Friday, November 16, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Glass artist Judith Finn Conway's Chesapeake Waters, abstracted images of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, are unique and beautiful. Currently, she is at work on a planned 10-piece series Canal du Midi, inspired by a week-long barge trip in southern France. Her Narbonne from the series is available online through Arts Afire Glass Gallery.

✦ Current Arlington Arts Center resident artist Alice Whealin, whose show of recent works at McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia, closed November 3, draws and paints with ink on acetate, duralar, mylar, and polyester film. Her layered, abstract work resembles cellular, networked structures that play with light and shadows. See some of her work in this video and at ArtFile.

✦ The New York City-based nonprofit Art Resources Transfer established Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program to provide free of charge books on contemporary art and culture to rural and inner-city public schools, libraries, prisons, and alternative reading centers. (A video about DUC may be seen here.) To date, some 300,000 free art books have been made available through DUC. To celebrate the donation of the 300,000th book, John Baldessari created a commemorative print Double Play: Never Swat a Fly in an edition of 75. See an image of the archival inkjet print here.

✦ Ceramists and collectors of ceramics will enjoy Interpreting Ceramics, an international, refereed e-journal.

✦ New York City's New Museum has launched a monthly series "First Look: New Art Online". Its second online-only presentation was "3D-Form", comprising four experimental animations from Aboveground Animation.

New Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Ink stamps are essential to Federico Pietrella's pointillist artworks, each of which can take up to two months to create. (My thanks to This is Colossal and The Bigger Picture for the video link.)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Portraits by French artist Edouard Manet are on display through January 1, 2013, at Toledo Museum of Art, the sole venue in North America for the exhibition "Manet: Portraying Life". On view are approximately 40 paintings, as well as photographs, from both museums and private collections. Tickets, available online and onsite, are required to see the show. In this video,  curator Larry Nichols talks about the exhibition:

Selection of Exhibition Images

Manet Biography (pdf)

TAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Sculptures by internationally known fiber artist Ted Hallman are on show at the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, through March 3, 2013. The work in "Suspended Harmonies" consists of acrylic yarns, wool, and rayon suspended from steel armatures, as well as a selection of "invented wall pieces". Hallman is the subject of a recent American Craft Council profile. Also see the feature article "Lederach Artist Ted Hallman Weaves New World Through Art" (October 2011), which includes a video interview with the artist.

Hallman on FiberArts: "Labyrinths in Fiber" (Images)

Michener Art Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Michener Art Museum Blog, MUSEum

✭ In New York City, the Museum of Arts and Design is featuring the work of Daniel Brush in "Blue Steel Gold Light", on view through February 17, 2013. Included in the important exhibition are beautiful examples of Brush's steel and gold tablet and wall sculptures, granulated jewelry, paintings, and sculptures of Bakelite, aluminum, steel, and precious gems. The show of four decades of art-making covers the museum's entire second floor. An illustrated four-color monograph, designed by Takaaki Matsumoto with an introduction by Oliver Sacks and essays by Saskia Hamilton, among others, accompanies the show, which is the first to examine the depth and breadth of the artist's career. Brush's work is meticulous and exceptional; some of his smallest pieces take as many as 1,000 hours to complete because the gold granules are applied with a single-hair brush.

Daniel Brush Monograph Gold Without Boundaries (Harry N. Abrams)

"Daniel Brush Exhibit Set for Museum of Arts and Design", Broadway World, May 8, 2012

"An Artist's Inspiration", Interview with Daniel Brush, CBS Sunday Morning, February 11, 2009

Daniel Brush Profile at Lannan Foundation

Studio Visit with Daniel Brush in Metalsmith Magazine, Winter 2002

MAD Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube

MAD Museum Blog

✭ The statewide competition "Wisconsin Photography 2012" at Racine Art Museum showcases the work of 50 Wisconsin photographers. The juried exhibition of 118 works, which remain on view until November 24, includes silver gelatin, digital inkjet prints, DVDs, and mixed media. A list of the photographers and their works is in this exhibition catalogue (pdf); some images are included.

RAM on FaceBook

RAM Blog

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

Two of the presenters last night at DesigNite were glass blowers -- wow! they have a collective where four guys co-create these amazing sculptures and pieces and art. Fabulous!