Friday, December 9, 2011

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The online Painters' Table is a daily digest of Web content about the subject of painting. The magazine highlights some of my favorite artists blogs and art-related Websites, such as painter Deborah Barlow's Slow Muse, and includes posts on exhibitions, interviews, and video.

Painters' Table on FaceBook

✦ New research, Artists and Arts Workers in the United States (pdf), has been released showing that artists who are female earn $0.81 for every dollar earned by artists who are male. This and other highlights are provided at the National Endowment for the Arts blog Art Works.

✦ In today's feature video, Carolee Schneemann talks about her inspiration for and process of creating Up to and Including Her Limits (1973-1976). Although she has been labeled a "performance artist", she states emphatically in the video that she considers herself a painter. A recipient of many awards, she has created artist books and films/videos, and lectures and teaches. Her work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Reyjavik Museum in Iceland, the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, the Hoffman Museum in Germany, and other private and public institutions. (To view the video, click in the black area at bottom of video.)

Direct Video Link at ArtBabble

Discussion of Schneemann's Work at New Museum

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The National Cowgirl Museum, in Fort Worth, Texas, has mounted "The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O'Connor: A 30th Anniversary Celebration". The show, on view through March 25, 2012, aims to illuminate —  through photographs of Lazy B, the O'Connor family's isolated Arizona cattle ranch, family-loaned artifacts related to ranch life (e.g., chaps, spurs, a branding iron), and editorial cartoons — how growing up in the American Southwest shaped O'Connor's identity and influenced her life on the bench. O'Connor was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2002 (a brief profile of O'Connor is here). She was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan and subsequently confirmed in 1981.

National Cowgirl Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

Photo Above at Left: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at age 10, from Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day, Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest (The Modern Library, 2005) 

✭ Work of 68 painters, sculptors, and photographers is on view  in "Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties" at the Brooklyn Museum through January 29. Artists of the 140 artworks in the exhibition include Thomas Hart Benton, Imogen CunninghamAaron DouglasEdward Hopper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston.

Aaron Douglas, Congo, c 1928
Gouache and Pencil on Paper Board
14-3/8" x 9-1/2"
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Gift of Susie R. Powell and Franklin R. Anderson

Downloadable Audio Podcast for the Exhibition at iTunes (Free)

Brooklyn Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube

✭ California's San Jose Museum of Art is showing through March 11 "This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown". The exhibition of approximately 50 paintings is described as the first to examine the art of Brown (1938-1990) in the context of the national women's movement, and includes rarely seen works from the Bay Area artist's estate and private collectors. The "trailblazing" artist is known for "pioneering use" of domestic imagery, autobiographical narrative (self-portraiture), color, and patterning. (The exhibition's title is from the 1958 Diane di Prima poetry collection This Kind of Bird Flies Backward.)

For those unable to see the show in person, the museum created a Website for the exhibition accessible beginning here; it offers a four-part essay about the artist, a selection and checklist of images, and videos, including one with the exhibition curator, as well as a "suggested reading" list. 

Joan Brown, Self-Portrait in Knit Hat, 1972
Enamel on Canvas, 20" x 16"
Private Collection
Image Courtesy San Jose Museum of Art

SJMA on FaceBook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube

Of related interest: Ben Marks, "Joan Brown Reveals All, and Nothing, at San Jose Museum of Art", KQED Arts, October 23, 2011; and "Into the Light: The Transformation of Joan Brown" by Abbey Wasserman

Interactive Feature on Joan Brown at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

✭ In Baltimore, Maryland, "Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein" is on view through March 25 at Baltimore Museum of Art. Organized thematically and drawn primarily from BMA's holdings of nearly 60,000 prints, the huge exhibition brings together more than 350 artworks, including approximately 30 complete sets of prints, some being shown in entirety for the first time. Some of the artists whose work is included in the show are Albrecht Durer, Pablo Picasso, Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Marcel Duchamp, Sonia Delaunay, Daniel HeymanEd Ruscha, Andrew Raftery,  and Roy Lichtenstein

BAM  on FaceBookTwitter, Flickr, and YouTube 

Of related interest: Philip Kennicott, "Art Review: 'Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein' in Baltimore", The Washington Post, October 27, 2011

✭ British contemporary art is the subject of "Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection" at Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art. The show draws from works donated and funded by Providence native and Rhodes scholar Richard Brown Baker (1912-2002), and includes approximately 100 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture by a stellar list of artists — Tacita Dean, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor,  Jim Lambie, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, Yinka Shonibare, among others — in Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Optical Art, and Photorealism, among other styles. The exhibition, which runs through January 8, also includes work by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, and other conceptual artists known as Young British Artists. A catalogue accompanies the show.

Bridget Riley, Gather, 1981
Bequest of Richard Brown Baker
© Bridget Riley 2011

* Principal Agent for Bridget Riley Prints

List of Exhibition's 83 Artists (pdf)

Of related interest: "Bridget Riley: Paintings and Studies 1979-1981 and 2011", Karsten Schubert, October 7 - November 18, 2011

Richard Brown Baker Family Papers

Bruce Fellman, "Collecting from the Heart", Yale Alumni Magazine, October 1995 (Profile of Richard Brown Baker, Class of 1935)


Hannah Stephenson said...

Ooh---Painters' Table is very addictive. Thanks for sharing this!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Maureen.

Louise Gallagher said...

Such rich offerings here! But... wait... the one's by women artists are only .81 worth the richness of the one's by male artists!

Seriously? Oh my.

S. Etole said...

What a variety of links for our different interests.

Anonymous said...