a Particle Accelerator" in The New York Times.
✦ The Creators Project went to Paris, France, to learn how the city preserves its 13 million images.
✦ Artist and designer Claudy Jongstra uses felted wool to create her remarkable tapestries and textiles. Read about her process.
My thanks to ArtTube for the video.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ September 16 marks the opening of "Shih Chieh Huang: Synthetic Transformations" at Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia. Exhibited worldwide, the New York-based Huang presents an installation with interactive elements comprising LED lights, motion sensors, computer parts, screens, Tupperware, plastic, and other materials of daily life. His sculptures respond to viewers' presence with movement, sound, and illumination. Huang's work, a blend of art, science, and technology, can be seen through November 19.
Here's a 40-second teaser:
✭ Early fall exhibitions opened earlier this week at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C. Among them are "Hung Liu: Daughter of China, Resident Alien", which addresses the politically topical subjects of refugees and explores Liu's own experiences as Chinese emigre, American citizen, and woman; the Alper Initiative's "Artists for Justice", a look at Washington artists' responses to the graphics of Black Panther and artist Emory Douglas; and "Todas Las Manos", a public art project commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1976 deaths in Washington, D.C., of Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier and colleague Ronni Karpen Moffit. Tonight is a member's preview; tomorrow is slated for the artists' reception. The exhibitions continue through October 23.
Emory Douglas on FaceBook
✭ Work by New York photographer Paulette Tavormina is on view in "Seizing Beauty" at Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The exhibition, which continues through November 27, coincides with the book Seizing Beauty (Monacelli Press, 2016), a critical evaluation of Tavormina's gorgeous still lifes.
Paulette Tabormina's Blog
✭ Continuing through October 9 at San Francisco's de Young Museum is "Ed Ruscha and the Great American West", a show of 99 works, including prints as recent as 2015. The exhibition is ticketed. See the exhibition page for images and related public events.
Watch an exhibition video:
Watch an exhibition video:
A catalogue, available through the de Young shop, is available, as is a signed edition. In addition to an interview with Ruscha, the book features essays by Karin Breuer and D.J. Waldie.
Catalogue Cover Art
Ed Ruscha Website
de Young Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram
✭ The Morgan Lehman Gallery, in New York City, is showcasing new works on paper by Sharon Louden. The solo exhibition, titled "Windows" (images at the link), is on view through October 8. Louden's work also can be seen at Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, through December. (See Tweed exhibition link.)
Louden is the editor of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), an essay collection due out in March 2017. The book can be pre-ordered. Louden also is the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Sharon Louden at Morgan Lehman
Morgan Lehman Gallery on FaceBook