Friday, June 29, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ At Installator: Wrapit-Tapeit-Walkit-Placeit you get behind-the-scenes looks at exhibitions being installed. (My thanks to The Bigger Picture blog for the link to the Tumblr site.)

✦ Traveling to New York City this summer. Follow this ArtInfo guide to find fun and engaging public art.

✦ Check out this online directory created to complement the exhibition "Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974" at Geffen Contemporary. The interactive tool maps the exhibition's key artworks with the help of GoogleMaps.

✦ The microWave project is a conduit between artists and groups or businesses interested in providing space for temporary pop-up or "micro" galleries. The concern's primary focus is site-specific installation art in alternative venues. Check the projects section for examples of exhibitions in the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, West Virginia, and at a hotel in historic Alexandria, Virginia.

✦ The Smithsonian Museum of American Art has acquired Bret Price's Hublot, a gift of museum patron Jim Dicke. Visit the museum's Luce Center to see the artwork (its name means "porthole") in the third-floor sculpture gallery.

Bret Price, Hublot, 2005
Painted Steel with Chromed Aluminum Base
27-1/8" x 23-1/2" x 6-1/4"
Gift of James F. Dicke Family in Honor of George Gurney

Also in SAAM's collection: Price's Al Dente (2005).

"New Acquisitions: Bret Price's Hublot", Eye Level, May 29, 2012

SAAM on FaceBook, Twitter, ArtBabble, and YouTube

✦ Here's KCET's ARTBOUND program "Jackrabbit Homestead: Artists, Off-Roaders, and the American Dream Writ Miniature":

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The video is accompanied by this article, as well as additional images.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, in Virginia Beach, is showing paintings by Norfolk-based Rashidi Barrett, who also is a musician known as DJ Cornbread. Barrett's own music accompanies the artwork. The exhibition may be viewed through August 19.

Rashidi Barrett, St. Armstrong, 2012
Acrylics, Ink, Spraypaint on Canvas
© Rashidi Barrett

Rashidi Barrett Blog

VMoCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In Richmond, Virginia, the "Maharaja: The Splendors of India's Great Kings" continues at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition, on view through August 19, covers the early 18th Century to mid-20th Century and features more than 200 objects set within social and historical contexts.

VMFA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Approximately 70 paintings, drawings, and letters of Portland, Maine's Mildred Burrage (1890-1983), an impressionist painter, are on view through July 15 at the Portland Museum of Art. The exhibition, "From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage's Years in France", concentrates on the years 1909-1914, when Burrage was abroad and exposed to modern European movements.

Mildred Burrage, A November Day: Brittany, 1912
Oil on Canvas, 31-7/8" x 25-1/2"
Gift of the Artist
Photo Credit: Melville McLean

Of interest are Daniel Kany's review for The Portland Press Herald, "Maine's Burrage Held Her Own with the Heavyweights of Her Era" (April 29, 2012), and this ArtDaily feature.

Here's a video preview of the exhibition:

PMA on FaceBook and Twitter

Note to Save the Date: In September, the PMA will open Winslow Homer Studio, newly restored, and the related exhibition "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine". Details about the studio are here.

✭ Work by expatriate German dadaist George Grosz is on exhibit in Dallas at the Dallas Museum of Art. The show, "Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas", on view through August 19, features 20 works from a series of paintings, Impressions of Dallas, of the Dallas landscape, economy, and society; the work was commissioned in 1952 for Harris & Co. department store's 65th anniversary.  Historic photographs of the city accompany the show, as does the museum's first e-catalogue, which reproduces Grosz's series in its entirety and includes images of other paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints by the artist.

George Grosz, Dallas Broadway, 1952
Watercolor on Paper
DMA Foundation for the Arts Collection
Anonymous Gift in Memory of Leon A. Harris

Exhibition Reviews in The Washington Post (May 18, 2012) and at Glasstire (May 24, 2012)

DMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

DMA Blog, Uncrated (See the post on George Grosz in Dallas.)


Louise Gallagher said...

How I wish I'd brought my earphones to the coffee shop so that I could watch your videos -- I love the videos you share. My internet at home is wonky so I'm visiting coffee shops to check in.


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Joyce Wycoff said...

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