All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Washington, D.C.-area sculptor, painter, and installation artist Jacqui Crocetta will wow you with her sculptures of sticks, branches, and such materials as goatskin, handmade paper, and seeds.
Jacqui Crocetta at Studio Gallery DC
✦ The encaustic collages of Janet Reid are terrific. (My thanks to friend Seth Apter for the link to Reid's Website.)
✦ Bob Dylan's "The Beaten Path", a collection of landscapes on view at London's Halcyon Gallery, can be toured virtually. The exhibition, running through December 11, includes sketches, watercolors, and acrylics. See Vanity Fair's "Take a Virtual Tour of Bob Dylan's London Art Exhibit". Also read "In His Own Words: Why Bob Dylan Paints".
✦ The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art has opened at Columbia University.
✦ Ann Martin of All Things Paper makes the best discoveries. Just look at CRIZU's folded book sculptures and paper jewelry. Visit the CRIZU Website to view the latest projects.
CRIZU on FaceBook
✦ Below is the trailer for Mele Murals, a 2016 documentary about contemporary graffiti artists Estria and Prime and their project with a group of Native Hawaiian youth who learn how to keep their culture alive by relating their personal stories through their murals. Screened at numerous film festivals, the documentary was directed by Tadashi Nakamura and produced by Keni Lee.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ New York City's Museum of Modern Art is featuring a dozen photocollages by Josef Albers (1888-1976) in "One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers". On view through April 2, 2017, the photocollages were made by Albers before he fled Nazi Germany for the United States. A 140-page catalogue by Sarah Hermanson Meister, showcasing all 70 of Albers's photocollages, accompanies the exhibition. (Preview a 23-page sample from the catalogue.) A gallery talk is scheduled for January 4, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
Catalogue Cover Art
"MoMA Publishes the Complete Set of Photocollages Created by Josef Albers at the Bauhaus", Fine Books & Collections Blog, November 4, 2016
Robin Pogrebin, "Delivering Fresh Attention to Josef Albers", The New York Times, November 3, 2016
MoMA on FaceBook
✭ The work of American modernist Stuart Davis (1892-1964) is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., through March 5, 2017. In addition to exploring Davis's working methods, the exhibition, "Stuart Davis: In Full Swing", features 100 of the artist's jazz-inspired compositions.
A 260-page catalogue with 209 illustrations accompanies the exhibition.
Catalogue Cover Art
The museum is sponsoring a teachers' workshop, "In Full Swing: The Art of Stuart Davis", on February 11, 2017.
The exhibition will travel to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (April 8, 2017 - August 6, 2017) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (September 16, 2017 - January 8, 2018). Earlier this year it was at the Whitney Museum in New York City.
✭ Artist Barbara Williams is showing in "Six Paths to Everything" at Studio Gallery DC. Her beautifully crafted works, inspired by Himalayan prayer flags and India's "Pali script: The Buddha", are made on specially prepared watercolor paper. The exhibition continues through December 17.
✭ Paintings and drawings by Cezanne, Pissarro, Morisot, Renoir, Cassatt, and others are on view through June 11, 2017, at the Rhode Island School of Art & Design (RISD) Museum, Providence. The exhibition, "Inventing Impressionism", highlights the artists' innovative creative process and use of materials and showcases rarely seen works on paper, including Degas's monumental pastel Six Friends at Dieppe and Monet's A Walk in the Meadows at Argenteuil, the latter a recent gift to the museum. A selection of works can be seen at the exhibition link.
✭ In Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has mounted "World War 1 and American Art", a major museum exhibition that explores American artists' responses to WWI. Continuing through April 9, 2017, the exhibition is organized around eight themes designed to follow the war's own narrative: "Prelude: The Threat of War", "Hartley and Hassam: Tenuous Neutrality", "Debating the War", "Mobilization", "Modernists and the War", "Battlefields", "The Wounded and the Healers", and "Celebration and Mourning". Among the paintings showcased is John Singer Sargent's massive Gassed (1919), on loan from the Imperial War Museums. The 160 works on view, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photographs, posters, and ephemera, were made by 80 artists of the period. A catalogue (see image below) is available.
Read "John Singer Sargent Painting on the Horrors of War Coming to Philadelphia", Newsworks, October31, 2016, and "Epic 'Harrowing' Painting of War Travels to PAFA for Exhibit", Philadelphia Inquirer, October 28, 2016.