Friday, September 30, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Keep up to date with fine art photographers in Maine through the VoxPhotographs blog. The site features remarkable photography, highlights outstanding exhibitions, and offers honest and articulate commentary on featured photographers' work.

Vox Photographs Gallery on FaceBook

✦ The Open Letters Monthly, an arts and literature review, recently published an interview with artist Charles Matson Lume, who explores the possibilities of light, reflection, and projection and makes great use of proofing paper, as in his beautiful installation do what the clouds do (for Charles Wright), which was the subject of a Minnesota Public Radio feature.

Slideshow about Lume's do what the clouds do 

Also worth reading: Lightsey Darst, "Sweet Tangles: Charles Matson Lume at the Science Museum". 

✦ Los Angeles-based sculptor Mineko Grimmer's sound installation The Dialogue - Bamboo and Wires  was exhibited earlier this year in a solo show at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, California. Here's a video of that piece:

"Art Review: Mineko Grimmer at Koplin Del Rio", Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2011 (This post provides a very good explanation of how Grimmer creates her work.)

A video in which Grimmer discusses her site-specific installation Gongs.Wires.Bamboo during its exhibition at Irving Arts Center in 2010 is here.

Earlier this month, as part of a collaborative poetry performance, Grimmer's sculpture was the aperture for the titular portion of Bill Mohr's poem "Barely Holding Distant Things Apart" at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Venice, California.

Grimmer's Fountain for the California Medical Center Plaza, 1989

✦ London's Hauser & Wirth is showing sculptor Phyllida Barlow in a debut exhibit, "Rig", through October 22. Be sure to visit the site to see the installation views and other images and then take five minutes to view this wonderful video from The Guardian. It is a real treat to hear Barlow talk about her work.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ A retrospective exhibition, "Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises", comprising paintings, drawings, photography, installation work, video projections, and writings of multidisciplinary artist is on view through December 30 at Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

Selected Work of Carolee Schneemann

Artist Books by Carolee Schneemann

✭ In the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., "Warhol: Headlines" continues through January 2, 2012. The show offers some 80 works, including A Boy for Meg (1962), belowm based primarily on tabloid news headlines, which Warhol mined in his paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculpture, as well as in film, video, and television.

Andy Warhol, A Boy for Meg, 1962
Oil on Canvas
72" x 52" Overall
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine
Collection of National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Warhol: Headlines Web Feature

Warhol Works in National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and Art Babble

✭ The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, is presenting "Eva Hesse Spectres 1960"  through January 8, 2012. Exhibited for the first time, the 19 oil paintings were made by Hesse at age 24 (she died of brain cancer in 1970, age 34).

Eva Hesse Profile in Feminist Art Base (A selection of images also is available here.)

Brooklyn Museum on FaceBook, TwitterTumblr, and YouTube

✭ The New Mexico History Museum, in Santa Fe, is featuring work of photographer Ann Bromberg and author Sharon Niederman in "Ranch Women of New Mexico". Bromberg's black-and-white images and Niederman's essays about the lives of "cow-girled" or women-owned ranches in the state are on view through October 30. The lives of almost two dozen women are documented for the small show, which is in conjunction with the traveling exhibition "Home Lands: How Women Made the West", which closed September 11.

Mary B. Davis*
Manager, Horse Breeding Operation, Crow Creek Division, CS Ranch
Image by Ann Bromberg
Photo Archives, Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum
Ann Bromberg Collection HP.2008.31

* Daughter of New Mexico Rancher Linda Davis (CS Cattle Ranch)

Ranch History, CS Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico

Selection of Exhibition Images


✭ In Roswell, New Mexico, the Roswell Museum and Art Center continues through December 11 "Beyond O'Keeffe: Pioneering Women Artists of New Mexico". Among the 22 artists whose work, including paintings, sculpture, prints, pottery, and craft, is on display are the more well-known Gene Kloss, Frieda Lawrence, Beatrice Mandelman, and Maria Montoya Martinez.

RMAC also is showing "Peter Rogers: A Painter's Progress". On view through January 24, 2012, the exhibit is the first major museum retrospective of Roger's work and includes a selection of his portraiture, landscape paintings, and drawings, with particular attention to the period 1949 to 2009.

RMAC on FaceBook


Glynn said...

You find good stuff, Maureen - and then share it.

Louise Gallagher said...

Oh, to spend my day, doing 'what the clouds do'.

I don't know how you do it -- find all these amazing treasures, but I'm so grateful you do.

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed the photos of the ranch women of new mexico.


Steve Gravano said...

Some excellent stuff here! The Vox Photographs blog is especially interesting to me. Thanks!

patty said...