Friday, October 14, 2016

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Tomorrow, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the nonprofit Baltimore Clayworks hosts its "Autumn Blaze Fire Festival" in and around its studio/classroom building in Mt. Washington. In addition to food and live music, the festival will mark the first firing of a newly rebuilt wood kiln and include demonstrations of Raku firing and a Clay Olympics.

Information About the Ticketed Event 

Baltimore Clayworks on FaceBook

✦ Take a tour of Marilyn Henrion's new Patchwork City series of collages created with paper or fabric images from her digitally manipulated photographs.

✦ If you're an artist interested in placing your work in healthcare organizations, see Renee Phillips's comprehensive 58-page Art in Healthcare for Artists: A Comprehensive e-Guide. For details, see Phillips's post, "Art in Healthcare for Artists e-Guide".

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✦ Architect Frank Gehry talks about his life and career in Los Angeles for the four-part Art + Ideas podcast series at The Getty. Listen to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 at the Getty blog the iris.

✦ The Art21 Deep Focus feature offers interviews with composer Joel Pickard andd designer Matt Eller, both of whom are the subject of an Art21 Season 8 film.

✦ Below is a short about the knitted textiles of artist Janie Withers of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. In addition to fabrics, Withers and her partner Michael create a range of products, including lamp shades and other decor for the home, as well as fashion items such a purses.

Exhibitions Here and There

★ A new series of large-scale works on paper by Kara Walker debuted last month at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Influenced by Walker's time in Rome, the drawings in "The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work" explore the concepts of permanence and impermanence, as well as racial injustice and historical fact and fiction. Comprising two dozen drawings as well as two unique works created from collagraphic printmaking, the exhibition, which is part of the museum's Centennial celebration, runs through December 31.

An exhibition catalogue is available. A collaboration between Walker and her partner Ari Marcopoulos, an artist  and filmmaker, the catalogue includes images of Walker at work, text by Walker, an introduction by CMA co-curators Reto Thuring and Beau Rutland, and contributions from medieval scholar John Lansdowne and poet Tracy K. Smith.

Read "Cleveland Museum of Art Unveils New Work, Ecstasy of St. Kara", Cuyahoga Falls News Press, September 8, 2016.

View images from the exhibition at The Plain Dealer (

CMA on FaceBook

CMA Blog The Thinker

★ A collaboration between Tate Modern in London and J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, "London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj" continues at Getty Center through November 13. The exhibition highlights the work of six artists who reinvigorated figure painting in the late 20th Century.

A 136-page catalogue with 101 color illustrations is available.

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Explore the Exhibition (Information about the artists is here.)

See calendar for exhibition-related events.

Getty Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

Getty Blog the iris (Read a feature about the exhibition, "Hanging Pictures in the Land of Giants".

★ New York City's Asia Society is featuring an exhibition of postwar abstract work by Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki (19201-2013) in "No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki", on view through January 8, 2017. The exhibiion is the first museum retrospective of Zao's work in the United States. Twenty images are available for viewing at the exhibition link above.

A catalogue with essays by co-curators Melissa Waalt, Ankeney Weitz, and Michelle Yun and 141 color illustrations accompanies the show.

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Watch a preview.

Read Roberta Smith's coverage of the exhibition, "Zao Wou-Ki, an Abstract Fusion Master" in The New York Times.

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★ A huge selection of photographic work from the estate of Lester and Betty Guttman is on view in "There Was a Whole Collection Made: Photography From Lester and Betty Guttman" at the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago. The Guttmans donated in 2014 some 830 images by 414 artists. Several hundred of those works, including rare vintage prints and contemporary photographs, are presented in the show, which continues through December 30. The exhibition is organized thematically: Natural and Built World, Photographic Experimentation, Documentary, Living with Art, Portraiture, and Fifteen Minutes of Fame. Among the artists featured are Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, Hannah Hoch, Man Ray, and Carrie Mae Weems.

A 240-page fully illustrated, multi-author catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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See the museum's calendar for exhibition-related events.

Smart Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, Vimeo, and Instagram

★ On view through November 13 at RISD Museum, Providence Rhode Island, are two videos by French artist Julien Previeux: What Shall We Do Next (Sequence #2) from 2014 and Patterns of Life from 2015. Both video installations address movement in technology and innovation. The former is a single-channel video with color and sound and features the artist and dancers. The latter also is a single-channel video with color and sound and features the artist and dancers. Galerie Jousse Entreprise produced the videos.

Read A. Will's Brown's "What Shall We Do Next? An Interview with Artist Julien Previeux" (images are here).

View a RISD Museum exhibition guide (pdf).

RISD Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

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