Friday, October 28, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Harold L. 'Doc' Humes (1926 - 1992) — "scientist, novelist, activist, inventor, filmmaker, architect, prophet, healer, and madman" — is the subject of his daughter Immy Humes's documentary Doc. At The Doc Humes Institute, you'll find information about the film, including a preview and reviews.

✦ Phenomenal photographer Joel Meyerowitz, the only photographer given unlimited access  to Ground Zero following the September 11 attack in New York City, has created The World Trade Center Archive, an historical survey of the Aftermath. The archive contains more than 8,000 of Meyerowitz's color images taken over eight months and is available for research, exhibition, and publication at museums in New York City and Washington, D.C. All of Meyerowitz's 9/11 images are being digitized, and each eventually will be catalogued with time, date, location, and description. Funding is needed for the effort. A partial gallery of images is available on Meyerowitz's site. Prints are available for purchase.

✦ The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), a research institute at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., promotes the study of the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism. Descriptions of three long-term projects are here. Browse the center's available titles here; they include Romare Bearden, American Modernist.

✦ Today's video is an overview of the exhibition "Edvard Munch, L'Oeil Moderne 1900-1944" ["Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye"] at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition opened September 21 and runs through January 9, 2012.

Edvard Munch, L'Oeil moderne by centrepompidou

Centre Pompidou on FaceBook

Munch Museum in Norway

Of interest: Elaine Sciolino, "A Different View of Munch at Paris Exhibition", The New York Times, September 21, 2011

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Joplin, Missouri, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts has mounted "On the Other Side", two- and three-dimensional artworks by professional and non-professional artists created in response to the May 22, 2011, tornado that devastated a third of the city. An Area Artists Challenge, the exhibition is on view through November 6.

PBS NewsHour ArtBeat broadcast a program about how the arts are being used to help residents as they try to rebuild their lives and recover from their losses. One arts project involves creation of a community mural depicting Joplin before and after the massive tornado. The mural project is sponsored by Dave Loewenstein and  Mid-America Arts Alliance. The Joplin Community Art Project blog chronicles work on the mural.

Spiva Center for the Arts on FaceBook

✭ "Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper" continues at Milwaukee Art Museum through January 8, 2012.  Mounted in collaboration with the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the exhibition is the first devoted exclusively to the significance of drawing to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements and to the development of modern art. The show presents more than 100 drawings, watercolors, and pastels by Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and other great artists of the period. Visit the online image gallery.

Vincent van Gogh, Window in the Studio at Saint-Remy, 1889
Brush and Oils, Black Chalk Sheet
24-7/16" x 18-3/4"
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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✭ Prints, drawings, and photographs of 10 Philadelphia artists are on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition, "Here and Now", which runs through December 4, includes representative work by Astrid Bowlby, the brothers Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala, Vincent Feldman, Daniel Heyman (his work on view includes his 2006 Amman Portfolio, a series of eight prints whose subject matter is about the victims of torture in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq), Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Virgil Marti, Joshua Mosely, Serena Perrone, Hannah Price, and Mia Rosenthal. All the artists are between the ages of 25 and 50 and all create works on paper. Be sure to click through to their sites to view images of their work.

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✭ In Portland, Maine, the Portland Museum of Art just opened "Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection". The exhibit, on view until February 5, 2012, comprises more than 200 objects from the Shaker art collection of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. From the 1920s through 1960s, the Andrews assembled one of the most comprehensive holdings of Shaker art, including furniture, printed works, visual art, tools (e.g., mitten and stocking forms, a spool rack textiles, herbal preparation labels), and small craft works. The exhibition is organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. View image gallery

Oval Boxes, Mount Lebanon, NY, and Canterbury, NH
Circa 1840
Dimensions Variable
Andrews Shaker Collection, Hancock Shaker Village
Photo Credit: Michael Fredericks

Of interest: Shaker Crafts from the Index of American Design, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;  Shaker Life, Art, and Architecture (pdf); and The Shakers, a Ken Burns documentary.

Portland Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

PMA Blog

✭ In Atlanta, the High Museum of Art is showing "The Sculpture of Grainger McKoy" through January 8, 2012. The exhibition highlights more than 30 sculptures and drawings of McKoy, who carves, burns, and manipulates wood. Birds, created of wood, metal, and paint, are his principal subject. The show is McKoy's four major exhibition in the past 25 years. (See McKoy's site for an audio slideshow in which he talks about his life and work.) Tickets are required to attend the show.

Grainger McKoy, Recovery Stroke, 2010
Stainless Steel
Collection of City of Sumter, SC

In this 5-minute video, McKoy talks about creating Recovery Stroke. Representing a single wing of a Pintail Duck, the commissioned sculpture weighs approximately 1,500 pounds and whose wing measures 14 feet high (additional information about the sculpture is here; additional images are here).

A 30-minute documentary about Recovery Stroke is available through the Swan Lake Visitors Center.

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Glynn said...

More than 30 years ago, Joel Meyerwitze did an exhibition in St. Louis -- all photographs of the Arch. You can still find framed posters of some of the photographs and the exhibit poster all over town. Like in my physical therapist's office, where I get to see in twice a week while I'm doing traction.

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when it's put together with missouri...

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