Friday, April 28, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Cross-cultural exchanges among artists and how artists conceptualize them are examined in art critic Marcus Verhagen's Flows and Counterflows: Globalisation in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, February 2017). Read an excerpt at Sotheby's Institute of Art. Verhagen is a member of the faculty of the institute.

Cover Art

Sotheby Institute of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and Vimeo

"Slow Time: Marcus Verhagen Discusses Globalisation and Time" (Art Monthly)

Video Introduction to Marcus Verhagen

✦ Photographer Nobuyuki Kobayashi's black-and-white images of nature are both sensual and contemplative. See "'I take portraits of gods': the Photography of Nobuyuki Kobayashi — In Pictures" at The Guardian (March 22, 2017). Also see the video interview below with images from his 2014 exhibition in Finland, "Portrait of Nature — Myriads of God":

Nobuyuki Kobayashi on FaceBook

✦ Artist Adele Wagstaff shows others "How to Paint an Artist from Life", Part 1 and Part 2, at Artists & Illustrators magazine.

✦ Personal data lends itself to some surprising artistry, as Rachel Lynne Wilkerson reveals at Curator magazine. The year-long Dear Data is the project of information designers Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. See the Dear Data Website. A 300-page Dear Data book is available.

✦ Quilter Louise Maughan James is the recipient of the Grand Prix - First Prize at the 2017 Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival at Tokyo Dome. See a selection of the quilts that were on display, including the prize winner. (The Grand Prix winner also can be seen in this post from Okan Arts.)

✦ Congratulations to Leigh Yawkey Woods Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, for being recognized for the second year in a row as a National Medal Finalist for museum and library services. The award, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, celebrates museums providing innovative public service. To receive the award is considered a great honor.

Information About 2017 National Medal Finalists

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✦ The video below, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., shows conservator Amber Keer preparing a Gene Davis painting for re-stretching. She is sewing strips of canvas onto the tacking margins. For more about the treatment, see the Eye Level blog post, "Art Conservation: Stretching a Very Large Gene Davis Painting". The museum recently concluded an exhibition of the Color Field painter's work, "Gene Davis: Hot Beat".

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, continues through June 18 "The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger". The exhibition features more than 140 of the artist-jeweler's exquisite works, which were donated  to VMFA by philanthropist Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910-2014). Some of the objects are being shown for the first time. See a preview of the show below and in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Additional images are at the exhibition link above.

Jean Michel Schlumberger (1907-1987) at Tiffany & Co.

✭ Minnesota's Northern Clay Center, in Minneapolis, is presenting an "Amy Sabrina [Myers] Retrospective" from May 12 to June 25. Amy Sabrina, who died in 2013, lived and worked on a 35-acre farm in Dalbo, where she made pottery inspired by nature and celebrated in solo and group shows throughout the United States. The exhibition offers examples from throughout her career.

NCC on FaceBook and YouTube

✭ Works by 51 contemporary artists, including Beth Cavener, Shepard Fairey, and Kehinde Wiley, who graced the pages of the art magazine Hi-Fructose is on display in "Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose" at Ohio's Akron Art Museum. The group exhibition, which runs through May 7, includes oil paintings, drawings, ceramic and bronze sculptures, video, and mixed-media works created using new and traditional artistic processes and addressing such issues as social justice, war, and sexuality. A complete list of the artists represented in the show, as well as links to their Websites, is available at the exhibition link. The show travels in June to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

Akron Art Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ The exquisite studio glass of the renowned Harvey Littleton (1922-2013) can be seen in "From the Fire" at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina, through August 27. Including loans from the Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA), Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), and private collections, the exhibition celebrates Littleton's contributions to and influence on the studio glass movement (now in its 55th year) and examines current and innovative processes in contemporary glass.

American Studio Glass Movement (Corning Museum of Glass)

CAM on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ "Hot Metal Modern: Design in Pittsburgh and Beyond" concludes its long run at Carnegie Museum of Art on June 1. The installation, intended to showcase Pittsburgh as a major design center, features a wide range of design object from the Pittsburgh area and relates the stories of innovation and industry behind them.

Carnegie Museum of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and Vimeo

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

So much to see & so much to learn on your All Art Fridays!