Friday, January 7, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ "Universe", a show of abstract paintings by Anne Marchand, is on view at D.C.'s Zenith Gallery through January 28. Images of Marchand's beautiful paintings may be seen here and here. Also on view: Craig Schaffer's sculpture.

At its Chevy Chase (Maryland) Pavilion location, Zenith is showing "Painting with Fire: Paintings by Peter Kephart" through February 8. 

Ann Marchand Website and Blog

Ann Marchand on FaceBook and Twitter

Craig Schaffer Website

Peter Kephart Live Demonstration (Kephart literally uses fire to create his work.)

Peter Kephart, A Solitary Firefly Expanding Its Range
Fire, Watercolor, Pastel on Cotton Rag Paper, 24" x 32" (framed)
© Peter Kephart

The above painting is in the Kephart show and for sale.

Peter Kephart Website

✭ On January 17, Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library presents "Portrait and Text: African American Artists of Dance, Music, and the Written Word". The exhibition features portraits by photographer and Harlem arts patron Carl Van Vechten and primary source material from MARBL's unparalleled collections on such African American writers, singers, dancers, and actors as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harry Belafonte, Richard Wright, Marian Anderson, Carmen de Lavallade, Pearl Primus, Josephine Baker, and Paul Robeson. The exhibition continues through June 30.

On January 29, poet Mary Oliver is reading at MARBL's 11th Annual 12th Night Revel.

MARBL on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

MARBL, most recently, acquired the archives of black artist and historian Amos Porter.

Portraits by Carl Van Vechten at The Library of Congress

✭ Continuing at the Maine Historical Society through May 29: "ZOOM IN: New Approaches to Maine History". Celebrating the launch of Maine History Online, part of the Maine Memory Network, the show includes physical and digital material from more than 40 historical organizations in the state, including the Maine State Library and the Muskie Archives at Bates College, that complement and enhance the telling of Maine history. 

Currently, Maine Memory Network is exhibiting in its virtual museum "A Celebration of Skilled Artisans".

Maine Historical Society on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Charlotte, North Carolina, Green Rice Gallery is presenting its group show, "A Few of My Favorite Things", through January 30. Participating artists include painter Holt McLean, mosaic glass artist Teresa Hollmeyer, painter Kendra Baird, and painter Susan Nuttall.

✭ New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing "Howard Hodgkin: Prints from the Collection, 1987-2002" through February 13. The exhibition features 11 of Hodgkin's multi-layered prints that showcase the British-born artist's exceptional use of delicate transparent glazes and shimmery color. Selected images from the exhibition may be seen here.

MetMuseum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Work of the extraordinary artist Mark Bradford is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston through March 13. Recipient in 2009 of a MacArthur grant, among other prestigious awards, Bradford lives and works in Los Angeles. The ICA/Boston exhibit, the first survey of his work, includes Bradford's collaged paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos from 1997 to 2010, as well as several new works. The Boston Globe's Sebastian Smee reviews the show here. For images and audio commentary, go here. Also see an online exhibit of "Enter and Exit the New Negro" here.

The video below was created by Donielle Kaufman for a Pomona College class on "Black Aesthetics and the Politics of (Re)presentation" taught by Professor Phyllis Jackson, a feminist historian of modern art.

Mark Bradford: cartographer of capitalism from Donielle Kaufman on Vimeo.

Other videos about the artist: "Mark Bradford: The Artist's Museum", in which Bradford is one of eight artists whose creative process and motivations were explored as part of the exhibition "The Artist's Museum" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles until January 31; and "Mark Bradford: Paper", an Art21 "Exclusive", in which the artist talks about his work and the scavanged materials he uses (the documentary also is available here, along with several slideshows of Bradford's artwork).

Holland Cotter, "Tracking Racial Identity, But Not Defined By It", The New York Times, December 24, 2010

Brian Keith Jackson, "How I Made It: Mark Bradford", New York Magazine, September 24, 2007

Bradford's Work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Upcoming Art Lectures in Washington, D.C.

✦ On January 13, at the Hirshhorn Museum, Andreas Huyssen discusses Guillermo Kuitca's work in "Guillermo Kuitca: Painter of Space". The one-hour lecture by the Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University begins at 7:00 p.m. The museum's exhibition "Guillermo Kuita: Everything — Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980-2008" closes January 16.

✦ The National Gallery of Art is presenting on January 22 a public symposium, "Truth to Nature: British Photography and Pre-Raphaelitism", 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Among the presenting scholars are David Colman, Duncan Forbes, Laura Henrickson, Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, and Malcolm Warner.

Alexis Rockman, The Pelican, Oil on Wood, 2006
Photo Courtesy of Artist © Alexis Rockman

✦ Contemporary artist Alexis Rockman, currently the subject of "Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow", on view until May 8, speaks about his artistic influences at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on January 12, 7:00 p.m.  The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Art and Science Lecture Series in which leading environmental scientists discuss the problems Earth faces while cultural experts consider how art can heighten awareness of the issues.

Slideshow of "A Fable for Tomorrow"

Articles on "A Fable for Tomorrow" and Alexis Rockman


Unknown said...

Very nice! Thank you for this post.

signed...bkm said...

Your blog is so informative I am enriched everytime I stop in...thank you...bkm

Nancie Mills Pipgras said...

Once again, you leave me breathless!

Anonymous said...

the howard hadgkin image is catching my eye.

thanks for the links :-)

S. Etole said...

I like the dynamics in the Kephart painting.

Louise Gallagher said...

This is a rich treasure trove of wonders this Friday!

Imagine being somewhere in the 3-d reality of all this art.

Oh my!