Friday, January 20, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Drop in virtually to Still Point Art Gallery's online exhibition "Abstraction Attraction!" Six artists in the show have been named, deservedly, Artists of Distinction: Steven Bogart, Ling Ling Cheng, Nomi Drory, David Duane Kinsey, Keith Parks, and Cat van der Heiden. The feature remains online through February 14, 2013.

Still Point Art Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

Still Point Art Gallery Blog and Arts Quarterly

✦ In a collaboration with poet Anne Waldman, artist Noah Saterstrom created a 45-foot-long frieze of oil paintings titled Soldatesque/Soldiering: with Dreams of Wartime. Exhibited last year at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center in Tucson, the panels may be viewed here at Saterstrom's site. A book about the project, including an introduction by Bill Berkson, is available through the BlazeVOX online store and at Amazon.

✦ Now in its second year, with a program launched in Washington, D.C., The Research Center for Arts and Culture, an affiliate of the National Center for Creative Aging, is behind an unusual intergenerational arts legacy project, Art Cart, that teams aging professional artists with graduate students, with the latter preparing and documenting the former's creative output. It's an important project that ensures artists' work is not lost and that gives students an opportunity to learn about artworks while building their own documentation skills. This video gives an overview of the project:

Art Cart - Saving The Legacy from RCAC on Vimeo.

Fellowships with Art Cart are available.

Art Cart Pamphlet (Two-Page Program Overview)

✦ Art selection by genome? According to this Wall Street Journal article, computers can "match specific searches with works that have the closest genome values. . . to offer a selection that anticipates a user's interests and tastes." A computer science engineer from Princeton University is behind, which is powered by The Art Genome Project, and chief curator emeritus at MoMA, John Elderfield, has logged on as an advisor. (Pssst. . . You have to ask for an invitation to see how well the project works for you. You'll want to be among the 1-percenters at a minimum.) Not interested in that game? Try Artsicle instead.

✦ The Guggenheim deserves praise for making available a downloadable collection of its titles, including essays and catalogues in e-book format, all searchable alphabetically or by date range, subject, or title. More on the museum's publications can be found here.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ At the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, "Two Takes on One Space: Lauren Fensterstock and Steve Wiman" continues through February 19. Maine's Fensterstock has created two quilled room-size "landscapes" of intricately cut and curled black paper that address both the beauty of and chaos in nature. Austin-based Wiman has repurposed old objects into assemblages that reflect the artist's eye for combinations of texture, form, size, and color, allowing viewers to see his arrangements as something "new".  His installations are wonderful.

Lauren Fensterstock, Mound (Detail), 2010
Paper, Charcoal, Plexiglass, 14' x 11' x 5'
© Lauren Fensterstock
"Lauren Fensterstock: Mound" at Sienna Gallery

"Mound", and "Third Nature", Installations by Lauren Fensterstock 

My thanks to Ann Martin at All Things Paper for introducing me to Fensterstock's marvelous work. 

Steve Wiman Artworks (Also see Wiman's Chair Series.)

✭ The photography of Arthur Drooker is on view in "Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas" at the Art Museum of the Americas (Organization of American States), Washington, D.C. Continuing through February 24, the show includes images Drooker took of 33 ruins in more than a dozen countries over three years, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a king's palace in Haiti, Inca fortresses in Peru, Maya pyramids in Mexico, and a pirate-sacked colonial city in Panama. Drooker used a specially adapted digital infrared camera to produce his otherworldly black-and-white photographs of ruins. A large-format book with 115 images and an introduction by Pico Iyer accompanies the exhibition. A "Lost Worlds" limited edition with a clothbound copy of the book and a choice of one of two signed prints is available, as are signed archival digital pigment prints in limited editions of 20.

AMA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Salem, Massachusetts, The Peabody Essex Museum just opened "Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art", on view through April 29. The exhibition of sculpture, paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos, and large-scale installations brings together both rare historic pieces and contemporary Native American artwork, showcasing both diversity and conceptual continuity. The show's nearly 80 works, which are drawn from public and private collections worldwide, are arranged thematically: "Changing: Expanding the Imagination", "Knowing: Expressing Worldview", "Locating: Exploring Identity and Place", and "Voicing: Engaging the Individual". A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

PEM on FaceBook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube

✭ New York City's Asia Society is presenting through March 25 the work of Sarah Sze. The exhibition, "Infinite Line", features lithographs, silkscreens, and graphite, ink, and collage drawings, as well as all-new sculptural work that use the vertical format of a hanging scroll and extend from the wall to the floor. At the "Infinite Line" link you'll find an introduction to the exhibition, an interview with the artist, images of a selection of Sze's work, and a variety of resources. An exhibition catalogue by Melissa Chiu accompanies the show.

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Anonymous said...

lots of interesting goings on...

i put the still point blog on my reader.

i like the idea of a collaboration between poet and painter (soldiering).

the art cart pairing, of young and old to document pieces, is a good excuse for great relationship opportunities.

the photos by art drooker would be fab to see.
have you seen it?

nice post, mo!

S. Etole said...

all kinds of intriguing things here ...