Friday, May 25, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

At Tracing Bosch & Bruegel: Four Paintings Magnified, be an art detective and explore how four paintings from the 16th Century use the same scene but look very different, and discover techniques and materials used to uncover the artists' narratives. There's much on the site to keep you absorbed.

Bosch & Bruegel on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ With financing from UBS, New York City's Guggenheim Museum launched last month the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative. The museum deems the cross-cultural project "unprecedented".

Carol Vogel, "Guggenheim Project Challenges 'Western-Centric View'", The New York Times, April 11, 2012

✦ It takes people to create portraits. Check out Craig Allen's artworks, including the Statue of Liberty and Marilyn Monroe.

✦ If you're looking for an artist residency, grant, or fellowship and unsure where to start, take a look at this multi-part series (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) compiled by ArtInfo.

✦ Photographer Ian Ruhter's Silver & Light project, which involves shooting wet plate, is an exercise in creating beauty. (My thanks to OnBeing blog for the video link.)

SILVER & LIGHT from Ian Ruhter on Vimeo.

Ian Ruhter Photography on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

Ian Ruhter's The Enabled Project

World Wet Plate Day

Exhibitions Here and There

Kathleen Schneider sculptures are on view through June 17 at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Schneider is a professor of art at University of Vermont, where she teaches sculpture and experimental drawing.

A.I.R. on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Reston, Virginia, Greater Reston Arts Center presents through June 9 "Play", featuring six regional artists who explore facets of play through sculpture, furniture, painting, fiber art, installation, and performance. The participating artists are Ed Bisese, Calder Brannock, Dickson Carroll, Jacqueline Levin, Marco Rando, and Ming-Yi Sung Zaleski

GRACE on FaceBook and Twitter


✭ As part of its Currents 35 series, Milwaukee Art Museum is exhibiting through October 7 the work of New York-based sculptor Tara Donovan, who, through accumulation, "regenerates" Styrofoam, tar paper, straight pins, pencils, straws, buttons, plastic cups, electrical cable, and other common manufactured materials into fantastic biomorphic shapes. Donovan uses in each of her works a single material, which may be glued, stacked, folded, or otherwise manipulated into an installation that surprises and delights. Donovan was the recipient in 2008 of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant

Tara Donovan, Untitled (Detail), 2008
Polyester Film; Dimensions Variable
© Tara Donovan Courtesy The Pace Gallery*
Photo Credit: Dennis Cowley

* Videos of Donovan's installation of mylar sheets, exhibited at Pace in 2011, can be found on YouTube and Vimeo

Tara Donovan Profiles/Images at ACE, New York, and The Cool Hunter

Slideshow of Tara Donovan's Pin Drawings at Fast Co.

MAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ From June 8 to September 3, visitors to the St. Louis Art Museum will have the opportunity to watch a team of conservators restore a 348-foot-long painting, the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi River, the sole surviving mural (c. 1850) depicting the landscape along the Mississippi. Go here for a brief history of the panorama and here for a selection of images. 

SLAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Fans of French surrealist Andre Masson will find much to like at "Andre Masson: The Mythology of Desire: Masterworks from 1925 to 1945", on view through June 5 at Blain | Di Donna in New York City. The exhibition of more than 30 paintings and works on paper is described by the gallery as "the largest and most comprehensive" in New York City since the Museum of Modern Art's 1976 retrospective.

Slideshow at ArtInfo

Andre Masson Profile and Images at MoMA

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ If you are lucky enough to be in London this summer, spend an afternoon at the British Museum, which is showing, until September 2, "Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite", a remarkable series of 100 etchings created between 1930 and 1937. The exhibition marks the first time a complete set of the prints has been shown in a public institution in England. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Pablo Picasso, Young sculptor at work, 1933
Plate 46, Vollard Suite, Etching
© Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2011

British Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

"A Guide to Collecting Picasso's Prints: Chapter 6: A Survey of Picasso's Prints: 1930-1944, The Vollard Suite through Dora Maar"


Ruth said...

The Vimeo of the wet plate photographer Ian Ruhter is incredible. My friend Robert Turney (Diane Wakoski's husband) does wet plate photography, has a camera and dark room in the back of his truck, and the process is fascinating. But the results are haunting and so beautiful, as are Ruhter's. Thank you for sharing.

S. Etole said...

This video is absolutely fascinating.