Friday, June 16, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ For her installation Portraits of Exile, Shimon Attie submerged for six weeks underwater in Copenhagan's Borsgraven canal nine large light boxes mounted with transparency images, evoking both the 1943 Danish rescue of Jews and Denmark's far more opaque response to contemporary refugees. Attie, currently exhibiting in the St. Louis Art Museum's New Media Series, where her film The Crossing can be seen through June 25, creates not only site-specific installations for public spaces but also produces video installations and new-media works that examine relationships between place, memory, and identity. See more of Attie's work.

Portraits of Exile from Shimon Attie on Vimeo.

✦ A digital archive of Corita Kent's preparatory materials such as sketchbooks, completed screenprints, a biography, scholarly essays, and other resources has been established at the UCLA's Hammer Museum. Read "Corita Kent in the Grunwald Center Collection". Kent's personal art collection of more than 1,400 objects went to the center on the artist's death in 1986.

✦ Some 20 tons of recycled newspaper went into David Mach's creation of a tsunami wave. Watch Katie Spencer's video reportage on the installation, "David Mach's New Installation Uses Tonnes of Old Newspapers", at Sky News (May 2017). 

David Mach on FaceBook and Vimeo

✦ A full-time neuroscience researcher, Ted Asher, has been appointed by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Read "PEM Appoints Dr. Ted Asher as First-Ever Neuroscience Researcher at an Art Museum" (May 8, 2017). Also read Stav Ziv, "Art and  the Brain: Museum Near Boston Hires Neuroscientist to Transform Visitors' Experience", Newsweek, May 17, 2017.

✦ Inspired by Dante's Inferno, Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) created between 1958 and 1960 a series of 34 drawings, XXXIV Drawings for Dante's Inferno, in which he introduced a transfer process to his practice of combining found objects and photographic imagery. Art lecturer Ed Krcma spent years identifying the images Rauschenberg used and elucidates his findings in Rauschenberg / Dante: Drawing a Modern Inferno (Yale University Press, May 16, 2017). The 208-page book features 80 color and 38 black-and-white illustrations.

Cover Art

Also see Robert Rauschenberg: Thirty-Four Drawings for Dante's Inferno (The Museum of Modern Art, June 27, 2017), featuring an Introduction by Leah Dickerman and poetry commissioned from Kevin Young and Robin Coste Lewis, published in conjunction with "Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends", a major 2017 retrospective at the MoMA in New York City. The exhibition continues through September 17.

✦ Today, The Art Assignment brings us Odili Donald Odita, who talks about his work and presents an assignment about color.

The Art Assignment on FaceBook and Instagram

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California, is featuring in her second solo exhibition at the gallery the work of Sabrina Gschwandtner of Los Angeles. On view through July 15 is "Sabrina Gschwandtner: Hands at Work"; comprising a video and 11 "quilts" constructed from deaccessioned 16mm film and presented in lightboxes,  the exhibition is a study of hands, craft, and montage. The footage selected shows hands physically at work — weaving, knitting, sewing, dyeing cloth, tying string, spinning yarn, and feeding fabric into machines — and examines the concepts of craft and art as practiced by women.

Sabrina Gschwandtner Film Quilt 

Sabrina Gschwandtner on FaceBook

Read Andrew Lampert's interview with Gschwandtner at BOMB (2013) in which the artist discusses editing, deterioration, and "women's work" in her film quilt series.

✭ In Oregon, Portland Art Museum continues through October 29 "CCNA: Connecting Lines", an exhibition of work by Brenda Mallory and Luzene Hill, both of whom are Native Americans. Hill's work takes as its subjects violence against Native women, female empowerment, and Native sovereignty. Mallory is showing her installation Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes, which she created during her 2015 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Each of the artists discusses her work in her respective short below.

Read an essay for the exhibition and exhibition texts that describe the Mallory and Hill artworks.

Luzene Hill:

Brenda Mallory:

PAM at FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ North Alabama's Huntsville Museum of Art is displaying through August 6 the botanical paintings of Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967). The exhibition, "Burchfield Botanicals", features a selection of Burchfield's masterworks as paired with his early botanical sketches and watercolors, as well as objects from the Marchand Wildflower Collection, Buffalo Museum of Science, New York. Between 1908 and 1911, Burchfield created almost 500 sketches of wildflowers and plants found in the forests and fields near his childhood home in Salem, Ohio.


Collage of Burchfield Botanicals

Read more exhibition information and see additional images in this pdf flipbook on spring and summer shows.

Huntsville Museum of Art on FaceBook

✭ Currently on view at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, are 50 paintings spanning six centuries of British painting. The exhibition, "Treasures of British Painting 1400-2000: The Berger Collection", includes work by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Benjamin West (1738-1820), Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), John Constable (1776-1837), and John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). The show continues through October 1.

The Berger Collection (Denver Art Museum)

Taft Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ In "From These Woods", on view through September 1 at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, you'll find examples of woodturning, carving, basketry, and furniture making hand-crafted by highly skilled artists from the Appalachian region. Among the artists represented in the show are Bill and Corinne Graefe of Phoenix Hardwoods, Floyd, Virginia; Alex Bannan, Roanoke, Virginia; Jennifer Zurick, Berea, Kentucky, and Norm Sartorius, Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Moss Art Center on Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo

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