Friday, June 14, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Korea-born and New York-based Jayoung Yoon's human hair sculptures are ethereal and beautiful. Her work, she says in her Artist Statement, addresses the "perception of being 'present' in any given moment." Take some time to view her drawings and the performance art videos on her Website and at Vimeo. She achieves an extraordinary stillness and clarity in her work.

✦ If you have not been privileged to see the marvelous artworks of paper and acrylic on canvas and wood by Amy Eisenfeld Genser, do take a look at her portfolio. The artist, who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, takes her inspiration from the textures, patterns, and grids she finds in nature. Read her interesting interview with Ann Martin at All Things Paper.

✦ If you haven't seen it since it went live, take at look at LACMA's LACMA Collections site.

✦ The heart remains a steadfast inspiration to artists. See "The Heart in Art" at The Public Domain Review for a selection of images of hearts, including the one below. 

Aoki Shukuya, Heart from Kaishi Hen (Analysis of Cadavers)*
"The Heart in Art" at Public Domain Review

* Anatomical Atlas from the Dawn of Experimental Medicine in Japan, published in Kyoto in 1772

✦ A new iPad app, "DrawQuest", from 4chan and Canvas founder Chris "moot" Poole is available through iTunes.

DrawQuest on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ The video below was created for the recently concluded exhibition "Vanitas!" by Jeanne Silverthorne at The Phillips Collection, one of my favorite museums in Washington, D.C. Part of the museum's wonderful Intersections series on contemporary art, "Vanitas!" featured Silverthorne's imaginative floral reliefs and familiar objects of rubber, each designed to represent "meditations on the brevity of life".

An audio tour of "Vanitas!" is available at the museum's Website (see Multimedia).

Jeanne Silverthorne at McKee Gallery

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Twelve gorgeous color aquatints by the masterful Darren Waterston and text plates with poetry by Mark Doty are on view in "Darren Waterston ~ A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures" at San Francisco's Legion of Honor. Presented through December 29, Waterston's portfolio, comprising a contemporary version of a medieval bestiary, was commissioned by Achenbach Graphic Arts Council. The artist, inspired by Doty's poetry, depicts silhouetted animal and plant forms as both playful and menacing. An illustrated  exhibition catalogue (Prestel Publishing, March 2013; see image to right, above) is available.

Images of Artwork by Darren Waterston

Legion of Honor on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In Ridgefield, Connecticut, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is presenting through August 25 "Dan Miller and Judith Scott: Creative Growth". The remarkable art, comprising mixed media sculptures and works on paper, is the result of Miller's and Scott's engagement with Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California, which serves a community of adults with autism, Down syndrome, schizophrenia, and other developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. The center operates a studio art program and a gallery space. The exhibition brochure below features images of some of the works on view. Scott, born with Down syndrome, died in 2005; Miller, diagnosed with autism, has been working at the center for more than a decade and a half.

The Aldrich on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Continuing through July 21 at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art  is "'Japan is the Key. . .' Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920". Drawn from the museum's collection of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's holdings of Japanese carved ivories (okimono), the show features more than 50 rarely seen prints by masters Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kitagawa, Kunisada, and Utamaro that were collected by poet and critic Sadakichi Hartmann and ivory figures of people, animals, and gods that were collected by H.J. Heinz. See images at the exhibition link above.

Carnegie Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Last week, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, opened "Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color", organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee. Featured are 19th C and 20th C works by Cezanne, Chagall, Degas, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Pissaro, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition is on view through September 1.

JAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest

1 comment:

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for including the interview with Amy Genser in your post, Maureen. You never fail to amaze me with the way you share so many interesting finds.