Friday, June 30, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Work by the remarkable emerging photographer Khadija Saye, who died, age 24, this June in London's horrific Grenfell Tower fire, are on view through November 26 in the Diaspora Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale. A print of one of Saye's wet collodian tintypes can be seen at Tate Britain in a tribute to the fire's victims. See a selection of Saye's photographs.

Khadija Saye Website

Diaspora Pavilion Exhibition Text (pdf)

How-To re Wet Plate Collodian Tintype on YouTube

✦ Coming in October: Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary | Between Politics and Form: The Life and Work of Tina Modotti by Margaret Hooks. The book was first published in 1993 and until now has been out of print. A definitive portrayal of the artist, the 288-page book with 130 black-and-white images includes archival material, interviews with Modotti's contemporaries, and rare photographs.

Cover Art

✦ Watch Danny Quirk as he creates body anatomy art.

Danny Quirk on FaceBookEtsy, and MEDinArt

✦ Make your own colorwheel.

✦ A new discovery for me and an artist to watch: painter and sculptor Grace Tan, who recently showed new work in "Through the Eyes of Agape", a series of figurative charcoal drawings inspired by the story of Hagar in Genesis, at Lookout Gallery in Vancouver. View a selection of Tan's work in her online gallery. 

✦ Today's video is an interview with Gunther Uecker of Germany: "Gunther Uecker Interview: Poetry Made with a Hammer" at Louisiana Channel:

Günther Uecker Interview: Poetry Made with a Hammer from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.

Gunther Uecker at Levy Gorvy Gallery

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ South Carolina artist Mary Edna Fraser presents her gorgeous narrative landscapes in "Rising Tides", a solo exhibition beginning July 5 at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center, Washington, D.C. To continue through August 26, the show features Fraser's aerial views of Earth that she has transcribed onto silk using dyes and the medium of batik. The landscapes, which are gorgeous, document regions of the world threatened by climate change. See Fraser's galleries of batiks, monotypes, and oils on her Website.

Mary Edna Fraser, Aerial Lace
Batik on Silk Lace, 76" x 54"
© Mary Edna Fraser

Read Stephanie Hunt's article "Force of Nature" (May 2017) in Charleston magazine.

If you love Fraser's work but cannot afford her originals, take a look at her beautiful silk scarves and silk rugsgiclees on paper, limited to 100 prints, also are available.

Mary Edna Fraser on FaceBook

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center on FaceBook 

✭ Continuing through December 3 at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, is "All the Flowers Are for Me", an immersive installation by cross-disciplinary artist Anila Quayyum Agha that features floral forms inspired by Persian and Turkish architecture, textiles, and miniature paintings. 

"All the Flowers Are for Me" Installation
Lacquered Steel with Powder Coating and Halogen Bulb
Photo Credit: Ken Sawyer/PEM

Read Susan Flynn's post, "Seeing the World in a New Light" (October 2016), at Connected, PEM's blog.

Anila Quayyum Agha on FaceBook, Instagram, and Vimeo

Peabody Essex Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Santa Fe's New Mexico Museum of Art has placed on view work from its collection that examines how New Mexico artists have imagined and reimagined the state. Continuing through September 17, "Imagining New Mexico" considers the artists' responses to land, traditions, and histories as they relate to the state's identity. Among the artists represented in the show are Gustave Baumann, Helen Cordero, Laura Gilpin, Peter Hurd, William Lumpkins, Maria Martinez, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Fritz Scholder.

New Mexico Museum of Art on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ Thirty masterful landscape paintings by Texan Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922) can be seen in "Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape", continuing through August 31 at the Art Museum of South Texas, which is affiliated with Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Images can be seen at the exhibition link. Works in the show have been loaned by museums and private collectors.

Accompanying the exhibition, which already has been to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and San Antonio Museum of Art, is Julian Onderdonk: A Catalogue Raisonne (Museum of Fine Arts Houston/Yale University Press, October 2016) by Harry Halff and Elizabeth Halff. 

Catalogue Raisonne Cover Art

Art Museum of South Texas on FaceBook

✭ The "Other People's Pictures" exhibition at Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, opens July 14. The show, intended to examine how snapshots were used by amateur photographers, presents (through September 17) 200 small black-and-white vernacular photographs from the early- and mid-20th Century, primarily images of American women, all gifts to the center by collector Peter J. Cohen.

Untitled, Gelatin Silver Print
Collection of Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Vassar College
Gift of Peter J. Cohen
Accession #2015.12.1.116

1 comment:

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

I enjoyed reading.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.