Friday, December 27, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ At The Space, created by Arts Council England and the BBC, you'll get free and on-demand access to arts performances, behind-the-scenes videos, interactive collections, image galleries, and more. In addition to covering visual and media arts, the comprehensive site encompasses music, theatre, literature and spoken word, film, and dance. Offerings are available for PCs, smartphones, tables, and Internet-connected televisions. Users may search by word or phrase or alphabetically by genre, arts organizations, collections, type of medium, or title of work.  

The Space on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Commissioned by the Nevada Museum of Art, where the installation was on view earlier this year, Bloom "transforms seismic data" from the Hayward Fault into bold color displays reminiscent of the circle paintings of Kenneth Noland and the target paintings of Jasper Johns. Dedicated to Color Field painter Kenneth Noland (1924-2010), the project was conceived by artists Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viegas, and Martin Wattenberg. View the online version (flash required).

Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, "Making Art Out of Earthquakes", The Atlantic, March 25, 2013

My thanks to Orion Magazine for the link to Bloom.

✦ High-end art purchasers can obtain detailed information about sellers, works, and any claims related to the works by using the services of The Art Compliance Company, a venture launched in October by Marion Maneker and partner K2 Intelligence.

✦ Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara has published a new book Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto (University of Chicago, 2013). Use this interactive map to view some of his images and read Vergara's introduction. A photo of the book's cover is to the right.

✦ Like that of Ron Mueck, the work of sculptor Sam Jinks will leave you in awe of the depth of emotion the artist creates in his life-like if sometimes surreal representations. Made of silicone, fiberglass, resin, calcium carbonate, and human hair, the remarkable sculptures are moving in their seeming vulnerability. In the video that follows, Jinks, who is collected by public art institutions and private museums and individuals worldwide, talks about his artistic vision, process, and materials. 

Sam Jinks from Sullivan + Strumpf on Vimeo.

Jinks's work was included in the exhibition "Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence", held in Venice June 1 - November 24, 2013. (Watch "Sam Jinks at the 55th Venice Biennale".) He is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf in Sydney, Australia.

Sam Jinks Interview at Australian Edge

Sam Jinks on FaceBook

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ In Dallas, Texas, Nasher Sculpture Center is spotlighting Alfredo Jaar's conceptual installation "Music (Everything I know I learned the day my son was born)". The installation is described as a celebration of "newborns and their limitless futures as Dallas citizens, bringing their voices together in a touching, symphonic experience." Visitors hear or will hear recordings of first cries of babies born in Dallas between October 1, 2013, and February 1, 2014; the continually augmented recordings are played at the exact times of the births. Three area hospitals are providing the sounds: Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and Parkland Health & Hospital Center. Families whose babies' cries are recorded receive a special membership to the museum.

Jaar is a Nasher XChange Artist in  the project "10 Years. 10 Artists. 10 Sites" that is under way, city-wide.

Nasher Sculpture Center on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

✭ In Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection's contemporary series Intersections is featuring John F. Simon, Jr. in "Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession". On view through February 9, 2014, Simon's four-part installation of drawing, software, and computer-generated fabrication is "[i]nspired by the progression of movement in the natural world." Included is the artwork "Moment of Release", an enlargement of one of Simon's daily drawings (image of drawing; see Simon's homepage for image of Simon working on the artwork in his studio). Simon was among the artists who helped create an app for the Biophilia album by Iceland's Bjork.

John F. Simon Jr. at Gering & Lopez Gallery (See the videos.)

The Phillips Collection on FaceBook and Twitter

Experiment Station, Museum Blog (See "John F. Simon Jr. Works the Details".)

✭ The exhibition "Julia Margaret Cameron" continues at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, through January 5, 2014. Featured are selections from three of Cameron's major series: portraits of men "great thro' genius"; women "great thro' love"; and staged groupings such as Cameron's illustrations for Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King.

The Met on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, continues through February 2, 2014, "Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes", an exhibition of 28 large-format photographic works. According to the museum, this is Shibata's "first solo show in an American museum since 1995" and the first showing of his beautiful color images. Here's a teaser for the show:

Toshio Shibata at Laurence Miller Gallery

Boston Globe Review of Exhibit, "Toshio Shibata Sees Art in the Everyday"

Peabody Essex on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

✭ A site-specific installation by contemporary New York sculptor Lisa Hoke, come on down, is on view through April 13, 2014, at Oklahoma City Museum of Art. A wall frieze, the installation measures 15 feet high and more than 150 feet wide. Created from repurposed, everyday materials, such as recycled paper, product packaging, and plastic cups, that Hoke collects from eBay, local stores, and her own apartment building, among other places, the colorful mural is both visually eye-catching and an ironic comment on mass production.  

In 2015 Hoke will have a solo show at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City.  Her work will be in the upcoming group exhibition Object 'Hood at Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York City, beginning in January 2014.

OCMOA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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