Friday, June 17, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlight

Today's spotlight belongs to Texas-born Tim Eads, a sculptor with more than a little touch of humor who also creates beautifully intricate prints and drawings. Currently, Eads is showing until June 24 in "Perfect Citizen" at the Art Council of Princeton's Paul Robeson Center. On view there is Eads' 3,178 minus 366, comprising an exercise bike, batteries, motor, toaster, and butter churner. Here's a video of the machine being worked:

Kickstarter Feature "Bring Back Butter"

See "Sane and Insane: A Conversation with Cover Artist Tim Eads" at Open Letters Monthly, where additional images of Eads' marvelous mandelas are published.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Opening today in Washington, D.C., at the National Museum of Women in the Arts: "Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women's Lithographs from Tamarind". The show, which runs through October 2, features 75 works by 42 artists, among them Polly Apfelbaum, Elaine de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Margo Humphrey, and Kiki Smith. A showcase for differing aesthetic, technical, and conceptual approaches to printmaking,  the exhibition also underscores the high standards for printmaking upheld by the Tamarind Institute to this day.

NMWA on FaceBook and Twitter

BroadStrokes, NMWA's Blog

Tamarind Institute on FaceBook 

For those who'd like to learn a bit about lithography:

✭ Also opening today at NMWA, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary: "Susan Swartz: Seasons of the Soul", an exhibition of 13 large-scale paintings by the Utah artist, environmentalist, philanthropist, and documentary film-maker. Swartz's artwork is included in Painters of the Wasatch Mountains (GibbsSmith, 2005) and Natural Revelations: The Art of Susan Swartz (Susan Swartz Studio, 2007), which won an Independent Publisher Book Award for best regional nonfiction book.

Susan Swartz, Amethyst Grove, 2008
Acrylic on Linen, 48" x 72"
Private Collection

Susan Swartz Blog

A brief post on MWA's blog Broad Strokes includes additional information about Swartz and the exhibition.

✭ The Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, is presenting through September 12 "Legacy: Selections from Emily Fisher Landau's Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art". In May 2010, Landau, a trustee of the Whitney, pledged to donate 367 pieces from her historically important collection of postwar art, which includes works by Agnes Martin, Martin Puryear, and Susan Rothenberg, and three artists she collected in depth: Richard Artschwager, Jasper Johns, and Ed Ruscha.

FLCArt on FaceBook

Carol Vogel, "Emily Fisher Landau Pledges 367 Artworks to Whitney", The New York Times, May 6, 2010

Eli Wilner Interview with Emily Fisher Landau, February 2010

✭ Appearing at the Atheneaum in Alexandria, Viriginia, through July 10 is Virginia artist Kurt Godwin, who describes his work in the show, "Philosophy of Nature", as an attempt "at understanding the natural world and universe" through non-traditional landscape painting juxtaposing scientific diagrams with alchemical emblems, personal symbols, and iconography of "esoteric belief systems" (see image to right). 

NVFAA on FaceBook

✭ In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the "Blue Series", featuring portraiture by the painter Sean Diediker, continues through June 25 at Blue Rain Gallery. Diediker is a marvelous artist, as this video of selections of his exhibition work shows:

Blue Series from wes edling on Vimeo.

Blue Rain Gallery Images

Blue Rain Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter


Louise Gallagher said...

So if I had to work so hard for my bread and butter, I might not eat!

Dideker's blue series is fabulous!

Great finds Maureen. Thanks.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Beautiful and inspiring art!