Friday, May 10, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦  Los Angeles-based fine arts photographer Aspen Mays completed in 2009-2010 a Fulbright Fellowship in Chile. Her wonderful Sun Ruins series, exhibited in 2011 at Golden Gallery in New York City, was one body of work to come out of that experience. Take a few minutes to look at the online images from the abstract series and then read this interesting Art21 post about Mays's work.

✦ Istanbul-born painter and photographer Asli Erel, whose work recently was in "Letters of Love and War" (March 14 - May 8) at Lahd Gallery in London, pursues through her art an interest in traditional calligraphy and Islamic decorative arts that draw on Sufi philosophy. In addition to oils, Erel works on wood. Images of some of her beautiful paintings are here.

✦ The series Reading Women (2012) is performative photographer Carrie Schneider's documentation of writers, artists, and musicians engaged in "the incredibly intimate experience" of reading, Schneider explained to The New Yorker, adding that what impelled her to undertake the project was the desire of one artist to connect with another creative "in a way that resonates with her own art and life." Enjoy exploring Schneider's fascinating work on her Website.

✦ The nonprofit Museum Computer Network, founded in 1967, provides opportunities to explore, implement, and disseminate new technologies and best practices. If you're a member of the greater museum community, take a look at the benefits and resources of the group and follow its blog Musematic.

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✦ Indulge your interest in patterns at Pattern in Islamic Art, where you may download more than 4,000 images of patterns and designs found in Islamic decorative arts. The wonderful site also includes among its features information about the origins and significance of decorative arts in Islam, interesting drawings and analyses of patterns, and a glossary. Slideshows (by region) are found on the Photo Archive page. Be sure to visit the About page to discover all that's available on the site.

✦ Below is a Pace Gallery interview with Jim Dine, who talks about his painting  A Color Chart from 1963. The interview is part of the "50 Years of Pace" anniversary celebration in 2010 that highlighted the artists, landmark exhibitions, and key events that have continued to distinguish Pace's presence in the art world.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Doylestown, Pennsylvania, The James A. Michener Art Museum continues through June 16 "Transformations II: Works in Steel by Karl Stirner". Known as "the Father of the Eastern Pennsylvania Art Movement", Stirner (b. 1923), formerly an industrial designer, creates his abstract expressionist sculptures from discarded metal that he collects from the street, scrapyards, shipwrecks, and Bethlehem Steel, among other sources. The exhibition complements a retrospective of Stirner's sensual, beautifully fluid, and compelling work earlier this year at Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethelem, Pennsylvania. A catalogue of Stirner's work is available.

Images of Karl Stirner Sculpture, Drawings, and Portraits of Stirner at Work

Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Easton, Pennsylvania

Kelly Huth, "Off the Canvas: Profile of Karl Stirner", The Express-Times, April 30, 2010

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✭ An exhibition of glass sculptures by Corrine Whitlatch, "Visual Musing on a Search for Peace", continues through May 24 at The Gallery at The Jerusalem Fund in Washington, D.C. The pieces, representing Whitlatch's reflections on traveling in the Middle East, comprise glass, iron, and pottery shards from places she visited and incorporate regional symbols and icons.

✭ The exhibition "Frank Gehry at Work", presenting more than 30 process models from 1985 to 2012,  continues through June 30 at Leslie Feely Fine Art, New York City. 

The Architecture of Frank Gehry, Gehry Technologies

Leslie Feely Fine Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Fifty primarily figurative and representational artworks, including paintings, works on paper, collages, and fabric works, representing the lives, traditions, and environments of African Americans are on view at Michigan's Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in "Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection". Artists represented in the show include Romare Bearden, James VanDerZee, Elizabeth Catlett, and Betye Saar. Myrna Colley-Lee is a costume designer and arts patron.

Elizabeth Catlett, Sojourner Truth (from Black Woman Series), 1947
Linocut, 18" x 14"
2nd Edition, 1989
Myrna Colley-Lee Collection

Organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., the exhibition will travel to Louisiana's Alexandria Museum of Art (November 1, 2013 - February 17, 2014), Mississippi's Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel (September 2, 2014 - November 16, 2014), and Alabama's Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (January 15, 2015 - March 15, 2015).

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✭ A group show of landscape paintings, both representational and abstract, is up at Morton Fine Art, Washington, D.C. On view through June 4, "Beyond Yesterday: A Collection of Landscape Memories" features work by five MFA artists: Ethan Diehl, Jason Sho Green, Choichun Leung, Julia Fernandez Pol, and Vonn Sumner.

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MFA: Curator's Notes, Gallery Blog

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