Friday, November 22, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Thread, photo transfer, and graphite on canvas are the tools of Ana Teresa Barboza. Her embroidered stories and drawings are both impelling and unsettling. See "The Provocative Embroidery of Ana Teresa Barboza". (My thanks to Paper Darts for the link.)

✦ New to me is SuperMassiveBlackHole, an online contemporary photography magazine that my friend Hannah Stephenson ("The Storialist") spotlighted a while back. It's in your interest to take a look.

SMBH on FaceBook and Tumblr

✦ If your interests run to street art, or what is otherwise known as "independent public art", you'll want to take notice of Rafael Schacter's The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti (Yale University Press, 2013). The book, organized by country and city, highlights more than 100 street artists, among them Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Espo (New York City), and Anthony Lister (Australia). Profiles and key examples of work are included. Street and multimedia artist John Fekner provides the Foreword. Preview the contents.

ArtAsiaPacific offers an excellent interview with New York City-based Shahzia Sikander. Read "Intertwined Identities" in which the artist talks at length with Asian art scholar Vishankha Desai about perceptions and reception of her work in the West and in Pakistan, where she was born; her sense of herself as an artist; and the position she occupies globally.

ArtAsiaPacific on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Today art and poetry come together in  Dobby Gibson's "The Painter", a videopoem by filmmaker Mark Rubbo for the wonderful MotionPoems.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The first woman to produce a book on the art of wood engraving (Wood-Engraving and Woodcuts, 1932), Clare Leighton (1898-1989) is the subject of "From Pencil to Proof to Press" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond, and the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center at the University of Richmond, site of a related exhibition. The VMFA and Harnett exhibitions, continuing through April 6, 2014, together showcase more than 100 works, including drawings and watercolors, prints, posters, porcelains, bookplates, and books by the English-American artist, who made wood engravings for novels by Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)  and Thomas Hardy (The Return of the Native). Objects included in the show are from the Evelyn Lloyd Phaup Collection (lent by the Hudson Family).

VMFA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts is showing through January 5, 2014, "Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale". Hale (1855-1940) was a portrait painter and printmaker whose great-aunt was Harriet Beecher Stowe. The exhibition features some 25 etchings, in addition to transfer drawings, painted studies, and original printing plates from the museum's collection.

"Inked Impressions: Ellen Day Hale and the Painter-Etcher Movement"(pdf of 2007 Exhibition Catalogue at The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College) 

NMWA on FaceBook and Twitter

Broad Strokes, NMWA Blog

✭ New York University's Grey Art Gallery is exhibiting 25 selections from the Abby Weed Grey Collection in "Modern Iranian Art" (works from the collection also are featured in Asia Society's "Iran Modern", a survey highlighted in an earlier All Art Friday). On view through December 7, the show includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, and jewelry made in the 1960s and 1970s. An e-book is available as a free pdf download and in a print-on-demand version.

Grey Art Gallery on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ "The Itinerant Languages of Photography" is on view through January 19, 2014, at Princeton University Art Museum. Drawn from museum and private collections in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States, the exhibit of approximately 85 works aims to "examine the movement of photographs, as disembodied images and as physical artifacts, across time and space as well as across the boundaries of media and genres, including visual art, literature, and cinema." Among the artists represented are Lola Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joan Colom, Marc Ferrez, Graciela Iturbide, Susan Meiselas, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Joan Fontcuberta, and Rosangela Renno. An illustrated catalogue is available. 

Princeton University Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The chronologically and thematically organized "Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990", at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in Texas, showcases five dozen works by 23 contemporary artists, including Francis Alys, Gabriel Orozco, and Melanie Smith. On view through January 5, 2014, the exhibition of paintings, sculpture, video, photography, collages, and drawings examines the connections among geographic locales, social politics, and community as represented in the art of central Mexico and Mexico City. 

The Modern on FaceBook and Twitter

The Modern Blog (The blog includes a number of posts about artists featured in the exhibition.)

✭ For James Turrell, 2013 has been quite a year and, for the rest of us, what The New York Times called "the summer of light". That light has yet to be extinguished. If you missed the artist's major shows at the Guggenheim, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you might look to the Midwest, for "James Turrell: Gard Blue" at Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas at Lawrence. In a room constructed especially for the exhibition, Turrell's early (1968) light projection, which will be surrounded by his holograms, will be on view through May 18, 2014.

Still Image of Gard Blue

Spencer Museum of Art on FaceBook

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