Friday, November 25, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The late photographer Thomas Vorce (he died in August of this year) left behind an extraordinary collection of images. He lived in New Mexico for three decades, and, as he said in his Artist Statement, found the light there "like no other place in the world." Browsing his stark but wonderfully elegant Santa Fe Suites is evidence of how skillfully and artistically Vorce used that light, as well as form and shadow, in his marvelous photography. (Note: Images are available for purchase.)

Vorce also was a poet and some of his poetry is available in the section of his Website titled "words".

Musings of Thomas Vorce (Tumblr Site)

Thomas Vorce at Santa Fe World

Page at Dedicated to Vorce (You'll find here a moving video with Vorce, made this past spring, as well as a video of Vorce's photographs.)

✦ Artist Jasmine Targett received some great buzz on her exhibition of The Similarity of Parallel Worlds, which features hand-blown sandblasted glass domes with videos. The installation at Craft Victoria, part of the "Making Sense" exhibit on view last month at Australia's Monash University, beautifully represents what happens when an artist collaborates with a solar scientist and a cell biologist.

Jasmine Targett's Bubbling Up at Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects

Wendy Zukerman, "Dazzling Glass Art Reveals Hidden Crises on Earth", NewScientist, October 12, 2011

✦ Do take a look at the range of multidisciplinary work by the collaborative design practice Superflux. The projects range from "Song of the Machine", a new form of prosthetic technology, optoelectronics, created to enhance vision and "tune into" streams of information, to "Design for Climate Change", to "Ark-Inc", a "conceptual container" for climate change and other environmental projects, to "Designs for Gestural Interactions". The group is especially drawn to investigating the implications of emerging technologies for daily life.

Superflux on FaceBook and Vimeo

Superflux Blog

✦ New York City artist Seth Apter, who blogs at The Altered Page, recently spoke with Lesley Riley on Art and Soul Radio about his passion for art, his use of social media, his collaborations with other artists, and his forthcoming book The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed (North Light Books), which will be available in March and may be pre-ordered. Listen to Seth's informative 45-minute podcast here.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Toronto, the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art continues through January 8, 2012, "The Tsar's Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs". Objects in the exhibition range from porcelain dinner services and glassware, to enamel and decorated eggs, with many grouped by tsar to illustrate social and political trends of the regime. The show travels to the Sonoma County Museum, Sonoma, California, in February. Its other stops in 2012 include Edmonton, Canada's Royal Alberta Museum, Jacksonville, Florida's Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California. 

✭ The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., is showing through January 2 "Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection", a show of 25 paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from 1960 to 1980 by Chicago artists Don Baum, Bill BenwayRoger Brown, Leon Golub, Theodore Halkin, Peter Holbrook, Miyoko ItoVera Klement, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, and Ray Yoshida. All works are from the S.W. and B.M. Koffler Foundation collection, which was donated to the SAAM.

Ray Yoshida, Partial Evidences II, 1973
Acrylic on Canvas, 49-3/4" x 45-7/8"
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of S.W. and B.M. Koffler Foundation

"Spotlight on Chicago: Don Baum", at Eye Level (SAAM Blog), October 12, 2011

✭ The contemporary Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, Maryland, is exhibiting the work of Thierry Guillemin and Amanda Horowitz through December 18. The French-born Guillemin, who showed at the 2007 Florence Biennale, offers abstract landscapes, while Maryland native Horowitz explores in photographed paintings on glass and hand-felted organic sculptures the themes of "Navigation" and "Density for Dim Light". 

Images of Work by Thierry Guillemin

Images of Work by Amanda Horowitz

Adah Rose Gallery Blog

✭ Canada's Koffler Centre of the Arts, in Toronto, is presenting through December 4 "Spin Off: Contemporary Art Circling the Mandala", a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of an international group of artists, including Aya Ben Ron, Mircea Cantor, Vandana Jain, Gary James Joynes, Melissa Shiff, and Jennifer Zackin.

Gary James Joynes, Ouroboros 
Chromogenic Color Print 

Koffler Centre of the Arts on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Local painter Anne Marchand is one of a baker's dozen of artists appearing in "Splash" at Porter Contemporary in the Chelsea district of New York City. Continuing through December 3, the group show in various media (including photography, wood, watercolors, acrylics, oil, ceramics) focuses on the artists' ideas about color and how color manifests itself in their art. The other featured artists are Antonas Adomaitis, Jennie Barrese, Tegan Brozyna, Sergey Dikovsky, Daina Falk, Jihay Kang, Lori Larusso, Andrew Maglathlin, Orfey Mindov, Judith Mullen, Aoife O'Donnell, and Roy Wiemann. (Try to take a few minutes to browse the work behind the links. There's some wonderful work to be seen.)

Porter Contemporary on FaceBook and Twitter


Louise Gallagher said...

it is incredible how much colour a black and white photo can hold! Vorce definitely sees light in every colour. Beautiful.

And thank you! I'll have to watch for the Tsar's Cabinet exhibit in Edmonton. It looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

can't read now...gotta take my turn in the shower. then off to the tasting. hope to take a gander this evening, though.

Love, n.