Friday, February 18, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Roanoke, Virginia, the Taubman Museum of Art is presenting through April 24 "Quilt Art: International Expressions". The show, in a United States premiere at the museum, features 35 contemporary quilts by 22 quiltmaking artists from nine countries, all members of the international Quilt Art. Quilt Art, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010, has presented members' work in Europe, Japan, and Canada. Among the artists whose work appears in the show are Bethan Ash, Susan Denton, Ann Fahy, Mary Fogg, Inge Hueber, and Sandra Meech

Ann Fahy, Continuum, 2004
Linen, pleated, dyed and machine quilted, 125 cm x 30 cm each
© Ann Fahy

(Click on image for enlarged view.)

The exhibition was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. For a half-dozen images from the exhibit, go here

Taubman Museum of Art on FaceBook

✭ Opening February 25 at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, is "New Paintings: Deborah Barlow". Barlow, who lives in Brookline, Massachusetts and paints at her studio in Boston, has exhibited nationally and in Canada, Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Her visual language has been described as "transformative, primitive, and [of] elemental power".  

The show at Zane Bennett will run through March 18; the opening night reception is February 25, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Go here to see 16 images of Barlow's most recent work.

Barlow recently was interviewed by Lynette Haggard; go here to read Haggard's post, which includes a number of images of the artist's superb paintings. Other work may be seen at Lyman-Eyer Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Barlow writes arts criticism and related arts-and-literary commentary daily at Slow Muse

R H Gallery, in New York City, is showing "Orange Sky", with new works by Atsushi Fukui, Hideaki Kawashima, Naoki Koide, and Katrina Vonnegut, all of whom were born between 1966 and 1986. The name of the exhibition, running through March 1, is from Fukui's "Untitled" 2009 painting, shown below. 

Atsushi Fukui, Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on Canvas, 146 cm x 162 cm
Copyright © Atsushi Fukui

In the gallery's online catalogue are images of Fukui's landscape paintings, Kawashima's portrait paintings, Koide's ceramic sculpure Tree (Pine) from 2010, and Vonnegut's mixed media furniture.

✭ March 8 brings the opening of "Georges Roualt: Miserere et Guerre" at St. Louis University Museum of Contemporary Religious Art. The show, on view through July 31, presents the complete series of etchings, 58 in all, about which Belgian artist Georges Chabot wrote, "Here faith, love, and charity, vanity and cruelty, hypocrisy and pharisaism, life and death, are synthesized." Completed between 1914 and 1918, the work began as drawings in India ink, subsequently became paintings, and thereafter was transferred to copper plates and reworked heavily, seeing new life as prints. Roualt himself created captions for each plate, drawing from the Bible. Printed in an edition of 450 in 1927 but not exhibited until 20 years later, the black and distinctly religious series of prints has been deemed Roualt's masterpiece. 

Georges Roualt, Miserere et Guerre, No. 58, 1922
"And with his stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5)
Artist Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris

The Museum previously showed the series in 2003, 2000, and 1994.

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Analyzing van Gogh Yellow

A study of the chemistry of the chrome yellow paint Vincent van Gogh used, as in his Sunflower paintings, reveals the cause of its discoloration. Go here for a brief article on the interesting find.

Installation Artist Brenda Mallory

Recently, Oregon Public Broadcasting filmed Portland-based sculptor and installation artist Brenda Mallory at work in her studio, where she makes inventive, highly tactile 3d wall sculptures and installations from fabric and beeswax; in the OPB video below, Mallory shows how she coats the fabric and bolts pieces together as organic shapes and forms. In addition to waxed cloth and nuts and bolts, Mallory uses in her work such diverse materials as welded steel, screws, threaded rods, wire, graphite on panels, seed pods, encaustics, rubber, shell casings, and wood panels. See, in particular, Mallory's "Offcuts", "Clusters and   Strands", and "Near the Hive". It's evocative, some might say provocative, work.

Mallory is represented by Julie Nester Gallery in Park City, Utah.

Brenda Mallory's Blog


Padmavani said...

Of course I cannot feast my eyes and ears on these exhibitions. However, I was quite excited by Analysing Van Gogh's yellow. Thank you for sharing that!

Anonymous said...

hello, and good art friday to you!
cj is off school today, but still snoozing.
looks like there is an article on you and your poetry book at high calling, i will have to go and give it a read.

it's nice to see oregon getting some art press :-)

i might have to do a plug for opb.
the public might have to step up and actually
fund public broadcasting as the government
wants to cut cut cut everything but... know.

good post, mo.

Maureen said...

Nance, I try to make my way around to the states where my friends are. OPB does some of the best art-related features. This one on Mallory is excellent, I think.

S. Etole said...

I enjoyed your interview with Glynn a great deal.

The quilted linen piece above holds such quiet beauty. I would like to be able to view the texture.

Ruth said...

Quilts with hand colored fabrics add another dimension of creativity that astounds me. The patience!

Valerie Kamikubo said...

Somehow, I missed this week's All Art Friday post... and what a post to miss! This one is full of gems, Maureen!!! Glad I found it today. I loved the video on Brenda Mallory. Thanks for all the work and research you do to post these. I am enriched.

Brenda Mallory said...

Thanks for the great review!