Friday, April 11, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Celebrate Slow Art Day tomorrow, April 12. A list of venues is found at the link.

✦ I first saw the gorgeous work of Danish ceramist Jane Reumert at Art Is a Way. Her porcelains, some salt-glazed and comprising a mix of porcelain clay and fibre glass, are unforgettable. See a selection of images at Nationalmuseum (Stockholm), Strandstraede Keramik, LaCoste Gallery, and An Eclectic Eccentric blog. Reumert's pieces are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nationalmuseum, Palmer Museum of Art, and other public and private institutions.

✦ Take a few minutes to view the ink jet prints of Samantha Salzinger. Imaginatively, she creates her works from large-scale dioramas; as she explains in her Artist Statement, "The process involves constructing tabletop models out of modest materials, such as Styrofoam, plaster, and dirt. The camera is then carefully placed to manipulate the composition and mood of the resulting photograph." I'm particularly taken with her series Catastrophes and Outer Space. Her Untitled 7 in New Work is a keeper, too. (My thanks to Kristin Berkey-Abbott for the link to Salzinger's Website.)

✦ In the online archives of Crown Point Press at Magical-Secrets, a site devoted to the creative process, numerous videos are available of artists talking about artmaking and printmaking. Links to biographies of press artists are found on the same page: Crown Point Press Artists

✦ The video below is from The Phillips Collection, where visitors may view through May 4 Jean Meisel's 50-65 Horizon Line, an installation for the museum's wonderful, ongoing Intersections project. Listen as Meisel, who lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area, discusses her piece, which comprises more than 50 small watercolors of horizon lines.

The Phillips Collection on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ In the video below, Ellen Gallagher talks with Art21 about her paper cutouts. Last year, Gallagher exhibited in "Ellen Gallagherr: Don't Axe Me" at New York City's New Museum. She has solo shows this year at Hauser & Wirth in London and at Hause der Kunst in Munich.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ New York City's Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art is presenting through May 11 the work of Swiss artist Heidi Bucher (1926-1993). Included are a selection of Bucher's significant works, among them, Herrenzimmer (1977-1979), Grande Albergo Brissago (Eingangsportal) (1987), and Jetze Fliesst das Wasser aus der Vase (1986); screenings of audiovisual documentation, such as images of the wearable sculpture Bodyshells (see video) and archival materials on view for the first time. The exhibition is the first in the United States in more than four decades. Images can be found at the exhibition link and in the article cited below.

Isabelle Doal, "Heidi Bucher's Mummified Homes", Cool Hunting, September 26, 2013

Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art New York on FaceBook 

✭ Continuing through June 15 at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts: "The Stories We Tell: Works by Tommy Simpson, Michelle Holzapfel and Binh Pho". This is a multimedia exhibition that showcases furniture, vessels, sculpture, painted reliefs, ceramics, and textile designs by the three internationally known artists whose works convey thematic narratives involving nature, history, and whimsy.

Fuller Craft Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Engravings of Captain James Cook's voyages to the Pacific Islands and South America are on view through July 13 in "Terrestrial Paradises: Imagery from The Voyages of Captain James Cook" at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. The engravings are from George William Anderson's A New Authentic and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World (1874-1786).

Lowe Art Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ "Mother Earth, Father Sky: Textiles from the Navajo World", at Missouri's Saint Louis Art Museum, presents 14 historic and contemporary textiles — blankets, serapes, saddleblankets, sandpainting weavings  — including a new acquisition by D.Y. Begay and loans from the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas. The exhibition runs through June 22.

See Begay's process at her Website.

SLAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ More than 150 works from the National Museum of Korea and public and private collections may be seen through May 26 at Philadelphia Museum of Art (a trailer for the exhibition is below). "Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910" showcases painted screens, scrolls, calligraphy, costumes, furnishings, ritual ware, illustrated books, photographs, metalwork, and accessories. The exhibition is organized around five themes that offer insights into the royal court's role in establishing art and culture in Korea, the taste for simplicity, hierarchies and social distinctions of class and gender, ancestral worship, rise and suppression of Buddhism, and encounters with Western civilization. An illustrated scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which will travel to Los Angeles County Museum of Art on June 29 and to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on November 2.

PMA on FaceBook and Twitter

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