Friday, September 6, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ San Francisco-based painter Tobias Tovera's large pigments on panel, Diffusions of Pigment, are full of movement and color. His elemental series Permutations on Iron are like slices of earth. (My thanks to DesignSponge for the link to Tovera's Website.)

✦ The virtual museum experience Etruscanning 3D is designed to visualize the Tomba Regolini Galassi in Cerveteri. Finds from the Estrucan tomb are in the Vatican Museum. This video gives an idea of how the 3D techniques are applied.

✦ Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) is the subject of art historian Diane Radycki's monograph Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Woman Artist, published by Yale University Press. 

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✦ Do check out the TedEd series "The Artist's Palette", which covers, among other subjects, creative genius, cartooning, imagination, origami, and bio-inspired design.

✦ The landscape and panoramic photography of Luke Parsons, who explains in his Artist Statement that he seeks to "create a window into the unobserved, timeless processes that surround us", is not to be missed. Parsons has traveled far and wide to make his extraordinary images.

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✦ Self-described "pack rat" John Baldessari, included in the 100 Artists series at Art21, shares his opinion about appropriating images:

Volume Two of the John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne from Yale University Press will be available this December.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ At Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, "Nancy Spero: Cri du Coeur" continues through October 13. The hand-painted frieze, the late artist's last monumental work on paper, is a deeply personal work (completed after the 2004 death of her husband, artist Leon Golub) that also speaks to the universality of loss and grief. Spero described the piece as "a cry of the heart, something of intense emotion, almost like praying or pleading with heaven."

Installation View of Cri du Coeur (2005) at Galerie Lelong (See thumbnail 2.)

The New York Times Obituary for Nancy Spero (1926-2009)

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✭ In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is presenting "Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press", a show of 125 working proofs and edition prints dating from 1972 to 2010. On view through January 5, 2014, the exhibition celebrates printmaking at one of the nation's most respected and influential studios, providing an informative look at the printmaking process. Among the 25 artists whose work is represented are Richard Diebenkorn, Chuck Close, Sol LeWitt, Julie Mehretu, and Amy Sillman. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Crown Point, in San Francisco, was founded in 1962.

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✭ Thirty paintings and drawings by Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998) are on view through October 14 at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition features works from all periods of Jones's artistic career, from her copies after objects in MFA's collections (Jones received a degree in design from the School of the MFA), to teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C., to travels in Europe and Africa.

Read Boston Globe review of the exhibition.

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✭ Ohio's Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is presenting Katharina Grosse's Third Man Begins Digging Through Her Pockets (2012) through the end of the year, a commissioned installation that uses the museum's entire three-story atrium and can be seen at night from outside. Berlin-based Grosse is the first artist featured in MOCA Cleveland's Atrium Project Series.

In this interview with the museum's chief curator David Norr, Grosse discusses her commission:

Go here for additional ArtCasts in which the artist talks about her use of an industrial spray gun and viewers' experience of her work.

MOCA Cleveland on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ A show of early collages by Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) opens September 27 at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City. On view until January 5, 2014, the exhibition will feature Motherwell's papier colles and related works on paper from the 1940s and early 1950s. The nearly 60 figurative and abstract collages were shown earlier this year at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. Peggy Guggenheim was one among Motherwell's early patrons. 

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