Friday, September 28, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ German artist Heike Weber uses strings of white silicone to create extraordinary installations that look like kilims; see a selection of images here, herehere and here (other images are listed under "Installations" on Weber's Website). The artworks were inspired by a visit to Turkey. Weber's "forest" paper cut-out also is wonderful.

✦ Visual artist and historian of photography Brenton Hamilton, Rockport, Maine, offers superb examples of what can be done with the 19th Century cyanotype process. Hamilton's work is featured in his book The Blue Poet Dreams.

✦ Landscapes, still lifes, figures, and abstractions are among the work of the late watercolorist and art teacher Susan Adams. I particularly like her watercolor and ink series and her poignant jazz series, a homage to the late jazz bassist-composer Mel Graves, who was Adams's husband. (My thanks to Susan Cornelis for bringing Adams's work to my attention.)

✦ Influential art critic Robert Hughes died in August. If you've never seen his Shock of the New (1981), go here for the first episode. (You'll find other episodes in the side bar.)

✦ A book version of the Smithsonian Institution's wonderful online project click! photography changes everything has been published jointly by Aperture and the Smithsonian. Featured in the book Photography Changes Everything are more than 300 images and nearly 100 text pieces (from the likes of John Baldessari, John Waters, Robert Adams, and Hugh Hefner) that explore the influences of photographic imagery.

✦ The nonprofit Silicon Valley Art Museum is devoted to presentation of online art exhibitions and online education in the arts. Be sure to check its comprehensive Resources for artists.

✦ In this video from Interview magazine, Alex Katz talks about how he became a painter. An exhibition of Katz's work, "Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow", which included paintings, collages, and cut-outs from the 1950s to the present, concluded earlier this month at Tate St. Ives. This TateShots interview at the artist's New York City studio, complemented the exhibition.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ We're lucky Washingtonians! The exquisite costumes conceived in rag paper by Isabelle de Borchgrave are on exhibit in "Pret-a-Papier" at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens through December 30. The beautifully crafted artworks represent dress (for both men and women) dating to the late 17th to early 20th centuries.

Be sure to see Creations on de Borchgrave's Website, where you'll find many images of paper dresses and shoes, other paper objects (e.g., paper vases), paintings, pleated work, sculptures, design, and more.

Isabelle de Borchgrave on FaceBook and Twitter 

In this video, de Borchgrave works on a creation for the exhibition:

✭ Furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and lighting dating from the 1920s to 1970s are on show in "Scandinavian Design", running through January 27, 2013, at Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Represented in the exhibition are designers, architects, and manufacturers from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, including Alvar Aalto, Poul Henningsen, Finn Juhl, Georg Jensen, Orrefors, and Timo Sarpaneva. Slideshow

MFAH on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

MFAH Blogs

✭ The New Orleans Museum of Art is presenting through December 2 "Photography, Sequence & Time", which looks at how meaning, narrative, and time intersect in photographic sequences from the 19th Century to the present.

NOMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest

✭ In Phoenix, Arizona, the Heard Museum continues its exhibition of the work of  painter and sculptor Dan Namingha, sculptor Arlo Namingha (son), and conceptual artist Michael Namingha (Dan Namingha's youngest son, who focuses on digital ink-jet prints on canvas and paper): "Landscape, Form, and Light: Namingha Family".  The work of these acclaimed Hopi artists remains on view through January 27, 2013. Many of the objects on display are available for purchase at the museum's Berlin Gallery (contact the museum's shop).

This video presents a profile by Christine Vita of Dan Namingha:

Michael Namingha talks in this video about his creative influences.

Arlo Namingha's Clouds Installation at Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

Tricia Parker, "Entering the Fifth World: 'Namingha Family: Landscape, Form, and Light'", Phoenix New Times, April 26, 2012

Heard Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Berlin Gallery Blog

1 comment:

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

enjoying the high lights you've persented today. I ;ove discovering new things. Thanks