Friday, June 9, 2017

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The miniature paintings of Dina Brodsky are exceptional. See her contemporary realist work, including the series Secret Life of Trees, which recently was exhibited in New York City, One More Shelter, and Desert Places. Limited-edition prints of some of her work are available on Brodsky's Etsy site. Also see This Is Colossal's feature on Brodsky's sketchbooks.

Dina Brodsky on Instagram

✦ Richard Kostelanetz discusses e.e. cumming's artist book CIOPW at Hyperallergic.

✦ The art of freelance illustrator and art director Marina Esmeraldo is the subject of this Eye on Design feature.

Marina Esmeraldo on FaceBook and Instagram

✦ The installation Tomorrow Is Another Day by Mark Bradford appears at the United States pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale. Bradford's work will travel to the Baltimore Museum of Art in September 2018.

A social activist, Bradford announced in Venice his pledge to help fund over six years Rio Tera dei Pensieri, a prison cooperative at which inmates learn practical job skills.

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✦ London artist Alastair Gordon penned for Artway the essay "I Believe in Contemporary Art" in which he makes his case both "as a person of faith who loves contemporary art, but also as a believer in the art world itself." Co-founder of the mentoring charity for arts graduates Morphe Arts, which explores the relationship between Christian faith and art, Gordon published in April a new book GOD art. (Listen to Gordon's 2016 talk "Signs of Faith in the Contemporary Arts".)

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✦ The following short film, "On the Line: New Perspectives on Craft in Southeast Asia", introduces us to the British Council's work in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam through three craft research residencies that took place in December 2016. Six students from the Royal College of Art were paired with six local researchers and practitioners to explore over two weeks artistic practices and social conditions of women in craft in the three countries. A related exhibition continues through June 17 at The Aram Gallery in London.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Arkansas, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, is presenting the remarkable "Diane Burko: Glacial Shifts, Changing Perspectives" in conjunction with the recently concluded regional festival Artosphere celebrating artists influenced by nature. Continuing through September 30, the exhibition features Burko's large-scale paintings and photographic series that chart the effects of climate change on the world's glaciers. A catalogue with more than 90 full-color images accompanies the show. Read Diane Burko's guest blogpost at Scientific American, "Bearing Witness to Climate Change" (April 17, 2017).

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Burko will give a talk and sign books in September at Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. See the Events section of the Glacial Shifts Website for details.

Walton Arts Center on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ A survey of work by Suzanne McClelland, "Just Left Feel Right", continues at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut. The first museum survey for McClelland, the exhibition covers 25 years of McClelland's paintings from specific periods, including My Pleasure (1990) and the series Rap Sheet (2010-2013) and Left (2011), and three new paintings from Before Tomorrow (2015-2016). Also included is her installation third party (2016-2017), composed of glass, ceramic, and paint. A hand-stamped, full-color scholarly publication with images of works in the exhibition, an essay, and a limited-edition poster by the artist, is available. The exhibition concludes September 4.

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Juliet Helmke, "Suzanne McClelland Paints with Data", Blouin ArtInfo, March 16, 2017

The Aldrich on FaceBook and YouTube

✭ At the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas, you'll find "Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney", on view through June 25. Designed to consider conceptual and philosophical ideas of representation and materiality, the exhibition features the media of painting (Chang) and photography (Cherney) and examines the history and principles of Chinese ink painting. Two new collaborative pieces are presented for the first time. A selection of images is available at the exhibition link.

Crow Collection on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

✭ In Roanoke, Virginia, Taubman Museum of Art has mounted its first triennial of juried work in all media by artists living in the state. The exhibition, "Homeward Bound", showcases work by more than 50 artists selected by Bradley Sumrall, chief curator of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Genesis Chapman of Richmond, Millicent Young of Ruckersville, and Brian Sieveking of Roanoke were selected for first, second, and third place awards, respectively. The exhibition is up through July 16. A selection of images and a complete list of the participating artists are at the exhibition link.

Taubman Museum on FaceBook and Instagram

✭ Opening June 30 at RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island: "Altered States: Etching in Late 19th-Century Paris". In addition to featuring several new museum acquisitions, the exhibition will present work by Albert Besnard, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Henri Guerard. An online catalogue will be available.

RISD Museum on FaceBook, Instagram, and YouTube

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