Friday, July 13, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

Julian Koschwitz's "On Journalism #1 News" and "On Journalism # 2 Typewriter" address the subject of press freedoms and journalists killed worldwide in the last 20 years. The second installation, Koschwitz explains, "writes generatively constructed stories about all journalists who have been killed worldwide. . . based on the existing data of their lives as well as their published work. . . ." A brief video of the typewriter installation is here. (My thanks to The New Yorker's Page Turner blog for the link.)

✦ Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright will be pleased to learn that S.C. Johnson, Racine, Wisconsin, has opened The S.C. Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright, showcasing rarely seen designs and artifacts. Objects on display are on loan from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The company also has amassed a significant collection of documents, blueprints, books, and DVDs related to Wright's contributions to Racine; the collection is housed in the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Library. Wright designed the Administration Building and Research Tower on the S.C. Johnson campus; brief information about Wright's buildings is here.


Alice Simpson is a sculptor and the creator of one-of-a-kind and limited-edition, hand-made, hand-painted artist books. You'll find a selection here, beginning with Simpson's most recent, The Dancing Chancellor. Her dancing-inspired artist books are delightful, and collectible; so is her sculpture.

✦ If you happen to be in New York City any time before the end of September, trek over to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to see Magdalena Abakanowicz's "Walking Figures" (2009). The magnificent sculptures, a group of 10 headless and armless bronze figures, each more than eight feet tall and each unique, are on view courtesy of Marlborough Gallery and the city's Department of Parks & Recreation.

Magdalena Abakanowic, Walking Figures, 2009
Bronz, Variable (98"-103" x 33"-35" x 35"-49" 
Installation View, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City
Photo Courtesy Marlborough Gallery

✦ Collectors take note! San Francisco's Crown Point Press has published Pat Steir's "Mountain in Rain", a beautiful color direct gravure. The new release is printed in an edition of 20. 

Pat Steir at Crown Point Press

In this video, Steir addresses the issue of paintings and prints as conceptual art, and her 2008 project at Crown Point:

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Crown Point is presenting until September 1 "Summer Choices", a show of work by Robert Bechtle, Pia Fries, Per Kirkeby, Sol LeWitt, David Nash, Laura Owens, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Tuttle, and Fred Wilson. "Crossing Into the Eighties", an exhibition that included Steir's work and that of other Crown Point artists, closed June 30.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Work by Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Joey Kirkpatrick, Flora Mace, Ben Moore, Italo Scanga, and Lino Tagliapietra, among other masters of glass, will be on view in "Pilchuk: IDEAS" through January 1, 2013, at Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington. Early examples of studio glass are shown with mature work. The exhibition is part of a celebration marking 50 years of studio glass and the important role of the Pilchuck Glass School in the studio glass movement.

The American Studio Glass Movement (Corning Museum of Glass)

Museum of Northwest Art on FaceBook

This brief video shows the great Lino Tagliapietra at work:

✭ In Madison, Wisconsin, Chazen Museum of Art, on the University of Wisconsin campus, also is presenting a show of studio glass: "Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Art Glass and the University of Wisconsin-Madison". The exhibition, on view through August 5, is in two parts, one focusing on the influence of Harvey Littleton, who began his career, as a ceramist, at UW in 1951, and created the first university hot-glass program in the United States; and a second showing nearly 160 works by more than 100 nationally and internationally prominent glass artists.  Among Littleton's UW students were Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, and Marvin Lipofsky, each of whom has created stunning work over a long creative, innovative career.

William Morris, Raft, 1998
Handblown and Sculpted Glass
18" x 18" x 9"
Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection

Chazen Museum of Art on FaceBook

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California, is exhibiting "The Washington Color School" through August 25. Included in the show are works by Thomas Downing, Kenneth Noland, Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, and Leon Berkowitz.

Washington Color School Project

Zane Bennett, Santa Fe, opens a show of Latin American art, including paintings, sculpture, and digital prints, on July 27. Among the artists represented are Chile's Roberto Matta and Mexico's Rufino Tamayo.


Anonymous said...

I was born in Racine and lived nearby for the first sixteen years of my life.I had no idea of Frank Lloyd Wright's connection-- how interesting! :)

Peggy Rosenthal said...

Appreciate your Frank Lloyd Wright notes. My neighborhood has a private home that he designed (called the "Boynton" house), just now restored by a couple with lots of money. They did a magnificent, authentic restoration; what a beautiful community gift to spend one's millions on (if one has millions to spend).