Friday, July 22, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ This recent article in Wired Science, "The Cutting Edge Physics of Jackson Pollock", highlights fascinating research analyzing the physics, specifically fluid dynamics, in Pollock's art. In their study of Pollock's drip painting, the researchers even derived an equation for how the artist spread his paint. 

✦ Work by Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Raymond Pettibon, James Rosenquist, Cindy Sherman, and other well-known artists is slated to be auctioned by Christie's in New York City on September 22. Christie's has waived its commission fees, and 100 percent of the auction sales will be donated by Artists for Haiti to support nonprofit aid organizations serving Haitians still suffering from the effects of the devastating 2010 earthquake. A preview exhibition will be held at David Zwirner on September 6-10. The artworks also will be on view at Christie's (20 Rockefeller Plaza) September 17 - 20. 

✦ David Zwirner's Second Annual Summer Pop-Up Bookstore is July 25 - August 5 at 533 West 19th Street, New York City. Rare and out-of-print books, signed artist catalogues, posters, and films are among the offerings.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Maine's coast figures prominently in the beautifully shimmering paintings of Sarah Knock, a show of whose work opens August 4 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, Maine. Knock's exhibition runs through August 27. 

Sarah Knock, Island Reflections, Oil on Canvas
16" x 26"
© Sarah Knock
Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Me.

Knock's Just Water was selected for the Portland Museum of Art's 2011 Biennial. Her work was among that of 46 other artists so honored and selected from more than 900 entries.

Greenhut Galleries on FaceBook

✭ Mark White's solo show "Oceans Twenty 11: New Paintings from the Coast" is on view at Mark White Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, until August 8. White's paintings are patined engravings on copper, aluminum, and steel. Here's an example (note, even in the image [click to enlarge], the reflective light and sculptural qualities White achieves by working in metal):

Mark White, Reaching Sunset, 2011
Patined Engraving on Floated Aluminum
16" x 48"
© Mark White

Mark White Fine Art on FaceBook


✭ A retrospective of more than 200 paintings and drawings by LeConte Stewart (1891-1990) opened yesterday at Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The show, "Le Conte Stewart: Depression Era Art", is drawn from museum and private collections in the West and, according to the description, highlights the artist's examination of "thematic images of progress juxtaposed to the human consequences of economic upheaval". In a related exhibition that will be on view through January 16, 2012, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, is presenting a survey of Stewart's landscapes on paper and paintings of rural Utah.  

For a video introduction to Stewart's art and rare footage of Stewart discussing his work, go here.


✭ In Richmond, Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opens "Modern Masters: New Paintings by Sean Scully and John Walker" on July 23. In addition to monumental paintings by the two artists, including Scully's Cut Ground Red Blue and Walker's North Branch II, both promised gifts to the museum, the show, which runs through November 27, features a suite of 12 photographs by Scully and four additional recent paintings by Walker.

Image at Left: Sean Scully, Cut Ground Red Blue, 2009, Oil on Linen, 110" x 161-1/4", Promised Gift to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr.

John Walker, North Branch II, 2009
Oil and Mud on Canvas, Triptych
84"x66"; 84"x84"; 84"x66"
Promised Gift to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
by Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr.

VMFA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube


Painter Sean Scully at Writing Without Paper

"Sean Scully: Wall of Light", Metropolitan Museum of Art (2006-2007)

✭ Continuing through August 28 at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is "Hiro Sakaguchi: No Particular Place to Go", featuring drawings, paintings, and sculpture of the emerging artist. 

Hiro Sakaguchi Additional Images

Hiro Sakaguchi on FaceBook


Valerie Kamikubo said...

Thank you again for all the research that goes into these posts, Maureen. You always provide a sumptuous feast.

Louise Gallagher said...

Those paintings are stunning -- both artists are amazing! (water series)

And... as always - a rich Friday repast.

Thought you might enjoy knowing -- Calgary's mayor is keen on appointing a Poet Laureate!!!!

moondustwriter said...

I always appreciate your art highlights - I am hoping to catch some art shows when back in a few weeks - thanks for having what's up

Anonymous said...

good stuff.