Friday, May 2, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Chicago-based Lilli Carre is an interdisciplinary artist and illustrator. In addition to her drawings and charming illustrations, Carre sculpts, makes animated films (these can be found on the Website and on Vimeo), and creates books, including comic books, children's books, illustrated books, and handmade books. Of particular note are Carre's moving drawings. She is a co-founder of Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Most recently she exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. (My thanks to Paper Darts for the link to Carre.)

Lilli Carre Kettle O'Fish (Blog on Tumblr)

✦ Amze Emmons's works on paper and canvas are wonderful visual narratives of loneliness and isolation that still manage to exert a feeling of cheerfulness. (Note what you don't see in the work.) I think they make perfect subjects for ekphrastic poets. 

✦ Vintage early American images without curatorial interpretation form the basis for the interactive Website Mirror of Race. Read this post at Lens blog and then visit the site to view the multi-facted online exhibition, which is a remarkably thought-provoking use of photography to foster discussions and teaching about race.

✦ Art collectors take note: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum offers limited editions of original artworks by emerging and mid-career artists who have exhibited at the museum. While it is possible to view images of Aldrich Editions online, the works cannot be ordered online. Museum members receive a discount on purchases.

✦ Today's short video from Art21 features Carrie Mae Weems. In her Syracuse, New York, studio, Weems talks about her marvelous 1990 photographic project The Kitchen Table Series

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ On view at The Museum of the City of New York: "City as Canvas: Griffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection". Continuing through August 24, the exhibition, the first to present the Martin Wong Collection, features more than 150 works on canvas, paper, and other media, including photographs of graffiti written on subways and buildings and subsequently erased. A catalogue of the same title accompanies the show (ticketed entry).

Here's a video introduction:

MCNY on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Throughout 2014, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, is presenting a series of exhibitions and programs that celebrate its 50th anniversary and give special attention to its formative years, 1964-1974. The two-part exhibition "Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964-1974", which opened April 6 and runs through September 21, showcases the work of Robert Indiana, Robert Morris, Ree Morton, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Smithson; the second part offers a group of new projects by contemporary artists influenced by the art and culture of the 1960s and 1970s. Concurrently, the museum is presenting the text-based work of "Taylor Davis: If you steal a horse, and let him go, he'll take you to the barn you stole him from"; sculptures and monoprints, as well as more recent work, by Jessica Jackson Hutchins in "Jessica Jackson Hutchins: Unicorn"; "Michael Joo: Drift"; and "Michelle Lopez: Angels, Flags, Bangs". The first solo museum exhibition since 2007 of Jack Whitten paintings, "Jack Whitten: Evolver", concludes July 6; it features approximately one dozen paintings from the artist's studio and private collections, in addition to new work from 2012 to 2014.

Exhibition Brochure (pdf) (This includes images and details about each anniversary exhibition from April openings through the end of the year.)

The Aldrich on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ Continuing through July 28 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, is "Mike Kelley". Showcasing more than 250 works from 1974 through early 2012, the huge exhibition offers a close look at Kelley's use of the recurrent themes of selfhood and social structures, repressed memories, and the sacred and the profane. View exhibition images.

✭ A multimedia show of regional artists, "Words and Letters" at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia, features work by Pat Autenriegh, Lori Ann Boocks, Jim Burkholder, Billy Colbert, Robert Cwiok, Francie Hester, Lisa Hill, Marty Itner, Cara Ober, Lynn Schmidt, Langley Spurlock, and Martin Tarrat. All the pieces represent a fascination with and exploration of text — words, texts, shapes of letters — in visual art. Curated by Twig Murray, the exhibition continues through June 22.

Notable Exhibits Abroad

✭ In Paris, the Almine Rech Gallery is showing the work of DeWain Valentine. The solo exhibition runs through June 7. (Valentine's Gray Column was part of "Pacific Standard Time" (September 2011-March 2012) at the Getty Museum.)

Works by DeWain Valentine

✭ In the United Kingdom, in Leeds, the Henry Moore Institute, a center for the study of sculpture, is exhibiting through June 22 "Ian Kiaer: Tooth House", comprising a selection of works created between 2005 and 2014 in response to the institute's galleries. The London-based Kiaer is a re-purposer, using in his artwork everything from trash bags to fluorescent-tube packaging to deflated footballs. 

Catalogue Cover

A catalogue (see image above) accompanies the show; it includes essays by Lisa Le Feuvre of the institute and FabriceHergott of Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, as well as a roundtable discussion with the artist. 

Henry Moore Institute on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

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